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Archives for May, 2009

It appears that Jorge Cham has been reading some of these posts or associated FriendFeed threads, because today’s PhDcomics strip is this one: I am wondering how many of ‘weissberg’s’ comments have been removed by the moderators over the years. Also, if duplicate comments are posted 14 years apart, is it because MoveableType stalled that…

New and Exciting in PLoS this week

Usually on Thursday nights I take a look at all seven PLoS journals to see what strikes my fancy. 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, Mendeley, Connotea, Stumbleupon, Facebook…

If you ever glanced at the circadian literature, you have probably encountered the statement that “circadian rhythms are ubiquitous in living systems”. In all of my formal and informal writing I qualified that statement somewhat, stating something along the lines of “most organisms living on or near the Earth’s surface have circadian rhythms”. Why? In…

My picks from ScienceDaily

Today’s carnivals

I and the Bird #101 is up on Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted) The 104th edition of the Carnival of Space is up on Mang’s Bat Page Change of Shift Vol 3 Number 24 is up on CodeBlog

Clock Quotes

None of us suddenly becomes something overnight. The preparations have been in the making for a lifetime. – Gail Kathleen Godwin

Creative reuse of OA materials

Last week also demonstrated another benefit of Open Access. Not just that everyone could re-use the images from the Ida paper without wondering “is this too much for Fair Use principles?” (yes, I have seen people re-post every single image from the paper into their articles/posts, plus lengthy excerpts of text), but people could do…

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, Mendeley, Connotea, Stumbleupon, Facebook and Digg) with just one click. Here are my own…

Pete Binfield, the Managing Editor of PLoS ONE, presented a webinar about article-level metrics to NISO – see also the blog post about it: Article-Level Metrics (at PLoS and beyond) Tags: PLoS PLoS ONE PLoSONE ONE Journal articlelevelmetrics article level metrics binfield COUNTER onlineusage usage academicjournals academic journals journals library Public Library of Science science…

The First Award for Best Science Blogging Judged by Steven Pinker Celebrating the best of blog-writing on the web, 3 Quarks Daily will award four annual prizes in the respective areas of Science, Arts & Literature, Politics, and Philosophy for the best blog post in those fields. This year, the winners of the 3QD Prize…