A Blog Around The Clock

Here is an example of perfect science blogging. It starts seemingly innocuously, with a quiz: Monday’s Molecule #30, where you are supposed to figure out what the compound is.

Then, after a couple of days, there is a post that you may not even realize at first is related to the first one: Bacteria Have Cell Walls

Another day or two, and A and B get connected: How Penicillin Works to Kill Bacteria

But how do we know this? Well, some people figured it out: Nobel Laureates: Sir Alexander Fleming, Ernst Boris Chain, Sir Howard Walter Florey – and now you know how we know.

Finally, putting everything in context of science, society, medicine and history, a two-parter: Penicillin Resistance in Bacteria: Before 1960 and Penecillin Resistance in Bacteria: After 1960

A tour-de-force of science blogging. I wish I could do something like that.

Comments

  1. #1 John Wilkins
    June 17, 2007

    I find it helps, if you are a knowitall bastard, to actually know it all, which Larry, damn him, does.

  2. #2 Larry Moran
    June 18, 2007

    Thank-you. I try to do one of these every week. It’s taking up a lot of time so I really appreciate hearing that somebody has actually read my postings.

The site is currently under maintenance and will be back shortly. New comments have been disabled during this time, please check back soon.