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For those of you who are interested in science blogging — either to ask questions or to start one of your own — I will be participating in a panel discussion about science blogging next week (Wednesday, Oct. 1st at 7 pm) at the Apple Store in Soho New York. More info here if you…

Scienceblogs is heading toward its one-millionth reader comment, and to celebrate bloggers are throwing millionth-comment parties all across the globe. The London edition will be held on Saturday, September 20th at the Calthorpe Arms. Starting from 7:00 PM, readers in the London area can join Nick, Mo, Selva, and myself for a few pints and…

ScienceBlogger Meetup: August 9th

Have you ever said any of the following? 1) That Jake fellah (or other ScienceBlogger) has insightful things to say. By Heaven, I would like to meet him and discuss said insights. 2) That Jake fellah (or other ScienceBlogger) is one sexy mama. I am aroused by the possibility of discussing science with him in…

Methinks this article from the NYTimes is a tad hysterical: They work long hours, often to exhaustion. Many are paid by the piece — not garments, but blog posts. This is the digital-era sweatshop. You may know it by a different name: home. A growing work force of home-office laborers and entrepreneurs, armed with computers…

Happy New Year to everyone! I’m back from my lovely New Years vacation, and I wanted to take a moment to look back on my first full year as a blogger for ScienceBlogs.com. (This will be for the last year and a half actually, since I didn’t do this last New Year’s.) First, let’s do…

Why Seed is not Anglocentric

Here at Seed we take pride in at least pretending to not be English-centric. I mean yours-truly is actually horrible at languages. There was an abortive attempt to learn Mandarin in my past that culminated in me only knowing when my co-workers were making fun of me but not exactly what they were saying. However,…

Blogging on Peer-Reviewed Research

I don’t know if you caught it on these two posts, but I have started to add the Blogging on Peer-Reviewed Research Icon whenever I am analyzing a peer-reviewed paper specifically.

Help Shelley!

The illustrious Shelley Batts, fellow ScienceBlogger and author of Retrospectacle, has been nominated for a blogging scholarship for yet another year — she won some money last year as a runner -up. Shelley is an excellent blogger and a truly fun chick, so if you have a free moment please go here to and cast…

An anonymous medical blogger in Texas is being sued by a hospital for defamation and for releasing patient information: An unlikely Internet frontier is Paris, Texas, population 26,490, where a defamation lawsuit filed by the local hospital against a critical anonymous blogger is testing the bounds of Internet privacy, First Amendment freedom of speech and…

Cell on Blogging

I know some of the others (among them Jason) have talked about this, but I thought I would mention it. The May 4th issue of Cell has an article by Laura Bonetta about scientific blogging. Money quote: The concept of scientists reaching out to a lay audience is not new. “Scientists are an opinionated bunch…