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Maggie Wittlin

Seed’s Daily Zeitgeist: 9/20/2006

Star-nosed mole has moves that put the best magician to shame This dude, Kenneth Catania, just won a MacArthur. He may be a great researcher and all, but doesn’t his subject deserve some genius recognition as well? Go to “story map” and then to “star-nosed mole theater” to watch this freak in action. Le Vampire…

Seed’s Daily Zeitgeist: 9/19/2006

Seed Video Feature: Noam Chomsky + Robert Trivers (Full Cut) Watch two of the greatest living intellectuals discuss deceit for over a half an hour. Do you hear that tooting? That’s our horn, baby. ‘This Topic Annoys Me’ Female astrophysicist Janna Levin talks without an Adam’s apple about her girlish desire to get beyond the…

Seed’s Daily Zeitgeist: 9/18/2006

Welcome to the special ScienceBlogs version of Seed’s Daily Zeitgeist! It’s a lot like the seedmagazine.com version of Seed’s Daily Zeitgeist, but it you can find it right here on Page 3.14. Feel our love for science on the web. Royal Society Publishing – Journals archive from 1665 There have been a few worthwhile papers…

Ask A ScienceBlogger, September 13

When I think about global warming, I feel completely powerless. Is there any meaningful action I can take to help?

Google Trends: Come ON

Steve Petermann of ID blog Telic Thoughts just posted (warning, link to ID blog) on Google Trends. He says:

Solve the “Smithy Code”

You may have seen the rather exciting NY Times article this morning: “Judge Embeds a Puzzle in ‘Da Vinci Code’ Ruling.” Apparently, Judge Peter Smith stuck 40 bold/italic letters into his ruling on a suit against Dan Brown (Brown won). The first ten letters spell out SMITHY CODE, giving us a clue that there is…

Shaft: Can You Dig It?

Here’s a question for all the ScienceBloggers in the house: Which scientist (in your field or beyond) has been most seriously shafted? This could be taken two ways: Who deserves to be more recognized, revered and renowned today than he or she is? Who got passed over, ridiculed, etc. the most while he or she…

The Big Quench

I like Chad Orzel’s True Lab StoriesTM series so much that I’ve decided to be inspired by (read: steal from) him and tell the only vaguely worthy story from my short researching experience. Not too long ago, I was but a wee undergrad doing her senior research in physics. The project had started with vast…

The Ego and the ID

Hey there, budding Stochastic fans. If you’re reading us now, you can officially say you listened to us when we were underground. I’m new to this whole blogging-and-being-read thing, so please be kind while I stand in the shadows of giants. A couple of months ago the Blogosphere was abuzz with news of Kurt Vonnegut…