Archives for September 2, 2010

I’m Editorially Selected!

As you know, I often write blog posts that are reviews or evaluations (or, often, just English translations) of Peer Reviewed Research. Those blog posts, and all the other ones written by dozens of bloggers around the world, are aggregated at Research Blogging Dot Org. It is a great place to get unfettered expert opinions…

Blogospherics

The Guardian has started a new science blogging network with a handful of carefully selected bloggers as part of it. This is on of several new networks to emerge after the exodus of several bloggers from Scienceblogs.com Apparently this is very important to the MSM. I’m checking on what the MSM is. Also, see Neuron…

PLoS Currents is expanding

At this very moment, PLoS Currents is expanding. Here is the information from PLoS:

Technically speaking …

This is interesting: Drupal has released a new code of conduct for their community. It has five points: * Be considerate * Be respectful * When we disagree, we consult others * When we are unsure, we ask for help * Step down considerately The fucker stole the whole thing from Ubuntu, as it turns…

Hydrogen Bonding Video

If you teach biology, you probably get to hydrogen bonding pretty early in the term. Here’s an inspirational video for you: hat tip: Bora Hydrogen bonding explains everything!!!! Why does water hold so much heat? Why does ice float? How does a water bug not sink? Why does a dog smell everyone’s butt?

Another Gulf Oil Rig Has Exploded

An offshore oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday, west of the site of the April blast that caused the massive oil spill. A commercial helicopter company reported the blast around 9:30 a.m. CDT Thursday, Coast Guard Petty Officer Casey Ranel said. Seven helicopters, two airplanes and four boats were en route…

I lifted this from the fourth in a series on “why we vaccinate” from Elyse the Skepchick’s blog. The first one is here.

What is life? New Biology Textbook

My old friend, colleague, suaboya, and educator extraordinaire, Jay Phelan has written what many believe will be the next Campbell. The name of the book is What Is Life?. There are two versions: one regular, and one with extra physiology. And both are based firmly on and integrated thoroughly with excellent evolutionary biology.