Planet of the Apes Archive: May, 2012

Older people do smell different

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When psychologist Johan Lundstrom decided to test whether there really was an “old people smell” he got good news and bad news... Read more

The Latest in the Altruism War: Richard Dawkins vs. E.O. Wilson

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In a video clip that's made the rounds lately, Richard Feynman puts the essence of science in a nutshell: If your idea doesn’t agree... Read more

White Horses and other Beautiful Mutants

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Here's my weekly column, which will also run Monday on the cover of the Philadelphia Inquirer's Health and Science section: There was no hanky-panky... Read more

Test your Statistical Sense

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Think you're smarter than a doctor? If you get this right, you are way ahead of the curve when it comes to medically relevant statistics. Toxicologist... Read more

What's Next, the Bigfoot Genome Project?

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I'm starting to see what it takes to get a science story on the breaking news column of Philly.com. This exciting bigfoot story is from AP... Read more

Mencken vs. Millikan: Why the Phrase Religious Scientist isn’t Always an Oxymoron

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The mystery quote in yesterday’s post was from the incomparable writer H.L. Mencken. Below is the complete quote, which is part of a... Read more

Mystery Quote on the Essence of Science

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It’s not all that easy to encapsulate the essence of science in a sound bite. Physicist Richard Feynman appears to do it in the little... Read more

Tonight: A Mix of Science Popularization and Experimental Beer

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It’s become a kind of mantra that scientists are failing at explaining science to regular people. But I don’t think this is the... Read more