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Archives for May, 2008

The large versions of this week’s channel photos are bigger and better than ever. (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…

Phoenix Lands!

After a 10-month, 420-million-mile journey, NASA’s Phoenix probe touched down on Mars’ northern Arctic Circle at 4:53 p.m. Pacific Time Sunday, becoming the first to ever successfully reach a polar region of the Red Planet. And boy are the ScienceBloggers excited! For the next three months, Phoenix will dig into the soil to find out…

The large versions of this week’s channel photos are bigger and better than ever. (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…

These are the stories that were moving and shaking this week at our European partner site, ScienceBlogs.de: Biodiversity Issues Thousands of experts on biodiversity from 191 countries are spending May 19-30 in Bonn, Germany, at the ninth meeting of the signatories to the Convention on Biological Diversity. The Convention is a U.N. treaty that was…

ScienceWoman on ISEF

Every year at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), over a thousand high school students gather from all around the world to present their original research and to meet other young people with a passion for science. Hundreds of judges volunteer their time as well in order to choose the best of the…

Monday night, the British Parliament voted on embryo science laws for the first time in nearly 20 years. After weeks of debate, the House of Commons voted 336 to 176 to reject a proposed ban on the use of human-animal hybrid embryos in scientific research. Human-animal hybrids were first created in 2003, by Chinese scientists…

Because we know you’ve been waiting for them, here are the large 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…

Germany had bank holidays this week, but the bloggers at our European partner site, ScienceBlogs.de, still had time to write about these stories: Germany: How Green? Germany is often seen as an environmental pioneer. Tell a German about the American trend of going shopping with a re-usable bag instead of getting plastic at the store,…

An Interview with PalMD

Readers of denialism blog have long enjoyed the Hoofnagle brothers’ determined war against the evils of denialism. Their new co-blogger Dr. Peter Lipson, also known as PalMD, joins them in the fight for scientific truth. Page 3.14 interviewed him and discovered, among other things, a fondness for waffles and Homer (the poet, not the Simpson).…

Despite An Inconvenient Truth‘s Oscar win and Al Gore’s Nobel, public opinion of global warming has changed little since the film’s release in 2006. As Matt Nisbet recently pointed out: “Conventional wisdom pegged Gore’s film and media campaign as changing the nature of the debate in the public’s mind, but unfortunately this interpretation doesn’t hold…