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The Open Laboratory 2009 – the submissions so far

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Here are the submissions for OpenLab 2009 to date. As we have surpassed 220 entries, all of them, as well as the “submit” buttons and codes and the bookmarklet, are under the fold. You can buy the 2006, 2007 and 2008 editions at Lulu.com. Please use the submission form to add more of your and other people’s posts (remember that we are looking for original poems, art, cartoons and comics, as well as essays):

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Everything you always wanted to know about The Open Laboratory

Walter Jessen of Next Generation Science interviewed me recently, mainly about the Open Laboratory, but also a little bit more about science blogging and Science 2.0. The interview is now live – you can read it here.

The Open Laboratory 2009 – the submissions so far

OpenLab logo.jpg
Here are the submissions for OpenLab 2009 to date. As we have surpassed 210 entries, all of them, as well as the “submit” buttons and codes and the bookmarklet, are under the fold. You can buy the 2006, 2007 and 2008 editions at Lulu.com. Please use the submission form to add more of your and other people’s posts (remember that we are looking for original poems, art, cartoons and comics, as well as essays):

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OpenLab09 – submissions so far

OpenLab logo.jpg
Here are the submissions for OpenLab 2009 to date. As we have surpassed 180 entries, all of them, as well as the “submit” buttons and codes and the bookmarklet, are under the fold. You can buy the 2006, 2007 and 2008 editions at Lulu.com. Please use the submission form to add more of your and other people’s posts (remember that we are looking for original poems, art, cartoons and comics, as well as essays):

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The Open Laboratory 2009 – the submissions so far

OpenLab logo.jpg
Here are the submissions for OpenLab 2009 to date. As we have surpassed 170 entries, all of them, as well as the “submit” buttons and codes and the bookmarklet, are under the fold. You can buy the 2006, 2007 and 2008 editions at Lulu.com. Please use the submission form to add more of your and other people’s posts (remember that we are looking for original poems, art, cartoons and comics, as well as essays):

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The Open Laboratory 2009 – the submissions so far

OpenLab logo.jpg
Here are the submissions for OpenLab 2009 to date. As we have surpassed 160 entries, all of them, as well as the “submit” buttons and codes and the bookmarklet, are under the fold. You can buy the 2006, 2007 and 2008 editions at Lulu.com. Please use the submission form to add more of your and other people’s posts (remember that we are looking for original poems, art, cartoons and comics, as well as essays):

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The Open Laboratory 2009 – the submissions so far

OpenLab logo.jpg
Here are the submissions for OpenLab 2009 to date. As we have surpassed 150 entries, all of them, as well as the “submit” buttons and codes and the bookmarklet, are under the fold. You can buy the 2006, 2007 and 2008 editions at Lulu.com. Please use the submission form to add more of your and other people’s posts (remember that we are looking for original poems, art, cartoons and comics, as well as essays):

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The Open Laboratory 2009 – the submissions so far

OpenLab logo.jpg
Here are the submissions for OpenLab 2009 to date. As we have surpassed 150 entries, all of them, as well as the “submit” buttons and codes, are under the fold. You can buy the 2006, 2007 and 2008 editions at Lulu.com. Please use the submission form to add more of your and other people’s posts (remember that we are looking for original poems, art, cartoons and comics, as well as essays):

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Open Lab 2009 submission bookmarklet

Sometimes, you read a blog post on a science blog and think to yourself “Hmmm, perhaps I should submit this one for Open Lab 09”, then fumble to find a blog with a submission button and end up giving up. Not any more!
Bill Hooker was bothered by this enough that he decided to something about it. So, he built a little bookmarklet.
All you need to do is drag this link to your browser’s toolbar:
Open Lab
and click on it next time you have the urge to submit an entry to the anthology. A new window with open, with the submission form in it, ready to be filled out.
Thanks, Bill!

The Open Laboratory 2009 – the submissions so far

OpenLab logo.jpg
Here are the submissions for OpenLab 2009 to date. As we have surpassed 130 entries, all of them, as well as the “submit” buttons and codes, are under the fold. You can buy the 2006, 2007 and 2008 editions at Lulu.com. Please use the submission form to add more of your and other people’s posts (remember that we are looking for original poems, art, cartoons and comics, as well as essays):

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The Open Laboratory 2009 – the submissions so far

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Here are the submissions for OpenLab 2009 to date and, as someone who has been through this three times already, I have to say I am impressed both by the number and the quality of submissions to date. And it’s only early May!
As we have surpassed 130 entries, all of them, as well as the “submit” buttons and codes, are under the fold. You can buy the 2006, 2007 and 2008 editions at Lulu.com. Please use the submission form to add more of your and other people’s posts (remember that we are looking for original poems, art, cartoons and comics, as well as essays):

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The Open Laboratory 2009 – the submissions so far

OpenLab logo.jpg
Here are the submissions for OpenLab 2009 to date. As we have surpassed 100 entries, all of them, as well as the “submit” buttons and codes, are under the fold. You can buy the 2006, 2007 and 2008 editions at Lulu.com. Please use the submission form to add more of your and other people’s posts (remember that we are looking for original poems, art, cartoons and comics, as well as essays):

