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Encephalon #82

Welcome to the 81st 82nd edition of Encephalon, neuroscience blog carnival that keeps dying and getting resurrected over and over again. Let’s hope it keeps going for a long time again, as it collects some of the best writing about the brain, mind and behavior on science blogs. Including this month’s edition – a great collection of entries, if I may say so myself! Without further ado, instead of wasting your time on long introductions, I will let you dig in and enjoy:

Let’s start with Stress: Does Gender Matter? by Allison Goldstein from The Wiley Life Sciences Blog.

Taylor Burns of Student Voices wrote If You’re Reading This, You’re Probably Weird.

Mo Costandi at Neurophilosophy penned this delicious post: Neurocriminology in prohibition-era New York

Mark Robinson emerged from the Somatosphere to contribute The Privatization of Neuroscience: The University, The State and the Moral Aims of Science.

Zen Faulkes of NeuroDojo sent in three posts this month: It’s nothing personal, it’s just that my brain is bigger than yours and Are big brains better for long trips in bats? and Neither me nor thee: the fish in the mirror

Janet Kwasniak has thoughts on thoughts including thoughts on A step towards correlates of consciousness.

The Neurocritic of the eponymous The Neurocritic is neurocritical: Seizures Triggered by Strawberry Syrup.

Sandeep Gautam who has fallen into The Mouse Trap sent out a message – Personality and Motivation looks at a paper linking Big Five personality traits (FFM) with their underlying motivational reaction norms.

Dr.Romeo Vitelli of Providentia contributes two posts: The Opium Eater on one of the first “psychenauts” and a literary giant, to boot, and Born to be Wild – One of the more recent genetics= violence controversies to be hashed out in the media.

LivingwithN24 from DSPS, a sleep disorder is doing some self-study in Charting the course of N24.

Jesse Bering of Bering in Mind walked accros the Bering Straight to ask us: Not so fast… What’s so premature about premature ejaculation?

From Vaughan Bell of Mind Hacks comes It only exists if I can see colours on a brain scan. My brain must have lit up when I was reading that post…or otherwise it does not exist!

Maria Schamis Turner of The Brain Detectives was not asleep when she wrote Homicidal somnambulism.

Allison Brager of Dormivigilia wrote What the Airlines Neglect to Tell You: Jet Lag Elicitation of a Proinflammatory Response, which is only applicable if you managed to pass through the TSA security checkpoint in the first place.

Neuroskeptic is skeptical – The Limits of Neuroplasticity.

Jeremy Dean of PsyBlog has a whole series of posts on persuasion, includin Caffeine Makes Us Easier to Persuade.

Virginia Hughes over at SFari blog wonders about Negative feedback – Can your brain be trained to make better brain waves?

Christian Jarrett at the BPS Research Digest Blog is asking: Moving the eyes but not looking – why do we do it?

Princess Ojiaku from Science with Moxie has a two-parter: The Genes of a Rocker and AVPR1A: Music in your Genes?

I picked two Scicurious posts from Neurotic Physiology, one serious, one…also serious: Friday Weird Science: Does Your Aunt Only Visit at the Dark of the Moon? and New Possibilities for Depression: A MAP Kinase regulator.

Eric Michael Johnson who usually blogs at The Primate Diaries wrote a guest-post on the Guest Blog at Scientific American – A primatologist discovers the social factors responsible for maternal infanticide

And we’ll finish with Jason Goldman of The Thoughtful Animal and Social Cognition in a Non-Social Reptile? Gaze-Following in Red-Footed Tortoises.

And this is it for this month. If I missed your entry, let me know ASAP.

Next month, the carnival will be hosted by Dr. Romeo Vitelli at Providentia. Watch the Encephalon homepage for updates and instructions.

Encephalon, the neuroscience blog carnival, is coming back!

Yes, it has risen again!

