Happy New Year!!!!
And while you are recovering from the holidays, and before you have to go back to work, here are a few good reads:
Anton Zuiker: 2010 in review: something to jump for
A New Year’s Resolution for the Rich
The Efficiency Dilemma – “the rebound effect“.
Historians find Virginia textbooks about as accurate as Fox News
Ranting on scanty ants – comment to a Nature article – The spirits of meta-heuristics past, present and future.
I have found the cognitive surplus, and it hates pigs
Author of the Day: Scott Huler and Author of the Day: Sheril Kirshenbaum and Author of the Day: Alok Jha
Print Isn’t the Technology of Today . . . or Tomorrow
The Decline Effect Postulate Fails to Find Its Theory and Scientific Method in Decline?
So when does that journal’s embargo lift, anyway? A site that will tell you
They’re Young, and They’re Restless: Collegiate Inventors Face Off
These Lab Flask Mugs Put Your Dweeby Thermos To Shame
Another record year for manatee deaths
The Dangers of Emotional Pornography
Dear Mr. President
Arsenic, DNA and the search for life
Sound therapy helps quiet the din
How do airport scanners work?
Blog, podcast tell stories of animal diversity
The beauty of data visualisation
Why are the East of Cities usually Poorer?
Blog commenting, availability cascades, and the autism-vaccine debate and Dr. Jay: Still confusing the issue. Plus: Corrections via comments
Why you should abandon your New Year’s resolutions right now (and what to do instead)
65% of internet users have paid for online content
Is Harvard’s reputation borne on a cliche’s repetition – with NYTimes et al helping out?
Abandoned Uranium Mines: An ‘Overwhelming Problem’ in the Navajo Nation and An “Overwhelming Problem” in the Navajo Nation
The dangers of drunk biking
Worm me up
How to: Name a dinosaur
Body Under General Anesthesia Tracks Closer to Coma than Sleep
Teaching the Cutting Edge: Mariette DiChristina
Kodachrome Is Dead, Long Live Kodachrome (but ILFORD is doing just fine)
Did Early Humans Migrate Across a Watery, Green Sahara?
NERS Review of the Year Part 10 – The future is now and NERS Review of the year Part 11 – Silliness, hype, satire, journalism and YOUR Top Ten and Four million views, a personal look at the year, and many thanks
Anthropology and Publicity
New Year Woo From CNN
Flu: Still a problem, just not here
How Much Has TV Changed Since 1926? A LOT
World’s Oldest Optical Illusion Found?
Potential WiFi problem on campus?
Losers get punished for trying to lead
The Acupuncture and Fasciae Fallacy
In Praise of Nurses
How Can Winter Storm Forecasting Be Improved?
Is there any journal that permits to submit articles in HTML or other web-native formats?
Science behind your New Year’s Kiss
The Content Farm Bubble: Demand Media Isn’t Profitable Despite Its Dodgy Accounting
A Great Round Up at Neuroanthropology
Local T-shirt line promotes city pride – Want one CHHill/Carborro and one Manhattan!
An Exploration on Greenhouse Gas and Ammonia Production by Insect Species Suitable for Animal or Human Consumption
The “Family” – Who Really Is Behind This Secret Organization?
On Warming, Antarctica, Clouds and Peer Review
Alpha-carotene from veggies linked to longer life
Freak weather could have been predicted
NPR Apologizes for WikiLeaks Mistake; Nina Totenberg and Teena Marie
Google’s Ngram Viewer and sCAMs
2011 Calendar Of Events For Internet-Lovin’ Scientists
The Top Dinosaur Discoveries of 2010
A Brief History of Time Balls
Readers Respond to “The End” and Other Articles
mom, this is how twitter works.
8 Smears and Misconceptions About WikiLeaks Spread By the Media
At the Prohibition Bar
Your 2010 Favorites
In defense of doom and gloom in an oil-price bet
Only 21 Percent Of U.S. Voters Support Net Neutrality
Largest Ever Nurses’ Strike Could Be Sign of Future Unrest
Top Retraction Watch posts of 2010, and a short wish list for 2011 and Top Embargo Watch posts of 2010, and a short wish list for 2011
Journalists are invited to apply for a new evolution fellowship program
Public Domain Day
Reflections on 2010: humans as biological machines and “love” (whatever!)
False incentives mean fewer AP interns
Who decides what’s an analog of a controlled substance?
Year In Review: Science Stories Of 2010
Human Remains Said to ‘Rewrite Evolution’ Spark Spat
Borders Suspends Payments to Some Publishers
Top Citizen Science Projects of 2010
Clay Shirky: Half-formed thought on Wikileaks & Global Action
New Year’s Eve in Space, Plus, can you have the first newborn of the year on purpose?
Your body is thwarting your weight-loss efforts
The Onion: Toaster-Instruction Booklet Author Enraged That Editor Betrayed His Vision
Science Poems for January 2011: 1
The Happy Marriage Is the ‘Me’ Marriage
Julian Assange Given Press Freedom Award “Hungarian media law allows for journalists to be taken to court and fined of up to $1 million (€760,000) for reports considered to be unbalanced.”
How snowflakes form: Happy Snowy New Year!
Foiling the bugs that spoil wine
Environmentalism a “False Religion?”
Pacifists or pugilists? “They’re very gentle.”
Even fungus can get jet lag
Event: REAL VIRTUALITY (Museum of the Moving Image – New York City, January 15 – June 14, 2011)
Earth Science Erratics: the kinder, gentler way to start geoblogging
Start 2011 off with some evolution, the Carnival of Evolution!
Thoughtomics: Along for the Ride
Zoologger: The 12 coolest animals of 2010