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Archives for November, 2007

After a brief hiatus, Page 3.14 brings back the ScienceBlogger interviews. Now we hear from those clever, if odd, creatures of Zooillogix, Andrew and Benny Bleiman. (In the photo, Benny’s on the left.) What’s your name? Andrew and Benny Bleiman What do you do when you’re not blogging? Andrew: We both work in software. I…

About Those Notable Books…

Most of the ScienceBloggers are pretty angry that the New York Times failed to list any science books on their list of 2007’s 100 Notable Books. This might be a good time to mention the critically acclaimed new science books written by sciblings Chris Mooney and Jonah Lehrer. We’re delighted (if not terribly surprised) to…

Check out the large-scale versions of this week’s channel photos. (Have a photo you’d like to send in? Email it to photos@scienceblogs.com, or assign the tag “sbhomepage” to one of your photos on Flickr. Note: be sure to assign your photo an “attribution only” or “share and share alike” Creative Commons license so that we…

Open Thread: Lab Confessions

Behind the scenes, a few ScienceBloggers have recently confessed some tenure-risking transgressions in the laboratory. (Just think of all the mischief to be had with dry ice, helium tanks, liquid nitrogen, or an autoclave…) Which makes us wonder: What’s the most embarrassing or over-the-top thing you’ve ever done in a lab? (Or in a lab…

Channel Photos, Week of Nov. 19 – 25

Feast your eyes on the full-size versions of this week’s channel photos. (Have a photo you’d like to send in? Email it to photos@scienceblogs.com, or assign the tag “sbhomepage” to one of your photos on Flickr. Note: be sure to assign your photo an “attribution only” or “share and share alike” Creative Commons license so…

This Week’s Channel Photos

As always, take a gander at the full-size versions of this week’s channel photos. (Have a photo you’d like to send in? Email it to photos@scienceblogs.com, or assign the tag “sbhomepage” to one of your photos on Flickr. Note: be sure to assign your photo an “attribution only” or “share and share alike” Creative Commons…

This Week’s Channel Photos

For your weekly viewing pleasure, here are this week’s large-scale versions of the channel photos. (Have a photo you’d like to send in? Email it to photos@scienceblogs.com, or assign the tag “sbhomepage” to one of your photos on Flickr. Note: be sure to assign your photo an “attribution only” or “share and share alike” Creative…

Neurogenesis at Neuroscience 2007

The conference has been astounding, but today, day four, I’m officially getting brain fatigue. (Notice how these posts are getting shorter?) Nevertheless, researchers continue to present fascinating work. Today’s noteworthy event was a session on neurogenesis. A number of researchers presented interesting twists on the phenomenon, including: Intermittent fasting significantly increases neurogenesis in mice—even more…

Today’s festivities featured a great talk on neuroethics. Actually, it was one of the first truly good talks I’ve heard about neuroethics. The speaker was Martha Farah, director of the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Cognitive Neuroscience. She skipped the dreadful sci-fi speculation that peppers so many talks on neuroethics and stuck to the facts,…

Neuropalooza, day two. Some fascinating presentations this afternoon on corollary discharge. Corollary discharge is the brain’s mechanism for distinguishing between self-generated and external stimuli. It helps the brain disregard sensations that are generated by our bodies own movements. For instance, when we view a painting, our eyes are constantly moving across it. Yet, the painting…