You can still find the old archives from the first run in 2006/2007 here (click on “past carnivals” tab), and the second run in 2008/2009 here, but the new archives will be built fresh, starting this month, with Encephalon #81 on Cephalove.

I will host the next one, #82, on November 29th 2010. Send your entries by midnight before that date to: Coturnix AT gmail DOT com

Berry Go Round #31

Welcome to the September edition of Berry Go Round, the blog carnival of all things botanical!

We’ll start with the The Roaming Naturalist who went out into the desert somewhere out in the Western United States and took pictures of Bitterroot, Desert Beauty.

Ted C. MacRae of Beetles In The Bush took a trip to the Sam Baker State Park and saw a Cleft Phlox, which is found in just a handful of Missouri counties.

Christina Agapakis of Oscillator is fascinated with figs and their symbiosis with pollinating wasps so she wrote not one but two posts about them: Edible Symbiosis and Seedlessness.

Sarcozona of Gravity’s Rainbow saw a wild Impatiens with an unusually looking flower – Orange Jewelweed.

Joan Knapp from Anybody Seen My Focus? took a lot of excellent pictures of the Green Comet Milkweed (Asclepias viridiflora) in Wilkes County, Georgia.

Matt DiLeo is The Scientist Gardener. The Orange Mystery Dust that painted everyone’s shoes orange during a ballgame turned out to be from the lawn rust fungi. Matt tells us what that is all about.

Mr. Strawberry of Strawberry introduces us to a strange-looking but mouth-watering new cultivar – the Pineberry: Pineapple Strawberry.

Dave Ingram of the Dave Ingram’s Natural History Blog explains how identification of native vs. introduced grasses requires some Learning about Ligules.

Emilie Wolf of Purple Carrots & Fairy Smoke tells you more than you ever knew about apples in Don’t You Just Love Apples?

Jessica M. Budke from Moss Plants and More takes a look at the new attempt to classify 350 species of peat moss in A Tale of the Sphagnums that Weren’t.

“Where should breeders look for traits like drought resistance among the landraces and wild relatives of crops?” asked Luigi of the Agricultural Biodiversity Weblog and took a look at a new paper about tomatoes: Getting the most out of wild tomatoes.

The Phytophactor gets help from some strange flowers, like a star flower, to get students excited about Pollination biology in the greenhouse (and then you take a fruit, spice and veggie quiz).

Janet Creamer from the Midwest Native Plants, Gardens, and Wildlife took a series of pictures of a bumblebee, the only pollinator strong enough to force open the always closed flower of the Bottle Gentian.

Greg Laden of Greg Laden’s Blog gave his readers a photo quiz – Name that organism and his readers guessed them all.

Everything you ever wanted to know about Sugar beet biology you can learn from Anastasia Bodnar at Biofortified.

And that’s it for this month. Thank you all for your submissions. Next edition of Berry Go Round will be hosted by Mike Bergin at 10000 birds – make sure you send in your entries in time.

Carnival reminders

The Carnal Carnival #2 – Vomit:

The next Carnal Carnival will go up on Friday 9/17, hosted by Carin Bondar, and the theme is vomit.

Which means you still have a few days to send your barfiest posts to:
carnivalcarnal AT gmail DOT com
or to
carin AT carinbondar DOT com


3 days until The Giant’s Shoulders #27

There’s only 3 days left before the deadline of the next edition of The Giant’s Shoulders history of science blog carnival! It will be held at Entertaining Research, and the deadline for entries is September 15th. Entries can be submitted through or directly to the host blog, as usual!


Berry Go Round – call for submissions to the plant blog carnival

Yes, I will host Berry Go Round, the Botanical blog carnival this month.

The deadline for entry is September 28th at 6pm Eastern time, and the carnival will alight on the 29th.

There are several ways to submit your entries – go here for instructions. If nothing else works, send me the URLs at: coturnix AT gmail DOT com.

Berry Go Round – call for submissions to the plant blog carnival

Yes, I will host Berry Go Round, the Botanical blog carnival this month.

