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January 15, 2015

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11:27 PM | The Making of a Tough Mudder.
In November 2011, I participated in my first Tough Mudder, an event officially billed as a “hardcore, 10-12 mile obstacle course designed by British Special Forces to test your all around... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

January 13, 2015

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2:57 PM | Can Pigs Empathize?
There are a handful of traits that scientists and philosophers would argue would make us human, including self-awareness and language. Another key part of being human is thought to be our ability to... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

January 10, 2015

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12:10 AM | Five Things Being A Zumba Instructor Has Taught Me About Science Communication.
So, here is something that the casual reader of this blog may or may not know about me: In my other, non-psychology life, I’ve been working part-time for the past 2 years as a licensed Zumba®... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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January 08, 2015

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2:02 AM | What Makes Bowerbirds Such Good Artists?
Bowerbirds are perhaps the most intriguing artists of the bird world. Their beautiful constructions are built purely to impress females (they are not nests, as often mistaken to be). One bowerbird,... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

January 06, 2015

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9:39 PM | Blood Test Tells How Long Concussion Symptoms Will Last
The Sunday after Thanksgiving last year proved tragic for family and friends of 22-year-old Kosta Karageorge. The defensive tackle for the Ohio State Buckeyes was found dead that day after apparently... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

January 03, 2015

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2:13 AM | I’ll Show You My Holiday Card If You Show Me Yours.
Earlier this week, my husband and I returned home from our holiday travels after being away from our apartment for the past 9 days. We walked into our chilly apartment, greeted our whining cats with... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

December 31, 2014

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8:24 PM | Whose time are we celebrating for the New Year?
Note: A version of this post appeared on Anthropology in Practice in 2010. It’s New Year’s Eve in the United States, and in New York City tourists and residents are getting ready for the... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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8:24 PM | Whose time are we celebrating for the New Year?
Note: A version of this post appeared on Anthropology in Practice in 2010. It’s New Year’s Eve in the United States, and in New York City tourists and residents are getting ready for the... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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5:04 PM | Farewell from Octopus Chronicles—And an Ode To a Tool-Wielding Octopus [Video]
Today, after more than three years, I must bid farewell to Octopus Chronicles on ScientificAmerican.com. It has been a wild, weird, and fun run. Thank you to all who have come along for the swim! I... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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1:36 PM | Why Do Rock Sparrows Decorate Their Nests?
When you read the word ‘communication’, you probably think of language in some form, likely spoken or written. This is because, as humans, we’re obsessed with communicating through language; it’s... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

December 30, 2014

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9:27 PM | Octopus Genome Remains Elusive—But Full of Promise
As many mysteries as the octopus holds—its comprehensive camouflage, smart suckers, agile brain—its genome is surely holding many more (including how it can regenerate its arms—suckers, nerves and... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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12:30 PM | Our public affair with food porn
Do you ever feel like your social feed is overrun by pictures of food? A report from the Pew Internet & American Life Project from October 2013 found that more than half of all Internet users... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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12:30 PM | Our public affair with food porn
Do you ever feel like your social feed is overrun by pictures of food? A report from the Pew Internet & American Life Project from October 2013 found that more than half of all Internet users... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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