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The Buzz: Scientists’ Fall Movie Favs

Labor Day marks the traditional transition into fall. It also boasts some of the busiest days for moviegoers, and ScienceBloggers have early reviews of two of the season’s films. The Primate Diaries takes a critical look at Peter Jackson’s blockbuster film District 9 through the eyes of an anthropologist, citing its “eerily familiar” messages about…

As you may have heard from one of our bloggers, ScienceBlogs will soon be introducing an optional user membership program. We hope that this will help you, as readers, connect with one another, keep track of the posts and discussions you are interested in, and control how you interact with the site. To that end,…

The Buzz: Taking Data Digital

The Internet may have largely replaced many traditional means of storing and sharing information, but as ScienceBloggers are pointing out, it has far to go before its potential is fully realized, particularly in research. On Built on Facts, Matt Springer discusses what it would take to digitize the entire Library of Congress collection—scanning the pages…

While the rumor that Google is in “late stage negotiations” to acquire Twitter, the social networking website based on text message-style entries of 140 characters, hasn’t been confirmed, the feasibility of such a notion says volumes about Twitter’s massive rise in popularity over the past years. Now the third-largest social networking website (behind facebook and…

While the robotic title character in WALL-E inhabited an Earth of the future, robots are here now, in our labs, factories, and even art galleries. At Aberystwyth University in Wales, a robot named Adam is designing and carrying out genetic tests on yeast, modifying the experiments on its own as it records and processes data.…