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Archives for September, 2008

Clock Quotes

It is rare that the public sentiment decides immorally or unwisely, and the individual who differs from it ought to distrust and examine well his own opinion. – Thomas Jefferson

Bloggers at the Zoo – movies #1

When we met at the Zoo we took 47 short movie clips. Here are the first five and I will post the rest over the next few days:

Five stages of a blogger’s life

From here. Which stage are you in?

Open Laboratory 2008 – submissions so far

We are busy preparing for The Open Laboratory 2008. The submissions have been trickling in all year, and a little bit more frequently recently, 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…

Clock Quotes

Children will watch anything, and when a broadcaster uses crime and violence and other shoddy devices to monopolize a child’s attention, it’s worse than taking candy from a baby. It is taking precious time from the process of growing up. – Newton N. Minow

New and Exciting in PLoS this week

So, let’s see what was new in PLoS Genetics, PLoS Computational Biology, PLoS Pathogens, PLoS ONE and PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases last 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…

Juno and Biscuit playing

Q: why does my daughter gets inspired to shoot movies exactly on those days when the house is a total mess?

Shimmering Bees

The PLoS ONE paper about the way shimmering wave behavior in honeybees repels hornets, as discussed by high-school students here, has an aaccompanying video of the behavior on YouTube:

Today in Greensboro, NC

I should have gone. Greensboro is barely an hour from here. If I did, I would have heard this:

Hadron Collider – how does it work?

Watch this informative video (sorry, could not find a way to embed it here). Oh, should have known it existed also on YouTube (thanks Greg):