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The Situationist

  • Jennifer Eberhardt Wins MacArthur!
    Congratulations to Situationist friend, Jennifer Eberhardt who is one of this year’s MacArthur Grant winners. Eberhardt investigates the subtle, complex, largely unconscious yet deeply ingrained ways that individuals racially code and categorize pe…
    - 33 days ago, 18 Sep 14, 1:04am -
  • Trent Smith on Deep Capture and Obesity – SALMS Talk Friday!
    The Economics of Information, Deep Capture, and the Obesity Debate When: Friday 09/12/14 –  12-1pm Where: WCC 1023 Are consumers susceptible to manipulation by large corporations?  Or are consumers basically rational, able to decide for themselve…
    - 41 days ago, 10 Sep 14, 2:06am -

Social Psychology Eye

  • When “The Black Sheep” Is White
    By: Megan E. Birney 2011 marks 10 years since the mixed-race category was added to the U.K.’s annual censes.  To commemorate this event, BBC Two has been running a series of programmes documenting the mixed-race experience both in Britain and ……
    - 17 Oct 11, 9:23pm -
  • Are you afraid to go to Mexico? Mental shortcuts may promote misperceptions about risk

    - 6 Oct 11, 10:26pm -
  • Untitled
    Social and Personality Psychology Compass © Blackwell Publishing Ltd Volume 5, Issue 10 Pages 694 – 823, October 2011 The latest issue of Social and Personality Psychology Compass is available on Wiley Online Library   Emotion Motivation Affiliat…
    - 5 Oct 11, 7:52am -
  • How Netflix just made a bad thing worse
    By Kevin R. Betts Netflix witnessed a storm of customer outrage and tumbling stock prices this month as they dramatically increased their price for subscription to the service. Early this morning, CEO Reed Hastings reacted with an email to customers.…
    - 19 Sep 11, 5:47pm -
  • Scholarly Content on the Impact of 9/11
    Navy videographer at Ground Zero In the 10 years since the events of September 2001 a vast amount of scholarly research has been written on the impact of 9/11. Wiley-Blackwell is pleased to share with you this collection of free book and … Contin…
    - 2 Sep 11, 10:21am -
  • Social Networking: Is my child going to become a narcissist!?

    - 7 Aug 11, 1:13pm -
  • Don’t be a hero! Benefits of the bystander effect
    By Kevin R. Betts I started reading a book this weekend titled, “The Perfect Swarm: The Science of Complexity in Everyday Life.” Author Len Fisher’s central idea is that understanding swarm intelligence can help us make better decisions. Swarm…
    - 1 Aug 11, 2:00am -
  • Truck driver… no wait a professor! Can glasses really change impressions of you?
    By Erica Zaiser I came across this cartoon recently from Funnymos.com: Obviously it is meant to be humorous but it also made me wonder:  Does having a trait like glasses change people’s initial impressions of you? And has there been … Continue r…
    - 26 Jul 11, 1:43pm -
  • The Pursuit of Happiness
    By: Megan Birney We all want to be happy.  It’s something we’ve learned to strive for and likely the primary motivator for trying to land that perfect job, find your soul mate, start a family, get that promotion or buy … Continue reading →
    - 24 Jul 11, 10:03pm -
  • Michele Bachmann gets God’s help for election
    By, Adam K. Fetterman Making appeals to religion is nothing new for American politics. Nearly every candidate makes statements such as “God bless America” or claims that their candidacy is a calling from God. However, on the other end of … Cont…
    - 12 Jul 11, 5:50pm -

