These will keep you occupied for a while:
The Republic of Science: Its Political and Economic Theory
While data mining for political astroturfers, truthy.indiana.edu is hitting pay dirt and The Tea Party and Astroturfing
20 heroic librarians who save the world
This week’s science and medical blog carnivals
Combating Sexual Exploitation Online
After tobacco: North Carolina builds on the legacy of the golden leaf
Broccoli, cancer, and evaluation of risk
Cool blog: The Big Blog Theory
God Science Daily
The Purging of English Cholera: The Anticontagionism vs. Contagionism Debate
Why the Simple “Me” Beats the Royal “We”
Window Shopping for Electric Cars: How to Compare Conventional and Plug-in Vehicles
Immunocontraception in Wild Horses (Equus caballus) Extends Reproductive Cycling Beyond the Normal Breeding Season
Clear New Insights into the Genetics of Depression
Building a university sandbox for news orgs: UNC’s new digital newsroom nearing Nov. 1 launch
Written in Stone: Evolution, the Fossil Record, and Our Place in Nature
SfN is pleased to announce this year’s Neurobloggers!
Blue Light Special
Getting beyond just pageviews: Philly.com’s seven-part equation for measuring online engagement
The Wrestling Bug
Lack of WikiLeaks coverage disturbing, but not surprising
The Carbon Trap: Can China Survive without Coal?
Plastic from Plants: Is It an Environmental Boon or Bane?
Not Neutrality?: U.S. Weighs Options for Turbo-Boosting Nation’s Broadband into the 21st Century
Bad seeds, bad science, and fairly black cats?
The Unspoken, yet Vital Component of Hertability Estimates: Is This a Problem for GWAS?
Lungs with taste, or lungs with a fortuitous receptor?
Ecological tragedy in Vietnam: not a children’s story
Bookstores: dead or alive?
Conservation is a Dirty Word
HuffPost Health: A soon-to-be one-stop shop for quackery?
Slow Time, Fast Time
Slice and Scan
A Taxonomy of Social Reading: a proposal
Shrek II, from an Evolutionary Perspective
It’s Easy, True, and Useless to Call Glenn Beck Stupid
How Should Peer Review Evolve?
Over It Yet? Privacy, That Is
In a Digital Age, Students Still Cling to Paper Textbooks
‘dem bones tell strange tales
Asch’s conformity study without the confederates
The Bobo Doll Experiment
Jean Baptiste Lamarck: Founder of Lamarckian Evolution and Again with this Lamarck guy
A Fact Check Box on Every Page
Male castration: The easiest way to live to 100?
Scientific American put clients’ needs under a microscope and grew ad/sponsor revenue 30 percent.
The werewolf is dead, long live the werewolf, or: The co-existence of lycanthropy and Cotard’s syndrome
Research intelligence – Charges of the open brigade
Universal Grammar is dead. Long live Universal Grammar.
What Do Editors Want? and Would These Editors Hire You?
Boosting science education
The Neanderthal Romeo and Human Juliet hypothesis
The Culture of Poverty Debate Continued
Road Trip to Mars, Sex Included
How Wealth Accumulation Can Promote Cooperation
Chapel Hill crepe shop owner shares food, big personality
Hearing the Music, Honing the Mind
SfN the Meh…WTF!? and Who are the Society for Neuroscience bloggers?
Open Laboratory submissions close in a month
What Neuroscience Has to Say About Gap’s Logo Disaster and Sharp edges and soft science
X-ray visions – from diagnosing disease to detecting forgeries
Buzz word #1: Networking
Why Social Closeness Matters
Too many postdocs?
Female Choice for Males with Greater Fertilization Success in the Swedish Moor Frog, Rana arvalis
Things learned from my Society meeting…
A Frog at the Bottom of a Well
Effect of Restricted Preen-Gland Access on Maternal Self Maintenance and Reproductive Investment in Mallards
Skeptics: It’s time to stop preaching to the converted
Dinosaur Mold-A-Rama Still Going
Scaled protists and bloated distractions
Residents of Trinity: Robert Fulton
Cooperation under Indirect Reciprocity and Imitative Trust
Fit for a Princess: How the laws of physics helped style Disney’s newest star
Regulation of PER2 Expression By Dopamine
New World, Same Old Gender Roles – The Social Network “reflects to a chilling degree a cultural reality” : misogyny.
