By Kelly Fisher |
If someone calls you a “bird brain,” count yourself praised, not insulted.
Neurobiologist Erich Jarvis can tell you just why this is so.
For instance, why are parrots able to say “Polly want a cracker” with ease? But a supposedly smarter chimp cannot?
The winner of the 2014 Evert Clark/Seth Payne Award, an annual prize for young science journalists, is Azeen Ghorayshi.
Whitesides' lively and provocative talk celebrated goal-driven science built on simplicity. Important inventions, he argued, are made by stacking technologies whose building blocks are scientific and mathematical ideas as simple as binary arithmetic: 0s and 1s.
by Amanda Mascarelli, CASW Traveling Fellow | A Storify curation of social-media coverage of Linda Bartoshuk's New Horizons in Science presentation on November 4, 2013
Amanda Mascarelli gathered social media posts from the concluding session on subjective measurement of human sensory perception. Click here to read the collection at Storify.
by Amanda Mascarelli, CASW Traveling Fellow |
A Storify curation of social-media coverage of George T. Whitesides' New Horizons in Science presentation on November 3, 2013
Amanda Mascarelli organized social media coverage of George T. Whitesides' session. Click here to read the collection at Storify.
by Meghan Pryce |
Space tourism venture Virgin Galactic has secured more than 650 customers and $130 million in revenue, the company’s chief executive officer told a group of science writers Nov. 3.
The first public flight of its reusable SpaceShipTwo vehicle is expected to launch next year, carrying passengers to briefly touch space—which starts at 60 miles above Earth—and then returning them to Virgin Galactic’s Spaceport America in New Mexico.
by Zack Peterson |
They’ve come to be man’s best friend, but Clive D. L. Wynne, professor of psychology at Arizona State University, believes dogs originated from vermin.
“In fact,” added Wynne, speaking at CASW's New Horizons in Science, part of the ScienceWriters2013 meeting in Gainesville, FL, “they may have even qualified as parasites.”
by Zack Peterson |
The keys to unlocking some of nature’s most intriguing puzzles about cancer may have been walking beside humans for years.