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Archives for November, 2008

The summary of the Science Blogging Meme

Martin Fenner started it all, so Martin also put together a summary of most frequent, most interesting and funniest responses. Take a look. And here is the Worldle summary of the Question #1 and here for Question #2.

Twilight

Saw the movie over the weekend. Mrs.Coturnix and Coturnietta read the first book (Coturnietta is now reading the second) so we went together. I am a horrible movie critic – I usually kick back, munch popcorn, and enjoy every piece of crap on the screen. Heck, I love B-monster movies. So, back to Twilight –…

My picks from ScienceDaily

This is what you need to do: 2008 Nominations Contact Form In order to nominate blogs for the 2008 Edublog Awards you have to link to them first! So, follow these two simple steps to nominate (nominations made without links or without correct submission will not be counted) 1. Write a post on your blog…

It’s time! We are closing the submission form on December 1st at midnight Eastern time! That is just 34 hours away! As expected, the entries have been flying in by the bushel over the past few days – it’s hard to keep up with you all and add all the new entries to the list.…

Clock Quotes

The next time you feel like complaining, remember that your garbage disposal probably eats better than thirty percent of the people in this world. – Robert Orben

Using Blogs to Promote Science Literacy

Miss Baker’s slideshow about using blogs in the science classroom: Using Blogs to Promote Science Literacy View SlideShare presentation or Upload your own. (tags: education blogging)

Turkish March

Philip Johnson makes some back-of-the-envelope calculations, very conservatively assuming that all OA journals are author-pay (not true) and all author fees for publishing are born by the Universities (not true) and concludes that even with such harsh handicapping, universities that switched to OA-only policies would immediately save substantial amounts of money (also check the excellent…