14 January 2011

Science online, packing for #scio11 edition

Photo by foshydog.
As this post goes live, I'll be waking up for the first full day of Science Online 2011, for which I expect to do a lot of blog coverage. So I'm just listing a handful of links this week:
  • And the twist is? It's a much bigger pill. Thalidomide may be making a comeback to treat cancer.
  • Hey! Eyes up here. Ringtailed lemurs follow each other's gaze, a key behavior in social cognition.
  • Geshundheit. Is it possible to sneeze while you're asleep? Scicurious wonders.
  • Coming soon: Checkers-wrestling, Risk-fencing. In chess-boxing, the cognitive challenge is all about emotional control.
And here's a ScienceOnline-appropriate video, produced on behalf of NASA because "NASA is the most fascinating, adventurous, epic institution ever devised by human beings, and their media sucks."

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