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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

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

November 18, 2014

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8:56 PM | Close, Peaceful Whale Encounters Captured on Video
I came across these incredible videos by John J. King II (AleutianDream on YouTube) and I just had to share them. These snorkelers are in such close and peaceful contact with wild humpbacks and sperm... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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3:08 PM | Octopus Play and Squid Eyeballs—and What They Can Teach Us about Brains
For cannibals, octopuses seem to be surprisingly fun loving. Some have been observed using their funnels to repeatedly blow objects around in their tanks. Others, such as one common octopus named... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

November 17, 2014

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11:00 AM | Why do we need to have so many meetings?
These days my calendar is a source of stress. My morning routine of reviewing my appointments for the day during my commute often leaves me dreading the coming workday—and frantically looking for 15... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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11:00 AM | Why do we need to have so many meetings?
These days my calendar is a source of stress. My morning routine of reviewing my appointments for the day during my commute often leaves me dreading the coming workday—and frantically looking for 15... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

November 16, 2014

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9:23 PM | Amazing Brain Images Take Over Times Square
If you are in NYC in the month of November and your late night socializing takes you to Times Square, be certain to time it so you can see, from 11:57pm to midnight (EST, of course), a short film by... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

November 13, 2014

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7:49 PM | A Stunning and Groundbreaking Human Heart Simulation
At the cutting edge of research in the life sciences, a team of scientists and animators from Japan has created an astonishing new film about the function of the human heart. The team uses... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

November 09, 2014

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10:34 PM | Practicing Narrative Medicine
Since the first day of medical school, I was in breathless anticipation of my third year. I came to Harvard with a background in creative writing and the big draw of medicine for me lay in its... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

November 07, 2014

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11:20 PM | Technology Revitalizes Hands-On Education in Classrooms
Technology has abstracted the educational sphere in the way it has abstracted all other aspects of our lives. Pencils and paper have given way to the more amorphous cloud-based computing, kids are... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

October 31, 2014

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1:34 AM | Thoughts of Drugs, and Other Things, While in Prison
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

October 30, 2014

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8:19 PM | Neuroscientists Break into the Brain to Expose Its Workings
The brain is a dazzlingly complex web of somewhere around 100 billion neurons, each of which communicates with others through thousands of connections. The idea of manipulating such a complex system... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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1:53 AM | Traveling to Prison, There Are No Systems
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

October 29, 2014

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2:09 AM | What’s Allowed in Prison? Not Hair Conditioner
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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