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Tear Down This Myth

Will Bunch of Attytood recently published an interesting and important book – Tear Down This Myth: How the Reagan Legacy Has Distorted Our Politics and Haunts Our Future. On his blog, Will provides an excerpt and commentary: Twenty years gone – but Reagan still matters. About this time one year ago, unceasing Reagan idolatry hijacked…

I promised solutions in 24 hours, and it’s been a little more than that now, so here are the sources: 1. I suppose that the mere fact that I was in the company of two friends itself proves that I wasn’t actually some kind of hermit when it came to my rat studies. Rats by…

Five-Fiftysix meme

It started with Henry who was bored with the simplicity of the “pick the nearest book” meme and decided to make it really hard! Mike picked it up and tagged a few people, including me and Wilkins. So, what are the rules? Hey, Henry came up with this, so feel free to make the rules…

Science and Science Fiction

A few days ago, Peggy and Stephanie asked the blogosphere a few questions about the relationship between science and Science Fiction. They want to use the insights from the responses to run their session – Science Fiction on Science Blogs – at the ScienceOnline09 meeting in January. They got lots of responses – interesting reads…

Open Game Table

Inspired by The Open Laboratory, the Gamers in the blogosphere are planning to do something similar – the Open Game Table. If you are a gaming blogger, take a look and participate….

‘Academeology’ review in Nature

Peggy Kolm wrote a book review in Nature of Academeology by Female Science Professor. My copy arrived some weeks ago, but it will have to wait until I read at least three other books I promised to review….eh. Anyway, Peggy says: FSP’s stories of being a woman in a male-dominated field are engrossing. She describes…

Outliers

Malcolm Gladwell has a new book out and critics all home in on different aspects of it…. MICHIKO KAKUTANI: Much of what Mr. Gladwell has to say about superstars is little more than common sense: that talent alone is not enough to ensure success, that opportunity, hard work, timing and luck play important roles as…

We can haz Not Exactly Rockit Science?

Yes, we can! My SciBling Ed Yong has collected some of his best posts from the last year and published them as a book. Yes, I already bought a copy for myself. And you should, too – just order it here. Ed says: I started Not Exactly Rocket Science as a way of reaching out…

Jennifer Rohn’s first lab lit novel, ‘Experimental Heart‘ is now available for sale! It is described as “A literary thriller/romance set in the London research scene, ‘Experimental Heart’ is a thought-provoking, page-turning lab adventure that exposes the hidden world of modern scientists”: During his many long nights in the lab, scientist Andy O’Hara has plenty…

Reading Recommendation for today

The Great Limbaugh Con by Charles M. Kelly, published in 1994, is even more current and up-to-date than it was then. And it is not really about Limbaugh himself – he serves only as a starting point. There are many Limbaughs out there now who parrot the same stuff and what he pioneered in the…