Author Archives: americanscience

Links links links! For Friday, October 2, 2015

Courtesy either David Slater or Naruto, depending on what you think of nonhuman agency

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Links for the afternoon of Friday, September 25, 2015

via telegraph.co.uk

Links for Tuesday, September 22, 2015

It's unclear how grateful the Navy will be for the citation.

U.S. Navy

Links for Thursday, September 17, 2015

(Joseph Wolf [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons & smithsonianmag.com)

Links for the morning of Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Tacit knowledge and lay expertise: the actor Ben Foster doped so he could better understand Lance Armstrong, whom he’s portraying in a new biopic. (Not everyone is thrilled.)

Campus police vs. the million-dollar map thief.

Plants are predators, too! (Don’t watch the video if you are a big fan of snails.)

What’s the point of digitizing history?

Uber flat-out bought Carnegie Mellon’s world-leading robotics department.

Simon Critchley on obscurantism, scientism, explanation, “good TV,” and his onetime teacher Frank Cioffi.

Morning links for Monday, September 14, 2015