I posted only 35 times in May.
In May I committed scienceblogging: Cicadas, or how I Am Such A Scientist, or a demonstration of good editing.
I also could not resist blogging something about the journalistic mindset – Is education what journalists do?
I went to Wake Forest University to give a workshop on science communication and compiled resources shown there: Scientific Communication all-you-can-eat Linkfest.
It was my birthday.
I made sure that the Scientific American Guest Blog was busy all month as well, full of great posts on a diversity of topics – check them all out:
Too Hard For Science? Recreating What Killed Pompeii By Charles Q. Choi
Kids Learn Better When You Bring Science Home By Peggy Ashbrook
Slabs, Sneakers, Gyres and the Grotesque By Matthew Garcia
Overboard: 28,800 toys and one man lost at sea By Lindsey Hoshaw
A True Duck Hunt: interview with Donovan Hohn By David Manly
How does a floating plastic duckie end up where it does? By Eric Heupel
How do you ID a dead Osama? By Christie Wilcox
Threat of Future Cyber Attacks by Al Qaeda Remains Low By Scott Borg
Did Rapid DNA Analysis Verify Osama Bin Laden’s Death? By Susanna Speier
Too Hard for Science? Dean Kamen–Defying Gravity By Charles Q. Choi
Too Hard for Science? Simulating the Human Brain By Charles Q. Choi
When, and Why, Did Everyone Stop Eating Gluten? By Diana Gitig
Bedbug Revival 2011: What You Need to Know By Amy Maxmen
Flying in the Coffin Corner–Air France Flight 447 By Keith Eric Grant
Too Hard for Science? Freeman Dyson–ESP By Charles Q. Choi
So You Think You Know Why Animals Play… By Lynda Sharpe
Looking for Empathy in a Conflict-Ridden World By Kristina Bjoran
Too Hard for Science? An Early Warning System for Killer Asteroids By Charles Q. Choi
Levees and the illusion of Flood Control [Explainer] By Anne Jefferson
Curing Paralysis–Again By R. Douglas Fields
Too Hard for Science?–Journey to the Core of the Earth By Charles Q. Choi
The Data Are In Regarding Satoshi Kanazawa By Khadijah Britton
Physics and the Immortality of the Soul By Sean M. Carroll
The Evolution of Common Sense by John Wilkins.
The Politics of the Null Hypothesis By Stephanie Zvan.
Too Hard for Science? E. O. Wilson–A Vertical Map of Life on Earth By Charles Q. Choi.
Too Hard For Science? The Genetic Foundations of Intelligence By Charles Q. Choi.
Health Reporting and Its Sources By Hadas Shema.
We finished the Arctic series on the Expeditions blog: The Catlin Arctic Survey: Going home
And we started two new expeditions on the Expeditions blog – first one is from The South Pacific Islands Survey, with all posts written by Lindsey Hoshaw:
Destination: The Cook Islands!
Forecast: Stomach Turbulence
South Pacific Flotsam
We discover what’s floating in the Pacific Ocean!
5 Things You Didn’t Know about Life on a Boat
Our First Student Questions!
We’re in the Cook Islands!
The second one is a USC scientific diving class – Problems Without Passports: Scientific Research Diving at USC Dornsife – also in the Pacific, written by a whole collection of instructors and students:
Getting Ready for Guam and Palau By Jim Haw
Why Guam? By Jim Haw
Why Palau? By David Ginsburg
Catalina Island, by Caitlin Contag
The Endangered Endemics and the Aggressive Invader By Jim Haw
Some History Should Not Repeat Itself By Wendy Whitcombe
Contrasting Reef Ecosystems in Guam By Mareika Vandeveer and Justin Bogda
The News from Guam By Caitlin Contag
Previously in the “Best of…” series: