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Archives for October, 2007

Facebook News

As usual, some get it, some don’t: Facebook-ing Philanthropy: Social networks like Facebook that closely resemble users’ off-line social life could shake up philanthropy. Even if large organizations don’t immediately launch a cause on their own, any Facebook member can start one on its behalf. There have so far been 77 causes launched for UNICEF…

Blogrolling for Today

Sceadugenga Common Sense Photo of Nature by Kopernik Star Stryder Jayne’s Breast Cancer Blog Quackometer Daisy’s Dead Air Mary Evelyn Mestarr Mechanically Separated Meat TechRivet The Indigestible Jasiri

Open Access Taking Over The World!

Liz Allen posted this on the Wall of the PLoS Facebook group yesterday: Here’s a fun Friday activity for all of you who like to track the stats of the inevitable rise and world domination of OA! Heather from SPARC turned me onto this. it’s almost as much fun as watching the number of members…

Beagle Project has Swag!

You have seen the button for the Beagle Project on my sidebar – it will stay there forever! But now, I see, they have opened a CafePress store where you can get yourself t-shirts, coffee-mugs and buttons and the proceeds go towards the rebuilding of the ship and its science/education maiden voyage:

Since I was gone to two meetings and nobody else can walk the dog as regularly as I can, the dog spent the week at Grandma’s in Raleigh. Today I went to pick her up (the dog, that is) which placed me in the car at precisely the time of NPR’s Talk of the Nation…

There are 84 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 108 registered participants and if you do not register soon, it may be too late once you decide to do so…

My picks from ScienceDaily

Same-sex Attraction Is Genetically Wired In Nematode’s Brain: University of Utah biologists genetically manipulated nematode worms so the animals were attracted to worms of the same sex — part of a study that shows sexual orientation is wired in the creatures’ brains. Secrets Behind Butterfly Wing Patterns Uncovered: The genes that make a fruit fly’s…

ClockQuotes

I wasted time, and now doth time waste me; For now hath time made me his numbering clock; My thoughts are minutes. – William Shakespeare

Happy HalloMeme!

Oh-oh! I got tagged by another meme – the Happy HalloMeme! – by Rick. The idea is to highlight a scary marine or SF film! I was very young, probably around 7 or 8, when TV Belgrade decided to air a weekly series of old Jack Arnold movies, including It Came from Outer Space, Tarantula,…

As always on Fridays, there are new papers published in PLoS Genetics, PLoS Pathogens and PLoS Computational Biology. A few picks – but you go and check them all out: Surveillance of Arthropod Vector-Borne Infectious Diseases Using Remote Sensing Techniques: A Review: Kalluri et al. review the status of remote sensing studies of arthropod vectorborne…