Quick Links

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.

“Useless” Australia

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

In Dreams

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


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