In NYC, a busy couple of days. But I collected some links during the train-ride here:
The Agency That Cried “Awesome!” and Arsenic and Primordial Ooze: A History Lesson and Poisoned Debate Encircles a Microbe Study’s Result and How to harness distributed discussion of research papers and Molecular evolution of an arsenate detoxification pathway by DNA shuffling and If a Microbe Can Do It…: Finding Happiness Even Amid Toxicity (this one is total crap, but what do you expect from HuffPo) and Science Weekly: The great arsenic bacteria backlash and Good Science or good publicity? and Arsenic And Peer Review and Communication – it’s not just for cells and MEDIA ADVISORY: M10-167 and Ambitions of an Early Career Scientist? and Scientific knowledge – getting closer to the right answer
Perspectives on Psychological Science: Blogs Don’t Exist
To be or not to be a pseudonymous blogger
What will 2011 bring for journalism? Clay Shirky predicts widespread disruptions for syndication
Web Focus Helps Revitalize The Atlantic
The truth we’ll doubt: Does the “decline effect” mean that all science is “truthy”? and The Decline Effect
Seven Thoughts on Wikileaks and Assange Is a Jerk. So What?: Why it takes flawed characters like WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange to make governments behave better. And The state, the press and a hyperdemocracy and WikiLeaks Taps Power of the Press and The Conservative Case for WikiLeaks and A Web Trust to publish and store our creative work and Espionage Act: How the Government Can Engage in Serious Aggression Against the People of the United States and PdF Presents: A Symposium on Wikileaks and Internet Freedom and Walking the line between terrorism and heroism: a WikiLeaks discussion
The Desperate Battle Against Killer Bat Plague and Bat Genocide
Court ruling calls key portion of health care law into question
Power Plants: Engineers Mimic Photosynthesis to Harvest Light Energy
The great paywall debate: Will The New York Times’ new model work?
Delayed Gratification: new magazine launches dedicated to ‘slow journalism’
Chronic Lyme and the dangers of writing about medical manufactroversies
Demand growing for open access science texts and tools
Macmillan do interesting stuff
Journalists are invited to apply for a new evolution fellowship program
My open access conversion – “…papers written for open access journals: They are so very readable!” I predicted this years ago (I can search and find the old blog post if asked nicely in the comments).
Junk Spunk: Fathers & Fetal Health
Does snacking from a large bowl result in overeating?
Old and Wise: Why Do Smarter People Live Longer? Bees help to explain the link between intelligence and long life.
What Is Anthropology? The AAA Statement and Anthropology after the “Science” Controversy: We’re Moving Ahead and Anthropology, Science, and Relativism
Internet Now as Popular as TV, Survey Shows and Major milestone: The Internet is now as popular as TV in the US
The Social Media Amber Alert: A Personal Story
Jack Interviews Andrea Novicki of the Duke Center for Instructional Technology
Should we all contribute DNA for research?
Love of untamed predators unites pair at a refuge
Remember the Bells: A Kossack Tribute to Elizabeth Edwards
Sci-fi fantasy morphs into fact
She fills a gap for teens who like science
Walk places, meet people, and build social capital
Submission Fees for Open Access Journals?
CC#5: Blood! Call for Submissions
Scorpions glow in the dark to detect moonlight
More on the conservatism of leading science journals
The Media and (Un)Constructive Reporting – the David Lammy Saga
Guess the breeds, win a book and I wanna be your dog, Part II, or: Guess the breeds, win a book–the preamble
ALUMINIUM VERSUS ALUMINUM (more)
SciAm’s 2010 Gadget Guide: 10 Gizmos Taking Digital Learning and Entertainment to the Next Level [Slide Show]
A Dog’s World, According to Science
Drugs and Social Media Don’t Mix: Space limitations plus lagging guidelines make drug ads on the web difficult
Global climate talks agree modest package, fund and Cancun Talks Yield Climate Compromise
Can A Device Really Help Us Pay Attention? and Feedbacker mockup (PDF)
Jay Rosen and the Watchdog Web
More Journalistic Malpractice In Service Of The Powerful
If Horses Could Speak and Hyperflexion in Dressage Training: What it Does to Horse Anatomy
There’s an App for that! Free Biology Mobile Applications
How Jet Lag Resets the Body Clock, or, the other way round: Jet Lag IS a resetting of many body clocks, each to a new time.
Buttock-Cupping: A New Form Of Alternative Medicine?
Citations are links, so where is the problem?
Teens Sleeping with Cell Phones: A Clear and Present Danger
It’s just a stage. A phylotypic stage. Part I. and It’s just a stage. A phylotypic stage. Part II: The flies