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Archives for March, 2009

In an opinion piece published in the Huffington Post Wednesday, a woman dying of leukemia vehemently spoke out against animal testing in medicine, positing that scientists might have found a cure for her condition by now if “they weren’t sidetracked by misleading animal tests.” While acknowledging the unfortunate nature of the woman’s situation, ScienceBloggers are…

In this week’s episode of Science Saturday, John Horgan and George Johnson discuss a recent debate about the identity of humanity’s closest living relatives, an anthropological case study in the link between technology and violence, and the dizzying complexity of the mathematics of the financial crisis. And just in case you’d forgotten that John and…

The third edition of The Open Laboratory 2008, a compilation of the best science-related blog posts of last year, is now available for purchase in the Lulu Marketplace. The book was started by ScienceBlogger Bora Zivkovic in 2006 as a way to lend credibility to the new media form of blogging and package it in…

The confirmation of two of President Obama’s top science advisers was delayed yesterday as several senators placed anonymous holds on what was expected to be a quick vote. John Holdren and Jane Lubchenco, Obama’s nominees to head the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, respectively, were…

After complaining during a U.S. Senate hearing that the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine he spearheaded wasn’t yielding results that validated such practices, Senator Tom Harkin (D–IA) is facing the backlash of his statements from ScienceBloggers. Many of the alternative medicine practices Harkin advocates have already been subject to the thorough scrutiny of…

Sunday March 1, Seed employees and friends of Seed ventured up to the NY City College campus to help judge the annual New York City Science Fair. The event was sponsored by Seed, as science fairs are an important part of the learning and scientific development process for young minds. Additionally, Seed’s founder and CEO…

Day in and day out, scientists devote their time to exploring the unknowns of the physical world. Here on ScienceBlogs, our many contributors do the same so that they may provide enlightenment about the questions that plague us. Questions such as: Why does black ice form? What’s up with that serotonin stuff anyway? And the…

Come one come all! February is Black History Month, and to celebrate the diversity in science professions, DNLee from the blog Urban Science Adventures! has arranged a blog carnival titled ‘Diversity in Science.’ Many ScienceBloggers and other major contributors in the science blogosphere are enthusiastically supporting this blog carnival and have authored a plethora of…

Following President Obama’s address to Congress Tuesday, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal delivered a speech on behalf of the Republican National Committee that criticized a government spending bill, claiming it was “larded with wasteful spending” because it allotted $140 million for “something called ‘volcano monitoring.’ ” But with 65 active volcanoes in the United States alone…