Cognition and Culture Institute

  • [extended deadline] Berlin Symposium on Reciprocity and Social Cognition
    The deadline for submissions to this symposium has been extended to November the 1st.A symposium on 'Reciprocity and social cognition' organized by Anna Strasser, Stephen Butterfill, Richard Moore, Olle Blomberg will take place at the Berlin School…
    - 20 days ago, 1 Oct 14, 1:05pm -
  • Cultural Evolution at the Santa Fe Institute
    Last May, Daniel Dennett gathered, at the Santa Fe Institute, a handful of people who have written about cultural evolution. The general impression was that (as he tweeted some time later) "the meeting revealed a lot of unexpected comon ground". The…
    - 48 days ago, 3 Sep 14, 7:59am -
  • Perspectives on Cultural Evolution, by Daniel C. Dennett
    These are Daniel Dennett's introductory remarks on the workshop on cultural evolution he conveyed in Santa Fe in May 2014. Click to see the summaries and comments by Blackmore, Boyd, Claidière, Godfrey‑Smith, Henrich, Morin, Richerson, Sperber,…
    - 49 days ago, 2 Sep 14, 8:01am -
  • Call for posters: Reciprocity and Social Cognition
    The Berlin School of Mind and Brain organizes a symposium on "Reciprocity and Social Cognition", from the 23rd to the 25th of March, 2015. Keynote speakers will be Richard Moran, Julia Fischer and Natalie Sebanz (Cognitive Science, CEU Budapest). The…
    - 56 days ago, 25 Aug 14, 6:48pm -
  • Has a decimal point error misled millions into believing that spinach is a good source of iron?
    A great cultural epidemiology story by Ole Bjørn Rekdal, "Academic urban legends,"  in  Social Studies of Science (2014, 44(4)) freely available hereAbstract: Many of the messages presented in respectable scientific publications are, in fact,…
    - 75 days ago, 6 Aug 14, 5:05pm -
  • Random choice among the Kantu, swidden agriculturalists of Kalimantan
    An excellent post by Michael Schulson at Aeon magazine entitled "How to choose? When your reasons are worse than useless, sometimes the most rational choice is a random stab in the dark," showing, among other things, how rationality and expectati…
    - 94 days ago, 19 Jul 14, 3:32pm -
  • Alberto Acerbi on cultural evolution
    Alberto Acerbi's excellent blog hosts a noteworthy discussion of Claidière, Scott-Phillips and Sperber's recent PTRS paper on cultural attraction. Alex Mesoudi, Thom Scott-Phillips and Dan Speber joined the discussion; Alberto concluded it.
    - 18 Jun 14, 8:49am -
  • Babies' and birds' causal understanding
    A very interesting comparison between crows and humans in a new (free access) paper in Proceedings of the Royal Society B entitled "Of babies and birds: complex tool behaviours are not sufficient for the evolution of the ability to create a novel cau…
    - 15 Jun 14, 10:37am -
  • Kinship, theology and deep grammar
    One of the most salient paradoxes in the study of kinship systems is their sheer analytical complexity, from the point of view of an external observer, and simultaneously the ease by which those very same systems are assimilated by the natives themse…
    - 13 May 14, 10:22am -
  • Deparmental Lectureship in Cognitive Anthropology, Oxford
    Applications are invited for a Departmental Lectureship in Cognitive Anthropology, effective from 1 September 2014, tenable until 30 September 2015. The post is based at the School of Anthropology, Banbury Road, Oxford, UK. The primary function of t…
    - 12 May 14, 2:30pm -

