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Arikia Millikan, then-Intern at ScienceBlogs.com (now gainfully employed Ex-Intern), demonstrates her facility in liveblogging the comparison between two pinot noirs. So why has it taken me exactly 11 weeks to write this post? I think it’s because once we post it, I have to let go of how awesome this event was. But, this post…

On the Nature bloggy hubbub

I’ve been scarce around these parts and hope to get a Friday Fermentable up before midnight. However, I just wanted to share the following on the last couple of days discussions about Nature Publishing Group’s various pronouncements on the importance of science blogging, especially their mention in Nature Methods of ScienceOnline’09, an unconference I co-organized…

Okay people, these students in Miss Stacy Baker’s biology classes and Extreme Biology blog have been rocking my world for quite some time. They’ve now burst onto the national media and were all the buzz of the recent ScienceOnline’09 conference. For those not familiar with the story, Stacy Baker is a biology teacher at the…

Following on the heels of the ScienceOnline’09 conference, I was delighted to learn this morning that our local fishwrapper has launched its own Science and Medicine blog. Led by N&O science editor, Sarah Avery, the Science and Medicine blog will expand upon the surprisingly sparse coverage of one of the most scientifically dense areas of…

It’ll be a few days before I can get together posts on this past weekend’s ScienceOnline’09 conference in frigid North Carolina. The Friday Fermentable Live! was a terrific success and it already looks like there are seven posts out there (for example, Eva Amsen on her Nature Networks blog, Expression Patterns, put up an account…

Let me just start off this post by thanking Mark and Chris Hoofnagle for inviting PalMD to join them at denialism blog. Through Orac, I had followed Pal at his White Coat Underground and was delighted when the Hoof-gents invited PalMD to a bigger forum in their ScienceBlogs digs. PalMD has now metamorphosized with his…

Well, PalMD and I have been working tirelessly on putting together a plan of discussion for the upcoming ScienceOnline’09 session on Anonymity and Pseudonymity – Building Reputation Online. Over the last several months, we have had a tremendous outpouring of comments on our own blogs and numerous other blogs that gives us far more fodder…

Bora/Coturnix has a nice post up this morning on science and nature things to do around the Research Triangle area for those of you coming to the area and staying before and/or after. While Bora resides in Chapel Hill, I take personal pride in singing the praises of Durham, the sometimes-maligned apex of the scalene…

Hey, y’all who are coming to ScienceOnline’09 this coming Fri through Sat: I need a final count on those coming to the Saturday dinner buffet by mid-morning tomorrow (Mon, 12 Jan). Please, please, please sign up on the wiki tonight or tomorrow morning: http://www.scienceonline09.com/index.php/wiki/Saturday_Dinner/ I have to give the Radisson hotel a cashier’s check on…

Allies: Duke’s Henry Friedman, MD

In preparing for the ScienceOnline’09 session on Gender in Science – Online and Offline, one planned discussion point will be how to enlist allies representing the dominant power structure to enhance equality and diversity in the STEM disciplines. No one ally can do it all but a combination of like-minded people can make a huge…