Washington City Paper Staff Memo on Stewart/Colbert Rallies
The Ooiest, Gooiest Widget of Them All
Effects of Orientation on Survival and Growth of Small Fragments of the Invasive, Clonal Plant Alternanthera philoxeroides
Ecosystem Resource Planning Extends Offshore
A Major New Fossil Deposit, with a Note on Taxonomic Caution
Self-motivated vs. mandated archiving
The Corrosion of America
Diversity among African Pygmies
How media changes politics
Did Marc Hauser Get a Raw Deal?
Increased Responsibility and Transparency in an Era of Increased Visibility
Conflicts of Interest at Medical Journals: The Influence of Industry-Supported Randomised Trials on Journal Impact Factors and Revenue – Cohort Study and Editors, Publishers, Impact Factors, and Reprint Income
Computer-Assisted 3D Kinematic Analysis of All Leg Joints in Walking Insects
Why the right really hates NPR – with or without Juan Williams and Juan Williams, NPR & News Debates
Why do we launch rockets from Cape Canaveral?
Back from the Brink: Victories in Conservation
Pepsi Galaxy, Pepsi Universe
Portraits of the Mind: The Loom’s First Photoessay!
How not to think yourself smart…
Energy Bracelets: Embedding Frequencies in Holograms for Fun and Profit
Waking up to morality
Now that’s a f***ing big genome!
RIP Paul the Octopus and Paul is dead
Australia Takes a Bold Step To Shape its Water Future
The strumming assassin that hunts spiders on their own webs
Dude, you are speaking Romulan
Crazy Creationists Unleashed #1
More reports of oil in the deep, but corals seem OK
5 Activities for Science and Technology Enthusiasts on Halloween
Sex Discrimination Go Bye-Bye; Gender Differences In Math A Choice, Not Social Pressure Or Ability
Chiclones And Bombogenesis
Flower Development as an Interplay between Dynamical Physical Fields and Genetic Networks
A Year of Progress Toward a Sustainable Earth
A Dinosaur In The Church
Columbus Didn’t Sail Syphilis Back to Europe
Eat Crop Biodiversity or Lose it, United Nations Says
The historical problems for women geologists: Travel and Gear
Climate Change May Be Tipping Balance Against Imperiled Puerto Rico Frog
Virgin Galactic Plans Space Hop, Skip and Jump
Crowdsourced New York Apartment Pushing Limits
A Plea to Amazon: Fix Mechanical Turk!
Report: New York Times Has More Twitter Followers than Print Readers
Politico, Seeing a Market Need, Adds a Paid News Service
Ozzy Osbourne’s Genome Reveals Some Neandertal Lineage
Between the Bars is a weblog platform for prisoners.
Social Research Networks Spawn New Tools
“books” On the Cambridge Train and Closed bibliography on the Cambridge train
So you Want to Get a PhD in the Humanities?
Does Masculinity Matter? The Contribution of Masculine Face Shape to Male Attractiveness in Humans
Doctors’ Religious Beliefs Shown to Affect Their Medical Decisions
Pollinators: Evolutionary flower power
Body Parts! Get Your Body Parts Here!
Why Some Cats Are Plain and Others Patterned
Bruce Schneier knows Victoria’s Secret
New Discovery May Help Plants Grow in Cold Climates
Newest Monkey Species Allergic to Rain?
Not all guys recall come-ons
Your reviewer and you
Climate code archiving: an open and shut case?
