We had a great time last night at the #NYCscitweetup. A lot of good people showed up, including @brideyrevisited, @robinlloyd99, @NoahWG, @j_timmer, @LouWoodley, @anthinpractice, @genegeek, @virginiahughes, @nparmalee, @apoorva_nyc, @genomicslawyer, @arikia, @culturingsci, @cassierodenberg, @maiasz and @BoraZ. Now that I will be coming to NYC often, perhaps that can be used as an excuse to make these kinds of meetups a regular feature.
And now, to today’s links:
Will birth control solve climate change?
Open access: the world is your consortium
Honey bees as pawns
The Third Way to Media Success
Invasive shrub increases risk of human disease (via ticks, deer and bacteria)
Is killing yourself adaptive? That depends: An evolutionary theory about suicide
New record size for a genome goes to rare plant
Engineering students consider using the sun to clean contaminated drinking water in Tanzania
Aspartame: Cause of or Solution to Obesity?
When is an octopus a hexapus?
One climate paper, two conflicting headlines
Borage and Comfrey and Bugloss
Colour My World: Red parrot feathers resist bacterial degradation
How did our nitrogen cycle evolve?
What is ‘elegance’ in chemistry?
Sunday Protist – Ciliate-in-a-basket: Dictyocysta
The state of Gulf spill science–my view
The Zen of Open Data
Quality control and contestable funding
Science and Morality
Earliest Traces of a Disabled, Aged Human Found
WWI-Era Ships Enlisted as Climate Guideposts
Is Your Dog Pessimistic?
Backyard Mountain Lions
ScienceOnline2010 – interview with Anne Jefferson
Kindle Singles: A new potential home for in-depth news?
Huffington Post Has Blood on Its Hands
Science 3.0 Blogging Contest
New Species of Dinosaur Discovered
Only YOU can help maintain the #wsb friendfeed!
thx for the SciAm shout-out on Sunday’s episode of “The Simpsons,” Moe
NCSU prof gets $1.5M for gene study
North Carolina Science, Mathematics, and Technology Education Center Awards
Google’s Free Election Tools
Survey asks for feedback about ORCID unique researcher identifier
Dream Job: Forensic Ornithologist
Book Review: E=MC²: Simple Physics by Jeff Stewart
It’s Raining (Black) Cats and Dogs
To the Victors Go the Orgasms, Says Study on Post-Election Desire
The deaf have super vision, and other tales of neural plasticity
What I’m Reading: Where Good Ideas Come From
You Know More Than You Know
Republican Climate Denial: Nearly Monolithic, and Internationally Unique
On Climate Change, the Party of No
The kind of experimentalist I like
The Social Carnival of Space 173: #CoS173
Expect More Floods as Global Water Cycle Speeds Up
Social Life Starts in the Womb
…Being Blonde. Natural or otherwise
Kid’s sequential drawings
Can academic pursuits and money not go hand-in-hand?
The unconscious expert
Human Ancestors Hunted by Prehistoric Beasts
Altered sea turtle sex ratios: Can global warming harm warm-water animals?
Preparing for a Water-Limited World
Just How Toxic Is That Hungarian Sludge?
Lassa fever: Coming to an airport near you
Science and Art
The Smell Next Door
Hungry Carnivores Helped Create Kenya’s Primate Fossil Record
Is the Medium Still the Message When the Medium is Pervasive?
Stripes and Scarlets All the Buzz
Interview with Polar Bears International Chief Scientist Steven Amstrup
Bronze Age Civilization Spotted in Old Photographs
Day and Night: Circadian Rhythms in Worms
Ask A Biologist: Bringing Science to the Public
ScienceOnline2011 – Facebook Event page