Open Laboratory 2010 - submissions so far

The list is slowly growing - 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 for submitting are here.


A Blog Around The Clock: What does it mean that a nation is 'Unscientific'?
A Blog Around The Clock: My latest scientific paper: Extended Laying Interval of Ultimate Eggs of the Eastern Bluebird
A Blog Around The Clock: Evolutionary Medicine: Does reindeer have a circadian stop-watch instead of a clock?

A Meandering Scholar: Back to basics: The Evolution of a Postdoc

Anna's Bones: The Ape That Wouldn't Grow Up

The Anthropology of Everyday Life: Step Right Up and Give Us Your DNA

Anthropology in Practice: The Irish Diaspora: Why Even Trinidadians Are a Little Irish
Anthropology in Practice: RSVP--A Cultural Construct?
Anthropology in Practice: Death 2.0: Digital Mourning
Anthropology in Practice: Is Your Time My Time? Deconstructing "Social" Time (2)
Anthropology in Practice: Dealing With 'Digital Distractions' in the Classroom
Anthropology in Practice: Extra! Extra! (Some) Print Media Is Not Dead!

Archy: Mammoths, floods, and whatnot

Back Re(action): To whom it may concern (poem)
Back Re(action): What is a scientific prediction?

Bad Science: Is it okay to ignore results from people you don't trust?

Bjoern Brembs Blog: In which potatoes in France are like high-ranking journals in science

Blag Hag: In the name of science, I offer my boobs and A quick clarification about Boobquake and Head of Iran's Guardian Council supports Sedighi's earthquake hypothesis and And the boobquake experiment has begun..., And the Boobquake results are in!, Why boobquake isn't destroying feminism and The Iranian and Muslim response to Boobquake collected and edited as a single entry.

Built On Facts: The Theory of Theory

Byte Size Biology: Highly Evolved
Byte Size Biology: Well, color me surprised
Byte Size Biology: Obesity: the Role of the Immune System

Canadian GirlPostdoc in America: Dissent gets a fat lip.

Computing Intelligence: Sloppy Language in Science on Human Uniqueness

CMBR: Flu shots all around! But is it the best way?

Confessions of a (former) Lab Rat: On Peer Review

CultureLab: Celebrating the real Einstein

Culturing Science: Octopuses doing tricks on the internet and our search for non-human 'intelligence'

Deep Thoughts and Silliness: Branch Lengths and Species

The Digital Cuttlefish: A Batty Problem (poem)

The Dispersal of Darwin: The Discovery Institute needs a dictionary

Dot Earth: My Second Half

Dot Physics: MythBusters' energy explanation

Dr. Carin Bondar...biologist with a twist: Darwin's 'Survival of the Fittest' meets the irresponsible Homo sapiens

Endless Forms: Crown Jewel of Biodiversity on the Edge
Endless Forms: Saving face: Salamanders show why it's important to know thy enemies
Endless Forms: Boozing Treeshrews: Heavyweight drinkers in small packages

Freethinker's Asylum: Alpha, Beta, and Power

Genetic Maize: GMOs Could Render Important Antibiotics Worthless

hgg: Anthology of science writing: now almost 4 % with ovaries!

Laelaps: Off the prehistoric coast of Panama, a mega-toothed shark nursery

The Language of Bad Physics: The Language of Science - it's 'just a theory'
The Language of Bad Physics: Experiments in Non-Relativistic Modified Newtonian Dynamics (MOND)

Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted): Made for Each Other: Evolution of Monogamy in Poison Frogs
Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted): UV, You See? Black Light Reveals Secrets in Fossils
Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted): Fly Me to the Moon: The Incredible Migratory Journey of the Arctic Tern
Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted): Darwin's Finches Develop Immunity to Alien Parasites
Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted): Is That A T. rex Up Your Nose? New Species of Nose-dwelling Leech Discovered
Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted): (How) Are Birds Affected by Volcanic Ash?
Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted): How Will You Celebrate International Migratory Bird Day?

