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Archives for June, 2008

Three weeks to go….

Are you writing your history-of-science posts yet? Let’s make the inaugural edition of The Giants’ Shoulders big and good!

Blogrolling for today

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Today’s carnivals

Four Stone Hearth #43 is up on _Paddy K_ Friday Ark #196 is up on Modulator

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In times when the government imprisons any unjustly, the true place for a just man is also the prison. – Henry David Thoreau

My Picks From ScienceDaily

Birds Migrate Earlier, But Some May Be Left Behind As The Climate Warms Rapidly: Many birds are arriving earlier each spring as temperatures warm along the East Coast of the United States. However, the farther those birds journey, the less likely they are to keep pace with the rapidly changing climate. Scientists at Boston University…

New issue of the Italian Journal of Science Communication is out with some excellent articles (some translated or abstracted from Italian, all in English): Cultural determinants in the perception of science: Those studying the public understanding of science and risk perception have held it clear for long: the relation between information and judgment elaboration is…

From ProPublica: Coming Sunday: A 60 Minutes and ProPublica Investigation: ’60 Minutes’ and ProPublica Investigation Finds the Government’s $100 Million a Year Broadcasts to the Arab World are Woefully Mismanaged and Poorly Supervised Despite Complaints From Congress. In Their First Joint Investigation, They Uncover Internal Documents from Diplomats Complaining about the Poor Quality of Al…

Repairing research integrity: Misconduct jeopardizes the good name of any institution. Inevitably, the way in which research misconduct is policed and corrected reflects the integrity of the whole enterprise of science. The US National Academy of Sciences has asserted that scientists share an ‘obligation to act’ when suspected research misconduct is observed1. But it has…

Ask your Congressmen about science

You can get all the relevant information and link here: ACTION ALERT: Ask your Congressman about science today!: The November election will be a critical moment for U.S. science. It’s important that voters know where their candidates stand on issues such as climate change, the environment, and soaring energy prices. With one voice, SEA and…

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Show me a guy who is afraid to look bad, and I’ll show you a guy you can beat every time. – Lou Brock