The deadline for entry is September 28th at 6pm Eastern time, and the carnival will alight on the 29th.

There are several ways to submit your entries – go here for instructions. If nothing else works, send me the URLs at: coturnix AT gmail DOT com.

Grand Rounds Vol. 6 No. 49 – a conference in a tropical island resort

The summer is almost over, but we can try to remain in the summery mood just a little bit longer. Perhaps we can go to a medical conference held at a luscious tropical island resort, listen to presentations, chat in the hallways, and then have great fun at the bar in the evenings. And call it Grand Rounds. No coats and ties allowed – this meeting is supposed to be fun!

Day 1 – Morning session: Biomedical Science

Let’s start with controversy! Laika’s MedLibLog digs into the XMRV controversy with another comprehensive treatment prompted by the newest paper in the field – Does the NHI/FDA Paper Confirm XMRV in CFS? Well, Ditch the MR and Scratch the X… and… you’ve got MLV. And Abbie at ERV covers the same paper without mincing her words – ouch! – in XMRV and chronic fatigue syndrome: Scientific Blue Balls.

Diane Meier at The John A. Hartford Foundation blog wrote a review and summary of a blockbuster study on palliative care and quality (and length!) of life: Palliative Care: We Still Have a Lot to Learn.

Day 1 – afternoon session: The Brain and The Mind

SharpBrains contributors have two entries this week. The first one is by Jo Ellen Roseman and Mary Koppel at AAAS: The Brain in Science Education: What Should Everyone Learn? The second one is Why working memory matters in the knowledge age: study by Dr. Tracy Alloway.

How to Cope with Pain reviews exciting, new, non-invasive and non-medication treatments for pain, in Brain Re-training To Decrease Pain.

Will Meek, PhD is working through human psychology, one post at a time. The latest installment is Romantic vs Committed Love.

Dinah at Shrink Rap, differentiating normal moods from those associated with mental illness: Emotion versus Mental Illness.

Day 1 – hallway conversations: Practice, Patients, Nursing and Cases

Katrina Racial Violence is a poignant recollection of treating a Katrina survivor, who had been threatened with violence, by Toni Brayer, MD at EverythingHealth.

‘Nancy Nurse, RN, MD’ on the Muse, RN is a post motivated by the phrase “If she’s so smart, why isn’t she a doctor?”. Its a little dicey…but Nurses need some dice every once in a while.

Medical Resident, from A Medical Resident’s Journey responds to a recent blog post in the New York Times by Pauline Chen on medical errors: On Medical Mistakes…. And another post on the same topic, at Supporting Safer HealthcareI Care For You; I Am Your Doctor – focuses on the fact that, unfortunately, communication can break down at this most crucial time.

Physician Quality Report Cards, Part II on Kent Bottles Private Views is a post about a physician’s resistance to administrative review and patient feedback. Doctor report cards, NFL football, teachers, controversy, and nasty comments. What more could you want in a blog post?

Fizzy, last week’s host of Grand Rounds over on Mothers in Medicine, starts with a cartoon and writes about looking too young to be a doctor: Get confident, stupid!

Waterworks at Other things amanzi is a great story by Bongi about a joke he played on a not-so-hard-working urologist.

From Kimberly Manning, FACP at ACP Hospitalist, Life at Grady: Black and white, a story about a patient questioning his doctor’s race.

When do medical students start learning to practice medicine defensively? It didn’t take long for this one to encounter the opening lesson: Defensive Medicine 101… it starts now, at The Notwithstanding Blog.

And a little comparative medicine from Dog Zombie: Comparative medicine: what is a wallaby?

Greg Friese at Everyday EMS Tips: Paramedic that Knows Everything Declines Additional Learning

Day 2 – morning session: Medicine and Technology

Livetweeting surgery is becoming all the rage these days. Ramona of Suture for a Living writes about the latest case: Double Hand Transplant on Twitter.