The Loom: Skull Caps and Genomes

Maniraptora: Tastes Like Chicken: Size Matters -- Bigger is Better, Even for Male Pipefish
Maniraptora: Tastes Like Chicken: Gender-Bending Chickens: Mixed, Not Scrambled

Mauka to Makai: Barnacle Sex

Maxwell's Demon: Spirographs and the third dimension
Maxwell's Demon: The Laws of Gelada (How to be a grad student)

Medical & Bio-Inspired Innovations: Blood Pressure, Medication, Diet, And Dementia: What The Recent Research Tells Us

Neurotopia: Attractiveness, anger, and warrior princess blondes
Neurotopia: A Letter to a Grad Student
Neurotopia: Friday Weird Science: Why does asparagus make your pee smell?
Neurotopia: On Animal Research

Nutrition Wonderland: The Truth About Organic Farming
Nutrition Wonderland: Understanding Our Bodies: Insulin

Observations of a Nerd: Evolution: The Curious Case of Dogs
Observations of a Nerd: Psych FAIL
Observations of a Nerd: Evolution: Watching Speciation Occur
Observations of a Nerd: Ancient Sex Scandals: Did We Get It On With Neandertals?

Opinionator (Olivia Judson): Laboratory Life
Opinionator (Olivia Judson): Evolving Sexual Tensions
Opinionator (Olivia Judson): Divide and Diminish
Opinionator (Olivia Judson): Enter the Chronotherapists

Oscillator: Knowledge is Power and Biology is Power, perhaps fused into a single essay.

PodBlack Cat: Presenting, Minorities And The Token Skeptic At #AtheistCon

Promega Connections: How do I Describe Thee? Let Me Count the Ways
Promega Connections: Mate Selection at Frog Cocktail Parties: Keep it Short, Low, Loud, and Stand Out from the Crowd (Oh, and have a colorful vocal sac, too)

Reciprocal Space: I have discovered Jupiter

Rennie's Last Nerve: Blood Simple: Mammoths, mice, malaria and hemoglobin
Rennie's Last Nerve: Energetically Batty

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal: Epistemological Anarchists (comic/cartoon)

Sauropod Vertebra Picture of the Week: Lies, damned lies, and Clash of the Dinosaurs

Sciencebase: Whatever happened to the audiophile

Science in Seconds: Africa's Next Top Hominid

Science In The Triangle (DeLene Beeland): Hibernation devastation: White-nose syndrome and our bats

Skeptic Wonder: Social onycophorans!

Skulls in the Stars: Perpetual motion -- nonsense for over 100 years
Skulls in the Stars: Rolling out the (optical) carpet: the Talbot effect
Skulls in the Stars: Mythbusters were scooped -- by 130 years! (Archimedes death ray)
Skulls in the Stars: Singular Optics: Light chasing its own tail

Southern Fried Scientist: The Data Speak
Southern Fried Scientist: Tournament marlins get bigger?

There and (hopefully) back again...: Everyday (lab) living

Water Numbers: Peter Gleick at The best argument against global warming

Wild Muse: Social networks, and social animals
Wild Muse: Wolf recovery vs. ecosystem health

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I'm not sure how you'd handle it, because you sure wouldn't have room to publish the whole thing in hardcopy. But you need to recognize a new form of science blogging -- Live Real Time Science in the Comments.

I'm specifically referring to the 685 comment thread in response to Erik Klemetti's first post on increased activity under the Eyjafjallajokull in Iceland:…

Over a period of almost three weeks a dedicated group of amateurs and professionals both locally and around the world kept track of the activity, found new ways to map and display the seismic data, and eventually accurately forecast the type and location of eruption. Note especially the graphics developed by amateur Socuel, the acute observations on oscillating behavior by retired cell biologist Peter Cobbold, the forecast of a fissure eruption by Bruce Stout, and the many contributions of local amateur Jon Frimann and his own geophone. Special thanks are also due to professional vulcanologist Boris Behncke who patiently taught, explained, and cautioned all of us.

Of course, since the eruption started there have been many more posts and thousands of comments, but that first post and its long comment thread, continued not by Erik but by blog readers themselves, is a prime example of conducting real science publicly and in real time in a blog comment thread.