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Vanessa Woods (website, old blog, new blog, Twitter) will be reading from her new book “Bonobo Handshake” (comes out May 27th – you can pre-order on amazon.com) at the Regulator in Durham on May 27th at 7pm, at Quail Ridge Books on June 9th at 7:30pm, and at Chapel Hill Borders on June 12th at…

Scott Huler (blog, Twitter), the author of ‘Defining the Wind’, has a new book coming out this Tuesday. ‘On The Grid’ (amazon.com) is the story of infrastructure. For this book, Scott started with his own house (unlike me, Scott did the work) and traced where all those pipes, drains, cables and wires were coming from…

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…

The New York Times Reader: Science & Technology by Holly Stocking is now out: Science writing poses specific challenges: Science writers must engage their audiences while also explaining unfamiliar scientific concepts and processes. Further, they must illuminate arcane research methods while at the same time cope with scientific ignorance and uncertainty. Stocking’s volume not only…

Rebecca Skloot is in the Triangle, NC

My SciBling Rebecca Skloot will be here in the Triangle for a couple of days this week promoting her book The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. I’ll be out of town for most of this (off to Boston in a couple of hours), but you should come to one or more of these events if…

Second review of Open Laboratory 2009

And it is good! Written by Maggie Koerth-Baker at BoingBoing: Best science writing from the blogosphere! Check it out. Post a comment….

The Open Laboratory 2009 – It is Live!

Yes, the day has finally arrived! The anthology is now up for sale! Just go ahead right now and click on this link right here, then click on the “Add To Cart” button and one copy (or more!) of this amazing book will be yours! SciCurious did a fantastic job as this year’s editor –…

The time has come….the moment many of you have been waiting for, for months! The most amazing 2009 guest editor Scicurious and I are ready to announce the 50 posts that have made it through a grueling judging process to emerge as winners to be included in the Open Laboratory 2009, the anthology of the…

There will be, at ScienceOnline2010, at least two sessions dedicated to books and book publishing – From Blog to Book: Using Blogs and Social Networks to Develop Your Professional Writing and Writing for more than glory: Proposals and Pitches that Pay – as well as several others that will at least mention books as vehicles…

This is exciting! From Young Australian Skeptics: Skeptical Blog Anthology 2009: Inspired by the annual The Open Laboratory, the Skeptical Blog Anthology is a printed anthology of blog posts voted the very best of 2009, managed by the Young Australian Skeptics in conjunction with the Critical Teaching Education Group (CTEG). The anthology is an attempt…