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Archives for October, 2008

New and Exciting in PLoS ONE

There are 25 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:

If you are coming to ScienceOnline09, it’s time for you to reserve a hotel room, find a room-mate if you want, and organize your travel – do all of that here. If you’ll be in town on Thursday evening, please sign up for the Early Bird Dinner so we can figure out the numbers and…

In today’s ‘Guardian’

Web journals ‘narrowing study’ by Linda Nordling: Online publishing has sparked an explosion in the number of places where academics can showcase their work. Today, no field of study is too obscure to have its own dedicated title. But have platforms such as the Journal of Happiness Studies or Archaeoastronomy and Ethnoastronomy News made academic…

Today’s carnivals

MetaCarnival #1: a conversation across the blogosphere – now up on SharpBrains Grand Rounds Vol. 5 No. 6 are now up on Emergiblog

C. elegans embryonic development

My picks from ScienceDaily

‘Voter-Verifiable’ Voting System Ensures Accuracy And Privacy: Approximately two-thirds of Americans voting in the November Presidential election will cast their votes on paper ballots. How can voters be assured their votes are counted and kept private? Victorian Manchester Home To First Youth Gangs: A historian at the University of Liverpool has uncovered extensive archive material…

Clock Quotes

In a time lacking in truth and certainty and filled with anguish and despair, no woman should be shamefaced in attempting to give back to the world, through her work, a portion of its lost heart. – Louise Bogan

PLoS Biology at 5: The Future Is Open Access: On the 13th of October in 2003, with the first issue of PLoS Biology, the Public Library of Science realized its transformation from a grassroots organization of scientists to a publisher. Our fledgling website received over a million hits within its first hour, and major international…

Obama in Raleigh

Just got this e-mail earlier today: This Wednesday, October 29th, please join Barack Obama in Raleigh, where he will talk about his vision for creating the kind of change we need. Early Vote for Change Rally with Barack Obama Halifax Mall Government Complex 300 North Salisbury Street Raleigh, NC 27603 Wednesday, October 29th Doors Open:…

UnderTheMicroscope

ScienceWoman gives us a heads-up on a new and interesting organization – UnderTheMicroscope.com: The Feminist Press with IBM have just launched UnderTheMicroscope.com, a new site to involve young women in science and to encourage them to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math. The site is part of the Women Writing Science, a project…