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Archives for October, 2007

My picks from ScienceDaily

World’s Hottest Chile Pepper Discovered: Researchers at New Mexico State University recently discovered the world’s hottest chile pepper. Bhut Jolokia, a variety of chile pepper originating in Assam, India, has earned Guiness World Records’ recognition as the world’s hottest chile pepper by blasting past the previous champion Red Savina. Decoding Effects Of Toxins On Embryo…

Back at ConvergeSouth, Leonard Witt did several short video interviews with cool participants. Among others, you should definitely see brief interviews with Anton Zuiker, Kirk Ross and Ruby Sinreich.

Go Greene!

Local elections are next week. This is my official endorsement for Sally Greene for Chapel Hill Town Council. And not just because she is a blogger. Or because she was endorsed by The Independent. But because of what Brian said.

No Girrafes On Unicycles Beyond This Point

Triangle Malaria Symposium

The Triangle Malaria Symposium will be on Thursday, November 15, 2007, at 1-7 pm at the Duke University Searle Center. At first I thought it was this week, but now I see it is the week after, so perhaps I can make it to it. Even if I don’t, Anton is going for sure and…

For my European Readers

Not that it’s a good thing….

There are 83 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 109 registered participants and if you do not register soon, it may be too late once you decide to do so…


Time is precious, but truth is more precious than time. – Benjamin Disraeli

Paul announced it and I will try my best to be there on Tuesday: Who: Bob Young, founder of Lulu.com, Lulu.tv and Red Hat Date: Tuesday, October 30, 2007 Time: 3:30pm – 5:00pm Location: Sonja Haynes Stone Center, Room 103

How to build a better peer-review system

Mark Patterson writes in Bringing Peer Review Out of the Shadows: ———————– Hauser and Fehr propose a system for holding late reviewers to account by penalizing them when it’s their turn to be an author. A slow reviewer’s paper would be “held in editorial limbo” for a length of time that reflects their own tardiness…