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May 12, 2010
Those of you who were reading scienceblogs.com two or three or four years ago may remember a feature we had here called "Ask a ScienceBlogger", in which a question, chosen by the Overlords out of thousands of your suggestions, is posed to all of us here on the network and several of us who wanted…
May 11, 2010
The great mountains of the world are a great remedy if men but did know it against our modern discontent and ambitions. In the hills is wisdom's fount. They are deep in time. - E. R. Eddison
May 11, 2010
Tuesday - day when four out of seven PLoS journals publish new articles and I pick a few most 'bloggable' ones to highlight here. 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…
May 11, 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 11, 2010
It is somewhat hard to grok how much a Big Deal the WWW2010 conference is when it's happening in one's own backyard. After all, all I had to do was drop the kids at school a little earlier each morning and drive down to Raleigh, through the familiar downtown streets, park in a familiar parking lot…
May 11, 2010
From the American Scientist: 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 start back up in the fall the way we always do.) Our speaker will be Phaedra Boinodiris, a Serious Games Program…
May 11, 2010
Scientia Pro Publica #29 is up on Maniraptora: Tastes Like Chicken. Grand Rounds Vol. 6 No. 33 are up at The Examining Room of Dr. Charles.
May 10, 2010
The wise men of old have sent most of their morality down the stream of time in the light skiff of apothegm or epigram. - E. P. Whipple
May 10, 2010
It's just a number....
May 10, 2010
There are 19 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 10, 2010
Go say Hello to Deborah Blum at Speakeasy Science. Check out her old blog and website, follow her on Twitter and enjoy her latest book - The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York.
May 10, 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 10, 2010
Last week I attended the WWW2010 conference in Raleigh. I posted my summary of the event over on Science In The Triangle blog so check it out.
May 10, 2010
Last week Ben Young Landis, the 2010 editor, and I had a great first meeting about Open Lab and how we are going to do the whole thing this year. In the meantime, dig through your archives or the archives of other blogs you like and submit the best posts. The Submission form is here. Under the fold…
May 10, 2010
Vanessa Woods (website, old blog, new blog, Twitter) will be reading from her new book "Bonobo Handshake" (comes out May 27th - you can pre-order on amazon.com) at the Regulator in Durham on May 27th at 7pm, at Quail Ridge Books on June 9th at 7:30pm, and at Chapel Hill Borders on June 12th at 2pm…
May 9, 2010
"Strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!" - Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
May 9, 2010
Scott Huler (blog, Twitter), the author of 'Defining the Wind', has a new book coming out this Tuesday. 'On The Grid' (amazon.com) is the story of infrastructure. For this book, Scott started with his own house (unlike me, Scott did the work) and traced where all those pipes, drains, cables and…
May 9, 2010
One difference between reading Open Laboratory anthologies and reading the original posts included in them is that the printed versions are slightly edited and polished. Another difference is that the Prefaces and Introductions can be found only in the books. They have never been placed online. But…
May 9, 2010
Get all the information about people and concepts mentioned in the video here: Web 3.0 from Kate Ray on Vimeo.
May 9, 2010
...perhaps you and thousands of your friends can all simultaneously walk down the street wearing one of these: [yes, sales will help feed my family, so there is my Conflict Of Interest statement for posting this here]
May 8, 2010
The first day of spring was once the time for taking the young virgins into the fields, there in dalliance to set an example in fertility for Nature to follow. Now we just set the clock an hour ahead and change the oil in the crankcase. - Elwyn Brooks White
May 8, 2010
Carnival of Mathematics #65 is up on Maxwell's Demon. Friday Ark #294 is up on Modulator.
May 7, 2010
There are two kinds of worries - those you can do something about and those you can't. Don't spend any time on the latter. - Duke Ellington
May 7, 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…
May 7, 2010
Last week, at the SigmaXi pizza lunch (well, really dinner), organized by SCONC, we were served a delicious dish - a lively presentation by Dennis Meredith about Explaining Research, the topic of his excellent new book - in my humble opinion the best recent book on this topic. His presentation was…
May 6, 2010
Don't spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door. - Dr. Laura Schlessinger