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Adam Smith Fellowships
Here’s an excellent opportunity for graduate students with interests in the Smithian tradition. This opportunity is made available through the generosity of my Mercatus Center colleagues along with my friends at Liberty Fund. The deadline tLike X
Join the FUdiet Facebook Group!
I am excited to announce the launch of the FUdiet Facebook Group*, a fun, supportive, informative community around weight loss and healthy lifestyle. Join us! What is it? A free, private, invitation-only group on Facebook for anybody interestedLike X
Portland Streets That Inspired the Names of Simpsons’ Characters
I love Portland. I think it’s because Portland doesn’t seem to care whether or not I love it. I find that sort of apathy-fueled confidence appealing, I think because I lack so much of it. I really, really, at all times want peopleLike X
Why Do Houseplants Have Holey Leaves?
Inspired by a plant in his office, a researcher created a mathematical model to explain why foliage holes could be a smart strategy.Like X
From under-hearing to ultra-hearing
The BBC World Service has a fascinating radio programme on hearing loss and how it’s spurring the move towards auditory enhancement technology for everybody. The documentary, called Hack My Hearing, was created by science writer Frank Swain whoLike X
Mellon Mays celebrates 25th year with symposium
The Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program will celebrate its 25th anniversary with a symposium at Cornell Plantations March 15. The event is free and open to the public.Like X
Save The Escargot! Snail-Devouring Predator Rears Its Head In France
The New Guinea flatworm is a vicious little thing with an appetite for snails. Its discovery in Normandy has raised concerns about the fate of Europe's snails — and France's famed mollusk appetizer.Like X
Obesity Linked To Lower Grades Among Teen Girls
The reason for the link isn't clear, but researchers say obesity's effect on self-image and self-esteem might be partly to blame.Like X
Evolved Science: Crowds Can Catalog Bugs Faster
Thousands of non-scientists sitting at their home computers may now be as useful as a single Einstein — thanks to online crowdsourcing. What once took years, now takes days.Like X
Whole Genome Scans Aren't Quite Ready For Your Doctor's Office
Wouldn't it be great to be able to scan your genes and find out your disease risk? Those scanners exist. But a test of their usefulness for medical care found them not as accurate as one would hope.Like X