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Archives for May, 2008

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What is opportunity, and when does it knock? It never knocks. You can wait a whole lifetime, listening, hoping, and you will hear no knocking. None at all. You are opportunity, and you must knock on the door leading to your destiny. You prepare yourself to recognize opportunity, to pursue and seize opportunity as you…

Registration now open for the first National Conference on Science and Technology in Out of School Time – Chicago, September 17-19, 2008: Join us at the first National Conference on Science in Out of School Time, September 17-19, 2008. Registration is now open at www.scienceafterschoolconference.org The conference is being organized by Project Exploration and the…

The deadline for the Classic Papers Chellenge is looming – the end of May. Submit it to Skulls in the Stars and have it collected here. As I mentioned before, I’d like to see this turn into a monthly blog carnival. It would have some kind of criteria developed, but perhaps those should be flexible.…

It seems everyone is talking about social networking sites these days. There are interesting thoughts on Richard Grant’s and David Crotty’s blogs (read the comment threads as well). Many of those sites will die, others will adapt, but most, I think, will play a supporting role in a whole network of services surrounding…the actual scientific…

Today’s carnivals

Encephalon – 46th Edition – is up on Neurocritic Grand Rounds, 4.36, are up on PARALLEL UNIVERSES Gene Genie #32 is up on Real Woman Magazine Helper Carnival of the Green #129 is up on Little Green Secrets The 92nd Carnival of the Godless is up on Jyunri Kankei Carnival Of Homeschooling #126 is up…

My Picks From ScienceDaily

First Female DNA Sequenced: Geneticists of Leiden University Medical Centre (LUMC) are the first to determine the DNA sequence of a woman. She is also the first European whose DNA sequence has been determined. Following in-depth analysis, the sequence will be made public, except incidental privacy-sensitive findings. The results will contribute to insights into human…

New and Exciting in PLoS ONE

There are 48 articles published this week in PLoS ONE, something for everyone. Read, note, comment, blog about and send trackbacks… Here are some of the titles I found cool: Evidence of Authentic DNA from Danish Viking Age Skeletons Untouched by Humans for 1,000 Years: Given the relative abundance of modern human DNA and the…

How Do US Journalists Cover Treatments, Tests, Products, and Procedures? An Evaluation of 500 Stories: * The daily delivery of news stories about new treatments, tests, products, and procedures may have a profound–and perhaps harmful–impact on health care consumers. * A US Web site project, HealthNewsReview.org (http://HealthNewsReview.org/), modeled after similar efforts in Australia and Canada,…

ClockQuotes

How soon hath Time, the subtle thief of youth, Stolen on his wing my three-and-twentieth year! – John Milton

My Picks From ScienceDaily

Climate Change Does Double-whammy To Animals In Seasonal Environments: Plant-eating animals in highly seasonal environments, such as the Arctic, are struggling to locate nutritious food as a result of climate change, according to research that will be published in the 21 May 2008 online edition of the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B. Led…