Back home from NYC. Three full, busy, energizing days, working with an amazing group of people! Now trying to catch up, so these should keep you occupied in the meantime:
600 Million Years of Jet Lag
Defending the Sensible: Charles Darwin and the Anti-Vivisection Controversy
169 years of sauropod research in 26 pages and Who owns my sauropod history paper?
How to Poison a Small Country
Do Scientific Advancements Lean on the Shoulders of Giants? A Bibliometric Investigation of the Ortega Hypothesis
Groundwater depletion and Global Food Security: An interview with Marc Bierkens
ScienceOnline2011 is coming…
Scienceblogging.org: Next steps for the new site
UK Press: Scientists (and science journos, it appears) rally against blanket cuts to research budget
St Kern’s way is the American Way
The Platypus Can Poison You 80 Different Ways
Mystery Meat in the Yale Medical Library and Pavlov steaks a claim
What? The NSF allows unfunded people to review their grants?
How to Set the Bullshit Filter When the Bullshit is Thick and Lies, Damned Lies, and Medical Science.
Kangaroos fart less than cows: let’s eat them instead
We’ve been drawn! and Or is that just what Chomskytron programmed you to say?
Nature.com iPhone app updated
Holding on to cells with DNA
Science Or Myth? Breaking Curveballs In Baseball and Transitions between Central and Peripheral Vision Create Spatial/Temporal Distortions: A Hypothesis Concerning the Perceived Break of the Curveball
Prance around the Hearth
Newt Gingrich, Food Stamps, and Flat Earth Economics
Cooperation, Norms, and Revolutions: A Unified Game-Theoretical Approach
The Zombie Network: Beware ‘Free Public WiFi’
Massive offshore wind-power backbone inspired by marine scientist’s model
Viewing Pictures of a Romantic Partner Reduces Experimental Pain: Involvement of Neural Reward Systems
The Wonderful World of Animals: Off To The Races!
BMJ meta-analysis: Reboxetine “an ineffective and potentially harmful antidepressant”
Maths and Physics
Octopamine Neuromodulatory Effects on a Social Behavior Decision-Making Network in Drosophila Males
Reflecting on Earth science perceptions
NASA Uses Photoshop! It’s a Conspiracy!
Influence of Microbial Biofilms on the Preservation of Primary Soft Tissue in Fossil and Extant Archosaurs
Rap Artist 50 Cent Pressured to Adopt Rhino
No More Needles
Dogs are smarter than chimps (at reading body language)
Why Science Matters: A Scientist’s Apology
Tiny Sea Anemone from the Lower Cambrian of China
The Gloomy Planet Lightens Up
Oregon’s fossil forests
The Color of Flowers
Zooborns – I got my copy and it is adorable.
What’s The Harm?
Reading the Signs: The Midterm Campaigns’ Missing Debate
When the Nurse Disagrees With the Doctor
Every Living Thing: Man’s Obsessive Quest to Catalog Life, from Nanobacteria to New Monkeys
Sex-Specific Differences in Shoaling Affect Parasite Transmission in Guppies
Scientia Pro Publica 42: The Ultimate Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, The Universe, and Everything.
Why public genomics is not a purely personal decision
Across an ocean, round a continent – the epic 10,000km voyage of a humpback whale
Bill McKibben on the New Denialist GOP
Human Genome Still Chock-Full of Mysteries
Chile mine rescue shows how far mine safety has come
ScienceOnline2010 – interview with Anne Jefferson
T.rex (comic strip)
Open-Delta – Transformers: the boring version (cartoon)
The ultimate cause of social disparity in preventative health behavior may be rooted in environmental harm
New analysis of population trends and their impact on global greenhouse gas emissions
Squirrel sounds (like a bird)
Taphonomy of a deer carcass
Growth in Euxina circumdata
Alex CF – Dragons, fauns, werewolves, and other mythical creatures…
No Longer Pink – skeleton flamingos for your yard.
