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Archives for April, 2009

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Time engraves our faces with all the tears we have not shed. – Natalie Clifford Barney

New and Exciting in PLoS ONE

There are 24 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…

My picks from ScienceDaily

Guam Rhino Beetles Got Rhythm: In May 2008 the island of Guam became a living laboratory for scientists as they attached acoustic equipment to coconut trees in order to listen for rhinoceros beetles. A grant from USDA IPM allowed Richard Mankin, a recognized world-class expert on acoustic detection of insects, to travel to Guam to…

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Few colors last; with their eternal thirst, time and light suck on them, and they bleach the black doctor’s hat until it’s grey like a dunce’s cap. – Franz Grillparzer

The UCLA Pro-Test is tomorrow. If you live there – go. If not, prepare yourself for inevitable discussions – online and offline – by getting informed. And my fellow science bloggers have certainly provided plenty of food for thought on the issue of use of animals in research. First, you have to read Janet Stemwedel’s…

New and Exciting in PLoS ONE

There are 18 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. Also, check out the interview…

Today’s carnivals

Scientia Pro Publica #2 is up on Living the Scientific Life Grand Rounds, Vol. 5, No. 31 are up on Diabetes Mine Carnival of the Green #176 is up on Mother Nature Network

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I was born not knowing and have only had a little time to change that here and there. – Richard Feynman

My picks from ScienceDaily

Lizards Bask In The Sun For A Vitamin D Boost: Keeping warm isn’t the only reason lizards and other cold-blooded critters bask in the sun. According to a study published in the May/June issue of Physiological and Biochemical Zoology, chameleons alter their sunbathing behavior based on their need for vitamin D. Breaking The Animal Kingdom’s…

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There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats. – Albert Schweitzer