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June 10, 2010
An intelligent man is sometimes forced to be drunk to spend time with his fools. - Ernest Hemingway
June 10, 2010
The Essence of Online Science Journalism View more presentations from miriamboon. From a lecture by Miriam Boon
June 10, 2010
There are 25 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…
June 10, 2010
Deposit it with people who guarantee your samples will remain frozen:
June 10, 2010
USA Science & Engineering Festival Announces Nifty Fifty; Top Scientists Will Tell Their Stories in DC-Area Schools: Ever wanted to talk with a Nobel Laureate? Did you know red wine goes well with steak, but also has anti-aging properties? Want to uncover the mysteries of baseball's knuckleball…
June 9, 2010
Dreams have only one owner at a time. That's why dreamers are lonely. - Erma Louise Bombeck
June 9, 2010
There are 16 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…
June 9, 2010
Scientia Pro Publica #32 is up on The Dichotomous Trekkie 2.0. Four Stone Hearth #94 is up on Anthropology in Practice. Grand Rounds Vol. 6 No. 37 are up on MDiTV.
June 9, 2010
OK, a busy day, mostly offline, so here's another provocation for you to trash in the comments ;-) There are several different aspects of science communication. If we classify them, somewhat artificially, by who is the sender and who is the receiver of information, we can have something like this:…
June 8, 2010
To hope means to be ready at every moment for that which is not yet born, and yet not become desperate if there is no birth in our lifetime. - Erich Fromm
June 8, 2010
Tuesday - let's take a look at 4 out of 7 PLoS journals. 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…
June 8, 2010
Joanne Manaster of Joanne Loves Science has just announced a science book reading contest for young readers (and movie-makers): Kids Read Science and Teens Read Science. Watch the introductory video: Check out the contest instructions for details: The contest is simple--just do what I do quite…
June 8, 2010
These days I am swallowing one good science book after another. 2010 seems to be a great year for science book publishing! But I have also noticed that almost all of these books are written by science bloggers (or at least active Twitterers)! Some are writers first, and started blogging later.…
June 8, 2010
Video taken by Christopher Hite
June 7, 2010
I am a man of fixed and unbending principles, the first of which is to be flexible at all times. - Everett McKinley Dirksen
June 7, 2010
Go say Hello to my newest Scibling, Maryn McKenna at Superbug (which is also the title of her latest book). Also check out the archives of her old blog.
June 7, 2010
To get disclaimers out of the way, first, Vanessa Woods (on Twitter) is a friend. I first met her online, reading her blog Bonobo Handshake where she documented her day-to-day life and work with bonobos in the Congo. We met in person shortly after her arrival to North Carolina, at a blogger meetup…
June 7, 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…
June 6, 2010
Throw out an alarming alarm clock. If the ring is loud and strident, you're waking up to instant stress. You shouldn't be bullied out of bed, just reminded that it's time to start your day. - Sharon Gold
June 6, 2010
You may have heard that, about six months ago, Charlotte Observer and Raleigh News & Observer started a new Monday Science/Technology section. Among other articles, there is also an ongoing weekly feature - a brief interview with a science blogger (usually, but not always, located in North…
June 6, 2010
Reposted, as I needed to add a few of the most recent posts to the list - see under the fold: Now that this blog has won the ResearchBlogging.org Award in the Biology category, people are coming here and looking for biology posts. And on a blog with almost 10,000 posts, they may not be easy to find…
June 6, 2010
Reposted, as I needed to add several of the most recent posts to the list - see under the fold: As this blog is getting close to having 10,000 posts, and my Archives/Categories are getting unweildy (and pretty useless), I need to get some of the collections of useful posts together, mainly to make…
June 6, 2010
Neil DeGrasse Tyson on 2012 - World Science Festival: Video shot at World Science Festival 2010 by Christopher Hite.
June 5, 2010
"Cats are smarter than dogs. You can't get eight cats to pull a sled through snow." - Jeff Valdez
June 5, 2010
According to a new paper showing temporal and spatial patterns of migratory routes and spawning grounds of bluefin tuna, they were in the Gulf of Mexico spawning at the moment the oil well exploded and all that oil started gushing out (and then dispersed with toxic chemicals). Nobody is fishing…
June 4, 2010
We are told that talent creates its own opportunities. But it sometimes seems that intense desire creates not only its own opportunities, but its own talents. - Eric Hoffer
June 4, 2010
Over the past week or so, PLoS IT/Web team made some serious upgrades to the site, including a much better, faster search - go and test it! Friday is also the time to point out cool new papers from four out of seven PLoS journals. As always, you should rate the articles, post notes and comments and…
June 3, 2010
Trust also your own judgment, for it is your most reliable counselor. A man's mind has sometimes a way of telling him more than seven watchmen posted on a high tower. - Ecclesiasticus