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Carnival of Evolution

The 22nd edition of the Carnival of Evolution has been published at Beetles in the Bush, and it includes several pieces that I wrote! So be sure to go there, read, enjoy and — most important of all — provide feedback to the blog writers who spend their precious free time reading and writing about…

I have been making a lot of noise about science-y blog carnivals that were experiencing extinction events, but through our efforts, my wonderful colleague and friend, Kevin Zelnio, has stepped in to manage the Circus of the Spineless! So let’s help Kevin by offering to host this blog carnival and by sending in our blog…

Okay, what’s happening here, you guys? It seems that yet another blog carnival, Oekologie, has gone the way of the passenger pigeon. And I even volunteered to host this blog carnival by leaving a message on the site, but my message was discarded. I am happy to help rescue science-y blog carnivals, but I need…

Image: TouchGraph and Google [larger view]. Thanks to a reader, sparc, I have reconstructed another web phylogeny of this blog for you to look at. If you actually go to the site itself and look at the graphics as well as the left sidebar, you’ll find all sorts of interesting things pop up, thanks to…

The “Web Phylogeny” of Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted), 22 December 2008. Image: created by Websites as Graphics.

How Many (Science) Blogs Are There?

I am writing a piece for the print media about scientists and science blogs, and I am running across some interesting numbers that I thought I’d share with you (with many thanks to my friend and colleague, Bob O’Hara, for his advice and help);

XX Scientists: Is There a Such Thing?

tags: gender issues, gender disparity, blogosphere, science blogs, life science blogs PZ asked his students these questions on an exam that he was recently writing; 14. Hey! Have you noticed the lack of women scientists so far? Briefly speculate about why they’re missing. 15 (2 pts extra credit). Name a female scientist of any era.…

In Search of My Rhetorical Penis

tags: gender issues, gender disparity, blogosphere, science blogs, life science blogs Image: Anemi I have been thinking more about TheScientist‘s recent online article, “Vote for your favorite life science blogs“, where they asked this same question of seven of the “top” life science bloggers — all of whom just so happened to be men. It…

The Scientist has just published an online version of an upcoming print story on their site. This story asks the question, What are your three favorite life science blogs? I noticed that they asked seven men this question (not one woman, hello??!) and predictably, nearly all of the top blogs that they listed were written…

Five Lives Meme

tags: blogosphere, five lives meme, meme I don’t think this was intended to be a meme, but it is certainly has all the makings of a good meme. Basically, it is a self exploration exercise where you imagine that you could have five lives where you could explore five different careers, lifestyles, whatever — what…