Get writing!


OK, gang, I know we’re on a shorter than normal interval here, but still — you haven’t been submitting enough stuff for the Tangled Bank. Write a science post right now and send a link to me. You can do it.


  1. #1 Jared
    August 31, 2008

    I’m going to sit this one out; I’m going to be in the middle of a hurricane…

  2. #2 scooter
    August 31, 2008

    I got some fascinating results reducing Ephedrine under high pressure and heat, as opposed to a long reflux over hydriodic acid and red phosphorous but I suspect my results would be ridiculed by BIG SCIENCE

  3. #3 Graeme Elliott
    August 31, 2008

    Off Topic

    You may be interested to read Senator Obama’s replies to the Sciencedebate 2008 questions at .

    I’m impressed, and I’m not even an American….

  4. #4 Patricia
    August 31, 2008

    Sorry PZ, you’re SOL from me. Your cat knows more about science than I do. 😉

  5. #5 Jared
    August 31, 2008

    PZ, do hurricane documentaries count?

  6. #6 Brian X
    August 31, 2008

    /me goes crashing wildly through Alton Brown and Cooks Illustrated books

    Uh… can you give me a couple of hours? You like food, don’tcha?

  7. #7 Monado
    August 31, 2008

    Why not blog the disaster preparedness and hurricane experience?

  8. #8 Kimbits
    September 1, 2008

    So, there doesn’t seem to be a lot going on in here. I’m hoping no one minds if I hijack this. There are likely more appropriate places for this, but the open threads aren’t very current.

    How do people generally feel about taking a spouse’s surname upon marriage? I have a pretty good idea of what I want to do about that at this point, but I’d still like to hear more thoughts on it. In addition, and probably more importantly at this point (and relevant to hijacking a thread since info is hard to find…), how are the use of “pen names” in academia responded to? I have a rather peculiar idea for a surname merger, but the boyfriend has an abstract floating around with his name on it and sooner or later he’ll be publishing under that name. And should I end up in academia I’d probably prefer to publish with my current name. *Do* people keep personal and professional names? Is it very difficult to maintain/are there any serious problems? Any other thoughts?

    Sorry again for the hijacking. I’m not sure how else I can find out about this. A lot of you seem to have relevant experience.

    Many thanks

  9. #9 Kel
    September 1, 2008

    Just how sciency does it have to be for these? Most of my posts are “scepticism for dummies” with bits of science in to explain it. Is that good enough?

  10. #10 zayzayem
    September 1, 2008

    how about a post on how animals (or plants, but seriously… plants?) have evolved strategies to deal with hurricanes.

    Anyone have any leads? Would be grateful.

  11. #11 moother
    September 16, 2008

    still going for gold.

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