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Neuroscience Boot Camp

Professor Martha J. Farah emailed me recently to ask if I’d help spread the word about Neuroscience Boot Camp, which will take place at the University of Pennsylvania in August of next year: What happens at Neuroscience Boot Camp? Through a combination of lectures, break-out groups, panel discussions and laboratory visits, participants will gain an…

The Seed Media Group is offering a big prize to celebrate the millionth comment on the ScienceBlogs network. One lucky reader, selected at random from those who comment over the next few days, will win a four day trip to New York City, which includes four nights in a 4-star hotel and dinner with their…

Nature editors, pygmys’ brains, etc.

The past few days have been rather hectic, hence the lack of updates. On Saturday, I attended and took part in Europe’s first science blogging conference, and there were also several other events which had been organized for those who came to the event from abroad. Last Thursday evening, I was forced to go on…

Science Blogging conference update

The Science Blogging Conference will be held at the Royal Institution, 21 Albemarle Street, London W1S 4BS, on August 30th, 2008. According to the organizers, the event has now reached its attendance capacity, but if you’d like to be placed on the waiting list, send an email to network[at]nature.com, with the subject line ‘Science blogging…

ESOF2008 photos

Looking down from the steps of the Museu National d’ Art Catalunya, we see the Fira de Barcelona, a complex of 8 large buildings which together make up one of the largest exhibition centres in Europe. One of these buildings, in the lower right of the above photograph, was the venue for ESOF2008.

What are the difficulties facing science journalists in developing countries, and what can we do to support them? These were the main issues raised in a session I attended this morning. Session: Building Networks: How to Support Science Journalists in Developing Countries Organiser: Lynda Lich-Knight, German Science Journalists’ Association (WPK), Germany Abstract: Developing countries need…

Molecular simulations using PlayStation 3

While wandering around looking at the outreach activities at ESOF2008, I came across this interesting booth for the PS3GRID project, by members of the Multiscale Lab, which is located in the University of Pompeu Fabra’s Computational Biochemistry and Biophysics Laboratory at the Barcelona Biomedical Research Park. Run by volunteers, the project involves building computer simulations…

Ben Goldacre at ESOF2008

If you’re at all familiar with Ben Goldacre’s Bad Science blog and Guardian column, you’ll have some idea of what his talk was about – debunking nutritionists, the multi-billion dollar industry nutritional supplement industry they have built, and the overblown claims about the benefits of various food products. Title: Food, Fads & Fantasies Abstract: We…

Hola from Barcelona

I landed in Barcelona at around 10am local time, and, after checking in to my hotel, made my way towards Placa d’Espanya to find the conference hall. This magnificent building – an art gallery I think – is right next to the venue at which ESOF2008 is being held. I’m sitting in one of the…