Back from NYC, busy catching up. Update later. Links for now:
Where can we find arsenic in a DNA structure? and Not Exactly Rocket Science etc -The Great Monolakian Arsenic Issue and its quick rise to fame and flame and The Arsenic Chronicles and In Search of Life: SETI has come a long way over the years, but is the search really important? and Just to be clear: Ed Yong does read the primary literature and Calling Dr. Kane and A new kind of life? and Response required and More on Arsenic Bugs – Nature responds to the blogosphere and The arsenic post I never wrote and What Alien Bacteria Can Teach Us About Health PR and Response to Questions Concerning the Science Article, A Bacterium That Can Grow by Using Arsenic Instead of Phosphorous (PDF) and Real science – warts and all and Arsenic bacteria study authors respond to critics and Using the ‘arsenic bacteria’ story as a teaching moment for undergraduates
The Unknown Blogger Who Changed WikiLeaks Coverage and What It’s Like to Participate in Anonymous’ Actions and Attempts to prosecute WikiLeaks endanger press freedoms and Wikileaks and The inhumane conditions of Bradley Manning’s detention and Using WikiLeaks to Shape History as it Happens and #Niemanleaks on Thursday: After WikiLeaks, a flood of new questions and New WikiLeaks documentary and Rebooting the News #76 and WikiLeaks: Where’s the Oil?
NESCent: Evolution blogging contest and travel award winners announced – two who will come to ScienceOnline2011.
HeSaidSheSaid even in the titles: Yes, But – William Zinsser on the self-canceling newspaper headline.
Have you voted for Danielle?
Animated Dracula Syphilis! STDs in 1973
Scientists are evil, emotionless, conniving bastards or superheroes, or something. Do we have movies to thank? and Scientist Heroes
Using Protozoa to Monitor Drinking Water Safety
Wildlife and the Changing Seasons
Now That We Have the Web, Do We Need Associated Press?
Fees, subscriptions and the messy business of payments
Jane Goodall Institute provides resources for stove distribution in Tanzania
Savings Will Lure Americans To Electric Cars
A Self-Publishing Adventure Wraps Up
Richard Holbrooke’s torn aorta: A hidden weakness below the radar
To Tell the Truth: Brain Scans Are Not Ready for the Courtroom
Paul Interviews Ryan Somma, Software Developer and Amateur Scientist Ninja and Samantha Interviews Andrew Farke, Paleontologist at the Raymond M. Alf Museum – ScienceOnline2011 at Extreme Biology
Bloggers and legacy media deserve fair credit for stories
Be Honest. Does this Study Make My Butt Look Big?
Pneumatic Fantastic: The Enduring Allure of Tube Transportation
The Conspiracy Theory Detector
Click-Throughs, Advertising, and Branding Versus Point-of-Sale
Scientists Gain Insights into How to Erase Pathological Fear
Journal Register Company’s Open Newsroom Launches New Era In Community Journalism
Child nutrition law will require use of scientific dietary guidelines in serving up school lunches
Blogging about Tweets and the Realm of Influencers
Red wolf book excerpt: Two traps and a turd
Community Host: An Emerging Newsroom ‘Beat’ Without a Guide
… but red-cyan anaglyphs are cooler – how to present fossil bones in 3D in scientific papers
Neuro Nonsense – review of ‘Delusions of Gender: How Our Minds, Society and Neurosexism Create Difference’
New compound disrupts clock and High-Throughput Chemical Screen Identifies a Novel Potent Modulator of Cellular Circadian Rhythms and Reveals CKIα as a Clock Regulatory Kinase
Better curation on Twitter, pushback against anonymity, and more new startups: Predictions for 2011
The full spectrum – relationship between autism and schizophrenia
Simple Science: Minimalist examples of scientific concepts
The Future Is Not a Zero-Sum Game
We really do believe we’ve got more free will than the other guy.
The Sportswriter as Fan: Me and My Blog
Five years of Terra Sigillata and Five years of blogging
TIME person of the year: Mark Zuckerberg and Who Will Be TIME’s 2010 Person of the Year?
