Quick Links and Updates

After 6 planes, 2 trains, 6 NYC Metro trains, three cabs and one bus, I am finally back from the whirlwind tour of Greenville, South Carolina (for the The 2010 Conference on Communicating Science), New York City (a few hours each on Friday and Monday at the SciAm office) and New Haven, CT (for the ScienceWriters2010 NASW/CASW meeting). Nice to be home for a while!

ScienceWriters2010 was a fantastic experience – there were about 600 people there and I have met many people who I only knew online before (or even only from their bylines). I blogged and tweeted very little, as people who I hope are my audience were mostly there so I thought it would be much nicer to just talk kface-to-face for a change. But other people did much more – check out #sciwri10 hashtag on Twitter, and the official conference blog. Most NASW sessions were recorded so you can watch videos (including of my panel – Rebooting the News) and slide-casts of them here.

The Scientific American Guest Blog is busy – today saw a new post by Jennifer JacquetEcologists: Wading from nature to networks. More to come tomorrow, and pretty much every work-day between now and ScienceOnline2011 (and probably beyond). Pitch me a topic for a guest-post if interested at Bora@sciam.com.

Tomorrow will be a busy day – trying to turn this busy page into an actual ScienceOnline2011 program, so we can open for registration on Wednesday at 12noon EST.

Also, don’t forget to submit your (and other people’s) blog posts (essays, stories, art, poetry, cartoons, comic strips, etc) for the Open Laboratory anthology as there are only three weeks left.

Shirky: The Shock of Inclusion and New Roles for News in the Fabric of Society

How to beat the media in the climate street fight

Maybe ‘New Media’ Needs a New Metaphor and The Penthouse Is Falling and Taking Down Britney Spears: How Science Writers Can Fight for a Spot in the Media.

Generation Why? and Literary Writers and Social Media: A Response to Zadie Smith and See Who’s Using the Internet to Make Life Less Meaningful

Breathtaking editorial arrogance

Life in the dark

Is IRE the best way to respond to blog comments?

Written In Stone: Rock Solid

Bill Maher vs. Jon Stewart

Should “Happy Meals” Aimed at Kids Be Banned to Help Curb Childhood Obesity?

My tour of Yale biotech facilities

A field of hoarfrost

Off to New Haven, maybe a post, no tweets from this guy (but from others, yes) and ScienceWriters2010 – of non-profit biz models. Some hallway grumbling too over who hires, who doesn’t, and where one’s copy goes

‘Gigantic’ bison skull unearthed in Snowmass

Caperea alive!

The Times’ Paywall and Newsletter Economics

Amazon.com Editorial Team Unveils Best Books of 2010 List

Four Indispensable Methods for Organizing Group Attention

Reduced registration fees

The Science of Kissing in SciAm MIND

Clever cartoon from PLoS about the ridiculous economic model of academic publishing

Urban Wildlife Watch: Chinese Chestnut Tree

Asia’s Push for Nuclear Power — a Wise Bet?

Scientists Probe Beak Trouble in Alaskan and Northwestern Birds

Twitter Increases Student Engagement [STUDY]

Biologists capture, collar male panther near recent calf depredations

Humor in Scientific Publications and A link everyone will find useful

Welcome to Hardtack and Sardines

Win a travel award for best evolution-themed blog

What Do the 2010 Election Results Mean for Federal Science Budgets?

An emerging super pathogen threatens us all

Scientists look at crops, bugs and animals

Shedding light on dark matter

UNC team identifies a ‘tipsy’ gene

Why Do Pro Kickers Opt for Soccer Style?

Neurocriminology in prohibition-era New York

Cristina Eisenberg, “The Mark of the Wolf’s Tooth”

Demographics as political destiny

The Carnal Carnival – CC#4: Orgasm! Call for Submissions

Strange Anatomy

Now Appearing: George W. Bush

Science Writers 2010: A Debate Over the Causes of Scientific Illiteracy and How Declining Science Journalism Fits Into That Picture

Whitehouse.gov should be a super-hyperlocal blog

Oil from the BP Disaster May Remain Thick on the Seafloor

U.S. News & World Report to Become Online Only

DNA sequence may be lost in translation

What Do the 2010 Election Results Mean for Federal Science Budgets?

Drivel on Facebook more valuable than we think

Stem cell research faces uncertain future after the elections

Science-Art Scumble

The Great Migrations Blog Carnival

The cybershrink will see you now

The way we tweeted

If you feed them, they will come: the effects of nitrogen fertilization on community composition in a salt marsh

Why pocosins are amazing

Beyond the PDF – it is time for a workshop

The Open Source Paleontologist: A Flood of Paleo Articles in PLoS ONE

How do we reveal the hidden patterns in data? and Looking for a story? Try a spreadsheet.

Video for the Web and Telling stories with video and Shooting 101: Video for Writers

Here are a few of their favorite tools: Experiments in social media, part 2

A Living Elements of Style

Secrets from the seasoned: making a medical conference work for you

Dead-tree cred counts online

Last book standing

Tweeting the meeting and A recipe for networking and The new new firewalls and Point and shoot and A whole new world and Hello ScienceWriters!

Daylight Saving Time 2010: Why and When It Ends

Readers Respond to “How Babies Think” and Other Articles

Ssssuccessss: World’s rarest snake is back from the brink

Harper’s: Former Scientific American editor pens bombshell Churchill critique

Yap, Inc., Brings Us the Speech Cloud

Disease and prejudice

Oil Sands: A Personal Decision About a Dirty Fuel

Radioactive rabbit trapped near Richland

In Which David Carr Teaches You about Reporter Branding

What Is Psychopathology? Examining the Changing Status of ADHD and What Is Mental Illness? A Mini-Carnival

On science blogs this week: Gathering

This Week in Review: Rupert’s online reader purge, election-night innovation, and ideas at ONA10

Quintiles’ Dennis Gillings Profiled in Forbes

The Very Big And The Very Small

An Outfield of Flycatchers

Can electrical brain stimulation really make you better at math–and is it less painful than learning calculus?

Weekend video break: Journalism in the age of data

Can New Scientist get any worse on evolution?

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2 responses to “Quick Links and Updates

  1. Wow, I got travel fatigue jut reading about your journey.

  2. Wow, I got travel fatigue just reading about your journey.