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Archives for July, 2006

Ask A Sb, July 19

If you could have practiced science in any time and any place throughout history, which would it be, and why?

Quick Picks on ScienceBlogs, July 18

Eight of the freshest (in both senses) from the last 24 hours: Framing Science takes a look at the relationship between hot weather, and news-media attention paid to global warming PZ Myers offers his gloss on pending stem cell legislation Pure Pedantry reports that getting enough sleep appears to lower your chances of obesity Dr.…

Quick Picks on ScienceBlogs, July 17

It’s an embarrassment of riches on ScienceBlogs today. Below, your quick guide to a few of the posts that are making us feel so flush. Benjamin Cohen at The World’s Fair links to an article about the portrayal of physicists in film, and talks up the Society for Arts, Literature, and Science, which is planning…

Four Not to Miss, July 17

A few weekend posts worth digging back for: Shelley and Evil Monkey discuss the theory that exposure to environmental toxins such as pesticides could be responsible for the rise in prevalence of Parkinson’s disease, especially among the young. Janet continues the discussion of the position of women in the sciences with a post on a…

Ask A Sb, July 13

Is every species of living thing on the planet equally deserving of protection?

What’s A Network Banner?

Did you know about the network banner? One of the features of Seed Media Group websites (that’s ScienceBlogs.com, Seedmagazine.com, and Phylotaxis.com to you) is called the network banner. It’s the thin gray strip you see at the top of your screen. What is the network banner? What does it do? Well, because the banner is…

Quick Picks on ScienceBlogs, July 11

There’s so much good stuff on ScienceBlogs today that I’m moved to do something drastic: namely, to post, and point out the contributions that have been rocking my morning. This one got by me the first time, but I’m glad I found it: a Retrospectacle article about how to cook up your own vitamin C.…

The ScienceBlogs Donors Choose Challenge officially ended on July 1. By the final count, the ScienceBloggers raised $23,005.16 for educational projects in public-school science teachers’ classrooms. The $23,005 will be joined by $10,000 in matching funds donated by Seed. And DonorsChoose has announced that it will reward individual blog challenges that met their funding goals…

Ask a ScienceBlogger, July 5

On July 5, 1996, Dolly the sheep became the first successfully cloned mammal. Ten years on, has cloning developed the way you expected it to?