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December 18, 2014

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11:34 PM | Male Praying Mantids Have a Strategy For Not Being Eaten by Their Mates
We usually think about male and female mates getting along pretty well (that’s ‘mate’ in the biological sense, not your friendly British/ Australian friend). Often after mating, male and females have... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

December 16, 2014

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2:05 AM | Choosing to Leave Science Blogging: Goodbye for Now
This post is part of a collaborative narrative series composed of my writing and Chris Arnade’s photos exploring issues of addiction, poverty, prostitution and urban anthropology in Hunts... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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1:03 AM | An Ethics Conference Where an Expert Gets it Wrong
There was an interesting array of topics at last week’s Advancing Ethical Research conference sponsored by Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIMR), ranging from basics of Institutional Review Boards (IRB) to ethics of Ebola trials, which was excellent. Given my ongoing interest in the Markingson case at the University of Minnesota (UMN) (see below), [...]

December 15, 2014

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8:25 PM | A farewell to Lab Rat
When I first started a science blog, back in the summer of 2008, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect from it. It was started mostly for me, to encourage me to read more papers and write about... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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7:08 PM | And the Beat Goes On…
The Scientific American blogs network is undergoing a restructuring, which means that Science with Moxie will be coming to a close here. I’ve really enjoyed writing about neuroscience, music,... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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7:08 PM | And the Beat Goes On…
The Scientific American blogs network is undergoing a restructuring, which means that Science with Moxie will be coming to a close here. I’ve really enjoyed writing about neuroscience, music,... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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2:27 AM | The Greatest Science Music Video Parodies Continue
Tim Blais of A Capella Science has come up with a few great new science music video parodies. First, a chemistry-themed version of Meghan Trainor’s ‘All About That Base’, and second... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

December 14, 2014

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9:16 PM | The Best PsycHoliday Stocking Stuffer!
If there are three things that people tend to have on their minds during the holiday season, it’s a) saving money, b) friends & family, and c) finding the perfect gifts for everyone on their... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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5:51 AM | Science and Music Link Roundup!
I’ve decided to post some of the science stories on science and music that I’ve found especially compelling from the past few months. It’s good to see that other people are writing... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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5:51 AM | Science and Music Link Roundup!
I’ve decided to post some of the science stories on science and music that I’ve found especially compelling from the past few months. It’s good to see that other people are writing... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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5:13 AM | Erin Gee blends emotions, science, music, and robotic pianos
Musicians use the movements of their bodies to make music that expresses their innermost thoughts and emotions. But it’s not everyday that music is created from human emotions without humans... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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5:13 AM | Erin Gee blends emotions, science, music, and robotic pianos
Musicians use the movements of their bodies to make music that expresses their innermost thoughts and emotions. But it’s not everyday that music is created from human emotions without humans... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

December 12, 2014

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2:55 PM | How Networks Are Revolutionizing Scientific (and Maybe Human) Thought
Science and common sense are alike grounded in human experience. Yet these ways of thinking about things are often in conflict. Sometimes the simplicity of most commonsense explanations can make it... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

December 11, 2014

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9:10 PM | The Art and Science of Peppermint
I love the latest video from the folks at USC Dornsife, all about the art and science of peppermint. In addition to being a fun, fast paced and visually pleasing film, this work gives us a lot of... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

December 10, 2014

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2:00 PM | Glittering Nobel Gown Represents Scientist’s Work
Women in the public eye are constantly scrutinized for what they wear, whether it be a politician, a Hollywood starlet or even a scientist at the Nobel Prize ceremony. The male Nobel Prize recipients... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

December 07, 2014

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2:31 PM | Nobel Prize Lectures in Physiology or Medicine Today
Today, be sure to catch the 2014 Nobel Prize lectures in Physiology or Medicine taking place at Aula Medica at Karolinska Institutet in Solna, Sweden at 13:00 Sunday 7 December. Archived on YouTube... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

December 04, 2014

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1:08 PM | The Surprising Personality Traits of Extreme Adventurers
When considering extreme environments it is easy to make assumptions about personality, which on closer examination do not stand up to scrutiny. Take, for example, one of the best-researched personality dimensions: introversion-extraversion. Extraversion as a trait appears in all established psychological models of personality, and there is considerable evidence that it has a biological basis. The concepts […] The post The Surprising Personality Traits of Extreme Adventurers […]

December 03, 2014

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9:53 PM | How To Craft An Empirically-Supported Marriage.
Many of you have likely noticed that I have been on an extended hiatus from blogging due to an especially crazy 2014, filled with lots of big events and life changes that have kept me exceptionally... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

November 27, 2014

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1:57 PM | Best of Thanksgiving 2: Let's Talk Stuffing--Your Face!
Cornell University's Brian Wansink talks about eating behavior and how mindless eating has us consuming way more calories than we suspect.     -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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1:57 PM | Best of Thanksgiving, Part 2: Let's Talk Stuffing--Your Face!
Cornell University's Brian Wansink talks about eating behavior and how mindless eating has us consuming way more calories than we suspect   -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

November 26, 2014

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10:50 PM | The Emergence of Death and Dying as We Know It
Once upon a time, people died in their homes. Up until the time of death they were cared for by friends, family members, and appointed religious leaders. (The latter reminded the dying and their... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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10:50 PM | The Emergence of Death and Dying as We Know It
Once upon a time, people died in their homes. Up until the time of death they were cared for by friends, family members, and appointed religious leaders. (The latter reminded the dying and their... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

November 24, 2014

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3:35 PM | A Better Way to Screen Airport Passengers, With Psychology
This article was originally published on The Conversation. International airports are a busy place to be. Nearly 140,000 passengers pass through New York’s JFK Airport every day. The internal security of the country depends on effective airport checks. All departing passengers pass through a series of security procedures before embarking their plane. One such procedure […]The post A Better Way to Screen Airport Passengers, With Psychology appeared first on The Crux.

November 23, 2014

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9:04 PM | A Paper Puppet Homage to Microbes
The amazing power duo of Flora Lichtman and Sharon Shattuck (Sweet Fern Productions) has come out with a new animated short on the discovery of microbes. I’ve written about their stunning use... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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