Quick Links

Much more on WikiLeaks, arsenic-using bacteria etc. – if you missed the older articles on these topics, previous QuickLinks posts have more.

WikiLeaks serves the global community by keeping governments in check and The Wikileaks media dilemma and Assange’s Interpol Warrant Is for Having Sex Without a Condom and Assange Accuser Worked with US-Funded, CIA-Tied Anti-Castro Group and With Domain Name Seizures Increasing, It’s Time For A Decentralized DNS System and Like It or Not, WikiLeaks is a Media Entity and Online, the censors are scoring big wins and Wikileaks Shows Generational Divide (And a Startup Lesson) and Things You May Not Know About Wikileaks and The cloud press and Julian Assange Ducks the Question A Lot of Us Have About Wikileaks and Julian Assange answers your questions and Wikileaks hounded? and PayPal statement regarding WikiLeaks and WikiLeaks Science: DNA Collection, Climate Talks, & China’s Google Hack and U.S. Military in Iraq Tries to Intimidate Soldiers Into Not Reading Wikileaks and Introducing the Cablegate Chronicles and Why Amazon Caved, and What It Means for the Rest of Us and Wikileaks and Amazon Web Services: Some thoughts and Wikileaks and the coming conflict between closed and open and The ends of information and This Week in Review: Making sense of WikiLeaks, a Daily tablet paper, and Gawker leaves blogging behind

Arsenic-associated bacteria (NASA’s claims) and Arsenic-permissive bacteria – implications for arsenical cancer chemotherapy and Are there viruses of arsenic-utilizing bacteria? and The ‘Give Me a Job’ Microbe and Of Arsenic and Aliens and NASA’s real news: bacterium on Earth that lives off arsenic! and Close Encounters of the Media Kind and A Life Less Ordinary and Life With Arsenic: Who’d Have Thought? and Medicine! Poison! Arsenic! Life itself! and Why “alien” life, aka arsenic-loving bacteria, embargo fiasco was deja vu for Sun Spaceman Paul Sutherland and Did you know you could have bet on the NASA arsenic-based bacteria find? and On science blogs this week: Alien abductions and Arsenic-Eating Bacteria May Not Redefine Life, But Could They Be Useful in Oil Spill Cleanup? and A new life form? Not so fast and Arsenic and Old Lace and Arsenic-Based Life

Tapping puberty to narrow the gender gap in science

The Neuroscience of Kitchen Cabinetry

What Else Would $60 Billion Buy?

Catch ‘em while they’re young(ish)

Breaking our link to the “March of Progress”

Inside the Wild, Wacky, Profitable World of Boing Boing

The Carnival of Evolution #30

How to Use Your Brain in a Crisis

Entomology of Star Wars. Episode I: The Ant-lion

Carnival of the Blue #43 – the seasonal arboreal phasianid edition

Internet Addresses to be Used Up in January: Expert

Accretionary Wedge #29

Hollywood is Dead

Should Airplanes Look More Like Birds?

Dinosaur Drive-In: Triassic Attack

The economic case for open access in academic publishing


Paying by the Pound for Journals

Would You Build a New 600 Seat Classroom?

12 Common Misperceptions About Book Publishing

Six Literacies: The Importance of Strong Writing and Reading Skills in a Digital World

Beyond the Impact Factor: Building a community for more diverse measurement of research

Should Profs Leave Unruly Classes?

Walsby’s Square Archaea! Haloquadratum walsbyi

Eliminate the Computer Science major

The emotional problems of the slightly religious

It’s review time again: Open Lab 2010 and Open Lab Update: 2010 in Blogging, by Category

Citizens Against Peer Review and Eric Cantor Wants Our Grandmas to Decide Science Funding and Adrian Smith and Eric Cantor don’t understand science, but know it ain’t good

Naseem Interviews Bora Zivkovic, Organizer of the Science Online Conference

Video: Sharks Chew Off More Than They Can Bite

White Nose Syndrome: Can Peripheral Bat Populations Mitigate Regional Core Extinctions? Seminar

Science Saturday: Beyond Sex – Foxes, dogs, dolphins, and apes: @ericmjohnson and @jgold85 discuss Evolutionary Psychology beyond sex at Bloggingheads.tv.

Minister of Ether and Images and words, mixed and Thanksgiving 2010

The Hyperlink Grows Up: The Times Releases New Linking Features

How #FollowFriday is SUPPOSED to work

Wikileaks.org blocked, but mirror sites proliferating: here’s a partial index of indexes

Editor’s letter makes for a bizarre Posettigate twist and Why editors rarely sue for defamation

Visiting Second Life to see the 3D AIDS quilt

The Future of the Journal in the Digital Age