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Tiny monsters, continued

Real-life creepy bugs are one of my favorite science-related topics. Not sure why — maybe because it combines monsters and science.

Here’s the latest. First, we have book scorpions. 274 more words

Welcome Back!

Welcome to another year at the Mortenson Center here at CU-Boulder! We hope you had an interesting and relaxing summer vacation and have arrived on campus invigorated and excited to teach and to learn. 430 more words


Need more memory? Scientific American wants to what about your brain you would upgrade #science

Neuroscientists have already demonstrated that stimulating the brain with electric current could make us quicker learners…. Other work hints that similar techniques can get creative juices flowing, improve attention and focus or help people master new languages faster.

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Matthew Schneps at Scientific American asks if there are cognitive advantages to dyslexia. It appears that people with dyslexia are better at picking out impossible figures than people who do not have the diagnosis. 136 more words

Iranian Woman, Maryam Mirzakhani, wins the 2014 Fields medal!

With everything being done to women in some Islamic countries, the announcement that one of this year four winners of the highest distinction in the field of mathematics, the Fields medal, is not only the first woman to win it but also Iranian born should be celebrated first for her realization but also for the symbolic of it! 19 more words

Research And Academia

Scientists have a lot to learn from sharks

By Jim Waymer

They rarely get cancer. Their wounds heal much faster than humans’. Their unique skin makes for a low-drag glide through the water that engineers envy. 1,114 more words


Curse Your Sudden but Inevitable Betrayal!

WARNING: this post contains a MAJOR spoiler for the movie Serenity, so if you haven’t seen it, don’t read this post. And go watch  310 more words

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