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Archives for May, 2007

Space is Amazing

The Carnival of Space # 5 is up on Why Homeschool.

In the May 18th issue of Science there is a revew paper by Paul Bloom and Deena Skolnick Weisberg. An expanded version of it also appeared recently in Edge and many science bloggers are discussing it these days. Enrique has the best one-sentence summary of the article: The main source of resistance to scientific ideas…

For European LifeScience Bloggers

It is high time a blogger wins this prize, don’t you think? If you are in Europe or Israel, and you have a life-science blog, apply for this award: EMBO Award for Communication in the Life Sciences Call for entries 2007 DEADLINE 30 JUNE 2007 Description of the award The award is intended for scientists…

My Picks From ScienceDaily

Evolution Of Animal Personalities: Animals differ strikingly in character and temperament. Yet only recently has it become evident that personalities are a widespread phenomenon in the animal kingdom. Animals as diverse as spiders, mice and squids appear to have personalities. Personality differences have been described in more than 60 species, including primates, rodents, birds, fish,…

Nursing Blogging of the week

Change of Shift: Volume 1, No. 25 is up on Emergiblog


What a cunning mixture of sentiment, pity, tenderness, irony surrounds adolescence, what knowing watchfulness! Young birds on their first flight are hardly so hovered around. – Georges Bernanos (1888-1948)

I And The Bird #50

Welcome to the Fiftieth edition of I And The Bird. It’s been a while since I last hosted an edition of this carnival (#19) and it has obviously grown a lot since then. With such diversity of posts, I decided it was impossible to categorize them, so they are presented here in the order I…

Don’t forget…

…to Blog For Sex Education on June 4th and to blog about the sea (oceanography, marine biology and conservation, cool cephalopod pictures…) by the June 8th inaugural Carnival of the Blue.

Why Are There No Unicorns?

Is natural selection omnipotent or are there developmental constraints to what is possible and it is only from a limited range of possibilities that natural selection has to choose? The tension betwen two schools of thought (sometimes thought of in terms of pro-Gould and anti-Gould, as he has written much about developmental constraints and against…

Framing science video

The Nisbet/Mooney Speaking Science 2.0 talk is now up on YouTube, as well as here under the fold: