A Blog Around The Clock

Archives for March, 2009

New and Exciting in PLoS ONE

You really need to go to a PLoS ONE paper and take a look – we have done some nifty home remodeling What is really new and important is that there are all sorts of article-level metrics on each paper. The same goes for all the other TOPAZ-based PLoS journals (i.e., all but PLoS Biology…

Today’s carnivals

Encephalon #67 is up on Neuroskeptic Podcast Of The Blue #1 is up on Malaria, Bedbugs, Sea Lice, and Sunsets Grand Rounds Vol. 5 No. 28 are up on Running a hospital Carnival of the Green #173 is up on Eco Joe’s Friday Ark #236 is up on Modulator

My picks from ScienceDaily

Clock Quotes

When half the world is still plagued by terror and distress, you stop guiltily sometimes in the midst of your house-laughter and wonder if you’ve a right to it. Ought any of us to laugh, until all of us can again, you ask yourself, sometimes. – Margaret Lee Runbeck

Truth or Consequences? Engaging the ‘Truth’ of Evolution: John is the only one of the four evangelists who recounts Jesus’ (possibly apocryphal) statement to Pilate that he was in fact a king whose role was “to bear witness to the truth; and all who are on the side of truth listen to my voice.” Pilate…

You know I have been following the “death of newspapers” debate, as well as “bloggers vs. journalists” debate, and “do we need science reporters” debate for a long time now. What I have found – and it is frustrating to watch – is that different people use different definitions for the same set of words…

This is today: A Conversation with Dr. Oliver Smithies Excellence Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine 2007 Nobel Laureate Moderated by Dr. Tony Waldrop, Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development Monday, March 30, 2009 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm Room 527 Health Sciences Library Light refreshments to follow Join us for a chat with…

My picks from ScienceDaily

Optimal Running Speed Associated With Evolution Of Early Human Hunting Strategies: Runners, listen up: If your body is telling you that your pace feels a little too fast or a little too slow, it may be right. A new study, published online March 18 in the Journal of Human Evolution, shows that the efficiency of…

Clock Quotes

Nothing destroys authority so much as the unequal and untimely interchange of power, pressed too far and relaxed too much. – Francis Bacon

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