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Smelliot

Bacteria Working in the Shadows: Brevibacterium linens

 

Little L

Bacteria Working in the Shadows: Lactobacillus

 

Vanilla Ice

Bacteria Working in the Shadows: Pseudomonas syringae

 

The Vibrio Family

Bacteria Working in the Shadows: Vibrio

 

The Torpedo

Bacteria Working in the Shadows: Bdellovibrio

 

Slick Willy

Bacteria Working in the Shadows: Pseudomonas putida

 

Cyano de Bergerac

Bacteria Working in the Shadows: Cyanobacteria

 

Space-Age Conan the Bacterium

Bacteria Working in the Shadows: Deinococcus radiodurans

 

Bad-Rap Eddy

Bacteria Working in the Shadows: E. coli

 

Stinky Pete, the Prospector

Bacteria Working in the Shadows: Streptococcus mutans.

 

State of Embarrassment — Texas

How textbook changes and talk of secession affect the citizen embarrassment level in Texas.

 

State of Embarrassment — Tennessee

How battling Obamacare and being highlighted for corruption affect the citizen embarrassment level in Tennessee.

 

State of Embarrassment — Illinois

How former Gov. Rod Blagojevich and state corruption in general affect the citizen embarrassment level in Illinois.

 

State of Embarrassment — Virginia

How gun laws, Confederate History Month and a statue of Stalin contribute to the citizen embarrassment level in Virginia.

 

State of Embarrassment — New York

How rampant corruption, a governor’s affair with a prostitute and the fall of “America’s Cop” affect the citizen embarrassment level in New York.

 

State of Embarrassment — Arizona

How immigration laws, a state boycott and a “worst sheriff” honor affect the citizen embarrassment level in Arizona.

 

State of Embarrassment — California

How a budget deficit, credit crisis and the Governator affect the citizen embarrassment level in California.

 

Punta Cabras and a Shipwreck

An overturned fishing boat symbolizes the plight of the world’s fisheries.

 

The Limits of Empathy for Outsiders

Two new studies — one sociological, another using brain scans — document and help explain our lack of empathy for perceived outsiders.

 

The New Trans-Atlantic SWIFT Agreement

Will it give European intelligence agencies access to U.S. banking records?

 

Watchdog 2.0

The emergence of a video showing pedestrians mowed down in Baghdad by U.S. gunships illustrates how traditional media’s watchdog role is being usurped.

 

Are Parents Too Involved With Their Children?

While being involved in your children’s lives and studies is intuitively (and statistically) smart, some techniques are better than others.

 

Professor Predicts Baseball’s Best Teams for 2010

The Yankees look to be the dominant team in baseball for 2010, according to a New Jersey Institute of Technology mathematician (and Mets fan).

 

Wood and Civilization

Wood, as fuel and building material, is the unsung hero of the technological developments that brought humanity from a bone-and-stone culture to the Industrial Revolution.

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How the Brains of Risk-Taking Teens Work

There's heightened functional connectivity between the brain's emotion regulator and reason center, according to a recent neuroscience paper.

When Mothers Sing, Premature Babies Thrive

Moms willing to serenade pre-term infants help their babies—and themselves.

One Toxic Boss Can Poison the Whole Workplace

Office leaders who bully even just one member of their team harm everyone.

Diversity Is in the Eye of the Beholder

Perception of group diversity depends on the race of the observer and the extent to which they worry about discrimination.

Psychopathic or Just Antisocial? A Key Brain Difference Tells the Tale

Though psychopaths and antisocial people may seem similar, what occurs in their brains isn’t.

The Big One

One in two full-time American fast-food workers' families are enrolled in public assistance programs, at a cost of $7 billion per year. July/August 2014 fast-food-big-one
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