A DC Science Café Event
Yawning, Laughing, Hiccupping and Beyond
May 21, 2013
Neuroscientist Robert Provine boldly goes where other scientists seldom tread—in search of yawns, laughs, hiccups, coughs, sneezes, and other lowly, undignified human behaviors. His investigations, which he describes as “sidewalk neuroscience” to stress his reliance on simple observations of daily life, reveal how these instinctive acts bear the imprint of our evolutionary origins and can be uniquely valuable tools for understanding how the human brain works.
D.C. Science Writers Association Announces 2012 Science Newsbrief Award Winners
Washington, D.C.—The D.C. Science Writers Association (DCSWA) is pleased to announce the winners of the fourth annual Science Newsbrief Award.
The winner is Lauren Wolf for her video, "Building a Jellyfish Mimic with Tissue Engineering" for Chemical & Engineering News. This is the first time a video has been recognized for this award. The judges also recognized two entries with honorable mentions. The first went to Susan Milius for "Bees More Cuckoo Than Birds," which ran in Science News Prime, Science News magazine's weekly app for tablets. Another honorable mention went to Meghan Rosen for "All dinosaurs may have had feathers," published in Science News.The full text of the press release is here.
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