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This is a Good-bye Post

This is the final post ever at evolgen. It was a fun 4+ years, the last three spent at ScienceBlogs, but it has come time for me to close up shop. When I first got into blogging, I did it as a way to share what was on my mind to the few people who…

What Post(s) Should I Submit to Open Lab?

Every year, the best science blog posts are collected in a book, the Open Laboratory (here are the 2006 and 2007 editions). Last year’s edition included my cartoon, The Lab Fridge. It wasn’t my best post of the year, but it filled one of the niche categories published in the book. Bora has been soliciting…

Stuff White ScienceBloggers Like

Apparently, ScienceBlogs is loaded with white people. Hell, the whitest person I know blogs in this very domain. That got me thinking. Sure, we may look white. But are we really white? I mean, really white. So white that we like the stuff white people like.

One “Art”, Please

I can’t draw for shit. And I’ve got crappy penmanship to boot. All in all, I don’t end up with aesthetically pleasing creations when I put pen or pencil to paper. So it’s ironic that my one blog post selected for the 2007 edition of the Open Lab is a comic that I made. It’s…

3QD Hates Me. They really hate me!!

In a list of the most overrated things, we’re the Churchills of popular science: Popular science: ScienceBlogs. Politics gets more hits than science, so ScienceBlogs recruits screamers rather than interesting popularizers or important scientists. More here.

Publishing Original Research on Blogs – Part 1

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. In April of last year, Bora pushed the idea of publishing original research (hypotheses, data, etc) on science blogs. As a responsible researcher, I would need…

Over a year ago I threatened to perform some original research and publish it on my blog. I got as far as writing an introduction to the project, but I never actually posted any data. I know, I suck.I had hoped to make the project simple enough that people could follow along. The problem was…

You Call This a Blog?

Wow, posts at evolgen have been few and far between. A damn, dirty manuscript is to blame. I keep trying to get it write itself, but the sucker refused to oblige. Maybe it would help if I could finish the data analysis. But enough about me. Let’s talk about me Steve Steve. The last time…

Internet Odds and Ends

Rick at My Biotech Life is organizing all the genetics feeds into a single Feedburner feed. The DNA Network is a collection of feeds from sites that blog on genetics. You can subscribe to the DNA Network Feed to get the web’s best genetics content delivered to your newsreader. If you would like to join…

In a round-up of some of the coverage of Shelley’s run-in with Wiley, Scientific American’s Nikhil Swaminathan wrote the following: Anyway, on Tuesday, over at the ScienceBlog Retrospectacle, neuroscience PhD student Shelley Batts (who based on her pictures alone seems to be both attractive and avian-friendly) posted an analysis of a study appearing in the…