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Archives for September, 2008

The Age When Birds Ruled The Earth

SciBlogs editorial staff looks at the meaning of dominance. Did dinosaurs ever really rule the Earth? Did they ever stop? And what does it mean to be “dominant”? Two Willet birds in silhouette (Tringa semipalmata; formerly Catoptrophorus semipalmatus) on Morro Strand State Beach. From Flickr, by mikebaird

Technology Weekly Update

In this post: the large versions of the Technology channel photo, comments from readers, and the best posts of the week. Technology. Old robotics engineering equipment in Bristol, England. From Flickr, by crabchick

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. Brain & Behavior. From Flickr, by Kyknoord

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 and Careers. From Flickr, by david_terrar

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. The ocean off of Jamaica. From Flickr, by rappensuncle

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. Physical Science. Sparks jump from a flickering campfire. From Flickr, by Kirrus

In this post: the large version of the Brain & Behavior and Technology channel photos, comments from readers, and the best posts of the week. Technology. Radio telescope on the Plains of San Agustin, New Mexico. From Flickr, by Fort Photo

In this post: the large version of the Politics and Medicine & Health channel photos, comments from readers, and the best posts of the week. Politics. The 2008 Democratic ticket for the White House. From Flickr, by bobster1985

In this post: the large versions of the Humanities & Social Sciences and Education & Health channel photos, comments from readers, and the best posts of the week. Humanities & Social Sciences. From Flickr, by Fevi Yu

As everybody’s talking about, the snazzy new version of ResearchBlogging.org launched on Tuesday. Powered by Seed Media Group Technology, ResearchBlogging now has a host of new features, including multi-language capability, subject-specific RSS feeds, and profiles of registered users. ResearchBlogging was the brain child of Dave Munger, a writer, a science educator, and half of the…