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Archives for December, 2008

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Christmas is a bridge. We need bridges as the river of time flows past. Today’s Christmas should mean creating happy hours for tomorrow and reliving those of yesterday. – Gladys Taber

New and Exciting in PLoS ONE

There are 20 new articles in PLoS ONE last night. 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 are my own…

How to Blog?

Slate has this good article with the same title (yes, read it if you are interested in becoming or becoming a better blogger). I agree with everything in it, except for one piece of advice that I often see bandied about but think is totally wrong: Don’t be too wordy. HuffPo says that 800 words…

Why can’t journalists call it as it is?

Researchers Hope Obama Team Will Reinvigorate Role of Science Adviser: In recent years, though, some critics have charged that the science adviser’s influence has reached another low under President George W. Bush…. “Some critics”? Like, the entire scientific community? The entire science blogosphere? All the science journalists? Because of the obvious fact that the Bush…

The Touch That Doesn’t Heal : Is there anecdotal evidence that unconventional therapies sometimes yield positive outcomes? Yes. There’s also anecdotal evidence that athletes who refuse to shave during winning streaks sometimes bring home championships. It was George D. Lundberg, a former editor of the Journal of the American Medical Association, who said: “There’s no…

So, let’s highlight some of the participants of this year’s ScienceOnline09 conference: Eva Amsen is a newly-minted PhD in Biochemistry at the University of Toronto, and she blogs on Easternblot, Expression Patterns and Musicians and Scientists. Melissa Anley-Mills is the News Director in the Office of Research and Development at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.…

Leopard takes down 2 Wildebeest (video)

My picks from ScienceDaily

Clock Quotes

Christmas is a time when kids tell Santa what they want and adults pay for it. Deficits are when adults tell the government what they want – and their kids pay for it. – Richard Lamm