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Archives for October, 2007

Coturnix Goes Wild

Make your own…

These last couple of days were very exciting here at PLoS. After months of preparation and hard work, PLoS presents the latest addition to its collection of top-notch scientific journals. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases went live yesterday at 6:42pm EDT. This journal will be …the first open-access journal devoted to the world’s most neglected tropical…

Blogrolling for Today

WaterBlog: ask an aquatic biologist… I Love Science, Really What an untenured college professor shouldn’t be doing… Marcus’ World Before Health Care Renewal GoozNews

There are 80 days until the Science Blogging Conference. The wiki is looking good, the Program is shaping up nicely, and there is more and more blog and media coverage already. There are already 112 registered participants and if you do not register soon, it may be too late once you decide to do so…

ClockQuotes

Science is a lot like sex. Sometimes something useful comes of it, but that’s not the reason we’re doing it. – Richard Feynman

My picks from ScienceDaily

Fossilized Spider, 50 Million Years Old, Clear As Life: A 50-million-year-old fossilised spider has been brought back to life in stunning 3D by a scientist at The University of Manchester. Fossilized Body Imprints Of Amphibians Found In 330 Million-year-old Rocks: Unprecedented fossilized body imprints of amphibians have been discovered in 330 million-year-old rocks from Pennsylvania.…

Today’s carnivals

The Boneyard #8 is up on Hairy Museum of Natural History Carnival of the Green #101 is up on Money and Values Grand Rounds Volume 4, Number 6 are up on Running a hospital Radiology Grand Rounds XVII are up on Sumer’s Radiology Site The 96th Carnival of Homeschooling is up on Spritibee

New and Exciting in PLoS ONE

Another Tuesday night, another embarrassment of riches on PLoS ONE (yeah, yeah, I work there, OK). There are 35 new articles published today and it is hard for me to pick and choose as so many are interesting to me, including a couple I may have to write separate posts about (and test the new…

Last week’s PLoS ONE paper, Analysis of the Trajectory of Drosophila melanogaster in a Circular Open Field Arena, is the subject of the newest Journal Club. It is an interesting methods paper, showing the way a camera and some math can be used for a much more sophisticated analysis of animal behavior than it has…

There is just a couple of more days left and my challenge is still at 50% (just 6 donors!) so I am panicking. There are several projects that are completely funded and several others that are still far away from the goal, but lots and lots of small donations can make it happen. Every challenge…