Tomorrow night! The BlogTogether Birthday Bash – Oct 19, 2010 and The BlogTogether Birthday Bash – what a fantastic line-up! Reads like who’s’who of the local (and in some cases international) blogging world. And many will step up on the stage and tell their stories how blogging changed their lives. It’s free – you should join us. It will be great fun! Click through the links and register.
“He Gave Us Order Out of Chaos” — R.I.P. Benoît Mandelbrot, 1924-2010 and Benoît Mandelbrot (1924 – 2010) and How Fractals Can Explain What’s Wrong with Wall Street and Mandelbrot 1924-2010 and Benoit Mandelbrot (RIP) and the quest for a theory of really everything and And now, a few words from the grandfather I wish I had and DIY Fractals: Exploring the Mandelbrot Set on a Personal Computer and Scientific American posts their original Mandelbrot article (pdf)
Carl Zimmer on “Brain Cuttings” and the Future of Books
Your help needed: Practical tips for better science blogging and Some Sunday reading about science writing success
In which I defend a bit of honest ignorance and I, Too, Will Defend Honest Scientific Ignorance
VISUALS & REPRESENTATIONS: Giant’s Shoulders #28
Big spotted pumas… Miracinonyx redux?
Evolutionary arms race turns ants into babysitters for Alcon blue butterflies
On Average, the Married Chilean Miners Were Rescued Sooner Than the Single Ones
Employment tribunal hears of bizarre hoax phone call
For Those Of You Who Think Pre-Packaged Salads Are Still Too Much Work …
A hot bed of germ-y journalism (aka germs on gadgets)
Revamped Forbes Pushes Advertorials, Social Media, Conflict
On science blogs this week: Underground
Totilas sold to former Olympic showjumper – for, rumored, $21 million!
Climate change politics distorts media coverage (probably)
How to Turn Sunlight into Water: the Portable Solar Desalination Plant
Attention, New Yorkers: The Imagine Science Film Festival is upon you!
Researchers Point to ‘Moral Obligation,’ ‘Good Citizens’ in Urging Scientists to ‘Speak Up’ on Policy
Brain differences in schizophrenia linked to mom’s immune response
Freshwater: A motion to compel settlement coming?
FDA may approve ‘Franken-salmon’
World’s Longest Cable Car Line Debuts
Blotting Out Sun May Soon Be Banned
Radioactive Suppository Sex Aids & Radium Toothpaste: Shining Lethal Nonsense
Cool new blog: MINDS ON FILM
Biochembelle and my secret identity
Forensic entomology – History and Archeology
Make Your Halloween Party Glow With Easy Ideas From Steve Spangler Science!
Gutsy Goats Caught Scaling Super-Steep Dam (Pics and video)
14 amazingly cool research facilities
Obama! A Modern U.S. President (musical spoof)
Adversity Is Linked to Life Satistaction
Thank your teachers: test-takers remember more
Eat less meat, save the planet? Livestock nears sustainability limit
Disentangling Co-Neurotransmitter Release
How propaganda is disseminated: WikiLeaks Edition
Völkerwanderung back with a vengeance
The rise and crash of civilizations
Fact Check program about accountability, transparency in local news reporting
New physics blog: Physics feed for your imagination – Schrödinger’s Dog
Death of a Fulton Fish Market Fixture
Molecular Insights into Classic Examples of Evolution
Infants follow gaze of robot “friends”
Sneezing, photic and otherwise (update)
A history of the phantom penis
Dr. Charles Hamilton Hughes, Alienist and Neurologist
More aDNA from the Black Death and settling the black death debate with ancient dna
Understanding segregation in American Churches
Economics and Evolution as Different Paradigms XIII: May the Best Paradigm Win
A dot in space and chromosomes
Interesting comment by Bart Penders on 3 circles of scientific credibility
Geology and Cyclicity: Milankovitch´s idea
Creationist Explanations for the fossil record
CO2 is the biggest climate control knob
Calibrating a buret when there is nothing better to do
Tweeting emotions: sentiment in Twitter events
Young people are flocking to farming as a career. But where will they find the land to farm?
