The Thoughtful Animal



You kept submitting your posts all year long and watching, every Monday, to see which other posts were also entered.

Then we closed the submission form.

Then we made you wait a month of “electoral silence” while the judges went through three rounds of judging, until we announced which 50 essays, plus poems and cartoons, made it into print.

Then, at Science Online, we announced the gorgeous new cover art.

But now – what you have been waiting for so long:

The Open Laboratory 2010, the collection of best writing on science blog for the year, is finally up for sale!

Buy one for yourself, buy one for your significant other, buy one for each family member, buy one each for as many neighbors, friends and colleagues you can think of, and buy a copy for the local library.

Update: It appears as if the file download link, for the e-book compatible PDF version of Open Lab, isn’t particularly obvious on the Lulu site. Here is a direct link. Here are instructions for adding to your iPad, Kindle, or Nook.


  1. #1 Scicurious
    March 21, 2011

    Congratulations, Jason!!!! Great work!!!

  2. #2 Brian Switek
    March 21, 2011

    Great job, Jason! I can’t wait to read my copy. Many thanks to you and everyone who made the OpenLab possible!

  3. #3 NewEnglandBob
    March 22, 2011

    When is the Kindle version coming out?

  4. #4 Bluegrass Geek
    March 22, 2011

    Any chance of an ebook version?

  5. #5 Used Laboratory equipment
    March 23, 2011

    Any chance of a kindle version? or am i missing it somewhere?

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