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Archives for May, 2008

Around the blogs….

Bouphonia: The Conservatism to Come. SciCurious: Weird Science: it’s Friday!. Since I do not have time and energy for my Friday Weird Sex Blogging series, I am glad that someone picked up on it. This post is about condoms and why they break. Echidne: He Loved Horses Two excellent posts and comment threads – I…

Today’s carnivals

Classic Science Papers: The 2008 ‘Challenge’, what will hopefully turn into a carnival, is up on Skulls in the Stars and it if full of really cool posts. Friday Ark #193 is up on the Modulator

The Beautiful Mind

News from SCONC (Science Communicators of North Carolina): On Thursday, June 5 at 7 p.m. in the Banquet Hall of the Morehead Planetarium in Chapel Hill, NC: Public Lecture: The Beautiful Mind: Breakthroughs and Breakdowns of the Brain, with Dr. Ayse Belger.

Can’t Blaspheme Any More!

Have you been to Pandagon lately? Have you seen the brand new look, design and layout? Cool! Which reminds me that I have read Amanda’s book, It’s a Jungle Out There: The Feminist Survival Guide to Politically Inhospitable Environments, on my first 2-3 flights in Europe last month. I left it with my cousin –…

Why Are Computational Neuroscience and Systems Biology So Separate?: Despite similar computational approaches, there is surprisingly little interaction between the computational neuroscience and the systems biology research communities. In this review I reconstruct the history of the two disciplines and show that this may explain why they grew up apart. The separation is a pity,…


Every public action which is not customary either is wrong of if is right, is a dangerous precedent. It follows that nothing should ever be done for the first time. – Francis MacDonald Cornford (1874-1943)

Blogrolling for today

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When Clocks Go Bad

Today in PLoS Genetics: a nice review of some interest to my readers: When Clocks Go Bad: Neurobehavioural Consequences of Disrupted Circadian Timing by Alun R. Barnard and Patrick M. Nolan: Progress in unravelling the cellular and molecular basis of mammalian circadian regulation over the past decade has provided us with new avenues through which…

Taxonomy in PLoS ONE

Kevin Zelnio and Alex Wild note that PLoS ONE published its first Taxonomy paper this week – A Revision of Malagasy Species of Anochetus Mayr and Odontomachus Latreille (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) by Brian Fisher and Alex Smith. Kevin explains the paper in detail and explains why this brave move by PLoS is good and important especially…

In the Journal of Circadian Rhythms: A new approach to understanding the impact of circadian disruption on human health (pdf): Background Light and dark patterns are the major synchronizer of circadian rhythms to the 24-hour solar day. Disruption of circadian rhythms has been associated with a variety of maladies. Ecological studies of human exposures to…