This is, to put it mildly, a hectic time. Today I need to make final changes – before it is sent to the printers – to the Program for ScienceOnline2011 (which is going to be awesome). We are finally finalizing the final finalists for the Open Laboratory (which is going to be awesome). We are getting close to the Scienceblogging.org release of Version 2.0 (which is going to be awesome). And there is a lot of movement at work, building a new network (which is going to be awesome). Oh, and I think we’ll be moving to a new apartment over the next couple of weeks as well. So, stressful time, but also all awesome. And most of it is occurring behind the scenes, so you cannot see, so you’ll have to just wait and, in the meantime, read these great articles:
If You Didn’t Blog It, It Didn’t Happen
Real, Live Practice Babies
When adaptation doesn’t happen
The new phrenology
What does a positive-incentive carnivore compensation program look like?
2010, the year of the science blog
Why was that paper retracted? Editor to Retraction Watch: “It’s none of your damn business”
Upcoming: The minimal blogging tool
Can Hurricanes Trigger Earthquakes?
The Importance of Vacation
Religion causes wealth inequalities
The future of fashion
Flying Machines, Amazing at Any Angle
A square yard of idea
Googling the lexicon – some interesting nGrams!
Science Poems for January 2011: 4 and Science Poems for January 2011: 5
Prediction for 2011 — The Individual Rules!
Festival of the Trees 55 – 2011 UN International Year of Forests
In London, A Case Study In Opinionated Press and American Media’s True Ideology? Avoiding One
Author of the Day: Scott Rosenberg and http://scienceonline2011.com/2011/01/author-of-the-day-brian-switek/
A Clear Danger to Free Speech
WikiLeaks releases documents about anti-whaling group Sea Shepherd
Money for Science: U.S. Funding over the Years
2011: The Year of the Personal Robot?
Predicting the Climate-Changed City of the Future
Why Smear Campaigns Work
The top 10 life-forms living on Lady Gaga (and you)
Pump Up the Volume. Some Birds Don’t Care
Early detection could prevent diabetes
The beautification of wikiriver.org
Science student role: Evidence of social structural norms specific to school science
A Giant From New Mexico: Titanoceratops
Multimedia must-see: Climate Wisconsin
Practical Computing for Biologists
Why We Desperately Need a New (and Better) Google
Does my sidebar look big in this?
How to make a digital preservationist cry
That’s not an answer and Is the “decline effect” really so mysterious? (revisited)
Mutualist matchmaking made simple
A psychological problem with snacking in front of the telly
Finding the Fingerprints of Climate Change in Storm Damage
Mining Bacterial Small Molecules
The Coming Health Crisis
The Profits of Nonprofit: The surprising results when drug development and altruism collide
Garage Innovation: The potential costs of regulating synthetic biology must be counted against putative benefits
Synthetic Spirits – Can we use science to reduce the harms of alcohol?
Brave New Drugs
From Simple To Complex: The switch from single-celled organisms to ones made up of many cells has evolved independently more than two dozen times. What can this transition teach us about the origin of complex organisms such as animals and plants?
Evaluation of Different Projectiles in Matched Experimental Eye Impact Simulations
SciAm Starts 2011 with ‘Origins and Endings’ iPad Issue
Evidence of Mammals and Legumes, 22 Million Years Old
Giant map of North American English dialects
How You Can Become More Powerful by Literally Standing Tall
Carrboro named Best Place You’ve (Maybe) Never Heard Of
A Strong Crop of Documentaries, but Barely Seen
Judith Miller responds to criticism over Assange slight
Legend of the Killer Storks
Health Care Suits: Separating Law From Spin
Thoughts on the shark attacks in Egypt
Get a kiss, win a book
Walking Speed Predicts Life Expectancy of Older Adults and Why New Yorkers Last Longer
Ancient Greek Symposium Featured Drinking Rules
“Science Sense” List Trashes Celebrity Health Tips
High-tech national project set to trace brain’s connections
Lack of food drives human-grizzly conflicts—and human-grizzly fatalities
Why dire climate warnings boost skepticism
Model: Network’s Tiny Tendencies Lead to War or Peace
Sheril Kirshenbaum: The Science of Kissing: A science writer pens a telling book about kissing
Xenicibis, the extinct ibis that swung its wings like clubs and Boxing birds might have had a mean swing with their clublike wings
Why did the NYTimes get all warm and fuzzy in 1997?
Diverging Content Preferences: Is Baby Bear’s Disappearance Cause for Worry? – short and long-form thrive, middle suffers.
The Ferret Hunters
Kissing & the science of humanity
Welcome to Social Disruption
The Transition – creating a new copy editor from the ashes of the old production desk.
Engineering for Better Wastewater Treatment Results