Physicians are a group that greatly adopted the use of smartphones in theor work. Ryan DuBosar at ACP Internist comments in QD: News Every Day–What smartphone are you using?

In Doctors Not Using Email Like It’s 2010 It’s 2010, Elaine Schattner, MD at Medical Lessons considers physicians’ selective use of email, a no-longer-new technology that might, if embraced, facilitate communication between doctors and patients.

Michelle R. Wood of Occam Practice Management looks at some Famous Last Words in regard to technology, and how those words turned out…including the worries about the “paperless” Health Information Technology.

Day 2 – afternoon session: History of Medicine

Delia O’Hara at Birth Story introduces us to a historical figure of Alexis Carrel, who pioneered vascular surgery and transplant surgery.

At From the Hands of Quacks, Jaipreet Virdi gives us a glimpse of quirky medicine from the past, in How to Avoid Deafness and for those who want to know more, there is a Reading List.

Day 2 – hallway conversations: Healthcare policy

Louise at Colorado Health Insurance Insider discusses Amendment 63 On The Ballot In Colorado which will determine who can purchase health insurance.

Day 2 – evening at the bar: The Fun Stuff

The Happy Hospitalist tried something new – to draw a cartoon: Parkinson’s Cruise Cartoon (The Happy Hospitalist Original)

The Poetry Contest at The Examining Room of Dr.Charles ends tonight. Many great health/medical poems were submitted and some of them were posted there. Here is Thirteen Ways of Seeing, a poem (in 13 parts) by Aidel Moodnick.

And with this, the tropical island resort conference ends. Have a great trip home! We’ll see you all again next week at the Grand Rounds hosted by Musings of a Dinosaur.

Call for submissions for Grand Rounds, medical blog carnival

The next edition (Vol. 6 No. 49) of Grand Rounds, the medical blog carnival, will be hosted by me, right here at A Blog Around the Clock. I have hosted it a couple of times early on, but have not done so in a few years. Time to get back to it!

So send me all your posts that have something to do with medicine: fun and quirky stuff, personal stuff, biomedical science, healthcare policy, nursing, patients and cases and medical practice and Medicine2.0 and everything you can think of that is related to medicine and health.

The deadline for submission is August 30th by midnight Eastern time. The carnival will be posted some time in the morning of August 31st.

Send you entries to: nick AT blogborygmi DOT com (though it would be nice if you could also CC it to me at Coturnix AT gmail DOT com if you can remember).

Carnal Carnival #1 – Essentials of Elimination

It is a good thing that transmission of smells over the Web has not been worked out yet, as this carnival would unlikely be smelling of roses… This month’s topic of the Carnal Carnival is, as you may already have heard, poop. Yes, excretion, defecation, elimination and the resulting products. All things colonic.

The response by the blogosphere was amazing so the carnival is quite big. So fix yourself some coffee (and you may learn how and if that will affect your stool once you read some of these posts), relax (that is also important for the process) and enjoy (yes, it is supposed to be pleasure)!

DeLene Beeland, of Wild Muse, knows how informative animal poop is to ecologists when they play nature detectives: Divining the secrets of scat.

While DeLene focuses on exctracting DNA from poop, Michelle, of C6-H12-O6, takes a look at another important piece of information that both field and lab biologists can get from the dark stuff that wildlife leaves around: On detecting stress endocrines in hamster poop.

And sometimes, the poop animals leave around is not just tiny little droppings…. Just ask Alistair Dove, of Deep Type Flow – he took this picture: If you have to go, go big!

Coprolites! The fossilized poop hard as a rock (fortunately, after deposition). David Bressan, of History of geology, gives us a history of the scientific study of coprolites: Geology history in caricatures: A Coprolitic Vision.

