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Archives for December, 2007

Like Ships in the Night

They come and go. The good blogs. Kate has decided to stop posting (but not delete) her magnificient Anterior Commissure. Perhaps it’s because the topic is of interest to me: hormones and behavior, or because the topic is of universal interest – sex, or because of her personality shining through in each post, but this…

Grapevine Genomes

Two grape genomes were published this year, one in Nature, the other in PLoS ONE. Larry Moran explains the methodologies and results of both and discusses the trustworthiness of each. The Nature paper is explained in The Grapevine Genome, and the PLoS ONE paper is discussed in The Second Grapevine Genome Is Published. Obligatory Readings…

Today’s carnivals

Carnival Of The Godless (Late) Christmas Edition is up on Unscrewing the Inscrutable Friday Ark #171 is up on Modulator

There are 22 days until the Science Blogging Conference. We have 200 registered participants and a few people on the waiting list. The Sigma Xi space accommodates 200 and we have ordered food for 200 and swag bags for 200. Apart from the public list, we also have a list with a couple of anonymous…

Suada – Blue Orchestra

Plavi orkestar (Blue Orchestra) is one of the most popular bands from the territory of former Yugoslavia. Founded in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Hezegovina in 1983. Plavi Orkestar / Blue Orchestra is described by music encyclopedias as one of the “cultural phenomenons of the 1980′s and 1990s” (5 million copies sold). The band has remained popular…

ClockQuotes

Other people’s interruptions of your work are relatively insignificant compared with the countless times you interrupt yourself. – Brendan Francis

Sarma

Yup, I had sarma for dinner tonight. It’s been a while since the last time I had some, but Mrs.Coturnix fixed it today, inventing her own recipe along the way. It was delicious!

New and Exciting in PLoS Community Journals

On Fridays, I take a look at what’s new in PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, Pathogens, Computational Biology and Genetics. Here are some of my picks for this week: Neglected Diseases and Poverty in “The Other America”: The Greatest Health Disparity in the United States?: Large numbers of the poorest Americans living in the United States…

New on…..Publishing

In the wake of the signed omnibus bill that funds NIH and ensures open deposition of NIH-funded research, here are some thoughtful questions: Why the NIH bill does not require copyright violation: The great advantage of the requirement to deposit in Pubmed (rather than simply to expose on a publisher or other website) is that…

Here is the fifth and final installment of my Mother’s travelogue. Feel free to ask questions. I will try to copy and post her published chapter from the book “We Survived” in about a month from now. Family Tuesday, November 13th A beautiful, sunny day. I am trying to make myself look nice for the…