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Cory Doctorow in Chapel Hill

Cory Doctorow, blogger at BoingBoing and author of several books, came to town last weekend and did a reading/signing of his latest novel For The Win at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill on Sunday. I assume that, being bloggers and blog-readers, you all know who Cory is and what he does – if not, follow…

Well, this is some kind of switcheroo! Revere (or reveres) of Effect Measure has/have closed the doors. One of the best science/medicine blogs ever. One of those I point to when people snidely say that blogs can’t be trusted because they are all opinion and no substance. They can’t repeat that once they see Effect…

Perhaps the best 2010 TED talk – a must-watch:

Those of you who were reading scienceblogs.com two or three or four years ago may remember a feature we had here called “Ask a ScienceBlogger”, in which a question, chosen by the Overlords out of thousands of your suggestions, is posed to all of us here on the network and several of us who wanted…

It is somewhat hard to grok how much a Big Deal the WWW2010 conference is when it’s happening in one’s own backyard. After all, all I had to do was drop the kids at school a little earlier each morning and drive down to Raleigh, through the familiar downtown streets, park in a familiar parking…

Welcome the Newest SciBling!

Go say Hello to Deborah Blum at Speakeasy Science. Check out her old blog and website, follow her on Twitter and enjoy her latest book – The Poisoner’s Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York.

Last week I attended the WWW2010 conference in Raleigh. I posted my summary of the event over on Science In The Triangle blog so check it out.

One difference between reading Open Laboratory anthologies and reading the original posts included in them is that the printed versions are slightly edited and polished. Another difference is that the Prefaces and Introductions can be found only in the books. They have never been placed online. But now that four books are out and we…

Last week, at the SigmaXi pizza lunch (well, really dinner), organized by SCONC, we were served a delicious dish – a lively presentation by Dennis Meredith about Explaining Research, the topic of his excellent new book – in my humble opinion the best recent book on this topic. His presentation was almost identical to what…