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links for 2008-02-02

Good Math, Bad Math : Idiot Math Professors, Fractions, and the Fun of Math What good is it to master the mechanics of arithmetic if you don’t understand it? (tags: education math)

links for 2008-01-30

Laelaps : I don’t quite get the same impression… The science blogosphere may not be so “bloggy” as other quarters (at least, given one stereotype of blogginess). (tags: blogosphere) The Voltage Gate : Defining Bloggers by Medium Maybe not being stereotypically “bloggy” is a good thing (not just for our readers, but so we don’t…

links for 2008-01-12

The Republic of T. » Blog-Related Stress Disorder An interesting discussion about how what we think we need to do for our readers or our connection to the blogosphere can create stress for us and impinge on our non-virtual lives. (tags: blogosphere) As a Favor to Me, Do This Favor For Ben « Tiny Cat…

links for 2008-01-10

Creek Running North » If there is hope, it dies with the trolls Excellent discussion about responsibilities within comment threads — potentially useful for my Science Blogging Conference session. (tags: blogosphere communication) The Missing Link Monthly history of science podcasts! Cool beans! (tags: history-of-science)

links for 2008-01-09

see jane in the academy: one by one. An interesting addition to the tenure dossier: a public talk on one’s research. (tags: academia tenure) Leiter Reports: A Philosophy Blog: “As a profession, is philosophy in a better or worse state than it was in 1997?” I think the philosophers quoted have interestingly different ideas of…

links for 2008-01-08

Matt Thurling on the concept of science.TV « Pimm – Partial immortalization “Science” seems to mean very things to scientists and non-scientists, which complicates the project of communicating about science. (tags: science-communication) Recognition and Alleviation of Distress in Laboratory Animals Available to pre-order, or to read for free online. Looks like good empirical research to…

As a quick follow-up to yesterday’s post about the suit filed against UCSF, I thought I’d point out some resources relevant to the federal regulations (in the U.S.) governing the use of animals in scientific research. These are the regulations currently in place — whether you think they do too little to protect the welfare…

Stuff worth reading.

I want to share some of the items I’ve been reading elsewhere. Some of them strike me as having a very “summertime” feel to them, while others are just about the non-seasonal issues that are part of life.

I haven’t abandoned you, dear readers, I’ve just been attending to some tasks in the three-dimensional world. In the meantime, I want to recommend some great posts on other blogs. While some may leave you feeling reasonably good about doings in the world of science, I’m afraid others may break your heart. That doesn’t mean…

A few announcements.

The Society of Women Engineers is hosting an event on June 3rd that may be of interest to girls (or their parents) in the Twin Cities area: On June 3rd, hundreds of girls in St. Paul, Minnesota will attend an event hosted by SWE called, “Wow! That’s Engineering!” Through hands-on activities, girls will learn how…