This past week, I hurtled back and forth from the National Association of Science Writers meeting in Boston, back to Washington, DC, and then slingshotted off again to Chicago for the Society for Neuroscience meeting (where I’m giving a talk on Monday! Should be interesting! Come on out).
There is not enough coffee in the WORLD, my friends.
Come for the coffee gifs. Stay for the links.
On slowing down in science. ow.ly/TgEZa Everytime I see “slow science” I admit I picture a guy wood-carving a PCR machine.
Bugs! Delicious AND nutritious.ow.ly/TgJB9 Even more nutritious than steak?
What do we do about the antidepressants in the water? ow.ly/TgJHh
The unwritten “rules” of winning a Nobel. When so many people are behind a single discovery…it gets complicated. ow.ly/TgJVc
Interesting piece on how our views of antidepressants have changed over the years. ow.ly/TgLdb
Could a mushroom help save the honeybees? ow.ly/TgLiq
Calif. is laying some tough restrictions on antibiotic use in livestock. Good!ow.ly/TgLzb
TIL there is a map of human poop on the streets of San Francisco. ow.ly/TgLD2
What do oil-degrading microbes do when there’s no oil spill? ow.ly/TgLFn
Oh NO! This year is suffering from low pumpkin yield! Whatever shall I do. However shall I bake. 🙁 ow.ly/TgLgg
New Sci! In the perirhinal cortex, switching cells from low to high firing rate can make the old seem new again. ow.ly/TmuPV
Interesting piece on the decline of soda, and what companies market instead.ow.ly/3yjdOF
“Submit Like A Man” saw a lot of my own responses reflected here. ow.ly/3yjdUs
This student hit headgear hard to help prevent concussions. Seriously. She shot balls at it. ow.ly/TmaX6
The perirhinal cortex that helps to tell novel from familiar. Scientists have figured out how to flip that switch.http://ow.ly/Tmv1z
For this week’s word, go with the flow. Xylem! http://ow.ly/TnJeP
Kenneth Coe, one of the people who helped to invent Zoloft, has passed away.http://ow.ly/TnLHS
Women in the field worked quietly for a DECADE on Geoff Marcy to change his behavior. It didn’t work.http://ow.ly/To98B
“People hate physics, they hate ballet; all you’ve done is allowed people to hate things more efficiently,” oh dear.http://ow.ly/To9sN
A cancer drug’s effectiveness was inflated in animal studies. Even in mice, ppl publish the positive data.http://ow.ly/TobZC
I love my coffee black. I am (probably) not a psychopath. The latest hyped study didn’t even address this question.http://ow.ly/Toj8s
“Female pain might be perceived as constructed or exaggerated.” Horrible. 🙁ow.ly/TrUZz
With the flip of a switch, scientists made the old new again. ow.ly/Ts1AQ
What a cool idea. A museum focused on the climate of the future.http://ow.ly/Ts5FJ
It’s not that standing is bad. Or sitting is bad. It’s more that not moving is bad…http://ow.ly/Ts5Ze
AWESOME. A video showing beetles stripping down a carcass. ewwwwwwwwwww. coooooool.http://ow.ly/Ts6cH