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Archives for November, 2006

The story about National Science Teachers of America refusing the “Inconvenient Truth” DVDs is not as black & white as previously reported. Sandra Porter has a good run-down.

MedBlogging of the Week

Grand Rounds Vol. 3, No. 10, now up on Notes from Dr. RW

Bugs and Trees

Send your submissions for the Festival of the Trees by tomorrow. Also, send your submissions for the Circus of the Spineless by December 4th.

I wish that, many many years ago when I was becoming a biologist, that I could have read this wonderful little book – On Becoming a Biologist by John Janovy! What a little gem! On the surface, or by looking at the Table of Contents, this slim volume appears to be just yet another in…

Blog Experiment

In the similar vein to this morning’s post (and the neccessary link within it) on the speed of meme-spreading, I tried to do this little experiment about a year ago (October 12, 2005) with no success – perhaps because I asked for more than just a link. Now that my audience is much bigger, let’s…


NewsTrust is a news portal that rates the stories by the quality of the journalism, as assessed by readers. Readers are asked to rate stories based on how fair, balanced, accurate, and important the stories are, along with other criteria. The system has been set up to try and limit gaming of the site and…

Blog memes

Some things spread like wildfire across the blogs. But, can an artificial meme, designed specifically to measure the speed of its spreading, spread as fast? If we know its speed, can we know its position at the same time, and vice versa? You’ll know the answer (pretty soon) if you link to this from your…

My picks from ScienceDaily

Aching Back? Sitting Up Straight Could Be The Culprit: Researchers are using a new form of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to show that sitting in an upright position places unnecessary strain on your back, leading to potentially chronic pain problems if you spend long hours sitting. Sleep Problems In Overweight Children Appear Fairly Common: One-fourth…

SBC – NC’07

David Kirk is coming to the 2007 North Carolina Science Blogging Conference. Are you? Technorati Tag: sciencebloggingconference

Blogrolling: I

Is this useful to you? It is useful to me, for sure, as my blogroll is in a bad need of updating. By doing this, I get to clean-up my Bloglines, update the feeds on blogs that have moved, delete dead blogs, revisit some old friends I have not read in a while, and add…