New real blog post tomorrow. Some links till then….
A Funny Arsenic Smell Upstream — What questions is it fair to ask about squishy science? and Comments on Dr. Wolfe-Simon’s Response and Yet another reason why the Wolfe-Simon conclusion is so improbable and Arsenic and Old Wounds and Scientists and the News Media: Arsenic-Based Life Forms a Case Study? and Arsenic Bacteria 4: The Quest for Peace and Confused about Arsenic
Purpose in scientific research
Is the “decline effect” really so mysterious? and The slipperiness of empirical truth
Breaking? Study Finds Fox News Viewers Are The Most Misinformed and Survey: More Fox News, more climate doubts and Misinformation and the 2010 Election (PDF)
Imagining the Semantic Economy
Book Review: Here is a Human Being, by Misha Angrist
How readable is your writing? A quantitative assessment of science blog accessibility
Red Wolf Deaths Alarm Officials
Can RTP-based effort nip a Frankenwoods scare in the bud?
The worms within
New Measures of Scholarly Impact
Google Your Body: Body Browser
Author of the Day: David Dobbs and Author of the Day: David Kroll and Author of the Day: Carin Bondar
Science online, looking forward to #Scio11 edition
The power of the Pentatonic Scale
Mobile phone masts linked to mysterious spikes in births
Friday Weird Science: Feeling the Vaginal Pressure, the idea of “insuck”
Why Rivers Need to Flow — High and Low — Again
New Tool Tracks Culture Through the Centuries via Google Books and Database of Google Books shows the half-life of celebrity
A Facebook story: A mother’s joy and a family’s sorrow
Library of Congress Project Wins Preservation Award
Parasitic worms paint warning colours on their hosts using glowing bacteria
Dimming city lights may help reduce smog
Video Gamers Use as Much Energy as San Diego
Wolverines denied endangered species protection as climate change shrinks their habitat
10 Delicious Papers from 2010
Mobile Phones for Women: A New Approach for Social Welfare in the Developing World
Google ngrams: Rise and fall of Yugoslavia (see the Bosnia blip after 1914 Sarajevo assassination) and why some 1900-1910 books contain the word ‘internet’?
How NOT to Hashtag in Twitter
More copyright lawsuits filed over Review-Journal ‘death ray’ graphic
Make newspapers required reading…. LOL
Cory Doctorow’s Internet Problem – some questions
Can sleep deprivation help prevent post-traumatic stress disorder?
Carl interviews Hannah Waters, molecular biology lab tech & author of the blog, Culturing Science
Feministing Friday: Beauty or Brains what matters most in today’s dating scene?
Bite Me: An evolutionary case for cannibalism
This Week in Review: Taking sides on WikiLeaks, the iPad/print dilemma, and the new syndication
Bill Keller: WikiLeaks isn’t my kind of news org, but they have evolved
Jason Fry: A blow to content farms, Facebook’s continued growth, and the continued pull of the open web
DDoS attacks on the U.S. media, Twitter history searching, and a big blog deal: More predictions for 2011
Drunk Man Kills Shark by Jumping onto its Head andSharks Wary of Drunk Serbs
Dixonian future animals of Brussels
A three-step plan for changing the world
‘The Feedbacker’ Internet Application
The Truth About Holiday Weight Gain
PhDs around the world
Are you an undergrad? – interested in insects? $2000
Enough about dogs…who wouldn’t like to own a pygmy hippopotamus? They are pig-like and hippo-like with really cute offspring
The most reliable (and unreliable) blogging services on the Web
Why I’m Posting Bail Money for Julian Assange
A Bayesian Take on Julian Assange
Mind and brain bloggers: wanted for your data and Brain bloggers
PRI The World: When there’s more sickness than money …
Unleashing the power of 1100 suns
Sugar and spice and…salt? Molasses puts a sticky spin on road salt across the country
Long Wait May Be Over For Science Guidelines
How much would you pay for these handsome Tiki heads?
My heart grew three sizes and now I have an enlarged heart. WORTH IT.
At a Loss for Words: Modern Lessons From a Lost Language
Apparently The Internet Was Big In 1900
Chicago Tribune off balance on chronic Lyme disease – some serious curmudgeons in the comments – if a choice is between an MD with typos and a lyrical scribe, I’ll go with the MD for medical news.
On science blogs this week: Truth
Publishers take note: the iPad is altering the very concept of a ‘book’
Jay Rosen: The Year in PressThink: These are the Ten Best Things I Wrote in 2010.
How Twitter Users Changed in 2010
It’s Haeckel Time!
Beneath the Dead Sea, Scientists Are Drilling for Natural History
Why doing a PhD is often a waste of time
So You Want To Be A Freelancer?
Penguins “Cheat” to Stay Warm in Icy Waters
Strictly PhD dancing
A selective history of Blogs on Nature Network
SciCheer’s user-generated, home-made holiday cheer!
If someone handed you an article published in the Journal of Virology about the potential of RNA interference to cure diseases, would you understand it?
The Privilege Of Absurdity
America’s True History of Religious Tolerance
Towards a scientific concept of free will
iPads make inroads in Triangle schools
Bush on Bush
‘Tron Legacy’ illuminates cinema’s science story
Wikileaks and 21st Century Statecraft
“Marty’s report devastating blow to Kosovo”
Tea and Antipathy: Did principle or pragmatism start the American Revolution?
Active, Passive, Poppycock