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Archives for October, 2007

Separated at Birth?

Some day I sell DNA!

Why is this video so damn funny?

Pseudoscience on Preprint Servers

Peer-to-Peer, one of Nature‘s many blogs, has a post on pseudoscience on preprint servers. The post is in response to a post from another blog (creationists using nature precedings to pre-publish junk science) that pointed out a potentially pseudoscientific article on Nature‘s preprint server, Nature Precedings (The saltational model for the dawn of H. sapiens,…

A Job Posting

Too funny to pass up: Seeking NIH Geneticist as early (paid) reader of Science/Adventure Novel I’m looking for a one or more readers to vet the science and NIH-specific details of a science/adventure novel. This is a “hard science” book along the lines of Carl Sagan’s “Contact,” but with certain spiritual elements. The ideal reader…

Scientific Communication

I want to highlight two excellent items related to scientific communication: The first is a post by Tim Lamber on Deltoid in which he reproduces a comment by John Mashey. Mashey provides a very nice description of how scientists should deal with members of the media. Rather than merely berating bad science reporting (as some…

Previous entries: Part 1 – Introduction Part 2 – The Backstory Part 3 – Obtaining Sequences Part 4 – Obtaining More Sequences Part 5 – Examining the Outgroups This post is part of a series exploring the evolution of a duplicated gene in the genus Drosophila. Links to the previous posts are above. Part 6…

Previous entries: Part 1 – Introduction Part 2 – The Backstory Part 3 – Obtaining Sequences Part 4 – Obtaining More Sequences This post is part of a series exploring the evolution of a duplicated gene in the genus Drosophila. Links to the previous posts are above. Part 5 of this series (Examining the Outgroups)…

DonorsChoose.org Prizes!!!

Remember those prizes I promised if you donated to any of the ScienceBlogs DonorsChoose.org challenges? I described the prize for one lucky donor to the evolgen challenge. Now Seed has revealed what they’re giving away to a few lucky contributors to any of the ScienceBlogs challenges. Janet has the lowdown at her blog — the…

Frank Wants a Shiny Prize

Please God, don’t let it happen. Please don’t let Franky Collins win this stupid award. I don’t usually make pleas to you, but, given that this is a matter regarding a man of faithTM, I figured it’s a good time to plea to the sky fairy. So, do whatever you can to prevent Congress from…

DonorsChoose.org — Week 1 Update

There are two exciting pieces of news about the DonorsChoose.org ScienceBlogs Challenge. First of all, Seed has offered to match all donations by ScienceBlogs readers for the second year in a row. Last year, Seed matched donations up to $10,000, but this year they’re willing to match up to $15,000. So, start donating. We’re currently…