Posts

October 01, 2014

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1:30 AM | Communicating with the public, being out as a scientist.
In the previous post, I noted that scientists are not always directly engaged in the project of communicating about their scientific findings (or about the methods they used to produce those... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

September 30, 2014

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1:25 AM | Overdosing While Homeless, Vanishing from Family
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

September 29, 2014

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2:04 AM | The Importance of Possessions While Homeless
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

September 28, 2014

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12:13 AM | Between Homelessness and Psychiatric Hospitals
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

September 26, 2014

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2:09 AM | Avoiding Heroin and Crack, Getting Hooked on K2
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

September 25, 2014

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2:00 AM | Meeting at a Methadone Clinic, Double-Crossing for Drug Sale
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

September 24, 2014

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2:16 AM | Facebook Updates While Homeless and in Rehab
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

September 23, 2014

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1:49 AM | The Unspeakable Stillness of HIV
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

September 22, 2014

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6:24 PM | Where Did The Thoughtful Animal Go?
If you’ve been paying attention, you’ve no doubt noticed that things have been a little quiet around here. While this blog isn’t dead, per se, it’s on an extended hibernation.... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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6:24 PM | Where Did The Thoughtful Animal Go?
If you’ve been paying attention, you’ve no doubt noticed that things have been a little quiet around here. While this blog isn’t dead, per se, it’s on an extended hibernation.... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

September 20, 2014

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3:03 AM | If Neurons Could Talk
Immy Smith does it all – cartooning, fine art, neuroscience and taking part in the art+science “collaborative of polymathic artists”, Imagining Science.  Smith is even visiting... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

September 14, 2014

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1:49 AM | Takeesha and Steve: The Inability to Prove Homelessness for Housing
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

September 12, 2014

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4:53 PM | Like Nails on a Chalkboard
Paintings by some fine artists can be used to thought-provoking effect as illustrations on news or blog posts about scientific advancements. One fine artist who frequently comes to mind  for me when... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

September 11, 2014

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10:51 PM | Brilliance Often Springs from Boredom
Every so often, we face a job we dread because it seems exceedingly dull. As a child, I felt that way about household chores—scrubbing a toilet, sweeping a floor, wiping a countertop, weeding. I... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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10:00 AM | 9/11 Museum Helps Us Remember What We Can Never Forget
The first exhibit of the National September 11 Memorial Museum is a multimedia display entitled, “We Remember”. Sixteen speakers surround visitors with a barrage of voices as accompanying text is... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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1:50 AM | Women’s Portraits and Stories vs. the Sex Men Want from Them
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

September 10, 2014

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5:58 PM | The Brain Stem Behind Creation
University and scientific research center programs are increasingly finding it useful to employ artists and illustrators to help them see things in a new way. Few works of art from the Renaissance... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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5:02 PM | Stalking Squirrels for Science
How do squirrels react to being stalked by humans? The answer might surprise you. Have a look at this fun video that addresses this exact issue, with the ultimate purpose of raising some funds for a... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

September 09, 2014

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2:27 AM | Backpage: Hopes for Homeless Women, Written Reviews from Men
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

September 08, 2014

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11:00 AM | Is data really changing the nature of wearable technology?
Do you have a FitBit story? Last November, S came home with a Fitbit Flex. For those of you who don’t have one of these increasingly ubiquitous devices, it’s a small, plastic band that... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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11:00 AM | Is data really changing the nature of wearable technology?
Do you have a FitBit story? Last November, S came home with a Fitbit Flex. For those of you who don’t have one of these increasingly ubiquitous devices, it’s a small, plastic band that... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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2:11 AM | Circle, Hunt Women for Sex; Post in a Forum about It
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

September 07, 2014

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2:25 AM | The Man with Two Names, for Charm and Retribution
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

September 06, 2014

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9:58 PM | The 11-Foot Long Neuron
Eleven feet of cement and doll hair, Spike by Julia Buntaine is not only an idea, but an idea conductor writ large. By forcing visitors to walk around an art object so huge and heavy, to take in its... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

September 04, 2014

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2:30 AM | The Harm Men Do Women in the Bronx
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

September 03, 2014

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3:09 AM | The Man Who Prowls the Abandoned House for Women
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

September 02, 2014

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9:44 PM | How will today’s technology change our concept of “work”?
Change is hard. We meet it with some trepidation and skepticism. This is certainly true when it comes to technology. Each wave of technological advancement has changed the economy; and in each age... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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9:44 PM | How will today’s technology change our concept of “work”?
Change is hard. We meet it with some trepidation and skepticism. This is certainly true when it comes to technology. Each wave of technological advancement has changed the economy; and in each age... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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