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Archives for July, 2008

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Counter Minds The Rough Guide to Evolution Professor in Training Stimulating Aliquot

My picks from ScienceDaily

New and Exciting in PLoS this week

So, let’s see what’s new in PLoS Genetics, PLoS Computational Biology, PLoS Pathogens and PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases this week. As always, you should rate the articles, post notes and comments and send trackbacks when you blog about the papers. Here are my own picks for the week – you go and look for your…

Web 2.0, Science 2.0, OA, etc.

There is a new study out there – Open access publishing, article downloads, and citations: randomised controlled trial – that some people liked, but Peter Suber and Stephan Harnad describe why the study is flawed (read Harnad’s entire post for more): To show that the OA advantage is an artefact of self-selection bias (or any…

Apparently, even journalists reporting on it learned the details (and how to properly frame it) from this episode of This American Life. Worth listening to (or reading the transcript).

Re-framing ‘Save The Planet’?

Interesting idea: “Save It” Global Warming message by 10 yr old from 1skycampaign on Vimeo. [Via - read the post as well]

Just because they lie….

…does not mean we should. Actually, as their lying is supposed to be their downfall, we need to make extra care not to provide any contra-examples that they can use against us in order to immunize themselves from the charge.

Fainting Goats

Meet The Parents SciBlings

Do you want to spend two hours chatting with Grrrl, Janet, Professor Steve Steve (or two or three of them), me and many more SciBlings and readers? If yes, this is where you should go: We’ll be meeting at 2:00 pm on Saturday, August 9, at the Arthur Ross Terrace at the American Museum of…