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Archives for February, 2008

Various updates

First, the interviews will continue….when I get some answers from one of the six people I sent questions to…. I will also be sending questionnaires to more people soon. Second, there are some responses now to the 1-2-3, the Goosed/Book meme. First, Chad Orzel provides several interesting quotes. And now Tom Levenson responded with not…

My picks from ScienceDaily

This Is Your Brain On Jazz: Researchers Use MRI To Study Spontaneity, Creativity: A pair of Johns Hopkins and government scientists have discovered that when jazz musicians improvise, their brains turn off areas linked to self-censoring and inhibition, and turn on those that let self-expression flow. More coverage from Smooth Pebbles, Mind Hacks, Wired Science,…

Today’s carnivals

The 30th edition of Circus of the Spineless is up on A DC Birding Blog Berry Go Round #2 is up on Further thoughts Skeptics’ Circle #81 is up on Conspiracy Factory

Darwin Quotes

A man’s friendships are one of the best measures of his worth. – Charles R. Darwin Support The Beagle Project Read the Beagle Project Blog Buy the Beagle Project swag Prepare ahead for the Darwin Bicentennial Read Darwin for yourself.

Blogrolling for Today

SECular Thoughts Free Range Academy Nimravid’s Weblog Thesis – with Children Frontal Blogotomy

What is a Science Blog?

A blog is software. Importantly: a blog is free software. Everyone can use it in any way they want. If there are 100 million blogs out there, there are 100 million blogging styles and 100 million ideas what blogging “is”. And anyone who dares tell others how to do it incurs the wrath of the…

Today’s carnivals

Carnival of Education #160 is up on the Sam Jackson College Experience Carnival of the Liberals #59 is up on The Largest Minority

Lawrence Krauss on ScienceDebate2008

Check all the video clips here.

My picks from ScienceDaily

Bats Use Magnetic Substance As Internal Compass To Help Them Navigate: They may not be on most people’s list of most attractive species, but bats definitely have animal magnetism. Researchers from the Universities of Leeds and Princeton have discovered that bats use a magnetic substance in their body called magnetite as an ‘internal compass’ to…

Karl Bates is the Manager of Research Communications at Duke University where he is involved in a number of very cool new online projects. He is also a “repeat offender” – his experience at the first Science Blogging Conference did not stop him from attending the second one last month. Welcome to A Blog Around…