#overlyhonestmethods: how experiments really happen

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Nothing to fear: removing traumatic memories

Guest post by trystanapsteffan

In the days of way-back-when, if you wanted to rid yourself of fear you would have no choice but to carry a blue flower all the way to the top of a freezing mountain in Bhutan, where Liam Neeson would throw bats at your face until you stopped crying like a little girl.  Continue reading

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Prizes for silly science: Ig Nobels tonight!

Embarrassingly, I only heard about this amazing annual event today when my boss mentioned that we should cover it for the more light-hearted section of the monthly science magazine I work for (that’s right, I am now employed!)

The Ig Nobel Prizes are basically a beautiful parody of the actual Nobel Prize ceremony.  Ten awards are given out annually for unusual or trivial achievements in scientific research.

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Jailbirds sign up to save endangered butterfly

I saw this story on a Nature blog and thought it was pretty inspiring stuff.

Restoring wildlife and habitats is obviously what conservationists seek to achieve, but a group in Washington have turned their expertise to helping rehabilitate people too, by engaging them with science.

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Was there life on Mars?

Did anyone see Horizon on Monday? If you managed to tear yourself away from Olympic coverage, BBC 2 showed an interesting feature about a huge robot rover NASA is sending to Mars, due to land on The Red Planet in the early hours of next Monday.

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Wireless kisses for long distance relationships

Pucker up! If you’re in a long distance relationship and feeling the sexual frustrations of being far apart, a new messaging device, dubbed Kissenger may well be for you.

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No, I’m not on my period. Why misogynistic headlines will anger me more than PMS ever will

Here’s something I wrote for The Vagenda a few weeks ago. Showcasing it on here because it is sort of sciency: http://vagendamag.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/no-im-not-on-my-period.html

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