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Eyes On You - Cereal Psychology

Any beginner’s course on public communication stresses the importance of eye contact for building a connection between the speaker and the audience. The same holds true for advice of the… 447 more words

Science In Society

What is Science?

Alan Sokal answers in Science Salon:

[B]y science I mean, first of all, a worldview giving primacy to reason and observation and a methodology aimed at acquiring accurate knowledge of the natural and social world.

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The value of history

Tom Chivers has a particularly misguided post up The Telegraph arguing that science is better than history.  Given how under siege many in the humanities feel themselves to be today, this post is unnecessarily adversarial.   924 more words


One of the many reasons to share your DNA results

This is the story of David Dyson, a retired teacher, who found a relative he knew very little about and wasn’t looking for.  Actually, it would be more accurate to say the relative found him. 140 more words


Found while foraging (March 18, 2013)

It’s been a few months since my last linkfest, so it seems like high time for a fresh collection. The transition to a new continent and  new career has taken up a lot of my time and energy over the last few months, and unfortunately that’s meant I’ve given… 665 more words


Hulking Hemispheres - Training the Brain

Your local Planet Fitness might rack up significantly more members if it advertised workouts that could be done in pajamas. After all, that strategy has worked brilliantly for the San Francisco–based… 527 more words

Science In Society

Ag news roundup: the 2014 Farm Bill, antibiotics & obesity, and sustainable livestock production

…My senator, Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), admirably led the charge in developing the 2014 Farm Bill, which reflects Americans’ changing taste for more sustainably raised food.  It brings new crop insurance protections to tart cherry growers (and other fruit and veggie growers) who formerly did not qualify for the insurance.   442 more words

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