Image: wemidji (Jacques Marcoux).
Nam et ipsa scientia potestas est (And thus knowledge itself is power)
— Sir Francis Bacon.
Scientia Pro Publica (Science for the People) is a blog carnival that celebrates the best science, nature and medical writing targeted specifically to the public that has been published in the blogosphere within the past 60 days. To send your submissions to Scientia Pro Publica, either use this automated submission form or use the cute little widget on the right (sometimes that widget doesn’t upload when the mother site is sick). Be sure to include the URL or “permalink”, the essay title and, to make life easier for the host, please include a 2-3 sentence summary. If you wish to read the archived issues to see those contributions that were included previously, visit the Scientia website. All essays must be written for the purpose of communicating with the public and non-specialists, and advertising or pseudoscience will be rejected.
The most recent issue of Scientia Pro Publica (Science for the People) can be read at Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted). The host for the upcoming issue on the first Monday in September (7 September) is Andrew, author of Southern Fried Science. If you are interested in hosting this carnival on your blog, I REALLY need to hear from you immediately! Please contact me as soon as possible or notify the current host (please note that I prefer hosts who have had their writing included in one or more editions of this carnival). Scientia Pro Publica is published on the first and third Monday of each month, so feel free to choose a particular date, or I’ll assign you the first available date.