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Seed just announced that it’s making available discounted subscriptions to Seed for donation to high schools. If you’re interested, click here, and you can donate a year-long subscription for $14.95 (discounted from $19.95). Surely, exposing students to more interesting, diverse, and engaging science writing can do no harm–and hopefully it will pique some students’ interest.

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…

When I first arrived in Oxford, about two and a half years ago, I found myself face to face with a very vocal and determined animal rights movement. Thriving on misinformation and intimidation–through their visible rallies and underhanded techniques of arson, grave robbing, and constant threats–they had stalled construction on Oxford’s new animal research building…

Thursday was the last day of the month-long DonorsChoose challenge, and ScienceBlogs did incredibly well. You can view the full leaderboard here, but Janet of Adventures in Ethics and Science offers these details: 20 Sb blogs mounted challenges; 12 of them met or exceeded their fundraising goals. We raised: $54,335 from Sb donors $15,000 from…

We’re one week into the DonorsChoose Bloggers Challenge, and we’re already off to a great start. Thanks to some generous donations, we’ve already (as of the publishing of this post) raised $295 here at The Scientific Activist (30% of our $1,000 goal). Even more impressively, the participants at ScienceBlogs have together raised over $12,500. And,…

Help the Blind in Zimbabwe

The current political situation in Zimbabwe has been difficult for many people, but, as with any humanitarian crisis, some members of society are hit harder than others. A friend of mine–Clare Lobb, a current Zimbabwean Rhodes Scholar–recently passed along a plea for help from one of her former teachers–Catherine Jackson–who has been recognized for her…

Updatin’

Yep, that’s what I was up to last night. I’ve added some useful content to the left-hand sidebar of the site. Specifically, I’ve listed a few recommended books that readers of my blog might enjoy, and I’ve also listed several worthy science-related causes for prospective donors. The causes come from a recent post on the…

In the comments of a recent post, one reader asked for recommendations of good science-related causes to donate to. Not having much (or any) disposable income myself–being a poor grad student and all–I realized that I didn’t have many suggestions myself. So, I asked around, and I found, not surprisingly, that there are a ton…