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Archives for March, 2009

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Early in life I had noticed that no event is ever correctly reported in a newspaper – George Orwell

New and Exciting in PLoS this week

Let’s see what’s new in PLoS Genetics, PLoS Computational Biology, PLoS Pathogens and PLoS ONE this week. As always, you should rate the articles, post notes and comments and send trackbacks when you blog about the papers. Here are my own picks for the week – you go and look for your own favourites: Association…

Today’s carnivals

Diversity in Science Carnival #2: Women Achievers in STEM – Past and Present, is up on Thus Spake Zuska The 108th Skeptic’s Circle is up on PodBlack Cat Grand Rounds Vol. 5 No. 27 are up on Code blog Carnival of the Green #172 is up on The Evangelical Ecologist

Human circadian rhythms and sleep

BBC 4 had a fascinating half-hour show yesterday, interviewing Till Roenneberg and Helen Emsellem on all sorts of fascinating new findings in the field of human chronobiology. Well worth a listen. But hurry up as the podcast is available only for another six days! (what do they do afterwards? why such a limited time? archives…

How should students learn about evolution? On Thursday morning’s Takeaway (at about 6:30 a.m. or 8:30 a.m. Eastern), we’re talking with Don McLeroy, chair of the Texas State Board of Education. He’s believes that students should have the opportunity to question evolution (and that God created the Earth a few thousand years ago). Texas is…

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People of mediocre ability sometimes achieve outstanding success because they don’t know when to quit. Most men succeed because they are determined to. – George Herbert Allen (1922-90)

My picks from ScienceDaily

Wild Bees Can Be Effective Pollinators: Over the past few years, honey bee keepers have experienced problems due to Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), which has hurt honey bee populations, causing some growers of fruits, nuts and vegetables to wonder how their crops will be pollinated in the future. Bees Prefer Shortest Distance Between Two Flowers:…

New and Exciting in PLoS ONE

There are 8 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…

I first posted this on June 24, 2004 on the www.jregrassroots.org forums, then republished on August 23, 2004 on Science And Politics, then a couple of times on this blog. Why did I decide to re-post it today? Because I have been thinking and reading about the current state and potential future of journalism, including…

My picks from ScienceDaily

In Horse Play, Adult-to-young Ratio Is Key: Adults of many animal species play a crucial role in the social development of youngsters. A new study reveals that the ratio of adults to young plays a much more important role in social development than the mere presence of adults. Triceratops Was A Social Animal, Group Of…