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Archives for June, 2008

Today’s carnivals

Circus of the Spineless #34 is up on Gossamer Tapestry The latest edition of Change of Shift is up on 20 Out of 10 The Carnival of the Liberals #76 is up on Situation Awareness The 94th Carnival of the Godless is up on Earthman’s Notebook Friday Ark #197 is up on Modulator Carnival of…


Professor Goddard does not know the relation between action and reaction and the need to have something better than a vacuum against which to react. He seems to lack the basic knowledge ladled out daily in high schools. – New York Times


All brave men love; for he only is brave who has affections to fight for, whether in the daily battle of life, or in physical contests. – Nathaniel Hawthorne


A man can believe a considerable deal of rubbish, and yet go about his daily work in a rational and cheerful manner. – Norman Douglas


We must not, in trying to think about how we can make a big difference, ignore the small daily differences we can make which, over time, add up to big differences that we often cannot foresee. – Marian Wright Edelman (b. 1939)

Marc Dingman is touching on my own favorite topic: It’s All About Timing: Circadian Rhythms and Behavior And SciCurios goes only millimeters below the suprachiasmatic nucleus: Diabetes Insipidus as a Sequel to a Gunshot Wound of the Head Both posts well worth your time.


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There is an exciting new study in Science that reshuffles the avian phylogeny pretty thoroughly – Grrrrl and Greg have excellent summaries. As a part of the monthly topic being birds in June, there is an ongoing Journal Club on PLoS ONE. And if that is not enough birds for you today, the new edition…

New and Exciting in PLoS this week

Thursday night – time to check in to see what is new in PLoS Genetics, PLoS Computational Biology, PLoS Pathogens and PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases: The Exception That Proves the Rule: An Interview with Jenny Graves: Close to 20 years ago, I was contacted by an Australian woman who was planning to map the locations…

My Picks From ScienceDaily

Huge Genome-scale Phylogenetic Study Of Birds Rewrites Evolutionary Tree-of-life: The largest ever study of bird genetics has not only shaken up but completely redrawn the avian evolutionary tree. The study challenges current classifications, alters our understanding of avian evolution, and provides a valuable resource for phylogenetic and comparative studies in birds. Cocoa Genome To Be…