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The Two Cultures in the 21st Century: A full-day symposium sponsored by: Science & the City, ScienceDebate2008, Science Communication Consortium At the 50th anniversary of C.P. Snow’s famous Rede Lecture on the importance to society of building a bridge between the sciences and humanities, this day-long symposium brings together leading scholars, scientists, politicians, authors, and…

World’s Biggest Scientific Fraud?

Wow! This is massive! From Anesthesiology News: Scott S. Reuben, MD, of Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, Mass., a pioneer in the area of multimodal analgesia, is said to have fabricated his results in at least 21, and perhaps many more, articles dating back to 1996. The confirmed articles were published in Anesthesiology, Anesthesia and…

The next edition of this fantastic carnival will be hosted by Zuska: The first Diversity in Science carnival, created and hosted by DNLee of Urban Science Adventures as a Black History Month Celebration, was a great success. Thanks to everyone who contributed! Now it’s time for our second round, which will be hosted right here…

A very brief history of plagiarism

Archy does an amazing detective job on who stole what from whom in the old literature on mammoths, going back all the way to Lyell! Then, as much of that literature is very old, he provides us with a history and timeline of the ideas of copyright and plagiarism so we could have a better…

Nature Methods: It’s good to blog

Another editorial about science blogging today, this time in Nature Methods: Lines of communication: The public likes science stories it can easily relate to, and we have to admit that most science, including that published in Nature Methods, is unlikely to get more than a snore from nonscientists. In contrast, science stories that have a…

Nature: It’s good to blog

In today’s Nature you can read an editorial that says, right there in the title, It’s good to blog: Is blogging a part of science, journalism or public discourse? In fact it may be all of these — an ambiguity that can sometimes leave scientists feeling uncertain about the rules of the game. ———————- The…

Meetings I’d like to go to….Part IV

SLEEP 2009: 23rd Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, LLC (APSS) will be held June 6-11, 2009, at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center in Seattle, Washington. The SLEEP meeting attracts the largest audience of sleep specialists in the nation. It is the only five and a half day meeting in the…

The very first, inaugural, and absolutely amazing edition of the Diversity in Science Carnival is now up on Urban Science Adventures. Wow! Just wow! Totally amazing stuff. And what a reminder of my White privilege – a couple of names there are familiar to me, as I have read their papers before, never ever stopping…

Meetings I’d like to go to….Part III

The 2009 Gordon Conference on Chronobiology is all molecular, and it is tough to get in anyway. It would be nice to go, but I don’t see how I can get invited and/or funded.

Meetings I’d like to go to….Part I

XI Congress of the European Biological Rhythms Society, organized in association with the Japanese Society for Chronobiology Hmmmm, Strasbourg in August. Fun for the family to do stuff while I chat with fellow chronobiologists, and just a short flight away from Belgrade…. Have to investigate if there’s a way for me to go…. And the…