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As some sharp-eyed reader may have already spotted, the SciencePunk blog has relocated to the Seed Media Group's ScienceBlogs. Let's take a moment to absorb these new surroundings.

OK, done? Those of you who have already run back to check sciencepunk.com will find it too has changed substantially. Drama abounds!

From today, the whole SciencePunk caboodle is getting cranked up a notch. Wave goodbye to the version 5 we all knew and loved, and say hello to version 6. (Ah, you always wondered what that stray /v5 signified, didn't you? Why not check out v4? Web 1.0-tastic!) The site has now been diversified and distributed, so that the blogging section will now come exclusively via ScienceBlogs. Back at SciencePunk central you'll find this blog on feed, a new mini-feed of links I've found interesting but have no time to write about, separate sections for longer articles, videos, and possibly a non-science blog to vent all the wonderful and disturbing things that thrash about like angry eels in my head. Although the invitation to start blogging from the Seed servers was a pleasant surprise, the SciencePunk upgrade has been on the books for a long while.

If you've already signed up to the SciencePunk.com rss feed, then by the miracle of .htaccess code you should receive updates of all new material, both on SciencePunk.com and ScienceBlogs. If not you can sign up here.

Kudos to Arikia at ScienceBlogs for humouring my many questions and demands with grace and expedience. If anything isn't working as it should be, please don't hesitate to tell me. Abusive comments will be tolerated so long as they're funny. Regular blogging will commence once everything is running smoothly, and by golly there's a lot to write about...

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As some sharp-eyed reader may have already spotted, the SciencePunk blog has relocated to the Seed Media Group's ScienceBlogs. Let's take a moment to absorb these new surroundings. OK, done? Those of you who have already run back to check sciencepunk.com will find it too has changed substantially…
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Frank Swain just moved in this morning, so the boxes are still unpacked. You can see his old work on sciencepunk.com, Guardian Science Blog and Sence About Science, but from now on, he'll be writing on Science Punk, so go there and say Hello!
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Fancy meeting you here! Will you be about for a beer or two at the Sense About Science thing on Thursday?

By Beermonkey (not verified) on 23 Jan 2009 #permalink

Science Punk, eh?
What does that mean? You're someone who can split an atom and understand what a neural stem cell is and yet still thinks that Sid Vicious and the Sex Pistols was the epitome of Rock and Roll?

Is this because you can't handle Black Metal?

Or is the punk more a Cyberpunk and literary thing and you're really into William Gibson?

Welcome!

By wildlifer (not verified) on 23 Jan 2009 #permalink

Actually, the etymology of SciencePunk is more a nod to the archaic root of the word 'punk': a troublesome youth.

Frank the SciencePunk wrote:

... etymology of SciencePunk ... nod to the archaic root of the word 'punk': a troublesome youth.

Ahhh... causing trouble, eh?
One of my favorite hobbies.

Welcome!

(Also: the SciencePunk Central link on the blogroll doesn't seem to work. Should it have http instead of htp? Or is this a sneaky test to weed out the anal-retentive types?)

Oh no! Not another feed to add to my SciBorg collection, how dare you :) Welcome to the collective from a fellow UKian.

By John Phillips, FCD (not verified) on 24 Jan 2009 #permalink

Actually, the etymology of SciencePunk is more a nod to the archaic root of the word 'punk': a troublesome youth.

Dammit, I was hoping for tattoos, piercings and naughty words. Oh well, glad to see ya anyways.

I saw this linked from the Quackometer's "Quick Blog" under the heading Should I Stay or Should I Go, and assumed it would be about this.

Are ya feelin' lucky, Punk?

I'm looking forward to reading your blogs.Cheers!

By complex field (not verified) on 25 Jan 2009 #permalink

Yet another blog absorbed into the collective. Congrats!

Hey Frank,

congratulations on joining science blogs

tom