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June 3, 2010
Ever have one of those times when you have a cool new blog post all ready in your head, just needs to be typed in and published? Just to realize that you have already published it months ago? Brains are funny things, playing tricks on us like this. I just had one of such experiences today, then…
June 2, 2010
No thing is created suddenly, any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig. If you tell me that you desire a fig, I answer you that there must be time. Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen. - Epictetus
June 2, 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'…
June 2, 2010
Hi Café Friends, Our June Science Café (description below) will be held on Tuesday 6/15 at the Irregardless Café on Morgan Street. Our café speaker for the evening will be Dr. Dianne Dunning from the NCSU School of Veterinary Medicine. Join us for a thought provoking discussion with Dr.…
June 2, 2010
Festival of the Trees #48 is up on Wandering Owl Outside. Accretionary Wedge #25 is up on Highly Allochthonous.
June 1, 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. - Emily Dickinson
June 1, 2010
Distorted Views of Biodiversity: Spatial and Temporal Bias in Species Occurrence Data: Historical as well as current data on species distributions are needed to track changes in biodiversity. Species distribution data are found in a variety of sources but it is likely that they include different…
June 1, 2010
The new forum at PRI World Science: Listen to a story by reporter Eric Niiler, followed by our interview with Stephen Palumbi. Our guest in the Science Forum is marine biologist Stephen Palumbi of Stanford University. He uses genetics to study whale populations. The International Whaling Commission…
June 1, 2010
The winner, as always, has been announced on the everyONE blog so jump on over there....
June 1, 2010
Carnival of Evolution #24 is up on NeuroDojo. Berry Go Round #28 is up on Greg Laden's blog. Carnival of Space #156 is up on TheSpacewriter's Ramblings. Grand Rounds Vol.6 No. 36 - now up on Techknowdoc's Surgical Adventures!
June 1, 2010
If you report, or just try to keep up to date, on research in this region, you know about RTI International. In 1958, it was the founding tenant of North Carolina's Research Triangle Park. Today it's one of the largest research institutes on the planet. At 5:30 pm on Tuesday, June 8, RTI will…
June 1, 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'…
June 1, 2010
I posted only 127 times in May. Apart from many cool videos and various updates, I did blog about other things as well. I went to the WWW2010 conference and wrote my thoughts about it. Open Laboratory submissions are in full swing so I decided to post the old Prefaces and Introductions I wrote for…
May 31, 2010
I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. - Elwyn Brooks White
May 31, 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'…
May 31, 2010
As I alerted you before, last night Scott Huler (blog, Twitter, SIT interview) did a reading from his latest book On The Grid (amazon.com) at the Quail Ridge Books in Raleigh. The store was packed. The store sold out all the books before Scott was even done talking. The C-Span Book TV crew was…
May 31, 2010
Last week I went to this season's last American Scientist pizza lunch at Sigma Xi featuring Phaedra Boinodiris (Twitter, blog), Serious Games Product Manager at IBM. I first saw Phaedra Boinodiris speak as the opening speaker at TEDxRTP (my review) back in March, but this was a different kind of…
May 31, 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…
May 30, 2010
The sheer rebelliousness in giving ourselves permission to fail frees a childlike awareness and clarity ... When we give ourselves permission to fail, we at the same time give ourselves permission to excel. - Eloise Ristad
May 30, 2010
Last week I went to this season's last American Scientist pizza lunch at Sigma Xi featuring Phaedra Boinodiris, Serious Games Product Manager at IBM, and I filed my report over on Science In The Triangle blog.
May 30, 2010
The third Science Online London 2010 will be held at the British Library on September 3rd and 4th, 2010. You can follow it as a hashtag #solo10 on Twitter and add session suggestions to the wiki here.
May 29, 2010
As long as there is one upright man, as long as there is one compassionate woman, the contagion may spread and the scene is not desolate. Hope is the thing left to us in a bad time. - Elwyn Brooks White
May 29, 2010
A fascinating discussion with John Hawks and my Scibling Christina Agapakis about synthetic biology and other related topics - worth your time:
May 28, 2010
There are victories of the soul and spirit. Sometimes, even if you lose, you win. - Eliezer Wiesel
May 28, 2010
There are 33 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…
May 28, 2010
I and the Bird #126 is up on Coyote Mercury. This week's edition of Change of Shift (Volume 4, Number 23) is up at The Makings of a Nurse. Friday Ark #297 is up on Modulator.
May 27, 2010
It is easier to accept the message of the stars than the message of the salt desert. The stars speak of man's insignificance in the long eternity of time; the deserts speak of his insignificance right now. - Edwin Way Teale
May 27, 2010
Thursday - four out of seven PLoS journals publish new articles and I make my own picks. 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,…
May 27, 2010
Last night I went to the book reading of "On The Grid" by Scott Huler at Quail Ridge Books in Raleigh. It was a great event. I wrote a more detailed summary over on Science In The Triangle.