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Archives for November, 2007

Meet Congressman Brad Miller

I’ll be there, of course: Join Congressman Brad Miller for a discussion hosted by Ruby Sinreich of OrangePolitics.org and Brian Russell of Yesh.com about the impact of blogging on today’s political environment. When: Thursday, November 29, 5:30pm – 7:30pm Where: Mill Town Restaurant, 307 E Main St, Carrboro Suggested Donation: $10 Cash Bar Congressman Brad…

Waistland…

..that is adolescence. And the research on what adolescents find attractive. For a few years. Until they gain the gift of speech and hearing, look up, and find beauty in the mind. Unfortunately, some never do.

Yup, it’s Monday evening: Light Activates Output from Evening Neurons and Inhibits Output from Morning Neurons in the Drosophila Circadian Clock: Living organisms have evolved circadian clocks that anticipate daily changes in their environment. Their clockwork is fully endogenous, but can be reset by external cues. (Light is the most efficient cue.) The circadian neuronal…

SAGE ventures into Open Access

Peter Suber reports the announcement of a new initiative by SAGE and Hindawi, starting a number of new Open Access journals. The platform will be unveiled in early December. They have decided not to switch their older, more established journals to OA yet. This is really good news as SAGE is one of the largest…

Three takes on the Creation Museum

John Scalzi (as well as this) Thomas Robey Jason Rosenhouse

Open Science Proposal

Cameron Neylon is putting together a proposal for a UK research council to fund a network with the general theme of ‘e-science enabling open science’. The network would fund meetings and travel with the specific aim of driving the open (notebook) science agenda forward. Cameron explains this in a couple of blog posts that I…

That is, if you are a shrew and do not want to be just a dead data-point for some ingenious young ecologists….who at least clean up the tricky trash left by drunk drivers.

There are 54 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. The anthology should be published in time for the event. There are already 145 registered participants and if you do not register soon, it…

ClockQuotes

I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing. – Agatha Christie

Alan Kellogg has a cool contest for you: Bora still has some 55 days to go before the conference, and still he posts about the folks coming. Will he have groups and/or individuals to write about by the time the conference gets here? Not to worry, Bora will find conference goers to write about, the…