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Archives for October, 2007

This Week’s Channel Photos

Once again, feast your eyes on the larger versions of this week’s channel photos. (Have a photo you’d like to send in? Email it to photos@scienceblogs.com, or assign the tag “sbhomepage” to one of your photos on Flickr. Note: be sure to assign your photo an “attribution only” or “share and share alike” Creative Commons…

Science PhotoBlogging of the Week(end)

We’re proud of our new channel homepages, and delighted that they give us a chance to feature cool science photos—so delighted that we thought the cropped versions on the channel pages might not be enough. Here are the glorious full versions of this week’s channel photos. Have a photo you’d like to send in? Email…

I was born in 1984. My earliest memory of a computer is thumbing through a plastic box of black, square 5.25-inch floppy disks, trying to decide whether I wanted to play The Oregon Trail, Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing, or Word Munchers on the family Compaq 386. Since most of the ScienceBloggers have a few years…

An Interview with ScienceWoman

Page 3.14 gave the usual tough questions to one of our newbies, ScienceWoman, of On Being a Scientist and a Woman. (She’s there in the photo, if you look very, very closely!) What do you do when you’re not blogging? Teach freshman. Write grant proposals. Advise grad students. Change diapers. Breastfeed. You know. The usual.

Science Novelist Speaks in NYC

For the Salon feature in the June 2006 issue of Seed, we brought together the curator of the American Museum of Natural History, Niles Eldredge, with novelist Andrea Barrett to talk about the role of narrative in science. Next Monday, October 22, Barrett will read from her new novel, The Air We Breathe, at the…

We’ve Made a Few Changes…

Have a look at the left-hand column of the ScienceBlogs homepage. You may notice that the list of channels there has changed. You may also notice that the home pages for the individual channels have been redesigned, with more color and new features. (Check out the new Life Science homepage, here.) Over the coming days…

Open Thread: Nobel Prizes 2007

This is just what it looks like: an open thread for you to discuss the 2007 Nobels. Say anything, or take one of these as a starting place. A Good Year for Europe A commenter at Terra Sigillata said: This year’s Nobels (so far) have a distinctly European flavour. I don’t think any of the…

Studies have shown that kids whose parents are directly involved in their homework and classroom activities do better in school. But for many parents, it’s been a long time since they thought about basic science. One DonorsChoose project, created by a fifth grade teacher in rural North Carolina, aims to get parents involved in their…

Welcome, Laelaps!

Other ScienceBloggers have beaten 3.14 to the punch this time, but if you haven’t already, stop by and give our newest blogger, Brian Switek of Laelaps, a gander!

This time around, we’re interviewing new blogger Coby Beck of A Few Things Ill Considered. What’s your name? Coby Beck What do you do when you’re not blogging? I am a software engineer specializing in artificial intelligence applications, so that is my bread and butter activity. To avoid being a total geek who works and…