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Archives for July, 2009

New and Exciting in PLoS this week

Lots of cool papers today in 4 out of 7 PLoS journals! 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…


Open Access and the divide between ‘mainstream’ and ‘peripheral’ science (also available here and here) by Jean-Claude Gu├ędon is a Must Read of the day. Anyone have his contact info so I can see if he would come to ScienceOnline’10? There is a whole bunch of articles about science publication metrics in the latest ESEP…

Miriam Goldstein of the Oyster’s Garter and Double X blogs (follow her on Twitter) is embarking on a sea-faring expedition! SEAPLEX is a Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego project studying plastics – yes, including the rubber duckies – accumulating in the oceans, specifically in the North Pacific Gyre. Miriam is leading the…

The series of interviews with some of the participants of the 2008 Science Blogging Conference was quite popular, so I decided to do the same thing again this year, posting interviews with some of the people who attended ScienceOnline’09 back in January. Today, I asked Sam Dupuis from the Science of Sorts on My Mind…

Clock Quotes

Living next to you is in some ways like sleeping with an elephant: No matter how friendly and even-tempered the beast, one is affected by every twitch and grunt. – Pierre Elliott Trudeau

A few years ago, I read Mary Roach’s first book, Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers and absolutely loved it! One of the best popular science books I have read in a long time – informative, eye-opening, thought-provoking and funny. Somehow I missed finding time to read her second (Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife…

Today’s carnivals

Carnival of Space #113 is up on Dynamics of Cats

Clock Quotes

The less people know about how sausages and laws are made, the better they’ll sleep at night. – Otto von Bismarck

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A man who is eating or lying with his wife or preparing to go to sleep in humility, thankfulness and temperance, is, by Christian standards, in an infinitely higher state than one who is listening to Bach or reading Plato in a state of pride. – Clive Staples Lewis