What is Big Data? Part II: Heterogeneous Materiality

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If I've learned one thing from the history of science and technology, it's that the way p...

What is Big Data? Part I: "Cultural ideology"

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What is Big Data? Lots of people are asking and answering this question. ( This    blog   inclu...

Links: The "human hobbit" at 10, Hurricane Sandy at 2, and Mouse Inception

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Heated debate over the 'sick-hobbit hypothesis.' [http://www.nature.com/news/the-disc...

Going Global

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As Ebola spreads outside the confines of West Africa, public health officials have declared the epi...

Links: Crowdsourcing, reproductive tech, and more on Ebola

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Celebrated recreational mathematician Martin Gardner Martin Gardner, indefatigable debunker...

PSA: We're on Twitter!

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Just a friendly reminder: AmericanScience is on twitter! Follow us @AmericanSciBlog for daily up...

Links: Planes, maps, and school lunch

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Human-computer interaction and the study of airline disasters. http://www.vanityfair.com/magaz...
Pluto is a planet again, or not, who cares

Pluto is a planet again, or not, who cares

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In the introductory history of science class I'm teaching this fall, we began with some chapters from Thomas Kuhn's  The Structu...

Foggy with a Chance of Profit

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The story of a technological metaphor. [http://cloudtweaks.com/humor/] My dad, like many dad...
What Difference Does a Chromosome Make?

What Difference Does a Chromosome Make?

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This feature is cross-posted on Cosmologics , an online magazine project of the Program for Science, Religion and Culture at the Harvard Div...

Weekly Roundup

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The last of the megafauna. Julian Fennessy/New York Times Good morning! This week in science n...

Disasters and Design

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For months, an epidemic of the Ebola virus has torn through West Africa.   Official statistics a...
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