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Web traffic to ScienceBlogs.com is up about 50% over last year (and has been growing at that rate since the site’s inception in 2006). That’s pretty impressive! Check out the stats here: SBRelease20040610.pdf (Hat tip to DrugMonkey.)

The Open Laboratory 2009 Is Out

This year’s version of the science blogging anthology, The Open Laboratory 2009, is out and available from Lulu publishing. You can order it in paperback format or as an electronic download. Three cheers to editor Scicurious and series editor Bora Zivkovik for their great work in making this happen! For more, check out Scicurious’ announcement…

The top 50 science blog posts of the year, as judged by a large panel of bloggers, have been announced and will be included in The Open Laboratory 2009. The fourth annual volume of this blog anthology will be published early this year, but you can go ahead and see the winning posts here and…

Chad Orzel on Science Blogging

Chad Orzel, of Uncertain Principles, has a nice article today in Inside Higher Ed about the value of science blogging, both in his own career and in the scientific process in general. This is a view that I of course agree with and think is important, and Chad brings a unique perspective on the issue.…

Although I’ve only written a bit about the recent outbreak of influenza A H1N1 (swine flu), I’d encourage you to take a look at this post by Kent Newsome that discusses where to find reliable information on this topic. This post is particularly nice, because it gives concrete examples of some of the useful things…

Although people who know me can attest that I made countless assurances that I would never do such a thing, I have once again succumbed to the relentless force of progress, and I’m now on Twitter. Check me out. I’m actually finding it quite useful, and I’m currently using my feed to provide updates on…

Strange Bedfellows

From The New York Times science page:

Seed just announced that it will be matching up to $15,000 in donations to this year’s ScienceBlogs/DonorsChoose Challenge. This is great news, and if you haven’t donated already this is a great reason to do it now. There’s only one week left! You can donate to my challenge here.

We’re now two weeks into our 2008 ScienceBlogs/DonorsChoose Challenge, which means that the challenge is almost halfway over. So, if you haven’t donated yet, please do! Either click on my widget to the left or on this link. The pace of donations has been a little slow this year, which is a shame considering that…

For the month of October–and for the third year in a row–ScienceBlogs will be teaming up with the DonorsChoose Bloggers Challenge to raise money for worthy classroom projects. This year, they’ve added a nifty blog widget, which I’ve posted at the top of my left sidebar. So, if you’re in a generous mood, you can…