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July 5, 2011
Earlier this morning, I have moved my blog over to the Scientific American site - http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/a-blog-around-the-clock/. Follow me there (as well as the rest of the people on the new Scientific American blog network
July 26, 2010
This blog can now be found at http://blog.coturnix.org and the feed is http://blog.coturnix.org/feed/. Please adjust your bookmarks/subscriptions if you are interested in following me off-network.
July 19, 2010
It is with great regret that I am writing this. Scienceblogs.com has been a big part of my life for four years now and it is hard to say good bye. Everything that follows is my own personal thinking and may not apply to other people, including other bloggers on this platform. The new contact…
July 19, 2010
The list is growing fast - check the submissions to date and get inspired to submit something of your own - an essay, a poem, a cartoon or original art. The Submission form is here so you can get started. Under the fold are entries so far, as well as buttons and the bookmarklet. The instructions…
July 18, 2010
At bottom every man know well enough that he is a unique being, only once on this earth; and by no extraordinary chance will such a marvelously picturesque piece of diversity in unity as he is, ever be put together a second time. - Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
July 17, 2010
Love makes the time pass. Time makes love pass. - French proverb
July 16, 2010
The sentiment of justice is so natural, so universally acquired by all mankind, that it seems to be independent of all law, all party, all religion. - Francois Marie Arouet (Voltaire)
July 15, 2010
It's a great advantage not to drink among hard-drinking people. You can hold your tongue and, moreover, you can time any little irregularity of your own so that everybody else is so blind that they don't see or care. - F. Scott Fitzgerald
July 15, 2010
There are new articles in four PLoS journals today. As always, you should rate the articles, post notes and comments and send trackbacks when you blog about the papers. You can now also easily place articles on various social services (CiteULike, Mendeley, Connotea, Stumbleupon, Facebook and Digg…
July 15, 2010
Continuing with the tradition from last two years, I will occasionally post interviews with some of the participants of the ScienceOnline2010 conference that was held in the Research Triangle Park, NC back in January. See all the interviews in this series here. You can check out previous years'…
July 14, 2010
Time is a dressmaker specializing in alterations. - Faith Baldwin
July 14, 2010
The Origins of Kindness: Listen to our interview with science historian Oren Harman. He's our guest in this Science Forum discussion. Harman is a professor at Bar Ilan University in Israel. If evolution favors the survival of the fittest, how did kindness and selflessness evolve? The search for…
July 14, 2010
There are 29 new articles in PLoS ONE today. As always, you should rate the articles, post notes and comments and send trackbacks when you blog about the papers. You can now also easily place articles on various social services (CiteULike, Mendeley, Connotea, Stumbleupon, Facebook and Digg) with…
July 14, 2010
Marie-Claire Shanahan is an Assistant Professor of Science Education at the University of Alberta, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. As a former science teacher, she was always surprised by the ways that students talked themselves out of liking science - and she decided to do something about it. She…
July 13, 2010
If only we'd stop trying to be happy we could have a pretty good time. - Edith Wharton
July 13, 2010
July 13, 2010
There are many new articles in four PLoS journals today. As always, you should rate the articles, post notes and comments and send trackbacks when you blog about the papers. You can now also easily place articles on various social services (CiteULike, Mendeley, Connotea, Stumbleupon, Facebook and…
July 12, 2010
Apparent failure may hold in its rough shell the germs of a success that will blossom in time, and bear fruit throughout eternity. - Frances Watkins Harper
July 12, 2010
There are 26 new articles in PLoS ONE today. As always, you should rate the articles, post notes and comments and send trackbacks when you blog about the papers. You can now also easily place articles on various social services (CiteULike, Mendeley, Connotea, Stumbleupon, Facebook and Digg) with…
July 12, 2010
We'll probably set up the new website and organizing wiki for ScienceOnline2011 at some point over the next couple of weeks. But in the meantime, I am having trouble keeping up with all the ideas people are sending me by e-mail or via Twitter. So I have started a new page on the last year's wiki (…
July 12, 2010
The list is growing fast - check the submissions to date and get inspired to submit something of your own - an essay, a poem, a cartoon or original art. The Submission form is here so you can get started. Under the fold are entries so far, as well as buttons and the bookmarklet. The instructions…
July 11, 2010
He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils; for time is the greatest innovator. - Francis Bacon
July 10, 2010
"Cats are smarter than dogs. You can't get eight cats to pull a sled through snow." - Jeff Valdez
July 10, 2010
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July 10, 2010
I will not be saying anything about PepsiCo thing myself yet. I do have opinions (and decisions that come from them), but I am not revealing anything until I am ready (and it may end up being one of those horribly long posts, who knows). But in the meantime I can put together this linkfest, so you…
July 9, 2010
Courage is sometimes frail as hope is frail: a fragile shoot between two stones that grows brave toward the sun though warmth and brightness fail, striving and faith the only strength it knows. - Frances Rodman
July 9, 2010
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