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Archives for August, 2006

Quick Picks on ScienceBlogs, August 8

Editor’s picks for your reading pleasure on Tuesday, August 8: “Cat’s Cradle, by Kurt Vonnegut” Benjamin Cohen on a book that stands up after a dozen readings. “Buy Stock in Abloy” Tim Lambert reports on a report that new innovations in thievery have made the pin-tumbler lock obsolete. “Psychics at the Atlanta Zoo” The Atlanta…

Quick Picks on ScienceBlogs, August 7

Wake up and smell the content: a good week’s reading starts here. “Hurricane-Climate Books” Two new titles look ahead to the one-year anniversary of Katrina’s wrath. “20,000 Year Old Australian Footprints” The Willandra Lakes World Heritage Area in New South Wales, Australia, turns up traces of ancient humans on the move. “Algal Bloom in the…

Welcoming ScienceBlog #45

Author and science writer David Dobbs has written for the New York Times Magazine, Scientific American Mind, Slate, Audobon, and others. He is the author of the books Reef Madness: Charles Darwin, Alexander Agassiz, and the Meaning of Coral; The Great Gulf: Fishermen, Scientists, and the Struggle to Revive the World’s Greatest Fishery, and The…

Quick Picks on ScienceBlogs, August 2

Five posts so red-hot I wouldn’t recommend touching the screen while you read them. “Science Is Not a Path to Riches” “They’re not getting out based on a rational assessment of career possibilities, they’re getting out because they don’t like the first class or two that they take. By the time they find out about…

Ask A Sb, August 2

What movie do you think does something admirable (though not necessarily accurate) regarding science? Bonus points for answering whether the chosen movie is any good generally.

Quick Picks on ScienceBlogs, August 1

“Testosterone and Euphoria” Another rumple in the mysterious case of Floyd Landis. “Early childhood exposures and a healthy life” Aetiology on the links between infectious and chronic disease; many avenues of research converge to show that our health is strongly influenced by our exposures in the first few years of life, or even in the…