Well, The Day has arrived! After reading all of the 486 entries at least once (and many 2-3 times) and after calculating all of the judges’ ratings of all the posts, Reed Cartwright and I are happy to announce which blog posts will be published in the second science blogging anthology, the “Open Laboratory 2007″.
First, I want to thank the judges (at least those who do not wish to remain anonymous – let me know if I missed one of you) for spending their holiday break reading, commenting on and grading all the submitted posts and making our job that much easier. Those are: Anna Kushnir, Greta Munger, Tiffany Cartwright, Karen James, Anne-Marie, Michelle Kiyota, The Ridger, Abel PharmBoy, John Dupuis, Blake Stacey, Greg Laden, Michael Rathbun, Jeremy Bruno, Egon Willighagen, Martin Rundkvist, Arunn Narasimhan, Mike Dunford, Steve Matheson, Brian Switek, Kevin Zelnio, Alex Palazzo, John Wilkins and Mike Bergin (and one or more anonymous referees). Please visit their sites, look around, boost their traffic and say Hello.
Like last year, the book will be published by Lulu.com, the on-demand online book publisher based here in the Triangle area of North Carolina.
I will post occasional updates on the process of turning all these posts into a book, which should be published and up for sale just in time for the 2nd Science Blogging Conference. And now, here are the winners…drumroll please…
The Panda’s Thumb
Stuck on you, biological Velcro and the evolution of adaptive immunity and Behe vs Sea Squirts, fused into a single article.
Retrospectacle: A Neuroscience Blog
The Questionable Authority
Cocktail Party Physics
A Blog Around The Clock
Creek Running North
Thoughts from Kansas
Deanne Taylor’s blog
The End Of The Pier Show
The Pump Handle
The Other 95%
Invasive Species Weblog
Life of a Lab Rat
Living the Scientific Life
The Primate Diaries
All of My Faults Are Stress Related
Mind the Gap
In which I leap into the Void, In which I lift my finger from the ‘pause’ button, In which I contemplate the road taken, not taken, then re-taken and In which I rejoice in muscle memory fused into a single essay.
Notes from Ukraine
The Chernobyl liquidators: incredible men with incredible stories (Part 1), (Part 2), (Part 3) and Musings about the liquidators fused into a single article.
Quintessence of Dust
Adventures in Ethics and Science
Schneier on Security
Update: Thanks to people who have linked to this post and spread the news: Corie Lok, Karen James, Egon Willighagen, Martin Rundkvist, Steve Matheson, Brian Switek, Mike Bergin, RPM, Reed Cartwright, Phil Plait, Shelley Batts, John McKay, Sabine Hossenfelder, Josh Rosenau, Craig McClain, Carl Zimmer, Jennifer Forman Orth, Richard Grant, Grrrlscientist, Afarensis, Steve Higgins, post-doc, Mo, John Lynch, Neil Saunders, Seed Daily Zeitgeist, Edwin Bendyk, Microecos, crazyharp81602, Reed Cartwright (pick up your badges here), Chad Orzel, Carl Feagans, Larry Moran, The Ridger, John Dupuis, Jake Young, Massimo Morelli, Revere, King Aardvark, Grrrlscientist, Brandon, Podblack Cat, Alex Palazzo, Graham Steel, Sciencewoman