Scientia pro publica is a blog carnival dedicated to bringing together in one place links to the best of science blogging that would be of general interest. The previous edition of this carnival is at Mauka to Makai. You can find out about earlier editions and future editions at the carnival’s web page, here. You can submit entries to the carnival by going here. The next edition will be at A DC Birding Blog.
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This Seventh edition’s theme is: “OMG, I can’t believe how many submissions there are! Science is everywhere!!!!”
… and malaria. A Primate of Modern Aspect blogs about Evolution of a malaria resistance gene in wild primates in a post called Genetic polymorphisms in wild baboons. This is obviously very interesting, and would probably make an excellent post for use in the life science classroom.
Speaking of genetics, what about the concept of Resistance without genetics – persistence in bacterial populations, which is covered by Lab Rat.
The Primate Diaries, just now moved to Scienceblogs.com, addresses: The Struggle for Coexistence: Individuals, Systems and the Emergence of Cooperation in Bacterial Biofilms.
AK’s Rambling Thoughts writes about a peer reviewed paper on the brain in the post Nerve Cells and Glial Cells: Redefining the Foundation of Intelligence.
Sciurious of Neurotopia blogs about Things I like to Blog About: Neurotransmission, and illustrates the post very nicely. Steal these graphics for your presentations!
What about the Hippocampus and Depression? Dr. Shock addresses this.
Birds are good except when they accidentally almost kill you. Migratory Canada Geese Brought Down Flight 1549 according to surprising science. “Well,we were here first” said the birds as they were getting sucked into the get engine….
Regarding bird habitat, Coffee and Conservation has coverage of a peer reviewed paper: Andean shade coffee quality habitat for birds.
Mauka to Makai addresses the question: What happens when endangered species are also killers??? Read Saving the Screwed.
The latest on the effort to track the flu via Google is summarized by It’s Alive!!! in Trends in internet influenza
Global Health covers an important issue in The Growing Threat of Malaria. This post has one of the bet mosquito pictures I’ve seen.
Yet another study demonstrates that unhealth is beating heath. New Voices for research blogs It’s hard work to be this unhealthy.
Green tea makes me laugh. People drink green tea because it is ‘better for them’ without acknowledging that it is way higher in caffeine than ‘black tea,’ a fact that should matter. Anyway, it has been suggested that green tea cures cancer (as one woo-uld expect since it has the word “green” in the title). Blue Genes looks at a preliminary study that asks the question Is it true that green tea ‘slows prostate cancer’?
What causes homosexual behavior in animals? Pleiotropy, in a post called Homosexuality is not a choice, provides us with the quote of the month winner: “Contrary to what most people probably think, homosexual behavior is not just common in animals, it is catholic.”
PodBlack Cat discusses Sex and the Single Somnambulist …
…Sleepwalkers ‘have been described to be involved in complex motor activities like cooking, eating, driving a car, playing an instrument, stabbing and even murder’. One such case is that reflected in the title of this blog post – is it true that someone could in fact have sex when they were asleep?
Boys will be boys and girls will be girls and Swedish parents will … throw a wrench in the works. Science. Why Not. gives us The Pseudoscience Chronicles Volume 3:Girls will be girls and boys will be boys.
From moi, why do lions form prides? The better to hunt, of course! Well, no.
Something I’ve always wanted to know, seriously, is do Bone Assemblages Track Animal Community Structure over 40 Years in an African Savanna??? Galley Proofs looks at a peer reviewed paper by that name in Good news for paleontologists?.
Pleiotropy asks if Orangutans … replace chimpanzees as our closest relative?
Surprising Science thinks you may be surprised to learn that the sunspots are missing, and provides An Explanation for the Missing Sunspots.
Galley proofs notes that Earth vibrations are an interesting phenomenon…
During a large storm over the ocean, high winds blow over the ocean’s surface. The wind transfers energy to the water, which is where the big ocean waves come from. That energy can generate “microseisms” in the ocean crust.
… in a post called “What’s the signal, and what’s the noise?”
Science on tap reviews Death from the Skies (Phil Plait).
Find the International Space Station with Twitter from Surprising Science.
Bob O’Hara at Nature Network asks the question Do We Need a Scientific Literature? which addresses among other things formal vs. pseudo science and peer review.
How much more meta can we get than The Science of StoryTelling: Nobelist Paul Nurse Talks about His Personal Genetic History as told to us by Grrl Scientist at Living the Scientific Life?
Why Sharks Matter at Southern Fried Science provides a slew of movie reviews related to nature conservation.