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Looking for a great Father’s Day gift? How about the gift of Open Lab? Get it for 20% off if you buy it by Monday, June 13. Click the graphic below to head straight to the Lulu page for the 2010 edition of The Open Laboratory.

Big Open Lab Announcements!

First, the first couple of reviews of the 2010 anthology are now out: by Dr. Alistair Dove at Deep Sea News and by Ariel Carpenter at USC News. Check them out. If you have read the book and have a place to publish a review, we’ll appreciate it – just send us the link. Second,…

The first two reviews (that I’m aware of) of this year’s edition of Open Lab have surfaced! First, USC ran a fantastic story on Open Lab and on my experiences with science blogging more generally. It was placed prominently (to my surprise) at the front page of the USC website for a week, and included…

Earlier this week, friend-of-the-blog and Open Lab 2010 finalist Stephen Curry tweeted this picture, with the caption “Reaching the next generation with #openlab” This is why I do what I do.

In case you haven’t procured your copy of Open Lab yet, you might consider taking advantage of a Lulu site-wide sale. If you place an order by March 31, and enter the discount code SPLISH305, you can get 20% off, up to $100. Here is a direct link to the hard copy version of Open…

Open Lab on your e-Reader

Many people have inquired as to whether there is or will be an e-reader version of Open Lab. The short answer is: yes. But because of various technological constraints, the only e-book format available is PDF, and its already available. Since the link for the PDF download is not especially obvious on the Lulu website,…

THE OPEN LABORATORY!

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,…

Ready, Set, Submit! Open Lab 2011

Production on Open Lab 2010 is proceeding apace, thanks to the valiant assistance of Blake Stacey. While we put the finishing touches on it, though, it is time to announce the sixth anthology.* The submission form for the 2011 edition of Open Lab is now open. Any blog post written since December 1, 2010 is…

Open Lab Cover!

Just now, attendees of Science Online 2011 are getting their #scio11 Swag Bags as they register and prepare for the Keynote. And in those swag bags are postcards revealing the cover of Open Lab! But even if you’re not at Science Online, you, too, can revel in the awesomeness of the brand-spankin’-new cover. Behold! (Click…

It’s here! After more than a month of reviewing, I am pleased to announce the list of posts that will be included in this year’s edition – the fifth – of The Open Laboratory! In no particular order: Givin’ props to hybrids by DeLene Beeland The decade the clones came: Beware the mighty Marmokrebs! by…