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Archives for February, 2009

Actually, Journalists do take some of the blame for the death of newspapers: But why is the business model dying? Competition is a factor, and blogs are obviously part of that mix. But again, if I’d started a business and someone else opened up down the street and offered a more appealing product, and I…

A Birders’ Guide to Facebook

Gunnar Engblom explains Facebook to newbies. Just go to Facebook and search for ‘Birding’ – people, groups, events.

Because they are more realistic than the MSM – this clip is even more relevant today than it was when first released:

My picks from ScienceDaily

Clock Quotes

Sometimes you are overwhelmed when a thing comes, and you do not realize the magnitude of the affair at that moment. When you get away from it, you wonder, did it really happen to you? – Marian Anderson

Fossils! Fossils! Fossils!

You may be aware that PLoS ONE has started making Collections of papers in various areas of research. The older PLoS journals have been making collections for a long time. PLoS ONE is just starting. Last month we put together the first such collection – Stress-Induced Depression and Comorbidities: From Bench to Bedside. Today, we…

My picks from ScienceDaily

What Is A Virus? Research Suggests A Broader Definition May Be Needed: The strange interaction of a parasitic wasp, the caterpillar in which it lays its eggs and a virus that helps it overcome the caterpillar’s immune defenses has some scientists rethinking the definition of a virus. In an essay in the journal Science, Donald…

Clock Quotes

Sometimes being a friend means mastering the art of timing. There is a time for silence. A time to let go and allow people to hurl themselves into their own destiny. And a time to prepare to pick up the pieces when it’s all over. – Octavia Butler

Nature Methods: It’s good to blog

Another editorial about science blogging today, this time in Nature Methods: Lines of communication: The public likes science stories it can easily relate to, and we have to admit that most science, including that published in Nature Methods, is unlikely to get more than a snore from nonscientists. In contrast, science stories that have a…

How today’s kids do homework

My son had to do a homework for his Biology class, a kinda stupid long worksheet. He was given a bunch of DNA sequences (and had the codon table handy) and needed to translate that into amino acid sequences. The a.a. sequence spells out a sentence. Busy-work, if anyone asks me. Anyway, he was too…