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Archives for November, 2008

National Day of Listening

StoryCorps is declaring November 28, 2008 the first annual National Day of Listening: This holiday season, ask the people around you about their lives — it could be your grandmother, a teacher, or someone from the neighborhood. By listening to their stories, you will be telling them that they matter and they won’t ever be…

Open Game Table

Inspired by The Open Laboratory, the Gamers in the blogosphere are planning to do something similar – the Open Game Table. If you are a gaming blogger, take a look and participate….

Hmmm, juxtaposing these three posts is thought-provoking….what is education all about? Is the ‘coolness’ factor overpowering the ‘usefulness’ factor? Thoughts? Planning to Share versus Just Sharing: But inevitably, with a very few exceptions, these projects spend an enormous amount of time defining what is to be shared, figuring out how to share it, setting up…

My picks from ScienceDaily

‘Academeology’ review in Nature

Peggy Kolm wrote a book review in Nature of Academeology by Female Science Professor. My copy arrived some weeks ago, but it will have to wait until I read at least three other books I promised to review….eh. Anyway, Peggy says: FSP’s stories of being a woman in a male-dominated field are engrossing. She describes…

Clock Quotes

If there is any period one would desire to be born in, is it not the age of Revolution; when the old and the new stand side by side … when the glories of the old can be compensated by the rich possibilities of the new era? This time … is a very good one.…

New and Exciting in PLoS ONE

There are 11 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. You can now also easily place articles on various social services (CiteULike, Connotea, Stumbleupon, Facebook and Digg) with just one click. Here is my pick for…

Ever since I first discovered it, I loved the idea of the Moodgrapher and I wish it continued to be developed (not all the functions work any more). What it does is plot, in various ways, changes in “moods” as reported by users of LiveJournal. For instance, you can see the spike of “ecstatic” on…

Nudity? On this blog?

Paul Sunstone: Why Bother to Promote A Healthy Attitude Towards Nudity? On the other hand, there are at least two, broad reasons for somewhat caring how nudity is viewed (shameless pun intended). First, the notion that nudity is scandalous, immoral, and even dangerous contributes to all sorts of socio-political absurdities. ————————– Perhaps another reason we…

The Millionth Comment Winner is….

….drumroll…. Peggy Kolm! You can find Peggy on Biology in Science Fiction and Women in Science blogs. The prize is a trip to NYCity, a brunch with bloggers, museum trips, lab tours and a big SciBlings-made gift basket. Congratulations!