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Archives for September, 2006

Seed’s Daily Zeitgeist: 9/20/2006

Star-nosed mole has moves that put the best magician to shame This dude, Kenneth Catania, just won a MacArthur. He may be a great researcher and all, but doesn’t his subject deserve some genius recognition as well? Go to “story map” and then to “star-nosed mole theater” to watch this freak in action. Le Vampire…

Seed’s Daily Zeitgeist: 9/19/2006

Seed Video Feature: Noam Chomsky + Robert Trivers (Full Cut) Watch two of the greatest living intellectuals discuss deceit for over a half an hour. Do you hear that tooting? That’s our horn, baby. ‘This Topic Annoys Me’ Female astrophysicist Janna Levin talks without an Adam’s apple about her girlish desire to get beyond the…

Seed’s Daily Zeitgeist: 9/18/2006

Welcome to the special ScienceBlogs version of Seed’s Daily Zeitgeist! It’s a lot like the seedmagazine.com version of Seed’s Daily Zeitgeist, but it you can find it right here on Page 3.14. Feel our love for science on the web. Royal Society Publishing – Journals archive from 1665 There have been a few worthwhile papers…

Stoat Categories: Planet Earth, Policy & Politics William Connolley lives in Coton, UK, and works at the British Antarctic Survey as a climate modeller. In a former life he was a mathematician at SEH. He specializes in climate change in general and Antarctica in particular. He describes himself as a long-haired, sandal-wearing, weird non-conformist dedicated…

Ask A ScienceBlogger, September 13

When I think about global warming, I feel completely powerless. Is there any meaningful action I can take to help?

Respectful Insolence Categories: Medicine, Philosophy of Science Orac is a pseudonymous surgeon/scientist, and an ardent skeptic. He holds both MD and PhD degrees, and he is board certified as a general surgeon. He’s also the proprietor of the Skeptic’s Circle, a blog carnival dedicated to skepticism and critical thinking. On Respectful Insolence, he blogs about…

Neurotopia Categories: Brain & Behavior, Philosophy of Science At Neurotopia, brains are always on the menu! Your host,”Evil Monkey,” serves up a heaping portion of the latest neuroscience news, plus a side of social commentary expertly seasoned with action potentials and cognitive functions. The fare here is garnished with general thoughts on science, ethics, and…

Living the Scientific Life Categories: Biology, Academia GrrlScientist is an evolutionary molecular biologist with a BS in microbiology (specializing in virology), and a PhD in zoology (specializing in ornithology and hormone receptors). She blogs about evolution, the environment, birds, dinosaurs, avian influenza, conservation, and literature. The Loom Categories: Biology, Medicine Carl Zimmer is a science…

Gene Expression Categories: Biology, Philosophy of Science Razib has a degree in the life sciences and works in information technology, but he also nurses a strong interest in evolutionary genetics and paleoanthropology. Gene Expression deals primarily with the intersection between new developments in molecular and evolutionary biology, and older established fields such as systematics and…

Ask A ScienceBlogger, September 6

What’s up with organic foods? What are the main arguments for buying organic? Is it supposed to be better for me, or better for the planet, or what? Are organics, in any sense, worth the higher price?