Anatomic Fashion Friday: Ribcage Ring
Veggie Bots: “Eat Your Veggies!” Just Got a Whole Lot More Fun
The Scale (and Limits) of the Universe!
A Physicist’s Climate Complaints
The Fungus and Virus that Rot Bee Brains
Dinosaurs would not die out, if drank Aspirin Plus C
Vintage Dinosaur Art: Robert Ayton
The Archbishop … restored! and The “Archbishop” returns, in the first detailed restoration EVER!
“Moonbeam Death Ray” by Bronze Fawn
Better Posters: I’m looking through you
True to type: how we fell in love with our letters
Why veterinary anesthesia is a thrill a minute
Population trends, not climate, causing increased flood fatalities in Africa
Around the web: levels of analysis
Animal Lores: Myths, Disasters, and Animals
If not for this book, Christopher Columbus couldn’t have crossed the Atlantic
Eight months of science blogger interviews and Wild Muse’s Greatest Hits
Free-Fallin’: The Red Bull Stratos Challenge Hits a Legal Snag
Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle of Education
Leigh Van Valen, R.I.P. and More deaths and Leigh Van Valen.
Sharks, Shifting Baselines and the Oil Spill
Gone for good: Arctic Ocean ice free all year by the 2040s?
First plane after the winter lands at South Pole
Politicians, Watch Your Grammar
Summer babies and that funny | symbol
When an imploring librarian is not enough
A Handy Alternative Therapy Flowchart
Figuring out figures in scientific papers: new search / ranking method outline in PLoS One paper
When a comet’s not a comet after all
The World’s Best Science-Inspired Currency Designs
Darwin and Evolution in Cartoons and Caricatures
Some notes on Open Access Week
The amazing, shrinking human population?
Too many open loops or new type of science?
Your greatest challenge survey
8000 years of genetic engineering in your fruitbowl
General thoughts on writing useful reviews
Another day, another drug company cover up
Invitation to Participate in Study of Body Image in Women 50 and Older
Parasite of the Day: The New World screwworm – Cochliomyia hominivorax
Platypus. Poisonous, egg laying mammal with ten sex chromosomes
The Darkside of Scientific Competition
Don’t touch! On the mixed effects of avoidant instructions
“I am bit with a Rattle-fnake, and therein lies my Murderer!” – 1747
Publisher Finds iPad Has Usability and Portability Limitations
Writing in Motion: Traversing Public/Private Spaces: Call for Program
Traffic Bait Doesn’t Bring Ad Clicks
How many journos does it take to tell a story?
Open Access Week: Principles for Open Bibliographic Data
How and why scholars cite on Twitter
President Obama to Host White House Science Fair and Obama Takes Science Push to ‘Mythbusters’
How to hold an NSF panel hostage
Melting Ice Turns 10,000 Walruses into Landlubbers
Trying To Do Too Much: Why Multitasking Fails
Revolution Postponed: Why the Human Genome Project Has Been Disappointing
Contingent Education?: How Colleges Are Wasting Our Money and Failing Our Kids
Nature Publishing Group’s survey on science blogs
We thought the internet was killing print. But it isn’t
College advances poultry research through $100,000 equipment donation from BRI
View the World Equestrian Games cross-country course from the rider’s eye view with this great hat-cam video
The fine-structure constant is probably constant by Sean Carroll
Rewards and the Menstrual Cycle
Taking the ‘ouch’ out of shots
He’s all grown up, and he still likes sharks
Artist Weaves Weather Data Into Complex Baskets
Pascal Boyer: The Fracture of an Illusion
Interviews on Consciousness – Jennifer Mather
Findings: Linguistic Universals in Pronoun Resolution
It’s Open Access Week! Celebrate with PLoS, DOAJ, SPARC, and more.
Am I partly Jewish? Testing ancestry hypotheses with 23andMe data
The Race to Save America’s Bats
Crabs expose colliding continents
The Heavy Reliance of Chemical Academia on Opinion
Special report: Morality put to the test
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