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Archives for June, 2008

Check out the top stories of the past week at our European partner site, ScienceBlogs.de: First Meeting of German ScienceBloggers Last Friday the German ScienceBloggers met in Munich in real life. Until the meeting, most of us only knew each other via blog, e-mail or phone. So we enjoyed this opportunity for a personal exchange…

In this post: the large versions of the Medicine & Health and Brain & Behavior channel photos, comments from readers, and the best posts of the week! This week’s Medicine & Health photo was kindly submitted by one of our own bloggers, the Neurophilospher. Medicine & Health. Surgical saws at the Wellcome Trust’s Medicine Man…

In this post: the large versions of the Education & Careers and Politics channel photos, comments from readers, and the best posts of the week! Education & Careers. From Flickr, by foundphotoslj

How To Read ScienceBlogs

ScienceBlogs is, without question, the largest online conversation about science. We have 71 blogs, almost 70,000 posts and 850,000 comments. How does one reader keep up?! One of the easiest ways is to subscribe to the ScienceBlogs Weekly Recap, a fun email newsletter that summarizes the previous week’s happenings. Find out more ways to read—with…

In this post: the large versions of the Environment and Humanities & Social Science channel photos, comments from readers, and the best posts of the week! Environment. From Flickr, by Jam Adams

Last week, a bunch of sciblings wrote about a study from Purdue psychologists suggesting that high consumption of artificial sweeteners is linked to obesity. In the study—published in Behavioral Neuroscience in February—rats fed a sugar substitute gained significantly more weight than those fed regular glucose. Not gonna lie: As someone who consumes those sweet yellow…

In this post: the large versions of the Life Science and Physical Science channel photos, comments from readers, and the best posts of the week! Life Science. From Flickr, by eye of einstein

The ScienceBlogs Book Club launched earlier this month with Carl Zimmer’s new book, Microcosm. Zimmer is a widely prolific science writer whose articles appear regularly in the New York Times, National Geographic and other publications; he also maintains a blog here on ScienceBlogs, The Loom, on which he muses about recent discoveries in life science.…

Each week we post a new picture and a choice comment from each of our nine channels here at ScienceBlogs on our channel homepages. Now, we’re bringing you the best of the week in daily postings that will highlight individual channels. We’ve already seen Life Science, Physical Science, Environment, Humanities, Education and Politics and Medicine…

What’s New on ScienceBlogs.de, June 5-11 It’s hot outside. You look like you could use four cool stories that made headlines this week at our European partner site, ScienceBlogs.de: Europe-wide Nuclear Alarm Last Wednesday evening we had to spend some hours knowing that a nuclear radiation alert had been issued throughout Europe. That long Wednesday…