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May 27, 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 26, 2010
"I love my cats because I love my home, and little by little they become its visible soul." - Jean Couteau
May 26, 2010
Another amazing serving of Wednesday sciencey goodness with 40 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,…
May 26, 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 25, 2010
Those who think they have not time for bodily exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness - Edward Stanley
May 25, 2010
Tuesday night - time for four PLoS journals to publish new articles and for me to check them out and pick a few I consider most bloggable. 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…
May 25, 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 25, 2010
Cory Doctorow, blogger at BoingBoing and author of several books, came to town last weekend and did a reading/signing of his latest novel For The Win at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill on Sunday. I assume that, being bloggers and blog-readers, you all know who Cory is and what he does - if not, follow…
May 24, 2010
You cannot make your opportunities concur with the opportunities of people whose incomes are ten times greater than yours. - Edward S. Martin
May 24, 2010
There are 28 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 24, 2010
Scientists: Don't ask what Hollywood can do for you, ask what you can do for Hollywood! Jennifer Ouellette is the Director of The Science & Entertainment Exchange, and a popular science writer. She also writes for her blog - Cocktail Party Physics. She spoke with The Plainspoken Scientist about…
May 24, 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 24, 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 23, 2010
In answer to the question of why it happened, I offer the modest proposal that our Universe is simply one of those things which happen from time to time. - Edward P. Tryon
May 23, 2010
Jay Rosen talks to World Bank, about "how the powerful cope with public scrutiny." He talks for 30 minutes and the Q&A is another 30 minutes. Worth a watch.
May 22, 2010
There is a fifth dimension beyond those known to man. It is a dimension vast as space and timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between the pit of his fears and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area called the Twilight…
May 22, 2010
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May 21, 2010
Never bear more than one kind of trouble at a time. Some people bear three - all they have had, all they have now, and all they expect to have. - Edward Everett Hale
May 21, 2010
A 1947 movie made by the Department of War - as current today as it was then: You can download the video or watch it bigger here.
May 21, 2010
First big piece of news is the new PLoS Hub for Biodiversity - see the details on the PLoS Blog. Second big piece of news is the New PLoS ONE Collection - Biodiversity of Saba Bank - the collection homepage, where all the articles are collected, is here and the overview article is here. There is…
May 20, 2010
The need to be right all the time is the biggest bar to new ideas. It is better to have enough ideas for some of them to be wrong than to be always right by having no ideas at all. - Edward de Bono
May 20, 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 19, 2010
Time, when it is left to itself and no definite demands are made on it, cannot be trusted to move at any recognized pace. Usually, it loiters; but just when one has come to count on its slowness, it may suddenly break into a wild, irrational gallop. - Edith Wharton
May 19, 2010
There are 28 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 19, 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 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…
May 19, 2010
If you can, join us at noon, Tuesday, May 25, here in Research Triangle Park for our final 2009-2010 American Scientist pizza lunch talk. (Don't worry, we'll launch a new season next fall.) Our speaker will be Phaedra Boinodiris, a Serious Games Program Manager at IBM, where she helps craft IBM's…
May 19, 2010
Scientia Pro Publica #30 is up on Southern Fried Science. Grand Rounds: Edition 6.34 is up on Better Health.
May 18, 2010
Contrary to general belief, an artist is never ahead of his time but most people are far behind theirs. - Edgard Varese
May 18, 2010
PLoS Biology, Medicine, Neglected Tropical Diseases and ONE publish on Tuesday. What's new 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,…