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Archives for May, 2007

Stop the Pinon Canyon expansion!

These two articles in Colorado Springs Independent and Denver Post are just the latest in an ongoing saga about the move by the U.S.Army to expand its Fort Carson base to include an additional million acres of land full of historical and prehistorical monuments, from wall paintings to dinosaur fossils. The Fort Carson base, as…

EduBlogging of the week

The Carnival Of Education: Week #121 is up on The Education Wonks Carnival of Homeschooling, the Alaska edition, is up on About:Homeschooling

My Picks From ScienceDaily

Moths Mimic Sounds To Survive: In response to the sonar that bats use to locate prey, the tiger moths make ultrasonic clicks of their own. They broadcast the clicks from a paired set of structures called “tymbals.” Many species of tiger moth use the tymbals to make specific sounds that warn the bat of their…

Science Blogging Conference update

Anton has done some work on the website for the second NC Science Blogging Conference. The homepage/portal is now here (which makes it easy for linking by everyone) and the wiki has moved here. You can sponsor the conference, or donate, or sign up to volunteer or help shape the program by adding suggestions (by…

ClockQuotes

The practical success of an idea, irrespective of its inherent merit, is dependent on the attitude of the contemporaries. If timely it is quickly adopted; if not, it is apt to fare like a sprout lured out of the ground by warm sunshine, only to be injured and retarded in its growth by the succeeding…

Seed Writing Contest

Seed Magazine and Honeywell are having a writing contest. Unfortunately, for legal reasons, the contest is restricted to US residents over 18. The deadline is July 1st, the length limit is 1200 words and the topic is: What does it mean to be scientifically literate in the 21st century? How do we measure the scientific…

An exciting new carnival!

Carnival of the Blue: World Ocean Day is June 8, and blogfish will host an ocean blog event. Please send links to some of your best recent work, and I’ll post a list of links together with a brief comment. This is a chance for all of you ocean bloggers out there to come together…

Thank you!

Another wonderful reader dipped into my amazon wish list and picked Hidden Camera by Zoran Zivkovic (no relation). Zoran was the first person in former Yugoslavia to get a PhD with science-fiction as a topic of his Dissertation. Soon after he was the first one to teach SF at the University of Belgrade. He was…

Lab Action!

Remember back in November, when everyone got excited about JoVe (the Journal of Visulized Experiments)? Well, it is not alone in its niche any more. There is now another site similar to that: Lab Action. Of course I homed in onto videos of scoring lobster aggression and Drosophila aggression, but there is quite a lot…

Blog Plagiarism Alert

It happens to many bloggers sooner or later, and now it happened to Danica – someone is completely stealing and mirroring her blog (and of course earning money from adSense while doing it). Unfortunately for the guy, he (I am assuming it’s a he) chose the wrong person to infuriate. Danica is an IT expert…