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Archives for November, 2008

It’s time! We are closing the submission form on December 1st at midnight Eastern time! As expected, the entries have been flying in over the past few days. Keep them coming! You have only 3 or so days left to dig through your Archives for your best posts since December 20th 2007 and submit them.…

Clock Quotes

Most people like to read about intrigue and spies. I hope to provide a metaphor for the average reader’s daily life. Most of us live in a slightly conspiratorial relationship with our employer and perhaps with our marriage. – John le Carre

Today’s carnivals

Friday Ark #219 is up on Modulator Change of Shift Volume Three, Number Eleven is up on RehabRN

The other night, at the meeting of the Science Communicators of North Carolina, the highlight of the event was a Skype conversation with Chris Brodie who is currently in Norway on a Fulbright, trying to help the scientists and science journalists there become more effective in communicating Norwegian science to their constituents and internationally. Some…

My picks from ScienceDaily

Clock Quotes

Already the writers are complaining that there is too much freedom. They need some pressure. The worse your daily life, the better your art. If you have to be careful because of oppression and censorship, this pressure produces diamonds. – Tatyana Tolstaya

What is wrong with the picture?

Serbian Ministry of Health, as part of their fight against AIDS, inserted a condom inside a women’s magazine this month. The condom is German-made, named “Bumper-Bumper” and in a fun-looking package: [Image from] The timing is unfortunate (I’m sure it was planned months in advance and was too difficult to pull back at the last…

Winners of the Darwin Limerick Contest

You will have to go here to read them.

ScienceOnline’09 – Friday events

The Friday page for the ScienceOnline09 is not up to date yet, but will be soon. What is planned? In the morning, there will be something related to coffee – Coffee Science of sorts. Place and time TBA. For lunches, you are free to organize yourselves by editing the Friday page. In the afternoon, we…

Donation drive hits the number 10!

The online drive has already produced 10 donors. Let’s see if we can up that number a little….