Scienceblogs: Brain

The Inquisitive Mind

  • The missing heritability problem
    In my last post I described the transition from candidate gene studies to genome -wide association studies, and argued that the corresponding change in the methods used, focusing on the whole genome rather than on a handful of genes of presumed biolo…
    - 3 days ago, 18 Oct 14, 12:14pm -
  • How stress influences our morality
    All of us are stressed every now and then. There are phenomena we usually associate with stress, like health risks and feelings like fear, panic, or insecurity. But stress might also have effects we normally don’t think of; recent studies suggest i…
    - 6 days ago, 15 Oct 14, 9:45am -
  • When science selects for fraud
    Are fraud and other questionable practices in science caused by a few bad apples, or a culture that rewards based on results, not rigor? In this post, I will argue that our scientific environment is selecting for the wrong kind of scientist.
    - 6 days ago, 14 Oct 14, 6:54pm -
  • The influential child: It is not all up to the parents
    A classic answer to the "what stirred development to the wrong track" question, is parenting; Why am I so anxious? My parents did not love me enough. Why am I violent? My parents were not strict enough. Why am I an overachiever? My parents put a lot…
    - 21 days ago, 30 Sep 14, 2:27pm -
  • The reason that you need to feel good about yourself in order to be happy might not be what you think it is
    Do you feel the need to feel good about yourself in order to be happy? Research suggests that if you have a lot of opportunities to make new friends, it is more likely that you will answer this question with a ‘yes’ than when you have more of a s…
    - 31 days ago, 20 Sep 14, 1:35pm -

Anthropology World News

  • newLiveScience
    6,000-Year-Old Temple with Possible Sacrificial Altars Discovered
    - 23 hours ago, 20 Oct 14, 5:00am -
  • newScience 2.0
    Manly Men And Feminine Women Are Not Evolutionary Mandates - They Are Urban Ones
    - 23 hours ago, 20 Oct 14, 5:00am -
  • newPast Horizons
    Gladiator Ash Drink from Ancient Literature Probably Did Exist
    - 23 hours ago, 20 Oct 14, 5:00am -
  • newEurekAlert
    Mummy Remains Refute Antiquity of Ankylosing Spondylitis
    - 23 hours ago, 20 Oct 14, 5:00am -
  • Past Horizons
    Archaeo News Podcast 251
    - 2 days ago, 19 Oct 14, 5:00am -