Joseph Calamia, of Discoblog, then provides an example of the kind of knowledge one can gain by studying coprilites: Look at the Size of That Chinchilla Poop–to Know How Much It Rained

And if that is not enough, can you imagine how much one can learn by combining the study of coprolites and coprophagy?! Brian Switek, of Laelaps, describes one case just like that: Unique Fossils Record the Dining Habits of Ancient Sharks

Brian Switek is not done yet. An obsession, if you may. Another cool coprolite story: Fossil feces from an Indiana sinkhole preserve traces of a meat-eater’s meal

And Chris Nedin, of Ediacaran, discovers The World’s Oldest Poo.

[Giraffe droppings. Image from here]

Carla Davidson, of Mommiologist, asks: What’s in a baby poop? And then she answers her own question.

But what is in whose poop may differ with geography and diet. Mike the Mad Biologist explains why: Some Thoughts About the Statistics of the Human Microbiome

Some ingenuity, some clever bioengineering, and you can get your poop all colorful! Peggy Kolm, of Everyday Biology, explains how and why: E. chromi and The Scatalog

And sometimes, your poop needs to find a way back into you – The Lorax, of Angry By Choice, explains: Poop Transplants, Is Your Microbiota an Organ System.

And it is not just us – I (here at A Blog Around The Clock) remind you that Food goes through a rabbit twice. Think what that means!

It means some poo is soft and some poo is hard! Scicurious, of Neurotic Physiology, dissects a study that looked at various foods and drinks and how they affect the hardness (or liquidity) of one’s stool but got something very important wrong in their methodology: So, how would you say your poop FEELS today?

One can learn quite a lot about an animal, including about the physiology of its digestive system, by analyzing its poop. Zen Faulkes, of NeuroDojo, provides an excellent example: Nothing but the finest…feces.

Why do certain species of caterpillar fling their poop far and wide? I know you always wanted to know the answer to that question. The wait is over – Meera Lee Sethi, of Inkling Magazine, tells it all: Projectile Poop: Why Some Caterpillars Go Ballistic.

The Science Pundit starts out slowly, but builds up tension in a powerful crescendo of ever-increasing levels of disgust: More poop Mommy; I’m hungry!

[Koprolithen. Image from here]

Many people read books while sitting on the toilet. But some do the opposite! Christina Pikas, of Christina’s LIS Rant, collects librarians’ tall tales about their customers and what they do: Craptacular: stories of poop in the library!

And as books and toilets appear to have a deep historical connection, it is not surprising that there are also books about poop. And some bloggers decided to review them. Alice Bell reviews a few of them in Poo Books.

Todd Simmons, at Matter Daily, reviews Holy Shit: A Book Review.

Finally, John F. Ptak, of Ptak Science Books looks at Horse Poop and the Stars: Robert Hooke, 1673 (No, it Wasn’t Pegasus).

Whale poop made quite a splash a few months back, so it got covered by several bloggers:

First was Jason Goldman, of The Thoughtful Animal: Whale Poop

Next, Hilary Maybaum, at Wet: Save the Whale Poop

Finally, Smriti Rao, at Discoblog: A Novel Geoengineering Idea: Increase the Ocean’s Quotient of Whale Poop

[Tiger droppings. Image from here]

One animal’s poop may be food, or home, for another organism, for example a carnivorous plant. Grant Jacob, of Code of Life, describes one such case: Aww, crap.

Here at A Blog Around The Clock, I explain another case – how a fungus uses animal droppings as home, and the difficulties it has in leaving it: Postscript to Pittendrigh’s Pet Project – Phototaxis, Photoperiodism and Precise Projectile Parabolas of Pilobolus on Pasture Poop

And sometimes it is poop of one animal feeding another, as Hannah Waters, of Culturing Science, discovered: Marine Snow: dead organisms and poop as manna in the ocean.

Sanitation is a big problem in many parts of the world. Diseases are often spread via feces deposited in open pits. Liz Borkowski, of The Pump Handle, describes an effective strategy to help: In Praise of Toilets.

The comment thread on this old post by Brian Sack at Banterist is hilarious, but also very informative: China Dispatch: Using the Squat Toilet.

