Saturday, April 19, 2014

Scientific American Article: How Social Media Exposes Us to Predators and Other Online Bottom-Feeders

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-social-media-exposes-us-to-predators-and-other-online-bottom-feeders-excerpt/

I am interested in internet security, so i was interested in this article.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Scientific American Article: Consciousness Might Emerge from a Data Broadcast

Interesting article about consciousness. It talks about two theories, the integrated information theory and the global work space model of consciousness, it discusses the latter in detail (but it has a link to an older article about the integrated information theory).
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/consciousness-might-emerge-from-a-data-broadcast/

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Scientific American Article Post: Heartbleed Bug: Information, Advice and Resources

The internet has been talking a lot about this bug, so I thought it would be interesting to read up on it.
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/heartbleed-bug-information-advice-and-resources/

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Toxins in Nutrition Supplements Still Escape FDA Oversight

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/2014/04/02/toxins-in-nutrition-supplements-still-escape-fda-oversight/
Thought this was a really interesting topic considering the growing use of nutrition and sports performance supplements. 

Scientific American: What Science Tells Us about Why We Lie

 There were studies suggesting that lying is not because of a cost-benefit relationship, but a form of self deception. There was another experiment that resulted in people lying when they had less time to think about it. So, in conclusion, people will lie if they have little time to think about it, but without a time limit, they will not unless they have justification to do so.

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/what-science-tells-us-about-why-we-lie/

New Hybrid Solar Device Exploits the Best of Both Worlds

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/new-hybrid-solar-device/


Instead of just taking sun light right to electricity, adding the step of turning it into heat first  increases efficiency by 10%

Monday, April 7, 2014

Biased Baseball Umpires

http://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode/umpires-show-bias-for-stars-and-strikes/