TED

TED: Susan Etlinger: What do we do with all this big data? - Susan Etlinger (2014)
Does a set of data make you feel more comfortable? More successful? Then your interpretation of it is likely wrong. In a surprisingly moving talk, Susan Etlinger explains why, as we receive more and more data, we need to deepen our critical thinking…
- 13 hours ago, 20 Oct 14, 2:45pm -
TED: Kitra Cahana: My father, locked in his body but soaring free - Kitra Cahana (2014)
In 2011 Ronnie Cahana suffered a severe stroke that left him with locked-in syndrome: completely paralyzed except for his eyes. While this might shatter a normal person’s mental state, Cahana found peace in “dimming down the external chatter,”…
- 4 days ago, 17 Oct 14, 3:00pm -
TED: Melissa Fleming: Let’s help refugees thrive, not just survive - Melissa Fleming (2014)
50 million people in the world today have been forcefully displaced from their home — a level not seen since WWII. Right now, more than 3 million Syrian refugees are seeking shelter in neighboring countries. In Lebanon, half of these refugees are c…
- 5 days ago, 16 Oct 14, 2:40pm -
TED: Jorge Soto: The future of early cancer detection? - Jorge Soto (2014)
Along with a crew of technologists and scientists, Jorge Soto is developing a simple, noninvasive, open-source test that looks for early signs of multiple forms of cancer. Onstage at TEDGlobal 2014, he demonstrates a working prototype of the mobile p…
- 6 days ago, 15 Oct 14, 3:09pm -
TED: Myriam Sidibe: The simple power of hand-washing - Myriam Sidibe (2014)
Myriam Sidibe is a warrior in the fight against childhood disease. Her weapon of choice? A bar of soap. For cost-effective prevention against sickness, it’s hard to beat soapy hand-washing, which cuts down risk of pneumonia, diarrhea, cholera and w…
- 7 days ago, 14 Oct 14, 3:11pm -
TED: Jeff Iliff: One more reason to get a good night’s sleep - Jeff Iliff (2014)
The brain uses a quarter of the body's entire energy supply, yet only accounts for about two percent of the body's mass. So how does this unique organ receive and, perhaps more importantly, rid itself of vital nutrients? New research suggests it has…
- 8 days ago, 13 Oct 14, 3:06pm -
TED: Glenn Greenwald: Why privacy matters - Glenn Greenwald (2014)
Glenn Greenwald was one of the first reporters to see -- and write about -- the Edward Snowden files, with their revelations about the United States' extensive surveillance of private citizens. In this searing talk, Greenwald makes the case for why y…
- 11 days ago, 10 Oct 14, 1:11pm -
TED: Dilip Ratha: The hidden force in global economics: sending money home - Dilip Ratha (2014)
In 2013, international migrants sent $413 billion home to families and friends — three times more than the total of global foreign aid (about $135 billion). This money, known as remittances, makes a significant difference in the lives of those rece…
- 12 days ago, 9 Oct 14, 3:03pm -
TED: Pia Mancini: How to upgrade democracy for the Internet era - Pia Mancini (2014)
Pia Mancini and her colleagues want to upgrade democracy in Argentina and beyond. Through their open-source mobile platform they want to bring citizens inside the legislative process, and run candidates who will listen to what they say.
- 12 days ago, 8 Oct 14, 4:05pm -
TED: Meaghan Ramsey: Why thinking you're ugly is bad for you - Meaghan Ramsey (2014)
About 10,000 people a month Google the phrase, “Am I ugly?” Meaghan Ramsey of the Dove Self-Esteem Project has a feeling that many of them are young girls. In a deeply unsettling talk, she walks us through the surprising impacts of low body and i…
- 13 days ago, 7 Oct 14, 4:46pm -
TED: Thomas Piketty: New thoughts on capital in the twenty-first century - Thomas Piketty (2014)
French economist Thomas Piketty caused a sensation in early 2014 with his book on a simple, brutal formula explaining economic inequality: r > g (meaning that return on capital is generally higher than economic growth). Here, he talks through the mas…
- 15 days ago, 6 Oct 14, 2:26pm -
TED: Daria van den Bercken: Why I take the piano on the road … and in the air - Daria van den Bercken (2014)
Pianist Daria van den Bercken fell in love with the baroque keyboard music of George Frideric Handel. Now, she aims to ignite this passion in others. In this talk, she plays us through the emotional roller coaster of his music — while sailing with…
- 18 days ago, 3 Oct 14, 3:01pm -
TED: Nancy Kanwisher: A neural portrait of the human mind - Nancy Kanwisher (2014)
Brain imaging pioneer Nancy Kanwisher, who uses fMRI scans to see activity in brain regions (often her own), shares what she and her colleagues have learned: The brain is made up of both highly specialized components and general-purpose "machinery."…
- 19 days ago, 2 Oct 14, 1:01am -
TED: Gail Reed: Where to train the world's doctors? Cuba. - Gail Reed (2014)
Big problems need big solutions, sparked by big ideas, imagination and audacity. In this talk, journalist Gail Reed profiles one big solution worth noting: Havana’s Latin American Medical School, which trains global physicians to serve the local co…
- 20 days ago, 1 Oct 14, 3:18pm -
TED: Susan Colantuono: The career advice you probably didn’t get - Susan Colantuono (2013)
You’re doing everything right at work, taking all the right advice, but you’re just not moving up. Why? Susan Colantuono shares a simple, surprising piece of advice you might not have heard before quite so plainly. This talk, while aimed at an au…
- 21 days ago, 30 Sep 14, 3:14pm -
TED: Francis de los Reyes: Sanitation is a basic human right - Francis de los Reyes (2013)
Warning: This talk might contain much more than you’d ever want to know about the way the world poops. But as sanitation activist (and TED Fellow) Francis de los Reyes asks — doesn’t everyone deserve a safe place to go?
- 22 days ago, 29 Sep 14, 3:10pm -
TED: Moshe Safdie: How to reinvent the apartment building - Moshe Safdie (2014)
In 1967, Moshe Safdie reimagined the monolithic apartment building, creating “Habitat ’67,” which gave each unit an unprecedented sense of openness. Nearly 50 years later, he believes the need for this type of building is greater than ever. In…
- 25 days ago, 26 Sep 14, 2:47pm -
TED: Matthew O'Reilly: “Am I dying?” The honest answer. - Matthew O'Reilly (2014)
Matthew O’Reilly is a veteran emergency medical technician on Long Island, New York. In this talk, O’Reilly describes what happens next when a gravely hurt patient asks him: “Am I going to die?”
- 26 days ago, 25 Sep 14, 3:30pm -