Human poo is not the only potential source of disease. Birds can also play their part, including at the beaches. S. E. Gould, of Lab Rat, thus decided to take a look at the Seagull Poo.

There is something fascinating about penguins and their poop. SamW, at From C to Carnivore had to spread the fascination to two posts: Tracking penguins in (& from) space and Tracking penguins in time.

The same story was also covered by TreeHugger: Ain’t Technology Amazing? Scientists Can Track Penguin Poop From Space!

And an old post by Shelley Batts, of Retrospectacle, explains the IgNobel Prize-winning research: Science Vault: Projectile Penguin Poop Pressures


I also could not resist collecting some of the older posts I remember from some years ago…they were that memorable!

Revere, of Effect Measure: The future is always a crap shoot

Darren Neish, of Tetrapod Zoology: Getting the phrase ‘shit happens’ into the title of a technical publication

Miriam Goldstein, currently of Deep Sea News, formerly of the Oyster’s Garter: How poop is slowing climate change

Dahlia Rideout, at Divine Caroline: What Happens When You Go Number 2 in Space? (video)

Let’s finish on a musical note. Kevin Zelnio of Deep Sea News wrote and recorded a song: Everything Poops:

That’s it for this month. I hope you have enjoyed this and learned something and got inspired! Next edition of the Carnal Carnival will be in September 2010, hosted by Carin Bondar – Biologist With a Twist – the theme will be barf. Follow the carnival on Twitter for updates.

Reminder – Carnal Carnival entries due this Thursday at midnight

All the information you need is here.

Send entries to me at carnivalcarnal AT gmail DOT com (or, this month only, to Coturnix AT gmail DOT com) by Thursday, August 19th at midnight EST.

Carnal Carnival – everything you ever wanted to know about poop you will be able to learn in ten days from today

When people tweet on a late Saturday night, strange things can happen, including this – foundation of another science-themed blog carnival: The Carnal Carnival! Yup, it already has a homepage, and a list of hosts for 13 months in advance, and even a Twitter account.

What is The Carnal Carnival? A monthly collection of best blog posts covering, mostly from a scientific perspective, a variety of bodily functions, fluids and excretions that are usually not discussed in polite company over an elegant meal. But it is science! And it is important! And it is fun! And there is nothing that the Web has not already seen yet, as far as inappropriateness goes, so why not add some sense and some scientific rigor to these topics so people who search for strange words on Google end up actually learning something.

I volunteered to host the very first edition, here on this blog on August 20th in the morning, so you only have ten days to send in the entries.

The topic of the month is Poop! Yes, feces, excrement, frass, scat, droppings and everything about it. Let’s put together a complete online guide to every possible aspect of the topic, all in one place. Need ideas? Here are some:

How do you look for scat out in the field? What can it tell you: what animals are there, how many, where they are moving (perhaps tracking poop trails by satellite), what they are eating and how their digestive systems work? How about insect frass?

How and why various parasites use animal droppings as home during parts of their lifecycles? And what are dung beetles really doing?

Why some animals require time and privacy to poop, circling around, adopting un-natural postures, then straining (e.g., dogs, humans), while others can defecate on the run (have you seen horses pooping in mid-flight during jumping competition)? Penguin projectile pooping?

What determines the shape of the droppings? Why cows make pies, dogs and humans eject sausage-like objects, elephants and horses produce several large spherical droppings, while goats and rabbits make many little spheres? What determines color and smell?

What are the differences in anatomy and physiology of the large intestine in various vertebrates? How does a colon extract all that water from the digested material? Does that mechanism differ in animals that live in deserts and produce very dry poop versus animals that do not need to conserve water that much?

What is the physiological mechanism of defecation? What drugs and chemicals can affect it and how?

Paleontology and physical anthropology: what can we learn about extinct animals and ancient humans by studying coprolites?

Medicine (and veterinary medicine): when stuff goes wrong: causes and treatments of gas, excessive flatulence, incontinence, impacted colon (and cecum in horses), diarrhea, etc.

