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Archives for June, 2006

The Daily Telegraph today reported that “Scientists who carry out embryonic stem cell research and politicians who pass laws permitting the practice will be excommunicated.” Does this policy make rational sense, even on religion’s own terms?

Ask A ScienceBlogger, June 28

What are some unsung successes that have occurred as a result of using science to guide policy?

Earlier this month, ScienceBloggers Jake Young of Pure Pedantry and Shelley Batts of Retrospectacle got to talking about how, given how many neuro-philes now blog at Sb, it could be fun to start a homegrown neuroscience blog carnival. Jake picked up the ball and ran, organizing most of Sb’s other neuro-bloggers and a healthy handful…

Ask A ScienceBlogger, June 21

What makes a good science teacher?

Looking around ScienceBlogs today and yesterday, you may notice a crop of new, blue-and-white buttons on many of the blogs. No, it’s not the latest in blog-homepage fashion (though they are pretty spiffy looking). The badges signify blogs that are participating in the ScienceBlogs/DonorsChoose fundraising challenge, a drive to raise some money for public-school science…

Ask A ScienceBlogger, June 15

How is it that all the PIs (Tara, PZ, Orac et al.), various grad students, post-docs, etc. find time to fulfill their primary objectives (day jobs) and blog so prolifically?

Hi there. If this is your first visit to the newly-designed ScienceBlogs homepage, welcome. And if you’re a return visitor, welcome back. I want to take a moment to walk you through the new features and functionalities on the page, but first, a reminder. If you’re feeling disoriented by the new design, and are aflame…

Ask A ScienceBlogger, June 9

Assuming that time and money were not obstacles, what area of scientific research, outside of your own discipline, would you most like to explore? Why?

Welcome to ScienceBlogs

Dear Visitor, Welcome to the new ScienceBlogs! Beginning today, you’ll notice a newly designed homepage (built from your feedback) at and the addition of 25 new blogs to our network. Science is driving our global conversation unlike ever before. From climate change to intelligent design, HIV/AIDS to stem cells, science education to space exploration,…

Ask a Big Question, get…fewer answers. But really well-considered, provocative ones. This week, the ScienceBloggers mulled: “Do you think there is a brain drain going on (i.e. foreign scientists not coming to work and study in the U.S. like they used to, because of new immigration rules and the general unpopularity of the U.S.) If…