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Archives for February, 2008

Welcome, Not Exactly Rocket Science!

It’s a boy! It’s a girl! It’s…Not Exactly Rocket Science! Yes, the latest addition to our happy ScienceBlogs family is here, and we couldn’t be more excited (well, unless someone sent balloons…) (More below the fold…)

Video: Exploding Wind Turbine

As Christian Reinboth reports on ScienceBlogs.de, at his energy blog Frischer Wind (“Brisk Wind”), unusually high winds in Denmark on Monday tore the rotor from a turbine on a wind-power farm in Hornslet. The turbine failed spectacularly, exploding mid-spin and scattering parts across the landscape below. Click the image below to view two short videos…

For your weekly viewing pleasure, here are the larger (more Xtreme!) 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…

For your weekly viewing pleasure, here are the large-scale 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…

It’s winter. And here in NYC, that means it’s cold, icy, and generally miserable. Everyone I know is coughing, aching, sneezing, and blowing noses. Ten million sick readers undoubtedly want to know the answer to our latest “Ask A ScienceBlogger” question: What is a Disease? Four scibling responses below the fold…

(This is a guest post written by Mo, the Neurophilosopher.) I’m very pleased to announce that the fantastic Bioephemera has been “acquired” by ScienceBlogs. When I first started reading it, I knew that I had found a unique blog, and it soon became one of my favourites. (More below the fold…)

Latest Reader Survey—Win an iPod!

Take just five minutes to complete our ScienceBlogs reader survey and you’ll be entered in a drawing to win a Seed iPod Nano! All survey responses are completely anonymous, and results will be used in the aggregate only. Thanks, and good luck! (Photo from Flickr, by riot jane)

At the World Economic Forum in Davos last month, while chatting with Canadian parliament member Scott Brison, Seed Magazine’s founder and editor-in-chief Adam Bly lamented the Canadian prime minister’s recent decision to fire the country’s science adviser, Arthur Carty. Shocked by the news, Brison brought up the matter on the parliament floor as soon as…

An Interview with PhysioProf

Today Page 3.14 interviews the anonymous PhysioProf, who writes (along with the anonymous DrugMonkey) at our new blog DrugMonkey. (For more about the blog, see Abel’s introductory post.) PP’s responses here are short and sweet—which is odd considering what’s supposedly PP’s “most marked characteristic.” So, PhysioProf, what do you do when you’re not blogging? Basic…

(This guest post was written by Chris Rowan) It is always a pleasure to welcome a new Scibling into the fold, but I am particularly pleased to celebrate the addition of a fellow rock-hound to the Collective. Maria Brumm of Green Gabbro has used the move as an opportunity to throw off her cloak of…