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Archives for November, 2007

[Bumped up for visibility – and it makes it easier for me to keep updating with new entries] Now that the Science Blogging Conference is getting very close, it is time to remind you that the new edition of the Science Blogging Anthology, “Open Laboratory 2007″, is in the works and is (still) accepting your…

The World AIDS Day

Tomorrow is the World AIDS Day: The WAC’s slogan for their work is “Stop AIDS: Keep the Promise”. This is an appeal to governments, policy makers and regional health authorities to ensure that they meet the many targets that have been set in the fight against HIV and AIDS, and especially the promise of universal…

The editors of American Scientist magazine invite you to join them next week for the current installment of the fabled Pizza Lunch Seminar. This time, they have invited Alan Finkel, a neurologist at UNC Hospital, to describe his studies on migraines, cluster headaches and other, similarly delightful topics next Wednesday, December 5 at 12:00 noon…

New and Exciting in PLoS Community Journals

Let’s see what is new in PLoS Pathogens, PLoS Genetics, PLoS Computational Biology and PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases: A new installment in the “Ten Simple Rules” series: Ten Simple Rules for Graduate Students Choosing to go to graduate school is a major life decision. Whether you have already made that decision or are about to,…

Open Lab 2007 is now being judged

Reed has assembled more than 30 judges and provided a secret online place for them to start working today on the difficult job of choosing the 50 best posts, one poem and one cartoon for the 2007 Open Laboratory science blogging anthology. You have only 20 days left to submit your own or your favourite…

My picks from ScienceDaily

Ocean Fertilization ‘Fix’ For Global Warming Discredited By New Research: Scientists have revealed an important discovery that raises doubts concerning the viability of plans to fertilize the ocean to solve global warming, a projected $100 billion venture. Separating The Therapeutic Benefits Of Cannabis From Its Mood-altering Side-effects: Scientists from Queen Mary, University of London, have…

PRISM is a Lemon

Peter Suber reports that the Charleston Advisor gave its 2007 Lemon Award to PRISM. I first learned about this from an e-mail: “The Charleston Advisor (TCA) announced its seventh annual Reader’s Choice Awards for products and services in academic libraries, although “winning” one of these awards isn’t always a good thing. For example, the 2007…

How to Think About Science

CBC has started a series of interviews (later available as podcasts) with scientists and others about the nature of science, the public undrestanding of science and related issues. Let me know what you think and feel free to blog about individual interviews if you particularly like or dislike what someone there said. (Hat-tip)

Antelopes Gone Wild!

Kate describes an unusual reproductive system in topi antelopes in which the fertile females are extremely promiscuous (but choosy) and aggressive. Not what you learned in school under the “mate choice” and “male-male competition” topics in your Animal Behavior classes….

Today’s carnivals

Philosophia Naturalis #15 is up on Sorting Out Science Friday Ark #167 is up on the Modulator Change of Shift: Vol 2, Number 12 is up on Doctor Anonymous