Image: wemidji (Jacques Marcoux).
Nam et ipsa scientia potestas est (And thus knowledge itself is power)
-- Sir Francis Bacon.
The next edition of Scientia Pro Publica (Science for the People) will publish on Monday and as usual, it is seeking submissions and hosts! Can you help by sending URLs for your own or others' well-written science, medicine, and nature blog essays to me or by volunteering to host this carnival on your blog?
Scientia Pro Publica is a traveling blog carnival that celebrates the best science, environment, nature and medical writing that has been published in the blogosphere within the past 60 days targeted specifically to the public.
The two most recent editions of Scientia Pro Publica (Science for the People) can be read at Andrew's blog, 360 Degree Skeptic: Scientia Pro Publica -- 24: Origins Edition and at Andrew's blog, Southern Fried Science. Be sure to visit both versions!
The host for the upcoming 12 April edition will be me at my new Nature Network blog, Maniraptora. To send submissions of your writing or others' to Scientia Pro Publica, either use this automated submission form or use the cute little widget on the right (be aware that widget doesn't upload when the mother site is nonfunctional, and also check your email/spam filter for your submission receipt to be sure it was sent properly: no receipt = no submission was sent!). When submitting an essay, be sure to include the URL or "permalink", the essay title and -- to make life easier for the host -- please include a 2-3 sentence summary. Don't forget that all essays must be written for the purpose of communicating with the public and non-specialists, and if the host suspects a submission is either advertising or pseudoscience, it will be rejected.
If you wish to read the archived issues to see what sorts of essays that were linked previously, visit the Scientia website.
Since Scientia Pro Publica is a traveling blog carnival, it needs host sites to travel to. If you are interested in hosting this carnival on your blog, please contact me as soon as possible or notify the current host (please note that I prefer hosts who have had their writing included in one or more editions of this carnival). Currently, I am experimenting by publishing Scientia Pro Publica every Monday from now through 7 June, so feel free to choose a particular date, or I'll assign you the first available date [working schedule of Scientia hosts]. After 7 June, Scientia will resume its normal twice-monthly publishing schedule (until the number of non-spam non-woo submissions exceeds 50 once more).
The latest edition was my first time submitting to any blog carnival and I greatly enjoyed the experience. Not only did I get a few hits to my own blog but got to read some really great writers that I had not heard of before. The new weekly addition sounds interesting and might even get me to write more.