There’s plenty of time for evolution
Sea snail turns its entire shell into a glowing lamp
Stem-cell transplant wipes out HIV
FOXLEAKS: Fox boss ordered staff to cast doubt on climate science and Fox News on climate: skip the science, report the “controversy”
Living out loud – counter-point to pseudonymous blogging
The most important person in the world
VIDEO: Burrowing owls jamming out in Florida
Don’t Come to Stockholm! Madame Curie’s Nobel Scandal
20 Things You Didn’t Know About Kissing
Twitter users may be diverse, but are they talking to each other?
Canadian leads revamp of periodic table
Dave Winer: There’s no good place for a new Maginot Line for the news
Language and Thought at the Economist
Tommy Lee Started With Cow Vagina–But He Raises Serious Questions
Blacks doubt death in small Southern town is a suicide–they want answers now
A New Troodontid Theropod Dinosaur from the Lower Cretaceous of Utah
What’s Hot in Climate Science Today? Communicating
The Interdisciplinary Hype – Can physicists help out with biology?
Dogs’ Expectation about Signalers’ Body Size by Virtue of Their Growls
Interview with Ryan at Extreme Biology!
Speaking for the Data – Elsa Youngsteadt reviews two books on science communication
Invisibility Rug Hides ‘Large’ Objects
Introducing Sourcerer: A Context Management System
Sickles, blood disease and the Greek god Priapus
Kangaroos and geologists: The first geological exploration of Australia
The Heart of Collaboration: How Science and Engineering go Hand in Hand
Lightning x-rays imaged for the first time
The Reins of Self-Control: Changing your expectations could change your willpower
Google’s Login Is More Popular Than Facebook Connect
Scientist shows link between diet and onset of mental illness
Want to have some fun? Do some peer reviewing for a scientific journal!
Speaking of dogs…Social mammals have bigger brains than solitary mammals
Students produce reports on alternative energy for N.C. Public Television
Quitting Smoking Can Be Dangerous to Your Health
In 25 Years – a collaborative timecapsule to the future, record a video to yourself in 25 years
ScienceOnline2011: Author of the Day: Misha Angrist and Author of the Day: Dennis Meredith and Author of the Day: Deborah Blum
Mistletoe and other species face extinction as U.K. apple orchards disappear
Help Build an Awesome Tool: Submit Your Napkin Sketch For a Feedbacker Module!
Distortions in genetic research news – the rocky road from science journal to the news
Jeff & Juliet: A new kind of friendship.
For Open Access Journals, Size Does Matter
Greetings from the Cave of Open Lab™! and OpenLab10 – best of the blogs for 2010
Grolar Bears and Narlugas: Rise of the Arctic Hybrids
Home Labs Rise With Smarter and Cheaper Devices and Welcome New York Times Readers!
For NPR stations, a sigh of relief
Degrees of Tolerance – response to a crying child on the subway
What if medical and science reporting was more like legal reporting?
Waste-to-Energy: a mountain of trash, or a pile of energy? and Waste-to-Energy: a mountain of trash, or a pile of energy?
Why the Kids Don’t Blog and Grandma’s on Facebook
Drug-Resistant Genes Spread among Bacteria
The cultural genome: Google Books reveals traces of fame, censorship and changing languages
Let’s talk online collaboration at #Scio11. Give me opinions and feedback, please!
Stuxnet apparently as effective as a military strike
I Hate Math! (Not After This, You Won’t)
Mobile Operators Want to Charge Based on Time and Apps and Imagine a world where every app has its own data plan
The Knowledge Gap – So you think you can do scientific research?
Citizen scientists join the exoplanet hunt
Long Range Plan, Short Range Controversy
Science of the Obvious: Beauty Sleep Is Real & Tired People Look Tired
Healing the Heart: An Author Spotlight on Georgina Ellison
Fifty Years of Animal Technology
Plant Scientists Are Not Necessarily Horticulturalists
Language doesn’t feature much at the top
When should an effect be called significant?
Too many PhDs? That’s anybody’s guess.
Cold Sea Puts Stunned Turtles in South Carolina Aquarium ‘Hospital’
Hey, Barbie—Show Me The Science!
At The ‘Trust:’ Bringing Bonobos Into The Abstract Reality Of Humans
Grand Rounds, December 14th 2010
What is Science? What is Hype?
Porcupines Expose Pitfalls of Wildlife Farming
Giants’ Shoulders #30: A (Scientific) Christmas Carol
FDA advised to turn away blood donors with chronic fatigue syndrome
Blogging Seems To Have Peaked, Says Pew Report
The War on Christmas as a graph