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Archives for October, 2008

If you don’t think you are a brain in a vat, then there are certain things in life you regard as true—things that are also accepted as true by most other people. When events happen, there are generally highly efficient methods to convey information to the public so that the first-hand information gathered by a…

Hello again, ScienceBlogs enthusiasts. Today we will be taking a look at this week’s hot posts in the Environment and Humanities & Social Science channels. I’m Arikia Millikan, your ScienceBlogs intern, and I’ll be your guide. Environment channel photo. The PPL-owned nuclear cooling towers in Conyngham and Salem Townships, Luzerne County. As seen from the…

Greetings ScienceBlogs readers, and welcome to this week’s edition of the Life Science and Physical Science Channel updates! I’m Arikia Millikan, your local Sb intern, and I’ll be providing commentary on today’s “best of.”

Technology Weekly Update 10/23/08

H3y sC13Nc3bl092 r34D3R2, 4Nd W3LC0m3 70 73h w33KLy 73CHN0l09Y cH4nn3l UPD473! That means, “Hey ScienceBlogs readers, and welcome to the weekly Technology Channel update!” in 1337. I’m Arikia Millikan, and I’ll be your host. Technology channel photo. A dramatic shot of a keyboard. From Flickr, by Martin Kingsley

ScienceBlogs is Doubling our Impact

Those of you who have been following this year’s DonorsChoose Blogger Challenge may know that ScienceBlogs has already raised over $18,000 for public school classrooms that lack adequate funding for science education. Our readers have been remarkably generous, averaging over $75 per donation. ScienceBlogs, too, has offered prizes to donors—Seed magazine subscriptions, custom USB drives,…

What, then, is the Singularity? It’s a future period during which the pace of technological change will be so rapid, its impact so deep, that human life will be irreversibly transformed. Although neither utopian or dystopian, this epoch will transform the concepts that we rely on to give meaning to our lives, from our business…

I’m going to try something a bit different with the weekly updates, so consider this the pilot episode. Since I read the majority of the blog posts pretty much every day, I want to use these updates to deliver a compact shot of information from the most important and interesting posts. I’ll discuss what’s most…

The DonorsChoose ’08 Blogger Challenge has been wildly successful so far; you, our readers, have exceeded expectations with your generous donations, now totalling over $16,500. Whether it’s the competitive aspect that’s driving you to donate or simply the goodness of your hearts we don’t know, but either way, ScienceBlogs would like to reward you. If…

Celebrate One Million Comments!

As you’ve undoubtedly noticed by now, we’ve reached more than 1,000,000 comments on our network! W00t! To celebrate, from September 14-29, our bloggers are setting up parties all over the U.S. and abroad. Click on the map below to see if there’s a party near you. Below the fold is the complete list of where…

Next up—the full-sized pictures featured this week on the Politics and Medicine & Health channels and some note-worthy posts. Politics. Sarah Palin using technology. From Flickr, by asecondhandconjecture