Year In Review

It is always interesting to dig through one’s blog archives and see what happened when, or get reminded of a post one forgot was ever written 😉
So, here are some of the key posts on A Blog Around The Clock from 2009, chosen from almost 2000 posts that appeared here this year (which is MUCH less than the number of posts in 2008 – I’ve been slacking off!):
Circadian Rhythm of Aggression in Crayfish
An Awesome Whale Tale
Do you love or hate Cilantro?
Why social insects do not suffer from ill effects of rotating and night shift work?
Yes, Archaea also have circadian clocks!
Introducing Ida – the great-great-great-great-grandmother (or aunt)
Linnaeus’ floral clock on the island of Mainau
Behold the Mammoth
No more ‘alpha male’!
Recent Science-Related Events in the Triangle
Academia, Science Publishing, Open Access and PLoS
Fossils! Fossils! Fossils!
Open Science: Good For Research, Good For Researchers?
Are solo authors less cited?
Eliminate peer-review of baseline grants entirely? and Why eliminate the peer-review of baseline grants?
PLoS ONE Collections
Creative reuse of OA materials
Why or why not cite blog posts in scientific papers?
This is an experiment…
Lindau Nobel conference – Tuesday afternoon and dinner and Lindau Nobel conference – Wednesday morning and Lindau Nobel conference – Thursday
Open Access in Belgrade
Measuring scientific impact where it matters
Waltzing Matilda – why were the three Australian dinosaurs published in PLoS ONE?
Not-so-self-correcting science: the hard way, the easy way, and the easiest way
Article-Level Metrics at PLoS – Download Data (updated with links)
Open Access Week in Serbia posts now a part of Article-Level-Metrics at PLoS
Technology, Blogging and Web 2.0
Do you comment on your own blog?
The Evolution of Facebook
Hey, You Can’t Say That! Or can you?
Triangle Tweetup Tonight and Triangle Tweetup
A quick introduction to Twitter
How Facebook got us together
The Perils of Predictions: Future of Physical Media
Behold the Birth of the Giga-Borg
Web – how it will change the Book: process, format, sales
Science Communication, Science Education, Science Journalism and Science 2.0
ScienceOnline’09 – Saturday 10:15am
ScienceOnline’09 – Saturday 2pm, and on the organization of an Unconference
ScienceOnline’09 – Saturday 3:15pm – Blog carnivals
Graham Lawton Was Wrong
Why good science journalists are rare?
The Open Laboratory 2008 is here!
ScienceOnline’09 – Saturday 4:30pm and beyond: the Question of Power
Undergraduate science summer camp at Petnica Science Center
Science & Technology Parks – what next?
SO’09 Interviews and ScienceOnline2010 series….
Books: ‘Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex’ by Mary Roach
Talkin’ Trash
The Final and Complete List of All Entries Submitted for The Open Laboratory 2009
Media Revolution (including in science) and Politics
What is science’s rightful place?
D.C. press corps dissed again – but this time for good reasons
Who has power?
Defining the Journalism vs. Blogging Debate, with a Science Reporting angle
The Falsest Balance in journalism
Memo to self-described sane, rational, science-loving Republicans
‘Journalists vs. Blogs’ is bad framing
New Journalistic Workflow
How Obama uses Behavioral Economics to change our habits
The Ethics of The Quote
‘Bloggers’ vs ‘Audience’ is over? or, Will the word ‘blogger’ disappear?
I don’t care about business models of journalism/publishing
What is ‘Investigative Science Journalism’?
Trust and Language
What does it mean that a nation is ‘Unscientific’?
Fiddler On The Roof
In today’s papers….
Caryn Shechtman: A Blogger Success Story (an interview with Yours Truly)
On Being a Nurse – a guest post
See more, in the monthly ‘Best Of’ posts:
Best Of January
Best Of February
Best Of March
Best Of April
Best Of May
Best Of June
Best Of July
Best Of August
Best Of September
Best Of October
Best Of November