ScienceDaily: Anthro

Sociological Images

  • newApple’s Health App: Where’s the Power?
    In truth, I didn’t pay a tremendous amount of attention to iOS8 until a post scrolled by on my Tumblr feed, which disturbed me a good deal: The new iteration of Apple’s OS included “Health”, an app that – among many other things – conta…
    - 14 hours ago, 20 Oct 14, 2:00pm -
  • Just for Fun: The Folly of Small Sample Sizes
    Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal, by Zach Weiner. Lisa Wade is a professor of sociology at Occidental College and the co-author of Gender: Ideas, Interactions, Institutions. You can follow her on Twitter and Facebook.
    - 2 days ago, 19 Oct 14, 2:00pm -
  • Chart of the Week: Politicians Following, Not Leading on Same-Sex Marriage
    For those of us in favor of same-sex marriage rights, it’s been an exciting few years. Politicians and legislatures have been increasingly tipping toward marriage equality. Lots of us are commending the powerful and high-profile individuals who ha…
    - 3 days ago, 18 Oct 14, 2:00pm -
  • “Rental Dreads”: Female Sex Tourists in the Caribbean
    Flashback Friday. While preparing a lecture on sex tourism, I ran across this video about men who have sex with female tourists in the Caribbean: There’s a lot of interesting stuff going on there, no? I was fascinated by the female hotel owner who…
    - 4 days ago, 17 Oct 14, 2:00pm -
  • Is This #HeForShe Video Helping Feminism?
    The United Nations’ #HeForShe campaign had a fantastic launch, with Emma Watson’s impassioned speech deservedly going viral. She stood up and described how everyday sexism continues to discourage girls and women from being strong, physical, and…
    - 5 days ago, 16 Oct 14, 2:01pm -
  • Happy Birthday, Louis Althusser!
    Image borrowed from BHL. Have a scholar we should commemorate?  Send us a wacky pic and we will! Lisa Wade is a professor of sociology at Occidental College and the co-author of Gender: Ideas, Interactions, Institutions. You can follow her on Twi…
    - 5 days ago, 16 Oct 14, 2:00pm -
  • How (Some) Economists Are Like Doomsday Cult Members

    - 6 days ago, 15 Oct 14, 2:01pm -
  • Happy Birthday, Michel Foucault!
    From 100 Books that Should Be Written; submitted by Morten B. Lisa Wade is a professor of sociology at Occidental College and the co-author of Gender: Ideas, Interactions, Institutions. You can follow her on Twitter and Facebook.
    - 6 days ago, 15 Oct 14, 2:00pm -
  • 10 Honest Thoughts on Being Loved by a Skinny Boy
    Today is Love Your Body Day and is this is our favorite body positive post of the year, re-posted in celebration.  Rachel Wiley delivers a provocative poem about her experience as a “fat girl” loved by a skinny boy.  My favorite part: My coll…
    - 7 days ago, 14 Oct 14, 2:01pm -
  • Love Your Body Day: Hall of Fame and Shame
    It’s Love Your Body day!  Below is a Hall of Fame and a Hall of Shame.  The second set of posts reveal just what we’re up against, but the first set is a salve, a celebration of all of our beautifully diverse and interesting bodies. You choos…
    - 7 days ago, 14 Oct 14, 2:00pm -

ScienceDaily: Brain

  • newSee-through, one-atom-thick, carbon electrodes powerful tool to study brain disorders
    A graphene, one-atom-thick microelectrode now solves a major problem for investigators looking at brain circuitry. Pinning down the details of how individual neural circuits operate in epilepsy and other brain disorders requires real-time observation…
    - 9 hours ago, 20 Oct 14, 6:15pm -
  • newSport in old age can stimulate brain fitness, but effect decreases with advancing age
    Physical exercise in old age can improve brain perfusion as well as certain memory skills, say neuroscientists who studied men and women aged between 60 and 77. In younger individuals regular training on a treadmill tended to improve cerebral blood f…
    - 10 hours ago, 20 Oct 14, 5:49pm -
  • newBrain activity provides evidence for internal 'calorie counter'
    As you think about how a food will taste and whether it's nutritious, an internal calorie counter of sorts is also evaluating each food based on its caloric density, according to findings from a new neuroimaging study.
    - 13 hours ago, 20 Oct 14, 2:55pm -
  • newFairness is in the brain, scientists say
    Ever wondered how people figure out what is fair? Look to the brain for the answer. According to a new brain study, people appreciate fairness in much the same way as they appreciate money for themselves, and also that fairness is not necessarily tha…
    - 13 hours ago, 20 Oct 14, 2:53pm -
  • newNew antidepressant: Rapid agent restores pleasure-seeking ahead of other antidepressant action
    A drug being studied as a fast-acting mood-lifter restored pleasure-seeking behavior independent of -- and ahead of -- its other antidepressant effects. Within 40 minutes after a single infusion of ketamine, treatment-resistant depressed bipolar diso…
    - 13 hours ago, 20 Oct 14, 2:50pm -
  • newDigital native fallacy: Teachers still know better when it comes to using technology
    A new study looks at how teachers and students use technology inside and outside the classroom. It turns out that members of today's younger Net Generation aren't more tech savvy than their teachers just because they were born into a world full of co…
    - 13 hours ago, 20 Oct 14, 2:49pm -
  • newCold sores increase risk of dementia
    Infection with herpes simplex virus increases the risk of Alzheimer's disease, researchers claim. "Our results clearly show that there is a link between infections of herpes simplex virus and the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. This also mean…
    - 13 hours ago, 20 Oct 14, 2:49pm -
  • newHead injury causes immune system to attack brain, new study finds
    Scientists have uncovered a surprising way to reduce the brain damage caused by head injuries -- stopping the body's immune system from killing brain cells. A new study showed that in experiments on mice, an immune-based treatment reduced the size of…
    - 15 hours ago, 20 Oct 14, 1:04pm -
  • newHead Start program benefits parents
    Head Start programs may help low-income parents improve their educational status, according to a new study. The study is one of the first to examine whether a child's participation in the federal program benefits mothers and fathers -- in particular…
    - 15 hours ago, 20 Oct 14, 1:04pm -
  • newAmerican Alzheimer's plan milestones must be strengthened to meet goal by 2025, experts say
    The research milestones in the US Government's National Plan to Address Alzheimer's Disease must be broadened in scope, increased in scale, and adequately funded in order to successfully achieve this goal, a workgroup of nearly 40 Alzheimer's researc…
    - 15 hours ago, 20 Oct 14, 1:03pm -

