Category Archives: SciAm

New posts on the @SciAm blogs

There are two new posts on the Expeditions blog this weekend: one posted yesterday, the other one today:

Problems Without Passports: Scientific Research Diving at USC Dornsife–Contrasting Reef Ecosystems in Guam by Mareika Vandeveer and Justin Bogda.

Problems Without Passports: Scientific Research Diving at USC Dornsife–The News from Guam by Caitlin Contag.

Enjoy – support the students, read, comment, share….

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New posts on SciAm blogs

On the Guest Blog – two posts today.

First, in a response to an SA article that was perhaps a little bit too optimistic, Joseph A. Dick offered a detailed analysis – Helium Hokum: Why Airships Will Never Be Part of Our Transportation Infrastructure

Charles Q. Choi nabbed a big name today – Too Hard for Science? E. O. Wilson–A Vertical Map of Life on Earth.

Over on the Expeditions blog, Wendy Whitcombe – one of the students in the Problems Without Passports course – penned her first post: Some History Should Not Repeat Itself

And on the Anecdotes from the Archive, Mary Karmelek discovered another gem in the SciAm archives: How to Find the True Shape of a Soldier.

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New posts on SciAm blogs

On the Guest Blog, we are continuing our philosophical week of sorts, with: The Politics of the Null Hypothesis by Stephanie Zvan.

On the Expeditions blog: The South Pacific Islands Survey–We’re in the Cook Islands!By Lindsey Hoshaw.

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New posts on SciAm blogs today

Cool, new stuff…

This morning, John Wilkins penned The Evolution of Common Sense, on the Guest Blog.

Do (non-human) animals commit suicide? Mary Karmelek wonders, in Was This Gazelle’s Death an Accident or a Suicide?, on the ‘Anecdotes from the Archive’ blog.

And on the Expeditions blog, Jim Haw continues with the Problems without Passports class – The Endangered Endemics and the Aggressive Invader.

As always: read, comment, share…

There is some incredible stuff on SciAm blogs today!

First, on the Guest Blog – three posts today:

Too Hard for Science?–Journey to the Core of the Earth By Charles Q. Choi – A grapefruit-size probe could help solve mysteries right beneath our feet.

The Data Are In Regarding Satoshi Kanazawa By Khadijah Britton – A Hard Look at Last Week’s “Objective Attractiveness” Analysis in Psychology Today.

Physics and the Immortality of the Soul By Sean M. Carroll – watch the commenters squirm!

On the Expeditions blog:

The South Pacific Islands Survey–Our First Student Questions! By Lindsey Hoshaw.

And some other recent posts are getting a lot of play on Twitter and being linked elsewhere:

On Cross-Check: The Genuine Articles: Why I’m Upbeat about Science Journalism’s Future By John Horgan.

On Anecdotes from the Archive: In 1892 Live Music Was Just a Phone Call Away By Mary Karmelek.

On Bering in Mind: Sex, Sleep and the Law: When Nocturnal Genitals Pose a Moral Dilemma By Jesse Bering.

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Lots of new posts on the SciAm blogs today!

Fun! Two posts on the Guest Blog and two on the Expeditions blog – something for everyone:

The South Pacific Islands Survey–5 Things You Didn’t Know about Life on a Boat by Lindsey Hoshaw.

Levees and the illusion of Flood Control [Explainer] by Anne Jefferson.

Problems without Passports: Scientific Research Diving at U.S.C. Dornsife–Why Guam? by Jim Haw.

Too Hard for Science? An Early Warning System for Killer Asteroids by Charles Q. Choi.

Read, enjoy the weekend, post comments, share on social networks…..

Addendum – more posts later in the day:

On the Guest Blog – Curing Paralysis–Again by R. Douglas Fields.

On Bering in Mind – Sex, Sleep and the Law: When Nocturnal Genitals Pose a Moral Dilemma by Jesse Bering.

And on Anecdotes from the Archive – In 1892 Live Music Was Just a Phone Call Away by Mary Karmelek.

New posts on the SciAm blogs

There are two new posts – one yesterday and one today:

On the Guest Blog, Kristina Bjoran who just graduated from the MIT Science Writing program, wrote Looking for Empathy in a Conflict-Ridden World, a nuanced look at brain imaging research.

And on the Expeditions blog, we are adding a second, simultaneous field research journey – Problems Without Passports: Scientific Research Diving at USC Dornsife – Getting Ready for Guam and Palau.

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