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On Saturday, 20 September, Mo Costandi (Neurophilosophy), Selvakumar Ganesan (The Scientific Indian), Kara Contreary (Pure Pedantry), and I hosted a gathering at the Calthorpe Arms in London to join others in celebrating ScienceBlogs’ one millionth reader comment. In addition to footing the bill for the drinks, ScienceBlogs also sent each party a nifty little Flip…

Since our paper on the role of blogs in academia was published earlier this week, we’ve received quite a bit of feedback from the across blogosphere. Befittingly, the authors of the paper have contributed to this, as Tara gave her thoughts on her blog, I gave mine on my blog (Shelley has been busy traveling…

Yesterday, I blogged about the paper that Shelley Batts, Tara Smith, and I just published in PLoS Biology on integrating blogging into academia. As promised, we have a very long list of people we would like to acknowledge for their contributions to this work. As I noted yesterday, this paper was built upon the anecdotes,…

Just over a year ago, I joined fellow science bloggers Shelley Batts (Of Two Minds) and Tara Smith (Aetiology) in setting out to catalogue the accomplishments–and pitfalls–of the scientific blogosphere and to explain why people should pay attention. In a sense, we wanted to say “We are the science bloggers; hear us roar!” And, in…

As ScienceBlogs prepares to receive its one millionth reader comment, ScienceBloggers are planning parties around the globe in celebration of the event. For our readers in London, Mo Costandi (Neurophilosophy), Ed Yong (Not Exactly Rocket Science), Selvakumar Ganesan (The Scientific Indian), Kara Contreary (Pure Pedantry), and I have planned a party on Saturday, 20 September.…

ResearchBlogging.Org 2.0

If you’ve gone to ResearchBlogging.org lately, you may have noticed that it’s been given a face-lift. Actually, it’s more than just a face-lift, as cofounder and president Dave Munger points out, including these new features: Multiple language support (and 30 new German-language bloggers!) Topic-specific RSS feeds Post-by-post tagging with topics and subtopics “Recover password” feature…

ScienceBlogs Reader Survey

You may have noticed a link on the right sidebar advertising the ScienceBlogs/Seed reader survey. Either way, I’d encourage you to spend a few minutes of your time to give some feedback. The powers that be certainly take your comments into consideration–and you could even win an iPhone 3G, a MacBook Air, and a 40…

Because they’ve let in another Aggie. Matt Springer, who writes ScienceBlogs’ newest blog, Built on Facts, is a graduate student in physics at Texas A&M University, my alma mater. His blog is live now, so go check it out.

When I published my review of Sizzle yesterday, I felt like adding a reluctant-parent-disciplinarian-esque “this is going to hurt me more than it hurts you” qualifier. Although I felt that Randy Olson’s heart was in the right place, I just didn’t have many positive things to say about his new movie, and I wasn’t too…

Sizzle? More of a Simmer

Today, science bloggers from across the web (and particularly here at ScienceBlogs) are reviewing Sizzle, a new film by Randy Olson, maker of Flock of Dodos. Sizzle, billed as a “global warming comedy” is part mockumentary and part documentary, and in that sense is difficult to pin down. And, intentionally or not, this confusion emerges…