One word: coprophagy!

What is the best position for humans during the act of fecal excretion?

Anthropology, archeology and ethnography: historical and geographical differences in attitudes toward human (and animal) excrement.

Technology: from doing it in the woods to burying in holes in the ground to open pits to outhouses to squating toilets to sitting WCs to high-tech gizmos that sing to you and diagnose diseases from your poop. How do astronauts do it in zero gravity?

More technology: history and geographical variation in methods for getting rid of human waste. Comparative study of sewers of Great Cities.

Agticulture, environment and epidemiology: use of animal and human waste as fertilizer. Environmental effects of human waste and hog lagoons. How does fecal matter get into the food system and what can happen then? Open communal pits as sources of disease.

Have you read fiction, non-fiction or poetry that focuses on some aspect of poop? Review it!

If you have already written blog posts on these or related topics, send them in – old posts are welcome. If you have not, but have interest or expertise in something like this, you have ten days to send the permalinks of your posts to me at carnivalcarnal AT gmail DOT com (or, this month only, to Coturnix AT gmail DOT com).

If you have posts on other topics concerning strange bodily functions – check the schedule of hosts and topics for the next year and send the appropriate posts at appropriate times.

Sciencey Blog carnivals

I am just trying to put together a list of extant blog carnivals with science, nature and medical topics here. I am particularly interested in RSS feeds that track new editions as they go live. Please let me know in the comments if I missed some, or if there is a better homepage (or a good feed) to use to track these carnivals.

Scientia Pro Publica


The Giant’s Shoulders

Berry Go Round

Festival of the Trees

Grand Rounds

Change of Shift

Circus of the Spineless

Carnival of the Blue

The Carnal Carnival

Carnival of the Green

I and the Bird

Carnival of Evolution

The Accretionary Wedge

Carnival of Space

An Inordinate Fondness

House of Herps

The Moth and Me

The Fourth Stone Hearth

Cancer Research Blog Carnival


Health Wonk Review

The MolBio Carnival

Friday Ark (does not seem to have up-to-date archives)

Today’s carnivals

49th edition of the Festival of the Trees is up on The Organic Writer
Friday Ark #302 is up on Modulator.

Today’s carnivals

Carnival of Evolution #25 is up on Culturing Science.
Berry Go Round #29 is up on Agricultural Biodiversity Weblog.

Today’s carnivals

The 33rd Edition of Scientia Pro Publica is up on Southern Fried Science
Four Stone Hearth #95 is up on Afarensis
I and the Bird #128 is up on BESGroup website
The latest edition of Change of Shift is up on Digital Doorway
Grand Rounds Vol. 6 No. 39 are up on A Medical Writer’s Musings

Today’s carnivals

Carnival of the Blue #37 is up on Blogfish
I and the Bird #127 is up on The Drinking Bird
Friday Ark #299 is up on Modulator

Today’s carnivals

Scientia Pro Publica #32 is up on The Dichotomous Trekkie 2.0.
Four Stone Hearth #94 is up on Anthropology in Practice.
Grand Rounds Vol. 6 No. 37 are up on MDiTV.

Today’s carnivals

Festival of the Trees #48 is up on Wandering Owl Outside.
Accretionary Wedge #25 is up on Highly Allochthonous.

Today’s carnivals

Carnival of Evolution #24 is up on NeuroDojo.
Berry Go Round #28 is up on Greg Laden’s blog.
Carnival of Space #156 is up on TheSpacewriter’s Ramblings.
Grand Rounds Vol.6 No. 36 – now up on Techknowdoc’s Surgical Adventures!

Today’s carnivals

I and the Bird #126 is up on Coyote Mercury.
This week’s edition of Change of Shift (Volume 4, Number 23) is up at The Makings of a Nurse.
Friday Ark #297 is up on Modulator.