Sound proofing by closing a door
Paying the price for locally grown
Sense of Touch Much Improved in Artificial Skins
Envy stimulates the economy—and is why you bought your iPhone
Our Divided Legacy In An Age Of Miracles And Horror
Galaxy Zoo shows how well crowdsourced citizen science works
Wikileaks: Psychological warfare in Iraq
Giant virus found in tiny predator
OAPEN — Open Access Book Experiment in Humanities, Social Sciences
Top 5 Nobel Prize searches
Depressed mice, gene therapy, and p11
America’s Smartest (and Dumbest) Cities
Can journalism students blog their way into a job?
Pouches, pockets and sacs in the heads, necks and chests of mammals, part IV: reindeer and a whole slew of others
Forget Elephants; Sea Lions Never Forget!
Global Warming and the ‘Tyranny of Boredom’
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Science & technology librarian blogs on Scienceblogging.org
In Which We Learn That It Is Unwise to Drink and Handle Snakes
Harnessing Your Marilyn Monroe Neurons
The Sea Cucumber Shall Inherit the Earth
Extinction crisis revealed: One fifth of the world’s mammals, birds and amphibians are threatened
Salmon farms in the Bay of Fundy worry fishermen
TEDMED 2010: Medicine Tries Some New Ideas
White-Nose Syndrome: Something is killing our bats
Hyperlocal Newsroom Summer
Linda’s first CO2 experiment
$10,000 Science Blogging Scholarship – I Need Your Help! and Rally ’round your nerd and On beauty, popularity, and what young girls may blog about
Congratulations Dr Francl!!
What does HIV sound like?
Stories vs. Statistics
Diet of Two Large Sympatric Teleosts, the Ling (Genypterus blacodes) and Hake (Merluccius australis)
Letting go of the rope: Why I’m no longer a newspaper subscriber
I’m Right Here: Rudy Simone on Life as an “Aspergirl”
New Fossil Anemone Reveals Innard Secrets
The evolution of novelty through subtle tinkering
Five minutes with the discoverer of the Scientific Impotence Excuse, Geoffrey Munro
The grand diversity of marine phytoplankton species: focusing from space
J.B.S. Haldane and the case of the revivified head
A Quick Mind with Letters Can Be a Slow Mind with Natural Scenes: Individual Differences in Attentional Selection
How much does the weather affect my running?
Where did all these monkeys come from? – Fossil teeth may hint at an Asian origin for anthropoid primates
Genome Wide Association Studies for Milk Production Traits in Chinese Holstein Population
Kid Spyware Brings Helicopter Parenting to a Whole New Level
America’s Meanest Airlines
A Movement of Cowards
Externalization of the Senses
Mountaintop mining plans close to defeat
Friendships Moderate an Association between a Dopamine Gene Variant and Political Ideology
Cruel and Usual?: Is Capital Punishment by Lethal Injection Quick and Painless?
Universal Plant DNA Barcode Loci May Not Work in Complex Groups: A Case Study with Indian Berberis Species
How old is too old for trick-or-treating?
But did you correct your results using a dead salmon?
Anatomy of a Superstition: When Your Eye “Jumps”
Changing Patterns of Hibernation in Columbian Ground Squirrels
Do Fleas Affect Energy Expenditure of Their Free-Living Hosts?
Thousands likely to attend Rally to Restore Sanity, but few know what it’s about
What a waste(land)
Immunochemistry – The Tom and Jerry way
Vaccine promotion – the medium matters too
Sand: The Neverending Story — A Q&A with author Michael Welland
Innovation just a “buzzword”
Functional selectivity: Nature’s Bach concerto
Studies Show Conservative Bullies, Liberal Crybabies
New media ethics: TechCrunch, a case study
Single Gene Is Central to Circadian Rhythms in Plants and Animals
Periodic Trends on the Periodic Table
EST/Sloan Presents: PHOTOGRAPH 51 and Photograph 51 Panel Discussion
Hygiene in Ancient Rome
Your PowerPoint and You
NSF Building Evacuated in Ballston After Apparent Lightning Strike
MediaBugs revamps its site with a new national focus
Metrics, impact, and business plans: Things to watch for as the Knight News Challenge enters a new cycle
Wonder of wonders
Laughing at what you don’t understand