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After nearly a year on the road I’m pleased to announce that The Primate Diaries now has a permanent home at the new Scientific American blog network. I would like to thank everyone who supported my work here and during my “exile.” I look forward to the continuing conversation at my new home. Please update…

The Primate Diaries in Exile

Thanks to support from readers and fellow bloggers I’m pleased to say that The Primate Diaries has taken the show on tour. You can update your RSS feed here or follow the #PDEx hashtag on Twitter.

Hiatus

I’ll be taking a break from blogging for the time being because I said I would. Follow me on twitter or facebook to keep tabs on what I’m up to. For more on this see here, here, and related issues here. But I’m sure everything is different now.

At ScienceBlogs we value our independence. Just consider the recent posts over the laughable PepsiCo nutrition blog to see how seriously people take this. But one thing that would never happen is for anything we write to be edited without our consent. As I wrote yesterday, I am disappointed in the Huffington Post’s decision to…

Thanks to Greg Laden for the anniversary wishes. One year ago today I wrote my first post here at ScienceBlogs (technically, my first post was yesterday, but that was posting the live twitter transcript of my son’s birth). I would like to thank everyone at Sb (bloggers, administrators, and commenters alike) for their support as…

(updated below) The Quark Award is now down to the last few days for general voting. One of the top twenty posts that you vote for will then go to Richard Dawkins to judge as the best science post of the year. My piece Chimpanzees Prefer Fair Play to Reaping an Unjust Reward has been…

Carnival of Evolution Is Live

The monthly Carnival of Evolution is now up at Beetles in the Bush. Ted has done a terrific job of putting together some of the best science writing on the web. Make sure to stop on by and thank him for another great edition. This month brings newcomer Chadrick Lane with his blog The Ancestral…

What I’m Reading Today on ScienceBlogs

I’ve got several imminent deadlines which means that my blog time is limited just now. However, there have been a few interesting posts that I thought I’d refer you to.

Animal Rights and Human Needs Considered

“But Dr. Zaius, the benefits to apedom far outweigh this animal’s suffering.” Image: Planet of the Apes Greg Laden has posted three parts (with more on the way) of a series that looks at how we should decide what animals have rights, what those rights should be, and how we weigh those considerations against the…

It has just been announced that my fellow Scibling Ed Yong of Not Exactly Rocket Science has been voted the winner of the 2010 Research Blogging Awards. In addition to being voted as Best Blog of the Year he has additionally been selected for having the Best Lay-Level Blog and for having written the Best…