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Archives for October, 2008

Happy Hallo-Meme

After making several potential designs in silico, my daughter chose one and we carved it. In order to participate in the Happy Hallo-Meme, we brought out the camera – first picture immediately after, the second once the darkness arrived and we lit up the candle inside: Of course, Juno in costume was a hit with…

Strikes a chord….

Mathematician Cracks Mystery Beatles Chord: It’s the most famous chord in rock ‘n’ roll, an instantly recognizable twang rolling through the open strings on George Harrison’s 12-string Rickenbacker. It evokes a Pavlovian response from music fans as they sing along to the refrain that follows: It’s been a hard day’s night And I’ve been working…

New and Exciting in PLoS this week

So, let’s see what’s new in PLoS Genetics, PLoS Computational Biology, PLoS Pathogens, PLoS ONE 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…

Duncan Hull and colleagues just published an excellent, must-read article – Defrosting the Digital Library: Bibliographic Tools for the Next Generation Web: Many scientists now manage the bulk of their bibliographic information electronically, thereby organizing their publications and citation material from digital libraries. However, a library has been described as “thought in cold storage,” and…

Is Class Warfare Real?

Apart from the rhetoric, apparently not: The election is right around the corner, and voters around the country have been subjected to politicians, pundits and commercials laden with allegations of class warfare and claims about which candidates cater to the rich and which candidates will best serve the interests of the poor and the middle…

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…

DonorsChoose – the final day!

Today is the last day! I know most of my readers are donating to Obama this year, but still, my challenge is on the very bottom of the Scienceblogs.com list….

My picks from ScienceDaily

Today’s carnivals

Friday Ark #215 – Trick or Treat – is up on Modulator