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Archives for February, 2010

Today’s carnivals

Circus of the Spineless #48: Cabinet of Curiosity is up on Matthew Sarver: The Modern Naturalist Diversity in Science Carnival #7: Black History Month – Broadening STEM Participation at every level – is up on Urban Science Adventures! © Carnival of the Green #215! is up on Project Earth The 131st Skeptics’ Circle is up…

The first review of Open Laboratory 2009

The fourth anthology barely managed to hit the virtual shelves when the very first book review was published. Of course, considering the speed, this was done by a blogger – Grant Jacobs from the ‘Code for Life’ blog on New Zealand sciblogs. Read his review here. You liked what you just read? Buy the book!…

Science and Entertainment: Beyond Blogging Saturday, January 16 at 2 – 3:05pm D. Science and Entertainment: Beyond Blogging – Tamara Krinsky and Jennifer Ouellette Description: Over the past several years, the Internet has tangibly changed the way that movies and TV shows are produced and marketed. Blogs will call out ridiculous scientific errors found in…

Clock Quotes

Something of vengeance I had tasted for the first time; as aromatic wine it seemed, on swallowing warm and racy; its afterflavor, metallic and corroding, gave me a sensation as it I had been poisoned. – Charlotte Bronte

A couple of weeks ago, there was a flurry of tweets, tagged with #sci140 hashtag on Twitter. What was that about? People were trying to summarize scientific papers in 140 characters or less. Actually, they had to use less as the hashtag itself took some space. Almost 200 tweets were made, and they have all…

SciBlings at AAAS10

Four Sciblings (and three ex-Sciblings – Sheril Kirshenbaum, Chris Mooney and Carl Zimmer – but once a Scibling always a Scibling rule applies, so we hung together some…) went to the AAAS meeting last week in San Diego. There is a lot of coverage in the MSM (and a little bit on blogs – it’s…

Clock Quotes

“I feel so miserable without you, it’s almost like having you here.” – Comedian Kip Adota

Explaining Science to the Public

Chris Brodie is teaching the ‘Explaining Science to the Public’ class at NC State University. His students come from English, science and engineering departments and he is teaching them how to write well and how to utilize all of the modern technologies for science communication. The students are now all on Twitter – yup, that’s…

Listen to the podcast, post comments, ask questions – the new forum is now live and will go on for the next week: How the Hidden Brain Controls Our Lives We like to think of ourselves as conscious, rational beings. But human behavior is largely driven by unconscious attitudes. These attitudes reside in the deep…

How does a journalist figure out ‘which scientists to trust’? Saturday, January 16 at 3:15 – 4:20pm D. How does a journalist figure out “which scientists to trust”? – Christine Ottery and Connie St Louis Description: We will talk about how science journalists can know which scientists to trust based on a blogpost by Christine…