- Curiosities of fly genes
- The origins of scientific cinematography
- Rise Of The Robotic Bees : NPR
- Brain Cells Know Which Way You'll Bet - Science News
- Strange Horizons Articles: Writing Climate Change: A Round Table Discussion, by Niall Harrison
- Making of Creatures of Light - American Museum of Natural History
- Should people be allowed to erase traumatic memories by taking a pill a la "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind"? - Pandagon.net
- The Forgetting Pill Erases Painful Memories Forever- Wired.com
- Science Fiction: A Mirror From the Future
John DeNardo suggests SF is like a mirror that forces you to compare what you are reading to your own world view.
- The Genetics of Luck - Wired
Could Teela Brown exist?
- Computer modelling: Brain in a box : Nature News & Comment
Is neurobiologist Henry Markram a visionary for his pursuit of developing a detailed model of the mammalian brain? Or is he understating the complexity of the project?The latter, according to his critics.
- In 1994, the Air Force proposed a magic bomb designed to turn foes into gay vampires with bad breath - io9
- Alien Planets Would Likely Have Leap Years, Too
- Teller Reveals His Secrets
The smaller, quieter half of the magician duo Penn & Teller writes about how magicians manipulate the human mind.
- How Dolphins Say Hello
If you want to talk with dolphins, you'll have to learn how to whistle.
- How you or anyone can help find ET
Crowd-sourcing the search for extra-terrestrial intelligence.
- The biological science behind Martian gardening game 'Waking Mars' (Wired UK)
- DVICE: Japanese build gun that jams your brain and shuts you up
- NOVA: Extract your DNA
NOVA teaches you how to extract your own DNA with common household supplies. Using it to create your clone may be more complicated.
- An Evolution Animation Unlike Any You’ve Seen Before… | PsiVid, Scientific American Blog Network
Possibly the best evolution primer ever -- in a silent animation made by primary school children.
- The pros of science fiction outweigh cons | The Albert Lea Tribune
"Good sci-fi stories are all really about people .... The best sci-fi stories — like all great literature — become mirrors that frame questions for us: Who am I? What am I afraid of? What is a family?"
- 3D crystals camouflage the Diamond Weevil with their super shine - io9
Beautifully bejeweled up close, a blurry mass from a distance. Lovely camouflage!
- Immortal worms defy aging | KurzweilAI
Planarians defy aging by rebuilding their telomeres. It's unlikely to be applicable to humans in the near future since we haven't learned how to reproduce asexually - yet.
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