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What’s this? Pies?

Forget the chase, let’s cut to the filling. Inspired by Harold and Maude, Matthew Rowley searched high and low for a Ginger Pie recipe before putting one together himself. Like the film, this custardy creation brings together young ginger and aged rum, but unlike the film, nobody has to die. If you already had pie…

Now, Never, or Next Year

Listen up, procrastinators—Coturnix reminds us on A Blog Around the Clock that we only have until the stroke of midnight to submit the best blog entries of the year to OpenLab 2009. He writes “we are looking for original poems, art, cartoons and comics” as well as essays. You can see which posts have already…

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…

Aspiring scientists who have been conducting experiments form home labs have been encountering opposition. One DIY chemist was arrested for having a lab under the premise that it could be used to make bombs or drugs. Some biotech watchdogs fear that doing science outside of a lab may lead to biological hazards. “Actually the more…

Mac vs. PC Transformers Deathmatch

I came across this video floating in the ScienceBlogs back channels and decided it is way too cool to not post. Try watching this without feeling some kind of deep-seated nationalistic impulse stir within you. I never was much of a sporto, but I think this must be what frat boys feel when they watch…

The advent of the science blogger is changing the way people talk about science. But along with new modes of communication and new rhetoric come new questions and opinions about how this evolution is affecting the scientific process. ScienceBlogger Coturnix from A Blog Around the Clock posted his views about why both scientists and science…

When doctors opened the skull of a 3-day old from Colorado Springs to remove what they thought was a brain tumor, they were surprised to find a collection of organized body parts—including two small feet, a partial hand and intestines. “This was the most well-organized ‘tumor’ I’ve ever heard of,” said ScienceBlogger PZ Myers, who…

The Buzz: Viral Video: Weird Squid

Video footage of a rare “elbowed” squid taken remotely from a Shell Oil Company drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico went viral this weekend. The squid is of the genus Magnapinna, has tentacles over 20 feet long, and is one of only a handful of its kind to have ever been observed by humans.…

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…

1,000,000 Comments!!

Well, we’ve done it. Just over one year has passed since we hit 500,000 comments, and now, September 16, 2008, at 8:32 a.m. Eastern Time, we’ve reached 1,000,000. Hooray! Check out the ScienceBlogs homepage throughout the day; we’ll be rotating some of what we thought were the best of the million. If you’re near a…