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And the Winner is……

As you all know by now, Steve and I are merging blogs (starting March 1) and asked all of your to come up with some most excellent ideas for names. Well, after much gnashing of teeth we finally settled on “Of Two Minds” as our final answer. A close second was “Viva Las Vagus” but…

There’s a new way to gauge your importance on the ‘Net, a little app in beta stage called QDOS. The forumula used to compile your QDOS number (which made me think of Erdos number) is a propriatary blend of Myspace, Facebook, activity, searches, popularity, blogging, online buying, chatting, and more. “We’re trying to find a…

Blogroll Updates!

After much gnashing of teeth, I finally updated my blogroll. Sadly, I realized I hadn’t done this in almost a year and many of the links were old and no longer around. So, I pruned those out and put in a bevy of shiny new informatorial chestnuts for your browsing pleasure! Enjoy! (And feel free…

Yes its plague week, and yes I promised to post something today on the topic, but ironically (and inconveniently) I’m not feeling well. (Oooohh, maybe its Y. pestis? Maybe I should coat myself in mercury and hop in the oven…) So, I owe an extra post tomorrow on Plaguey goodness. In the meantime, to satisfy…

Hear ye, hear ye! To all those curious about the mysteries of the Plague, next week I will be blogging something about the Plague every day. To get a whiff of where I’m going with this, check out my post Coffee as A Treatment for the Plague. If you’ve got anything you’d like researched, or…

I Made It Into Open Lab 2007! Yay!

Its great to come back from vacation with good news waiting for you. Usually I just come back to school (and my blog) to a build-up of spam, bills, and unwanted catalogs so it was quite a welcome surprise to be notified by Bora that a post of mine will be published in the up-coming…

Page 3.14 asks, in a poll which you should all go participate in, which language should ScienceBlogs branch into next? I voted that the next ScienceBlogs should be in Chinese, due to their up-and-coming science programs as well as the massive amounts of people who could stand to benefit from educational blogs in Mandarin. However,…

Worrisome news: A Cairo human rights activist and blogger, Wael Abbas, posted videos of torture by Egyptian police on YouTube. YouTube received some “complaints” about the material and responded by suspending Abbas’ account there, citing his material was “inappropriate.” One of these videos depicted the sodomy of a restrained political prisoner by police, and resulted…

Wiley, Wikipedia (and I) Via Newsweek

In the fair use story that just won’t die, my internet romp over the use of a figure from the Journal of Science of Food and Agriculture was mentioned in this story on Newsweek now. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, this article in The Scientist describes that incident factually. The Newsweek…

Blogs are becoming powerful tools of first-hand journalism, most recently evidenced by the conflict going on in Myanmar. A London blogger named Ko Htike has been blogging the violence against monks occurring in his homeland, but from his current locale in England. Htike wakes up in the middle of the night to review all the…