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Archives for March, 2008

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A climate change-denying conference in New York, a new government council to review stem cell regulations in Germany, and a couple of spectacular, science-y visuals: These are the stories driving conversation this week at our partner site, ScienceBlogs.de: Climate Change Denial Last week’s “International Conference on Climate Change,” held in New York by the free-market…

PZ Myers turned 51 on Sunday. His blog, Pharyngula, is one of our network’s most popular, with a impressive Technorati ranking of 2,491. So this week’s poll is for the PZ fanatics: How many reader comments has Pharyngula received since joining ScienceBlogs (as of March 10)? Click Here for PollOnline Surveys | Web Poll |…

(Many thanks to Ed for the photo!)

For your weekly viewing pleasure, here are the larger versions of this week’s channel photos. Because size does matter. (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…

Fans of Jennifer Jacquet’s and Randy Olson’s maritime musings over at Shifting Baselines will be glad to know that they have recently added a new co-blogger to the mix. Josh Donlan shares their passion for conservation but brings his own unique terrestrial approach. Josh sent us his answers the day after he rolled his truck,…

What’s New on ScienceBlogs.de

Last week, it was a dramatically exploding turbine at a wind-power farm in Denmark. Here’s what’s driving the conversation this week at our partner site, ScienceBlogs.de: Genetically Modified Food Europeans are famous for their reluctance to accept genetically modified crops and foodstuffs. But their suspicion of GMOs isn’t unanimous: “Corn, whether it is genetically modified…

Can Kids Be Scared Off Drugs?

In 1986, 22-year-old Boston Celtics forward Len Bias died of a cocaine overdose. This week, DrugMonkey argued that Bias’ death—as opposed to educational programs like DARE—was the major reason why self-reported rates of cocaine use by 20-year-olds dropped from 20% in the mid-1980s to 7% in the early 1990s. So, what do you think: Click…

For those of you who have been thirsting for more details on our newest ScienceBlogger since the introduction of his blog Not Exactly Rocket Science, here Page 3.14 offers an interview with Ed Yong. Among other juicy tidbits, Ed reveals that he once worked in research science but gave it up for writing. We can’t…