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I have studied many philosophers and many cats. The wisdom of cats is infinitely superior. – Hippolyte Taine

So they say. I guess even the government is not interested in saving the newspaper business….eh! Q1: why did they subscribe every employee? Couldn’t they buy one copy and put it in the waiting room at the reception desk, or at the water cooler, or in the dining hall? Or, well, they could have come…

Bora’s Links on (Science) Journalism

Just a collection of links to my and other people’s posts/articles I need to have collected all in one place (I will explain later): 1.a.Breaking News Scientific American Editor, President to Step Down; 5 Percent of Staff Cut ‘Scientific American’ Editor Out in Reorg 1. b.Death of print: how are newspapers and magazines different? Defining…

New and Exciting in PLoS ONE

There are 23 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…

UCLA Pro-Test a success

I hope you got educated before the UCLA Pro-Test yesterday. It went great – see the coverage by DrugMonkey, Nick Anthis, DrugMonkey again and Scicurious. Show Your Support for Medical Progress by signing the Petition for responsible animal research. Then go and crash this poll, despite it being flawed. And to continue our education on…

Larks, Owls and Hummingbirds

I regularly get Google News alerts for articles that contain the word “circadian” in them. Most of them are not too exciting, but when a really good one comes along, I like to point it out to you. Today, you should go and read Larks, Owls and Hummingbirds, a guest post by Leon Kreitzman over…

Book Club: ‘Bonk’ by Mary Roach

I loved Mary Roach’s ‘Stiff’ when it first came out, so I was excited to see that Sheril started a book club reading the third book, Bonk, by the same author. My copy just arrived, so I will be participating as much as I can find the time. Some of my SciBlings have already read…

Today’s carnivals

Four Stone Hearth Anthropology Blog Carnival #65 is up on A Primate of Modern Aspect Carnival of the Liberals #89 is up on Johnny Pez

My picks from ScienceDaily