Today’s carnivals

Scientia Pro Publica #30 is up on Southern Fried Science.
Grand Rounds: Edition 6.34 is up on Better Health.

Today’s carnivals

The latest edition of Change of Shift is up at The Muse, RN.
I and the Bird #125 is up on The Twin Cities Naturalist.
Friday Ark #295 is up on Modulator.

Today’s carnivals

Four Stone Hearth #92 is up on Sorting Out Science.
Carnival of Space #153 is up on Cumbrian Sky.

Today’s carnivals

Scientia Pro Publica #29 is up on Maniraptora: Tastes Like Chicken.
Grand Rounds Vol. 6 No. 33 are up at The Examining Room of Dr. Charles.

Today’s carnivals

Carnival of Mathematics #65 is up on Maxwell’s Demon.
Friday Ark #294 is up on Modulator.

Today’s carnivals

Carnival of the Blue #36 is up on Observations of a Nerd.
Circus of the Spineless #50 is up on Arthropoda.
Scientia Pro Publica #28 is up on Mauka to Makai.

Today’s carnivals

Carnival of Evolution #23 is up on Evolution: Education and Outreach official blog.
Festival of the Trees 47 is live at Nature’s Whispers.

Today’s carnivals

I And The Bird #124 is up on Birds, Words, & Websites.
Berry Go Round #27 is up on A Neotropical Savanna.
Four Stone Hearth: Number 91 is up on Sexy Archaeology.
The latest Change of Shift – Vol. 4, Number 22 – is up at Emergiblog.
Friday Ark #293 is up on Modulator.

Today’s carnivals

Scientia Pro Publica #26 is up on Genomics Law Report
The latest edition of The Accretionary Wedge is up on Mountain Beltway
The 135th Skeptic’s Circle is up on The Skeptical Teacher
Friday Ark #292 is up on Modulator

Today’s carnivals

I and the Bird #123 is up on Idaho Birding Blog
The latest edition of Change of Shift is up over at Nurse Me
Friday Ark #291 is up on Modulator

Today’s carnivals

Carnival of the Blue #35 is up on Oh, For The Love Of Science!.
Berry Go Round #26 is up on Gravity’s Rainbow.
Friday Ark #290 is up on Modulator

Today’s carnivals

Circus of the Spineless #49 is up on Xenogere
There are two editions of Scientia Pro Publica today. One on Southern Fried Science and the other one on 360 Degree Skeptic.
Grand Rounds – Nutrition and Fitness edition – is up on The Daily Monthly

Today’s carnivals

Carnival of Evolution #22 is up on Beetles In The Bush.
Festival of the Trees #46 is up on Vanessa’s Trees and Shrubs Blog.

Today’s carnivals

I and the Bird #122 is up on Chuqui 3.0
Change of Shift – April Fools Edition – A Great Collection of Nursing Stories – is up on The Millionaire Nurse Blog
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Change of Shift Vol. 4- Num. 19 is up at Nursing Student Chronicles
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Scientia Pro Publica #23 is up on Pleiotropy
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The new Change of Shift is up on mamatrauma
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Scientia Pro Publica #22 is up on Reciprocal Space
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Circus of the Spineless #48: Cabinet of Curiosity is up on Matthew Sarver: The Modern Naturalist
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I and the Bird #119 is up on Somewhere in NJ
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Scientia Pro Publica #21: Darwin’s 201st Birthday Edition, is up on Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)
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Four Stone Hearth # 86 – Amazing stories edition – is up on Testimony of the spade
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Berry-Go-Round #24 is up at The Phytophactor
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I and the Bird #118, the Back ‘o Beyond Edition, is up at Ben Cruachan – natural history
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Scientia Pro Publica Blog Carnival #20 is up on Kind of Curious
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The 129th Meeting of the Skeptics’ Circle is up on SkeptVet
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I and the Bird #117 is up on the Marvelous in Nature
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The Giant’s Shoulders #19 is up on The Renaissance Mathematicus
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