Is our grant peer-review system the “best of all evils”?
Sealed with a kiss – and neuroscience
Genomes for wild strawberries and fine cacao sequenced
WikiLeaks cables: Iraq security firms operate ‘mafia’ to inflate prices
Is it the thought that counts? – What would Kant, Aristotle and Bentham say about Christmas presents?
Common Mistakes in Scientific Writing [or, A Pedant’s Paradise]
What’s Fair in Games, Sports, and Science
‘Tis the Season For Winter Kimchi and Geothermal Heat Pumps
A Car Smart Enough to *Prevent* Traffic Jams
“Gravity Always Wins”: How the U.S. Can Face the Crisis of Unsafe Bridges
The Dangers Of Externalizing Knowledge
The Physiology of Foie: Why Foie Gras is Not Unethical
Faith and Modernity – Book Review – Holy Ignorance – By Olivier Roy
Stand up for what’s right – Are you a Truth Addict?
Changing students’ minds about what it takes to be a scientist and “I’m a High School Student Who Doesn’t Do Great on Quizzes” . . . Can you Still be a Scientist? Of Course!
Black Swan: A Psychoanalytic Perspective
The Corpus of Historical American English and Google Books / Culturomics
Author of the Day: Jennifer Rohn
Placebo effects without deception? Well, not exactly…
Quora – the never ending search for a FriendFeed replacement continues
Carolina Science Cafe – Harnessing the Sun: Current Trends in Photovoltaics, Dec.30, 7pm, Top Of The Hill, Chapel Hill
Are the old folks holding us back?
Google’s Demo Slam – Google Docs
How readable is your blog? A quantitative assessment of science blog accessibility
ScienceOnline2011 Hotel Update – Special Radisson rate now available
The molecular foundation of the phylotypic stage
NERS Review of the year Part 4 – New species and NERS Review of the year Part 5 – Best mind hacks and NERS Review of the year Part 6 – Early dawns and NERS Review of the year Part 7 – Cool videos
What Does the Nutcracker Have to do With Christmas?
Engineering students wrap up latest Tanzanian humanitarian project, pass the tipping point
What does a blizzard on the U.S. East Coast mean for global warming?
Crowdsourcing request: Help us create a list of blogs for v. 2.0
Fossilized food stuck in Neandertal teeth indicates plant-rich diet
Why are the letters “z” and “x” so popular in drug names?
Surveying all science bloggers!
Oh, look, that’s there – “Who Owns Our Work?”
Is It Really So Difficult to be Civil?
The big blizzard … in 40 seconds
Meme Theory Returns To Give It’s Own Inventor a Kicking
No way. According to my tongue, that hole is definitely wider. (That’s what she said.)
WikiLeaks, 5 major newspapers collaborate
Ancient human remains found in Israel
2011 Nears… Ant Lion Wish Time is Upon Us