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    Friday, January 23rd, 2009

    Testosterone Research and My Latest Washington Post Book Review

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    In this Sunday’s Washington Post, I reviewed Hannah Holmes’s book The Well-Dressed Ape.  Overall it was a pretty positive review, but I criticized her for […]



    Thursday, January 22nd, 2009

    Covert DNA Testing Raises Privacy Concerns

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    DNA from thousands of people being tested without their knowledge. Suspicious spouses are sneaking DNA samples from their partner’s underwear; men and women are covertly testing their children to find out if they’re really biologically related, and several companies have cropped up to help them.



    Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

    ADA Changes Not Approved Before Obama Innaguration

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    Because the sweeping DOJ changes to the Americans With Disabilities Act were the only Bush Administration regulations under review that weren’t approved before Obama was inaugurated as president today, monkeys, miniature horses, parrots, ducks and everything else can legally qualify as service animals (for now)



    Saturday, January 17th, 2009

    DOJ’s Proposed Ban of Non-canine Service Animals Is Bad News for Disabled Muslims

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    The question of service animal species also turns out to be a question of religious freedom



    Saturday, January 17th, 2009

    Documents for my ScienceOnline 09 Getting Published Talk

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    Skloot’s tips for breaking into publication and getting paid to write



    Saturday, January 17th, 2009

    Halucinate Without Drugs – AKA Fun With Neuroscience

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    Wouldn’t it be fun to hallucinate on your lunch break without all those pesky drugs? Here’s how.



    Thursday, January 15th, 2009

    Famous Six Degrees of Separation Study a Fraud?

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    The famous Six Degrees of Separation Study was actually based on bogus statistics.



    Wednesday, January 14th, 2009

    Study Finds Egg In The Face Can Be Dangerous

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    Researchers in Liverpool have announced that “being pelted by a raw egg may result in eye injury.”



    Wednesday, January 14th, 2009

    Culture Dish on the Road

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    Yesterday was the first day I was able to post since the ScienceBlogs upgrade because of glitches in the system.  Now I’m headed off to […]



    Tuesday, January 13th, 2009

    Why New Year’s Resolutions Don’t Work — The Neurology of Change

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    Why do so many New Year’s resolutions fail? Because of this basic neurology …



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