Thank you all for the wonderful response to yesterday’s good news – here in the blog comments, on Twitter, FriendFeed, Facebook, by e-mail and in person. It was a busy and overwhelming and happy day – also our 18th wedding anniversary! The job starts on Monday, and I will give you updates as I go, whenever there is something to update you on.
In the meantime, a lot of other people wrote interesting stuff online so I will not be remiss in my duty sending you out to all those great articles – under the fold:
Scientific American Appoints Three New Editors and Science blog networks now officially kudzu-esque and Exciting times ahead for Bora and Wired launches a science blog network and Science blog networks flowchart (PDF) and So, who the heck is still on ScienceBlogs anyways!? and Wired Science Blog Network Launches! and Wired Science Blog Network Launches! and Sex bomb and In which I notice a trend and Women in science blogging.
Social media and science
The giant’s shoulders: September 2010 edition
Four Stone Hearth #101 – The Phoenix Edition
Science Communication Breakdown (I Got Something I Think You Oughtta Know)
Light and Darkness: How to Sleep
Privatizing Peer Review — The PubCred Proposal and When Solutions Take On a Life of Their Own
Etats-Unis: un réseau mondial de blogs scientifiques, enfin respectés
Kanye West, media cyborg
Dying for a Drug Company
Can’t lose what you never had
The real Facebook burglaries story
The nature of time in the geologic record
Tactical Voting in Plurality Elections
What’s the big deal with Nowak, Tarnita, and Wilson?
Running Rats and Cocaine
Female snails in Australia are just happy to see you and Queen Conch (Strombus gigas) Testis Regresses during the Reproductive Season at Nearshore Sites in the Florida Keys
The Myth of Monogamy
How to learn how to spay a dog, part 1: Basic skills
Stopping Antidepressants: Not So Fast
Compulsive hoarding versus OCD
Bacterial Lightbulbs and Bacterial Lightbulb
Spiky cells betray parasite’s origins
Possibly the first ever photos of a live Bothrolycus ater. Or: a test of how much information exists on a really obscure snake.
The Reports of Our Incineration Have Been Greatly Exaggerated
The Criminalized Body
When is self-plagiarism ok? and I do the best imitation of myself
Peruvian Coffee: Matching Consumption With Production
Beauty in Flowchart Form
Taking Science to Where the Peeps Are: NFL Football!
What I wish I knew before… I moved to London for university
Too Little, Too Much, or Just Right?
How do we know…? Where we are in the Galaxy
An uneven hail of bullets
Stress and….your gallbladder?
Why millions of deaths can be “just” a statistic…
Flipless rock flipping
Saving Wild Tigers Cheaply, With Apple’s Help?
The Charles Prize for Poetry, 2010
William Whewell: A man of many talents.
There will be blood. And barf.
Hobbit Continuity Error
Searching twitter for science related topics; best strategies? favorite searches?
Now about that filter… ( how cool to give a talk right after Clay Shirky and riff off…)
Why nsfw will keep thriving on the private web
The Myth of Pure Experience
What keeps mutualists honest—cake, or death?
Jellyfish Capsule Hotel
How to prevent disease 101
Sort of a review of Cognitive Surplus
Ornilux Mikado: Bird-Protection Glass Inspired by Spider Webs
Meet space: Ovulation, revolution and online collusion (podcast)
The experimental nose-itching relation (cartoon)
Could a geocentrist even screw in a lightbulb?
Twitter as broadcast: What #newtwitter might mean for networked journalism
Not ‘knowledge of,’ but ‘acquaintance with.’ Why I hate public radio’s Marketplace.
‘Rational’ Referees May Hurt The Peer Review Process.
Let’s Stop Publishing Research Papers
Obese, but Metabolically-Healthy: Lower Risk of Mortality? (Series Pt 3/5) and Obese, but metabolically healthy: Is weight loss detrimental? (Series Pt 4/5)
paidContent’s Rafat Ali Describes Grim View of Online News’ Prospects
The New Twitter.com Is a ‘Consumption Environment.’ Translation: Twitter Is a (Reluctant) Media Company.
Can scientists really learn from Get-It-Done-Guy?
The “Me at the Center” Expectation — A New Consumer Mindset and What It Might Portend
Starting From the Mobile Web — An Argument for Rethinking Deployments to Reach People
Periodic Tabloid – A Scientific Fairy Tale
The Astronaut’s Manicure
And a new Science Blog is born…SouthernPlayalisticEvolutionMusic
Customer With Child
Are Distractible People More Creative?
Google Cleans Up Its Act — and Erases My Identity
Twilight novels ‘could be altering the brain’
Where’s the oil? On the Gulf floor, scientists say
Caricature and Likeness
5 Pretentionist Statements
Foundation uses gaming to inspire rad R&D thinking