ResearchBlogging editor’s selections: Doctor Who and the Silver Spiral, running wrong, un-natural disasters and ugly avatars

  • Doctor Who and the Silver Spiral. Via Megan at Rigel, follow Doctor Who as he travels to the Silver Spiral and explains the physics behind a supernova!
  • Evo. Anthro. Study Suggests You Might Be Running Wrong. I always suspected something like this! Brian at Laelaps describes research that suggests that fancy running shoes don’t reduce impact injuries as much as adopting a good barefoot running style.
  • Un-Natural Disasters. Bryan at In Terra Veritas discusses an intriguing way to look at “natural” disasters: though due to natural processes, most of the “disaster” part comes from a lack of risk management.
  • You and your ugly avatar. The virtual world has proven to be a fascinating laboratory for studying social interactions! David Bradley at Sciencetext describes research on the relationship between the appearance of one’s online avatar and the attention that avatar receives from others.

Check back next Monday for more “miscellaneous” highlights!

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