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Archives for February 2, 2009

Do you comment on your own blog?

Comment threads on blogs are an important aspect of the blogging culture. But I disagree that it is a defining aspect – there are many excellent blogs out there with no commenting allowed. Such blogs usually have a prominently displayed contact information for direct e-mailing to the author. One can always link to and trackback…

There is some interesting stuff published in PLoS Medicine and PLoS Biology today: What Should Be Done To Tackle Ghostwriting in the Medical Literature?: Background to the debate: Ghostwriting occurs when someone makes substantial contributions to a manuscript without attribution or disclosure. It is considered bad publication practice in the medical sciences, and some argue…

Today’s carnivals

February Scientiae is up on Fairer Science Carnival of the Blue #21 is up on The Oyster’s Garter The Accretionary Wedge #16: Pondering the geological future of Earth, is up on Clastic Detritus Festival of the Trees #32 is up on Treeblog The 73rd History Carnival is up on Diapsalmata

From the Regulator Bookshop: Time: Tuesday, February 3, 2009 7:00 p.m. Location: Regulator Bookshop Title of Event: Rob Dunn NCSU ecology professor Rob Dunn will discuss and sign copies of his new book, Every Living Thing: Man’s Obsessive Quest to Catalog Life, from Nanobacteria to New Monkeys. Dunn, an engaging science popularizer, tells the exhilarating…

My picks from ScienceDaily

Clock Quotes

Solitude and company may be allowed to take their turns: the one creates in us the love of mankind, the other that of ourselves; solitude relieves us when we are sick of company, and conversation when we are weary of being alone, so that the one cures the other. There is no man so miserable…