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Archives for January, 2009

By Colleen M. Smith: NEWS: ScienceOnline’09 explores the evolution of science on the web: Research Triangle Park, NC, Jan. 16–The third annual science communication conference, ScienceOnline’09, took place at the Sigma Xi Center last weekend. The event was open to all scientists, bloggers, educators, students, journalists, and others interested in exploring science and ways to…

Today’s carnivals

104th Skeptics’ Circle: The Skepticism Review and Education Program Edition…..is up on Space City Skeptics Carnival of the Liberals #83: Obacalypse Edition is up on And Doctor Biobrain’s Response Is…

From SCONC: Tuesday, Feb. 10 7 p.m. Science Cafe Durham: Transforming Learning Through Computational Thinking Bob Panoff of the Shodor Foundation tells Periodic Tables why he left academics to create an organization devoted to hands-on learning projects. Broad Street CafĂ©, 1116 Broad Street, Durham, NC 27705. More – http://www.ncmls.org/periodictables#transforming

My picks from ScienceDaily

Clock Quotes

I do not think there is any thrill that can go through the human heart like that felt by the inventor as he sees some creation of the brain unfolding to success…. Such emotions make a man forget food, sleep, friends, love, everything. – Nikola Tesla


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ScienceOnline’09, the third annual science communication conference (successor to the 2007 and 2008 North Carolina Science Blogging Conferences), was another unqualified success wifi issues notwithstanding. Around 215 scientists, educators, students, journalists and bloggers gathered for three days of activities, meals, sessions and hallway conversations to explore ways to use online tools to promote the public…

New and Exciting in PLoS ONE

There are 10 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 are my own picks…

New microbiology aggregator

New microbiology aggregator just went live in Belgrade, built (as always) by Vedran Vucic.

Tear Down This Myth

Will Bunch of Attytood recently published an interesting and important book – Tear Down This Myth: How the Reagan Legacy Has Distorted Our Politics and Haunts Our Future. On his blog, Will provides an excerpt and commentary: Twenty years gone – but Reagan still matters. About this time one year ago, unceasing Reagan idolatry hijacked…