Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

Image: wemidji (Jacques Marcoux).

Nam et ipsa scientia potestas est (And thus knowledge itself is power)
— Sir Francis Bacon.

This week’s edition of Scientia Pro Publica (Science for the People); “Scientia Pro Publica 27” was published by Mel at her blog, Melliferax.


Of course, this means that the Scientia email account has once more been emptied of submissions, so if we are to publish this blog carnival on a weekly basis this spring, we need to either find others or publish our own essays that are suitable for the next issue of Scientia that will (hopefully!) be published next Monday by Kelsey, at her blog, Mauka to Makai. Can we all find at least 25 submissions in the next 7 days for Scientia?

Only you can help by sending links to your — or other people’s — writing. To do this, either use this automated submission form or use the cute little widget on the right (be aware that widget doesn’t upload when the mother site is nonfunctional, and ALWAYS check your email/spam filter for your submission receipt to be sure it was sent properly). Alternatively, you can also send the link directly to the Scientia Blog Carnival email address.

So don’t hesitate to provide your assistance: there are thousands of you reading this announcement who read widely throughout the blogosphere, and each one of you will read a science, environment, nature or medical blog essay that is worth sharing with a wider audience. When you run across that essay, send the link to me so I can provide that essay with a broader reach than it otherwise would have. Don’t be afraid to send in someone else’s work; these blog writers appreciate and are honored that someone “out there” has read their work and appreciated it enough to suggest it to Scientia Pro Publica. (Besides, they want an audience; otherwise, they wouldn’t have published their essay on a blog!) If you wish to get credit for your discovery, include the name or pseudonym that you wish that credit to go to.