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New stars rising, old ones fading

I hate to say it, but there’s no avoiding the stinking corpse on the living room rug: Scienceblogs.com is dead. It might be twitching still, but that’s just the biota working beneath the skin, and soon they’ll erupt and start looking for new hosts. Many already have. Scientopia was one of the early products of…

Geologists.

They talk about rocks like they’re cool and sexy or something. Weirdos.

An unholy fusion

Old timers may remember Unscrewing The Inscrutable, and the World Wide Rant, two blogs that preceded mine and were long on my blogroll before they both up and died from ennui or something. Now Andy and Brent have done something unnatural and disturbing: they have taken the dead, rotting corpses of their ex-blogs and stitched…

Kids these days…

OK, this is getting ridiculous. I’m beginning to feel like I wasted my life. Here’s another new blog, Life Before the Dinosaurs, about ancient animals other than dinosaurs, by someone who really likes arthropods. He’s seven years old. He’s dictating the text to his mother. At least I have an excuse. We didn’t have blogs…

A Pacific NorthWest Science blog

It’s a new blog from the region I’ve always felt was home, so I have to mention it. Also, the top entry there is about water, something always on the minds of Pacific Northwesterners, so I have to tie it into a weird story from Portland: a man was seen peeing in one of their…

Starting them young

As one of those geezers in his grey, tired, wizened 50s, I’m torn between the cranky get-offa-my-lawn attitude and a patronizing bless-their-little-hearts when I see all these young’uns romping about at meetings nowadays. And the internet is even worse: look, it’s a literate 13 year old atheist and a hardnosed 16 year old skeptic! I’m…

The lesson learned

Always write short articles. Banana.

My cunning plan has worked!

In my talk at the Society for Developmental Biology, I encouraged more scientists to take advantage of the internet to share science with the public. Someone fell for it! Saori Haigo has started a blog, and she even explains why. I’ve started this blog because I believe I have a social responsibility as a professional…

Wait, what? AOL still exists?

I have learned that AOL is buying the Huffington Post, which is an act of compounding irrelevancies. AOL was a joke (something about landfills full of shiny disks) ten years ago; the Huffington Post started with a flake running the show and has descended to capitalizing on celebrity sleaze, and is on its way to…

Congratulations to Jesus & Mo

The webcomic Jesus and Mo has won the Riffy Award. Maybe now it will get the hatred, rioting, and violence it so deserves.