Solar Trap: Chemical-Free, Solar-Powered Pest Control
ANT: Ant-Inspired Vehicle for Disaster Relief
Perspective of a bird
A child’s-eye view of Charles Darwin
Why I Always Get Excited About Columbus Day!
The Mine Rescue: H. Sapiens at Its Best
Fossils for Profit
Why ‘Thank You’ Is More Than Just Good Manners
Why The Brain Shouldn’t Have Ben&Jerry’s Everyday
Sleep Deprivation: Cell Edition
Circadian Misalignment due to Mine Trapping
I’m only racist when I’m drunk
Psychiatry in Evolution
Answer to the Friday Puzzle….
Kachingle vs Paywall on the NYTimes Blogs
Starfish Development (art/animation/video)
Scientists are people too–silly youtube video edition
Throat bacteria that destroy invaders
The God of Cake
Like a virginalis, named for the very first time
The Whale Pump: Marine Mammals Enhance Primary Productivity in a Coastal Basin
‘Hoarding’ and ‘warehousing’ arise from traditional, not no-kill, shelter models
The 24th Grade: How to make a veterinarian
Moratorium lifted – deepwater drilling to resume (soon)
Seeking Authenticity in Facebook Profiles
Button Up Those Overcoats; Hell is Freezing Over and Star Struck.
Editor-in-Chief of Anal. Chem. Dislikes “Bloggers”
Body-Snatching and the Criminalized Body: A Badge of a Marginalized Condition
18th Century Medical Experts and Medical Expertise
Up To A Point, Prime Minister
The Signaller’s Dilemma: A Cost–Benefit Analysis of Public and Private Communication
BIOMUSINGS Episode 1: Health Care on a Coral Reef
A Wise Latina Scientist
Climate Rush activists storm Daily Express newsroom
Pessimistic Pooches? Depressed Doggies? Not So Fast!
Critiquing LaPlant et al, 2010, in Nature Neuroscience, Part 1. Let’s get this going.
Identification of Mendel’s White Flower Character
Metamaterials Could Help Simulate Warp Drive
“Get some perspective on climate change!”
Why you should let a physicist curate your art show
Art Monday: Trilobite Boy faces
Magic and the monitor
Dynamics of the Drosophila Circadian Clock: Theoretical Anti-Jitter Network and Controlled Chaos
Highly cited Harvard stem cell scientist retracts Nature paper
Rare Earths: Elemental Needs of the Clean-Energy Economy
Strange Drugs of the Silver Age: Radiation or Not?
Bloody Gourd May Contain Beheaded King’s DNA
Ode to the Science Magazine
Human genetics: One gene, twenty years
Robot Be Good: A Call for Ethical Autonomous Machines
The “Just Do It!” Trap: Why Radio “Docs” Help Few – Why Dr. Phil and Dr. Laura won’t solve your problems.
Where to be during OA week in the Research Triangle
Kavli Video Contest Top 10 Finalist–Nicholas LaJoie
OA Week idea: the Open Book
Your help needed: Practical tips for better science blogging
What makes a 300-year-old pocket watch tick?
The Art of Tiny Tech: The 2010 Microscopic Photo Competition Prizewinners
Florida Lab Did Not Mistreat Monkeys: USDA
11 design blogs with a specific focus
It Started with a Cat Bite
Unscientific Medicine: What’s The Harm?
Early Adopters and What I Think Will Be Hot in Evolutionary Biology in the Next Two to Four Years
How to Teach Physics With How to Teach Physics to Your Dog
Volcano Blast Creates a Natural Test of a Geoengineering Scheme–Which Fails
Frontotemporal Dementia, Neuroanthropology, and Reverse Engineering the Mind
New PI hazing
One Week Left Until the Carnal Carnival: Taphonomy
You can never have too many shoebills
I’d like to thank the academies…
The Default Network: Your Mind, on Its Own Time
Information Brunching — “Amazon Singles” Finds Space Between Essays and Books
Good for something: tracking social influence through Farmville
Q&A-How did Chile’s trapped miners survive? and Defying Predictions, Miners Kept Healthy