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Mr or Ms Know-it-all

How knowledgeable are you in your field of expertise?

What about your understanding in areas outside that sphere?

“Concepts were invented by researchers at Cornell University seeking to understand why people say they know things when they don’t—what the team refers to as ‘overclaiming.’ The resulting study, published in the journal Psychological Science, indicates that the more people see themselves as experts, the more likely they are to feign knowledge of phony information.” 28 more words

On My Desk

Cephalopod Week Live Panel Discussion: Meet The Experts! In...

Cephalopod Week Live Panel Discussion: Meet The Experts!

In honor of #CephalopodWeek, Science Friday’s annual celebration of all things tentacled, come join a live panel discussion with real cephalopod and ocean experts from the Monterey Bay Aquarium and E/V Nautilus.

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Isn’t this Octopus Adorabilis? What do you call an tiny...

Isn’t this Octopus Adorabilis?

What do you call an tiny octopus with big eyes, gelatinous skin and is cute as a button? Nobody knows quite yet!

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Is Opisthoteuthis Adorabilis the most adorable Octopus?

In even more Octopus news, you might have seen recent reports on a new species that’s been discovered. The Octopus in the image above is one of twelve that have been studied and so far they’ve all been female. 137 more words

Steampunk

Cephalopod Week

Ocean-dwelling cephalopods are the amazing tentacled members of class Cephalopoda, which include squid, octopus, cuttlefish and nautilus. In honor of Science Friday’s Cephalopod Week, I spent a ridiculous amount of time watching cute octopus (and other cephalopod!) videos on teh intarwebs. 148 more words

Blogging

Sunday Snaphots

This week I stayed inside and tried to beat the 100+ heat index.

However, I did go out earlier in the week and take some photographs. 324 more words

Life

The Medical Wonders of Worm Spit From the mandibles of a creepy...

The Medical Wonders of Worm Spit

From the mandibles of a creepy crawly to your body comes a revolution in biomedical engineering. It’s worm spit, from the silk worm moth caterpillar, although you may know it by its more common name, silk.

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