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This is straight from the main page: Things are humming along! We have over 100 images submitted, 30 or so queued up for card production, and over 40 folks signed up on the forum (in fact, one set of rules is arguably close to beta testing). The response has been simply wonderful, and these numbers…

Well, now it can be used for the Phylomon project. You know, the one where we’re hoping we can guide an open source project into a free and massive card collecting game that is fun and even perchance (oh no, here it comes…) educational. Now that we’re at a stage where we’re confident that the…

If so, you should join this facebook group. Or to discuss further, please go to http://friendfeed.com/phylomon. Here’s part of what started this group and project: a friend of mine passed on this “letter to Santa:” It quite nicely demonstrates an issue with advocates of biodiversity – that is, what can we do to get kids…

Well, it’s been about three weeks since I signed up for a personal account on twitter (you can follow me here if you’re interested – my handle is @dnghub), and threw out my first “tweet.” Since then, I’ve found myself fully immersed in the web tool, and feel like I can say a few intelligent…

Simpsonian Science

I can’t believe Dave didn’t cross post this. Someone once gave him a hard time for linking to and across the SCQ and here, but, come on, Dave, this should’ve made the journey. From The Filter, here is a rundown of Science on the Simpsons, which, true, could be next year’s TV on the Radio…

Just caught this at Boingboing: Here you have history professor, Dr. Alan Charles Kors, attempting to encapsulate the entirety of human history in a 60 second lecture. The transcript goes: * First, tribes: tough life. * The defaults beyond the intimate tribe were violence, aversion to difference, and slavery. Superstition: everywhere. * Culture overcomes them…

So why enter one in particular. The SCQ makes a case for their iPod and truth experiment giveaway. It starts: It seems obvious to most people that iPods are a ubiquitous part of culture. But for folks like myself who also look after a website, the notion of an iPod contest is just as pervasive.…

So, I just went to a Science Journalism conference recently. And one of the sessions, in particular, that resulted in a heated argument, was whether the internet and the whole Web2.0 was a good thing. Particularly from the angle of whether it was good at providing science news, or increasing science literacy generally. The arguments…

I’ve seen it all. You can too.

Another goofy web experiment at the Science Creative Quarterly.

Dumbing down science (or not)

This is “a new website that brings together images and viewpoints to create insights into science and culture.” Sounds like Seed, no? It’s what Scienceblogs is/are about. This page, on the dilemma of science in the public — the “fine line between intellectualism and elitism” — is really fascinating. The site authors “examine how the…