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Archives for August, 2008

Atemporal and ahistorical Google Maps?

Online maps ‘wiping out history’: Internet mapping is wiping the rich geography and history of Britain off the map, the president of the British Cartographic Society has said. Mary Spence said internet maps such as Google and Multimap were good for driving but left out crucial data people need to understand a landscape. Mrs Spence…

On NPR’s Science Friday today

There was a fantastic example of an anti-vaccination caller on this show earlier today – Parents Protest Increase In Required Vaccinations. Please listen to the podcast, especially to the last caller. Prodded over and over again, she displayed more and more loony conspiracy theories and in the end flatly stated that no kind or amount…

ResearchBlogging.org, v.2.0

The cat is out of the bag! The version2.0 of ResearchBlogging.org is ready to go and you can test it out: After a week of late nights and hard coding, our development team has released the beta version of the site to our entire userbase! You can visit the new site here: http://72.32.57.144/index.php/ We are…

Science Blogging – London 2008

The London Science Blogging Conference is about to begin. Check out the Conference Programme the who’s who list of attendees and the discussion in the Science Blogging 2008: London NN forums, a FriendFeed room and a Facebook page. We will be wathing closely, getting ideas, learning stuff, and making our own program for the ScienceOnline’09…

A week of totally cool science blogging

While everyone else has been focused on politics this week, several science bloggers posted some amazing posts about, gasp, science! Check these out – amazing weekend reading (and potential anthology entries!): Neurophilosophy: Wilder Penfield, Neural Cartographer: The patient lies on the operating table, with the right side of his body raised slightly. The anaesthetist sterilizes…

Palin?

Palin is the one I was afraid of. Not much to say. I have collected some good links here – check them out. McCain needed to appease the unhappy base. And he needed to make inroads into the Zero-information “independents”. And he needed more women. And he needed the last remnants of racists that have…

My picks from ScienceDaily

Unexpected Large Monkey Population Discovered In Cambodia: Tens Of Thousands Of Threatened Primates: A Wildlife Conservation Society report reveals surprisingly large populations of two globally threatened primates in a protected area in Cambodia. ‘Pristine’ Amazonian Region Hosted Large, Urban Civilization: They aren’t the lost cities early explorers sought fruitlessly to discover. But ancient settlements in…

New and Exciting in PLoS ONE

There are 12 new articles in PLoS ONE today. 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 own favourites: Urochordate Histoincompatible Interactions Activate Vertebrate-Like Coagulation System Components: The…

BigThink/DonorsChoose Campaign

I have blogged about this a couple of weeks ago (and a couple of weeks before that) and you can see the ads all over scienceblogs.com about it, but let me ask you for one final push on this as there are just a couple of days left and still a few bucks to earn:…

Just testing my FriendFeed widget….

Let’s see if this works, and if it is too wide for the sidebar: