Got back from Chicago late last night, exhausted but energized by the Block By Block conference (blog, Twitter). Midway airport has no wifi. Technically, one can buy wifi, which means there is no wifi. And because they use a competitor, there is no way to use iPhone and At&T either. They don’t charge for water, power and use of bathrooms and other travelers’ essentials, so why charge for the equally essential wifi? Ugh.
But anyway, I was reading Brian Switek’s book instead, had great flights there and back, and generally had a blast.
Below the fold – some links for you:
Should science journalists take sides?
Does All Scientific Work Deserve Public Attention?
How deep is the web of the scholarly literature?
An ode to the many evolved virtues of human semen
Nature online digital edition, with 3 month trial
The New Fuelist – Energy News for the Next Generation.
Media’s Real Doomsday Scenario
Revised & amazing program now online for World Conference of Science Journalists in Cairo next June.
10 Americans: Industrial toxins found in umbilical cord blood
Is the Climate Right for Pleistocene Rewilding? Using Species Distribution Models to Extrapolate Climatic Suitability for Mammals across Continents
Quick Tip: if you want someone to share job ads, announcements, etc, send links to web sites not attachments
Is weight loss associated with increased risk of early mortality?
Size, Rarity and Charisma: Valuing African Wildlife Trophies
ZOMFG!!! There Are Women Science Bloggers!!!!11!1!!
Blog pick of the month is changing hands
America’s ever-expanding meal portions
A Second New Species of Ice Crawlers from China (Insecta: Grylloblattodea), with Thorax Evolution and the Prediction of Potential Distribution
Exclusive: Former correspondent and editor explains the drop in quality of BBC’s climate coverage – Shocker: For 2011, BBC has “explicitly parked climate change in the category ‘Done That Already, Nothing New to Say’.”
Friday Weird Science: There are HOW many types of Female Orgasm?
Maternal Condition Does Not Influence Birth Sex Ratios in Anubis Baboons (Papio anubis)
Reflections on the WEIRD Evolution of Human Psychology
Hawk Eyes I: Diurnal Raptors Differ in Visual Fields and Degree of Eye Movement and Hawk Eyes II: Diurnal Raptors Differ in Head Movement Strategies When Scanning from Perches
Origins of Morality: Puppet-Show Style!
Nobelist Linda Buck retracts two studies on olfactory networks — and the news is embargoed and Nobel Laureate Retracts Two Papers Unrelated to Her Prize
I for one welcome our glowing overlords…
Spatio-Temporal Migration Patterns of Pacific Salmon Smolts in Rivers and Coastal Marine Waters
Heritability of Morphology in Brook Trout with Variable Life Histories
Varmus on writing, Autism, infographics, NCEA, cartoons and much more
Goodbye, milk—hello, added sugar!
Disentangling Ancient Interactions: A New Extinct Passerine Provides Insights on Character Displacement among Extinct and Extant Island Finches
Sensor-Equipped Spider Webs to Coat Aircraft
The Psychology of Science Politicization
Grasshopper Community Response to Climatic Change: Variation Along an Elevational Gradient
The magic factor (II): genius/talent – a lucky property or a lucky combination?
Daniel Hruschka and the Book of Friendship and Cultures of friendship
Visualizing Madness: The Art of “Howl”
So What Incentives Do We Give Scientists to Communicate to a Wider Public?
This Week in Review: Apple’s subscription plan, the exodus from objectivity, and startup guides galore
“Open Source” is not a Verb; thoughts on Diaspora
The Rise of the Empowered Patient
Exactly When Is a Person Dead?
The Public Speaks: Best Insulting New Names for High Fructose Corn Syrup
When did announcing science become the same as publishing science?
Superaccurate Clocks Confirm Your Hair Is Aging Faster Than Your Toenails
Annals of Botany: New issue, new look, new offer for bloggers and journalists
A new link between art and science, or towards hackerspaces’ funding
A Tale of Frankenfish: Should We Be Afraid Of Genetically Modified Salmon? and Sorting Out The Myth And Reality Of Transgenic Fish
Who are you calling a boffin? – What do the public think scientists are like? And what do stereotypes matter anyway?
The chosen research areas of mad scientists, 1810-2010
Morality and Political Psychology
Accidental biology: A self-taught artist discovered the world of biology by dabbling in watercolors
Time Warps an Everyday Occurrence
The Continued Rise of Blogging
Two competitions for Research Triangle-area entrepreneurs
MACHOs, WIMPs and the mystery of the missing mass
Holy Mola Batman! Who needs a research question when you’ve got a super-sexy beast to play with??
The Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) iPhone app.
Tide Pool: Cool Seeps, Parasitic Nematodes, and Magnetic Sea Animals
What species of skate is for dinner? New research challenges elasmobranch fisheries policy
Light-control measures appear effective near a key Arizona astronomical site
Touching a Boo-Boo Really Does Make It Feel Better
How to perform responsible research
An Office With a View of Monkeys
Rees: scientists are citizens too
Six Ways to Keep Women in Science
Paleobiology confessions 2: long bones and the space between (part 2)
Smelly Birds in New Zealand Need Deodorant
Online therapy: a download off your mind
Visualizing the Invisible Lines – Conservation biologists graphically map interactions between species.
Tight budgets mean hard choices for science funding
When my son was at UChicago, I got to be familiar with Midway. They also have little computer kiosks, where it says you can access email. So you pay a few bucks, and get online. But it turns out that their software prevents you from entering anything into the body of the email. You can only enter the address and the subject line. SO after you pay your money, you find out that you have to pay even more for their proprietary email service. Extremely aggravating. SO I would work around it by sending multiple emails with very long subject lines. It is hard to understand why the airport would allow such a sleazy practice.