26 November 2010

Science online, Black Friday edition

There may be more going on in those tiny heads than you think. Photo by shadarington.
  • Attention, bacon fans. Epileptic seizures can be controlled by an ultra-high-fat diet. (NY Times)
  • A few mg of prevention. Men who have sex with men can substantially reduce their risk of HIV infection by taking antiretroviral drugs. (NY Times, Dan Savage; original article in The New England Journal of Medicine)
  • Oh, now you tell us. Turkeys have enough social intelligence to recognize other turkeys from their own social group. (Jason Goldman for Scientific American)
  • Mmm. Cranberry genomics. Jason Goldman rounds up Thanksgiving-themed online science writing. (The Thoughtful Animal)
  • Meta-blogging science? The fellows behind Obesity Panacea have launched a blog about science blogging. (Science of Blogging)
  • A pithy comment is beyond the scope of the present linkfest. Incremental publication can be a good thing. (DrugMonkey)
  • Well, that was easy. A simple 15-minute writing assignment closes the "gender gap" between male and female physics students. (Not Exactly Rocket Science)
  • To be fair, science is pretty difficult. The leadership of the American Anthropological Association is moving to remove references to science from the organization's mission statement. (Fetishes I Don't Get)
And finally, Robert Krulwich narrates a beautifully animated short film about an enduring mystery of human behavior: our inability to walk in a straight line without help from visual cues.

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