The Open Laboratory 2008 is in the works. The submissions have been trickling in all year, but it is time now to dig through your Archives for your best posts since December 20th 2007 and submit them. Submit one, or two, or several – no problem. Or ask your readers to submit for you.
Then take a look at your favourite bloggers and pick some of their best posts – don’t worry, we can deal with duplicate entries. Do not forget new and up-coming blogs – they may not know about the anthology – and submit their stuff as well.
As we did last year, we encourage you to also send in original poems and cartoons.
Keep in mind that the posts will be printed in a book! A post that relies heavily on links, long quotes, copyrighted pictures, movies, etc., will not translate well into print.
The deadline is December 1st, 2008.
Below are submissions so far. Check them out and get inspired. If you see that one of your posts is at an old URL and you have since moved, re-submit with the new URL (perhaps re-post it if necessary):
Rants of a Feminist Engineer: Stories of an academic panel discussion
Living the Scientific Life: Audubon’s Aviary: Portraits of Endangered Species
The Oyster’s Garter: Urochordata, Urochordata, Rah, Rah, Rah!
The End of the Pier Show: Ashtrays and Authority
The Daily Transcript: From Metabolism to Oncogenes and Back – Part I
The Daily Transcript: From Metabolism to Oncogenes and Back – Part II
The Daily Transcript: From Metabolism to Oncogenes and Back – Part III
The Beagle Project Blog: Genomics and plant evolution: blogging on my own peer reviewed research
The Beagle Project Blog: Detecting natural selection: a pika’s tale
The Beagle Project Blog: Saving Darwin’s muse
The Beagle Project Blog: A guest post by Wallace’s Rottweiler on the 150th anniversary of natural selection.
The Beagle Project Blog: Would that which we call a rose, by a DNA barcode, smell as sweet?
My Favourite Places: Pepijn’s Livingroom Urban Research Program (PLURP)
Charles Darwin’s blog: If only I’d had a magic results machine in 1836…
It’s a Micro World after all: Primum non nocere – Part I
The Skeptical Alchemist: From chance to function: the story of one gene (part 1)
The Skeptical Alchemist: From chance to function: the story of one gene (part 2)
The Skeptical Alchemist: From chance to function: the story of one gene (part 3)
Hope for Pandora: Dear Reviewer
The Scientific Activist: Why Are Veins Blue?
The Scientific Activist: Do You Want to Be Able to Crap Gold?
What is Life?: Who am I?
What is Life?: Work and Life Balance & Importance of Sleep!
DrugMonkey (PhysioProf): Academic Science: Not A Care Bears Fucking Tea Party
Mario’s Entangled Bank: The Year of Evolution in the age of Open Access
Podblack Blog: The Sarah Silverman Of Skepticism
Podblack Blog: Political Punditry on McCain’s Magical Thinking
Podblack Blog: Smart Bitches, Not Meerly Sex
Podblack Blog: The Specialness Of Species
Podblack Blog: Looking Good – Scientifically
Digital Cuttlefish: Danger! Warning!
Digital Cuttlefish: The singularity can’t come soon enough
Digital Cuttlefish: The Evolutionary Biology Valentine’s Day Poem
Digital Cuttlefish: Apology 130 to William Shakespeare
Digital Cuttlefish: I Am The Very Model Of A Devious Creationist
Digital Cuttlefish: How Chromosome Numbers Change
Digital Cuttlefish: Oh Ye Of Little Faith
Expression Patterns: What will you be?
Adventures in Ethics and Science: Girls, boys, and Math
Skulls in the Stars: The discovery, rediscovery, and re-rediscovery of computed tomography
Science After Sunclipse: The Necessity of Mathematics
Neurophilosophy: Wilder Penfield: Neural Cartographer
Neurotic Physiology: Uber Coca, by Sigmund Freud
Neurotic Physiology: Passage of an Iron Rod through the Head
The Loom: Dawn of the Picasso fish
Tomorrow’s Table: 10 Things about GE crops to Scratch From Your Worry List
Principles of Neurobiotaxis: The evolution and evolvability of modularity in the brain
Aardvarchaeology: The Strange Fate of the First Christian Burials on Gotland
Aardvarchaeology: Investigating the Field of Saint Olaf
FairerScience: Sid the Science Kid: A Review
Backreaction: We have only ourselves to judge on each other
Backreaction: The Equivalence Principle
O’Really?: If Science was an Olympic Sport…
O’Really?: Famous for fifteen people
Partially Attended: Why the LHC is not really that impressive
Michael Nielsen: The Future of Science
Biocurious: We need to stop pigeon-holing science
Science in the open: Avoid the pain and embarassment – make all the raw data available
Deep Thoughts and Silliness: The Hierarchical Structure of Bad Writing
Stripped Science: Last question (comic strip)
The Sciphu Weblog: How everything is a mess and still ok
The Sciphu Weblog: Was it all in vain ? The scientific method tale
The Sciphu Weblog: Now this is why we need genetic counselors
Sciphu: The Swedish Chlamydia Mystery
GumbyTheCat: The Texas Two-Step
Aetiology: Where did syphilis come from?
Aetiology: What’s it like to work an Ebola outbreak?
Building confidence: Big data: an informaticians best friend
I was lost but now I live here: Departmental retreats: academia with a twist of karaoke
I was lost but now I live here: Envisioning the scientific community as One Big Lab
I was lost but now I live here: The future of science, gradical change, and tools for the people
Panthera studentessa: What ecology is NOT
49 percent: Textbooks and reproduction– why they gotta embellish?
49 percent: *groan*
Tetrapod Zoology: Sleep behaviour and sleep postures
Guadalupe Storm-Petrel: To Equine Things There is a Season (guest post by Barn Owl)
A Blog Around The Clock: Science vs. Britney Spears
A Blog Around The Clock: Domestication – it’s a matter of time (always is for me, that’s my ‘hammer’ for all nails)
A Blog Around The Clock: Scientists are Excellent Communicators (‘Sizzle’ follow-up)
A Blog Around The Clock: Why do earthworms come up to the surface after the rain?
A Blog Around The Clock: Clock Classics: It all started with the plants
A Blog Around The Clock: The Future is Here and it is Bright: Interview with Anne-Marie Hodge
Terra Sigilatta: Liveblogging the Vasectomy Chronicles
Antimatter: Cambridge conference review
Antimatter: The Denial of Global Warming
Antimatter: The Standard Model
Antimatter: The Big Bang and the Mind of God
Antimatter: Do anti-depressants work?
The Scientist: On depression–a personal perspective
Mindshavings: Further Recursion Excursion
Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted): Science Blogging for Scientists: Planting the Seed
Tomorrow’s Table: The Whirlpool of Scientific Thought
Dreams and hopes of a (post doc) scientist: Why I (shouldn’t) don’t tell too many people what I (really) do
Dreams and hopes of a (post doc) scientist: TLR, PPR, cytokines and signaling
FemaleScienceProfessor: The Best Woman
rENNISance woman: Nobody expects…
rENNISance woman: My first Nature paper
The Scientist: On the Nature of Networking
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