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Vote for Shelley 2007!

Once again, fellow ScienceBlogger Shelley Batts of Retrospectacle is a finalist for the $10,000 Blogging Scholarship at CollegeScholarships.org. The winner is chosen by a popular vote, so if you think she’s deserving, go vote for her here. I already did. Here are the reasons Shelley laid out last year for why you should consider voting…

The winners of the 2007 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine were announced this morning. The prize went to Mario R. Capecchi (University of Utah), Martin J. Evans (Cardiff University), and Oliver Smithies (UNC), all for their work contributing to knockout (and knock-in) mice becoming one of the most powerful scientific tools available to biologists…

As promised, Bush vetoed the expansion of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) earlier today. As the AP notes (in an article with a glaring typo in its title), “The White House sought as little attention as possible, with the president wielding his veto behind closed doors without any fanfare or news coverage.” Yeah.…

It’s that time of the year again, when us bloggers take a moment away from our posturing to actually do some good for this world. Yes, that’s right: today DonorsChoose is kicking off its 2007 Bloggers Challenge. And, just like last year, several of us at ScienceBlogs have put together our own challenges to raise…

This announcement is related to another bigger one that’s coming in just a few hours. Six Apart (who runs MovableType, the blogging platform we use at ScienceBlogs) is giving away $30 philanthropic gift certificates for use on DonorsChoose. The only catch is that you have to contact Six Apart by noon today (Monday, October 1st)!…