Are science writers responsible for public skepticism about climate change? Is it OK to say extreme weather can be due to global warming? Should you trust health care web sites? Can cell phones cause brain damage?
A clueless Aeron Haworth takes on Ed Yong and the rest of the blogosphere. (Yong won.) A glimpse of the AAAS meeting. Watson, come here – and bring your medical information technology (but not your computer overlords) with you.
Despite the fact that scientists are able to look inside the brain using a variety of live imaging techniques, their ability to visualize individual neurons in living animals is very limited. A new study lets us take a closer look at how our brains change over time in response to disease.
In Egypt, people are in danger but antiquities seem safe for now. Would Egyptian treasures in European and US museums be safe if repatriated? Did global warming and food prices trigger Egyptian protests — or was it mobile phones? Did global warming trigger the Big Snow — or was it microbes?
Stone tools suggest Homo sap enjoyed Arabian nights earlier than previously thought. The State of the Union and the state of US science. #SciO11: How to explain science on blogs plus the state of women bloggers