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Archives for December, 2006

There’s a high probability you’ll learn something. From Evolution Blog, not to be mistaken for evolgen, A Probability Puzzle. “A shopkeeper says she has two new baby beagles to show you, but she doesn’t know whether they’re both male, both female, or one of each. You tell her that you want only a male, and…

Hand-picked for your delectation. From Cognitive Daily, Casual Fridays: Christmas Procrastinators’ Edition. Christmas is over, but there’s still time for holiday faux-pas. CogDaily readers weigh in on last-minute gift giving: “Are gift certificates appropriate? What about cash? Everyone can use cash, can’t they?” From Respectful Insolence, A Most Uncomfortable Quesion. “There’s nothing like being trapped…

This time around, we’re talking to Shelley Batts of Retrospectacle. What’s your name? Shelley Alyssa Batts. I feel like you should now be asking me my favorite color and then the air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow. What do you do when you’re not blogging? Working on my doctoral thesis, re-submitting my NRSA grant, playing…

This time around, we’re talking to Bora Zivkovic of A Blog Around The Clock. What’s your name? Bora Zivkovic, better known online as “Coturnix” (the Latin name of the genus of my favourite lab animal model). What do you do when you’re not blogging? I am a stay-at-home Dad and also an adjunct biology teacher…

This time around, we’re talking to Mark Chu-Carroll of Good Math/Bad Math. What’s your name? Mark Chu-Carroll What do you do when you’re not blogging? Chase my children around…. (I’ve got a 6 year-old girl and a 3 1/2 year-old boy.) Cook. Chase my children some more. Make bizarrely elaborate paper airplanes. Shout at my…

This time around, we’re talking to Jake Young of Pure Pedantry. What’s your name? I have many names: Satan, Asmodai, Beelzebub, Lucifer, Mephistopheles, He Who Must Not Be Named, He Who Steals Paper Clips and Other Tiny Metal Things, etc. But my favorite is “James Jacob Young” or “Jake” for short. What do you do…

This time around, we’re talking to Carl Zimmer of The Loom. What’s your name? Carl Zimmer What do you do when you’re not blogging? Write magazine articles, books, and various other pieces of dead-tree media. Or investigate anthills with my daughters. What is your blog called? The Loom What’s up with that name? It’s one…

This time around, we’re talking to Janet D. Stemwedel of Adventures in Ethics and Science. What’s your name? Janet D. Stemwedel. But you can call me Dr. Free-Ride, since that’s the pseudonym I used when I launched my blog. (It came from a discussion with my ethics in science class about whether I was a…

Over the holidays, we’ll be rerunning interviews with the ScienceBloggers, beginning with Suzanne Franks of Thus Spake Zuska. What’s your name? Well, originally my name was Suzanne Franks. Then I married someone, and just because I said I wanted to, my name became Suzanne Shedd. Ten years later, it took a lawyer and a court…

Ask A SciencceBlogger, December 15

What’s a time in your career when you were criticized extremely harshly by someone you respect? Did it help you or set your career back?