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Ferris Jabr

Ferris Jabr has a Bachelors of Science from Tufts University, where he double majored in psychology and English, studied a lot of biology, worked in a social psychology lab and wrote for the daily newspaper. He has interned with Scientific American MIND, Psychology Today, the PBS show NOVA and Environmental Health News. You can visit his personal web site, read his blog The Mind’s Flight and follow him on Twitter.

October 5, 2010

A scientist explained what you can learn about the living from the dead at the New York City Maker Faire.

August 12, 2010

A new generation of psychologists and therapists focus on the relationship between nature and mental health

June 26, 2010

Engineered lungs, how touch influences thought, and behind the scenes of AMNH

June 20, 2010

The largest dino graveyard, the oldest leather shoe, and the latest victims of the oil spill

June 18, 2010

The first solar sail, phony wildlife photography, and the battle between the Internet and our brains

June 8, 2010

Memory manipulation, the Falcon 9 rocket launch, and seabirds drowning in oil

May 26, 2010

Like people, mice show pain on their faces

March 19, 2010

Scientists struggle to explain the mind in terms of the molecule

March 14, 2010

Digging up the secrets of a plant that senses, moves and digests without nerves, muscles or a stomach

March 12, 2010

A mashup of music and technology at the MIT Media Lab

March 7, 2010

Before 'Avatar' could hit the silver screen, it needed one plant scientist’s green thumbs up

February 28, 2010

Biologists use cat food to recruit omnivorous ants in their battle against invasive cane toads

February 22, 2010

Astronomer Greg Laughlin and composer Philip Glass try to hear the "music of the spheres" at the Rubin Museum's latest Brainwave event

February 16, 2010

Mattel's new toy collar for dogs allows them to update their own Twitter accounts

February 3, 2010

Rebecca Skloot’s new book reveals untold truths about one of medical science’s most important tools

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