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From 1890: The First Text Messages and Passing A Good Joke Along The Wire and The Victorian Internet and Dawn of the Wireless Phone (1901) and Twitter in 1935.

Rethinking the gene: The popular notion of genetics is wrong

A new scientific source of bias: SILLY bias. Analysis of citations of BMJ’s Christmas articles.

Kurzweil, the Singularity and His Futurism

Science 3.0 will be in attendance at Science Online 2011

Writing, Cloud Computing, and #scio11

Author of the Day: Greg Gbur and Author of the Day: Mary Knudson and Author of the Day: Chris Mooney

Did ‘Shrooms Send Santa And His Reindeer Flying?

Higher Education — Turning a Painful Reality Into a Thriving Digital Business and The Disadvantages of an Elite Education (2008)

ResearchBlogging.org now supports Italian-language posts

Recent developments in sociobiology and the scientific method

NERS Review of the Year Part 1 – the “They did what now?” edition and NERS Review of the Year Part 2 – Animals bring the awe and NERS Review of the Year Part 3 – Science and society

Why is the north magnetic pole racing toward Siberia?

Will K2 Spice sellers take a bath? Can you spell MDPV?

Seven-month-old babies can ‘read minds’

The animal world has its junkies too

Recommended: Radioactive: Marie & Pierre Curie, a Tale of Love and Fallout

Executions fall due to cost, lack of lethal drug

Obama administration reverses Bush wilderness policy

U.S. Tries to Build Case for Conspiracy by WikiLeaks

U.N. species convention seen needing urgent reform

Levels of evolution

Magical thinking enhances creativity

Early exposure to skeptical thinking: navigating the chicken and egg syndrome

IceCube Weekly Construction Report, December 13th through December 19th 2010, South Pole Station and IceCube Complete Just in Time for Christmas

Science-Art Scumble #7

Don’t change your worldview based on one study

I love the smell of irony in the morning. It smells like…schadenfreude

Is What WikiLeaks Does Journalism? Good Question

Friday Weird Science: A Festive New Way to Dye Holiday Lingerie!

Readers’ choices: Top 10 Scientific American stories of 2010

On Currituck Pond

You wouldn’t lie to me, would you?

Letters to Washington, interesting on WikiLeaks, break-up of Yugoslavia, etc.

The Science of the Christmas Truce and Lessons from the Christmas Truce of 1914

Karan Casey – Johnny I hardly knew ye and La Chanson des Vieux Amants– Judy Bright live at No Exit

(Merry) Christmas Disease

How many devices do you need?

It’s the Christmas Friday Puzzle!

Guaranteed White Christmas for the Albino Redwood

Nightmare before Yuletide

The discovery of the ruins of ice

Blogging my way to the North Pole.

Feministing Friday: Beauty or Brains what matters most in today’s dating scene?

The woman who knows no fear

Students do the darndest things.

What criteria makes Gulf seafood “safe to eat”?

The Blogsphere is alive to the sound of PODCASTS

Cambridge university refuses to censor student’s thesis on chip-and-PIN vulnerabilities

HeLa, telomeres, and the death of my free time

The 100 Most Beautiful in English

Banks and WikiLeaks

Feminist Ideals for a Healthy Female Adolescent Sexuality: A Critique (PDF)

U.S. Pig Farms May Be ‘Flu Factories’

Spam Journalism #83 – “Spam Journalism: The spurious use of sensational headlines to add spice to an otherwise pointless article.”

Bruce Sterling’s plot holes

You’ve Got to Have (150) Friends – Just to clarify, I think Dunbar is dead wrong. One day that post will get written, explaining why I think that…

Your Brain: A User’s Guide

Bundle Up, It’s Global Warming

Deepwater Horizon’s Final Hours

Fixing the economy the scientific way

Elegantly Old School: Nostalgia Books On The Rise

The iPad for a Professor- Why I Love It

Do you have a brain for social networks?

Boxing Day Special: A Physicist Opts-Out of a TSA machine

When all that is theory melts into (hot) air: Contrasts and parallels between actor network theory, autonomist Marxism, and open Marxism (PDF)

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