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Sleep clears the mind

And speaking of milestones, the Harvard Science in the News Flash – a student written and student edited writing series just posted their 100th article: Sleep clears the mind: How sleep prepares the brain for new learning Despite the fact that sleep is essential to our health, its function and what makes it necessary have…

Check out the sea floor… live

Ever wondered what the bottom of the ocean looks like? Well, now’s your chance to check out streaming live HD footage from the ROV ROPOS which is currently working out at Axial Volcano on the Juan de Fuca Ridge. Currently they are checking out a brand new lava flow, but later this evening and tomorrow…

Viruses, science and beer, Oh My!

Attention: Boston-based Beasties Tomorrow is the second Tuesday of June, and you know what that means: an all new Science by the Pint. From the organizers: As always, Science by the Pint is at 7:00pm on the second Tuesday of the month (June 14th) at Tavern in the Square in Porter Square. Tavern in the…

Over at the Cambridge Science Festival blog, there’s a great write-up of the science journalism event that Heather and I attended last week. Author Jordan Calmes* has good summary and a lot of praise for the panel discussion, but also notes some potential shortcomings: The panel convinced me that social media is helping both journalists…

Last night, Heather and I got to attend a dinner and panel on science journalism and new media. In addition to getting to meet two of my science blogging heros, Carl Zimmer* and Ed Yong, it was a great opportunity to interact and hear from lots of folks far more tuned into the writing and…

SITN Spring Lecture Series

If you don’t live in/around Boston, feel free to move along. Otherwise: Dear SITN followers, For a number of years, Science in the News (SITN) has organized a free public lecture series in the Brigham Circle/Longwood Medical area. This spring, due to high demand, we are delighted to announce that we will be extending our…

Science by the Pint… Tonight!

If you’re in the greater Boston area, go get your beer on and learn some great science! This is a reminder that Science by the Pint is tonight at 7pm at Tavern in the Square in Porter Square. As usual, we’ll raffle off a $10 gift certificate for every 10 attendees. We’re bringing Welkin Johnson…

At the superbowl party at my house last weekend, most folks didn’t really have a stake in who won. But several friends were rooting for Pittsburg to loose, largely due to their quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger. In case you don’t pay attention to sports news (like me), Roethlisberger was twice accused of rape/sexual assault in the…

Local announcement for folks in the Boston area: Science by the Pint is back in full force for its second season at a new venue, the Tavern in the Square in Porter Square. Science by the Pint is SITN’s own science cafe – a fun, informal event where scientists mingle with the general public to…

Trial by Twitter

The heavy hitters in the science publishing business are taking notice. This critical onslaught was striking — but not exceptional. Papers are increasingly being taken apart in blogs, on Twitter and on other social media within hours rather than years, and in public, rather than at small conferences or in private conversation. Like everything else…