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Archives for October, 2007

Blogging Scholarship

The finalists for the 2007 Blogging Scholarship have been announced. There’s 20 of them, and, from a quick perusal of the list, it appears that four of them are science bloggers. Two of those four are familiar to evolgen: Shelley of Retrospectacle and Kambiz of Anthropology.net. The other two are new to me, but appear…

Mark Liberman has an excellent post examining the general public’s understanding of basic statistical concepts such as means, variances, and distributions. Here’s a taste: Until about a hundred years ago, our language and culture lacked the words and ideas needed to deal with the evaluation and comparison of sampled properties of groups. Even today, only…

Moran with More on Aldolase

My series on using computational tools to study molecular evolution [Publishing Original Research on Blogs] has focused on the evolution of the aldolase gene family in Drosophila. When I described the Backstory, I left out a lot of details regarding the biochemistry of glycolysis. Well, Larry Moran happens to be a biochemist — he’s even…

Previous entries: Part 1 – Introduction Part 2 – The Backstory Part 3 – Obtaining 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 4 of this series (Obtaining More Sequences) can be found below. Obtaining More…

LOL Sieve

Haldane never had it so good: (Via Shelley.)

Circus of the Spineless #25

The new edition of Circus of the Spineless has been posted at The annotated budak. Go get yourself some invert blogging!

Previous entries: Part 1 – Introduction Part 2 – The Backstory 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 3 of this series (Obtaining Sequences) can be found below. Obtaining Sequences In the previous post I described…

The New Bio::Blogs is Available

Pedro has posted a new edition of Bio::Blogs, the bioinformatics blog carnival. Go check out the hottest new computational biology blogging.

DonorsChoose.org ScienceBlogs Challenge 2007

Some of you may recall that last year we held a sort-of fundraiser to support science education. The program was organized through DonorsChoose.org, a non-profit dedicated to getting money to teachers to support in class projects. Each teacher submits a proposal requesting funds for their desired project, and prospective donors select which project they would…

This is a repost (with some edits) of an introduction to publishing original research on blogs — a series I am reintroducing. The original entry can be found here. Previous entries: Part 1 – Introduction This post is part of a series exploring the evolution of a duplicated gene in the genus Drosophila. Links to…