Social Evolution

  • newCooperation: this time, between Man and Woman
    As I wrote in a previous blog, the first five weeks of this semester I spent away in Europe. During the first part of the trip I ran five Seshat workshops in Oxford, and then I went to Toulouse. What makes Toulouse and Oxford similar is that they are…
    - 3 hours ago, 21 Oct 14, 1:11am -
  • Peter A. Corning. The Fair Society, The Right to Life, and the Public Trust
    In my 2011 book, The Fair Society: The Science of Human Nature and the Pursuit of Social Justice (University of Chicago Press), I proposed a new vision of social justice based on three biologically-grounded fairness principles that must be combined a…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Oct 14, 4:20pm -
  • The History Manifesto against ‘Short-Termism’
    David Armitage and Jo Guldi, two historians at Harvard and Brown, respectively, wrote an interesting article for the Aeon Magazine, Bonfire of the Humanities. Incidentally, Aeon is shaping up very nicely as a reliable source for thoughtful (and not d…
    - 6 days ago, 15 Oct 14, 2:54am -
  • Five Seshat Workshops
    Over the last five weeks I have been away from home, and I find that when I am traveling, it’s difficult to get in the mood for blog-writing. The whole point of blogging for me is that it should be relatively effortless. I typically write blogs in…
    - 11 days ago, 10 Oct 14, 1:32am -
  • Antonio Silva. Conflict and Cooperation
    The idea of war and conflict as a driver of cooperation has regularly been discussed in this blog, and it is often assumed that people help one another in times of adversity, especially when in conflict with other groups. Inter-group conflict has bee…
    - 14 days ago, 6 Oct 14, 4:31pm -

Cultural Psychology

  • Recent
    Read my latest articles:Interview with a former CIA Clandestine Service officer - Pursuit MagazineWhy political difference shouldn’t threaten friendship – Huffington Post 
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  • Detecting Deception
    My newest article has been published in Pursuit Magazine on detecting deception during an investigative interview. For this article I asked three world class scholars of deception,  ”how do you catch a liar?” See it at: http://pursuitmag.com/de…
    - 2 Dec 13, 11:32pm -
  • News for November
    Hello! OK—so I still have a few dedicated subscribers; this message is for you. 1st I am now a Huffington Post blogger.2nd Pursuit Magazine (a publication for professional investigators) has asked me to become a regular contributor.3rd I’…
    - 18 Nov 13, 7:57pm -
  • Expanding Elijah Anderson’s Theory of Bling to the Board Room & Beyond
    Sociologist Elijah Anderson influenced criminology with his descriptive theory of the code of the street. In a nutshell the code contends that social economic conditions isolate poor inner-city neighborhoods giving rise to the code of the street—no…
    - 13 Nov 13, 3:09am -
  • The Virtual Criminal Underworld
    Nope, I haven’t disappeared but my personal blog is no longer a priority. Rather, I’m spending my free-time investigating stories worth telling and writing them well. My latest story is titled The Dark Net: The New Face of Black Markets and Organ…
    - 1 Oct 13, 8:52pm -

New Scientist

  • newWhy language is neither an instinct nor innate
    The ideas of Noam Chomsky, popularised by Steven Pinker, come under fire in Vyvyan Evans's book The Language Myth: Why language is not an instinct
    - 10 hours ago, 20 Oct 14, 6:00pm -
  • newComet immortalised before close call with spacecraft
    A comet making its first trip in from the Oort cloud was caught on camera before a near miss with four spacecraft currently orbiting the Red Planet
    - 10 hours ago, 20 Oct 14, 5:33pm -
  • newNumber of eggs a woman has predicts heart attack risk
    A woman's biological clock may also tell her cellular time. The number of eggs a woman has shows how fast her cells are ageing and predicts her heart disease risk
    - 10 hours ago, 20 Oct 14, 5:14pm -
  • newToday on New Scientist
    All the latest stories on newscientist.com: world's oldest genitals, secret spaceplane returns home, arthritis genes leak from fetus to mother, wearable tech tracks workers, Vietnam loses taste for rhino horn, and more
    - 11 hours ago, 20 Oct 14, 4:45pm -
  • newIn defence of offering egg freezing to women workers
    The critics are wrong – offering egg freezing to female staff is a welcome boost to their family ambitions, says pregnancy expert Chavi Eve Karkowsky
    - 12 hours ago, 20 Oct 14, 4:00pm -