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The Open Laboratory 2009 – the submissions so far

OpenLab logo.jpg
Here are the submissions for OpenLab 2009 to date. As we have surpassed 100 entries, all of them, as well as the “submit” buttons and codes, are under the fold. You can buy the 2006, 2007 and 2008 editions at Lulu.com. Please use the submission form to add more of your and other people’s posts (remember that we are looking for original poems, art, cartoons and comics, as well as essays):

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The Open Laboratory 2009 – the submissions so far

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As you may be aware, there was a non-review review of OpenLab 2008 in The New Scientist. I thought about fisking it line-by-line, but Passover interfered, and anyway, Brian, SciCurious, Ed and Blake already did it very, very well, so I can just move on…you can also see a discussion here. Any reputable media outlet out there that would be interested in doing a real review? Contact me.
In the meantime, the reaction to the review brought in some new sales of the book (as well as sales of the previous two anthologies), so it worked out fine in the end. You can buy the 2006, 2007 and 2008 editions at Lulu.com.
Here are the submissions for OpenLab 2009 to date. The “submit” buttons and codes are under the fold. Please use the submission form to add more of your and other people’s posts (remember that we are looking for original poems, art, cartoons and comics, as well as essays):
A Blog Around The Clock: Circadian Rhythm of Aggression in Crayfish
A Blog Around The Clock: Co-Researching spaces for Freelance Scientists?
A Blog Around The Clock: The Shock Value of Science Blogs
A Blog Around The Clock: Defining the Journalism vs. Blogging Debate, with a Science Reporting angle
a k8, a cat, a mission: Moms asking for help
a k8, a cat, a mission: What does good mentorship look like?
a k8, a cat, a mission: Praise and Appreciation
a k8, a cat, a mission: Proximate mechanisms
a k8, a cat, a mission: The lives of women in science
All my faults are stress-related: Scientiae: surviving getting shaked and baked
The Beagle Project Blog: What is the difference between HMS Beagle and RMS Titanic?
Beyond the Short Coat: Hard Conversations: Vaccines and Autism, Part 1
Biochemical Soul: Darwin and the Heart of Evolution
Birds and Science: Caged budgerigars and invasive parakeets
Birds and Science: How do huge bird colonies synchronize?
Birds and Science: Fight and coordination in bird duets
Brontossauros em meu Jardim: Navigation is required*: the incredible case of the desert ant
Coyote Crossing: Spermophilus
Evolutionary Novelties: The glamour of marine biology
Expression Patterns: A Squishy Topic
Expression Patterns: Mr. Darwin, you make me blush
Geófagos: Carbon sequestration by soils
Highly Allochthonous: Is the Earth’s magnetic field about to flip?
The Intersection: Singled Out
Island of Doubt: Sea level rise a red herring?
Island of Doubt: What goes up must come down
Living the Scientific Life: Plumage Color Influences Choice of Mates and Sex of Chicks in Gouldian Finches, Erythrura gouldiae
Living the Scientific Life: Let’s Give Three Bronx Cheers for Bumblebees!
Living the Scientific Life: Dead Birds Do Tell Tales
The MacGuffin: Topiramate Does Not Treat Alcohol Dependnece: Part 1
Made With Molecules: Hey Baby, what’s your AVPR1A like?
Mad Scientist, Junior: Pretty Pictures That Toaster Takes
Malaria, Bedbugs, Sea Lice, and Sunsets: An Interesting Patch of Quicksand
Masks of Eris: Mathematics instruction as a fish
Migrations: What Use is Half a Wing – Evolution of Flight
Mind the Gap: In which I ponder economies of scale
Mind the Gap: In which I tend a strange garden
Mind the Gap: In which I ramp up
Mind the Gap: In which I muster a hypothesis
Mind the Gap: In which I continue to suspend disbelief
Mind the Gap: In which the data back up our habitual suspicions
Mind the Gap: In which I wade through the fringes of textbook fact
Mind the Gap: In which I dally with both sides
Mind the Gap: In which I am given weird treasures
Mind the Gap: In which I confront the aging process
Neurophilosophy: Amnesia in the movies
Neurophilosophy: Brain & behaviour of dinosaurs
Neurophilosophy: Voluntary amputation and extra phantom limbs
Neurotopia: The Value of Stupidity: are we doing it right?
Neurotopia: Why I’m a Scientist
Neurotopia: Korsakoff’s Psychic Disorder in Conjunction with Peripheral Neuritis
New York Minutes: Be afraid, be very afraid…wait, why?
Nothing’s Shocking: Should authors decide whether their revised paper is re-reviewed??
Observations of a Nerd: How big things relate to sex, stress and testosterone
Observations of a Nerd: Why I am not a Darwinist, but we should celebrate Darwin Day
Observations of a Nerd: Darwin’s Degenerates – Evolution’s Finest
Pharyngula: A brief moment in the magnificent history of mankind
Prerogative of Harlots: He Blinded Me With Science
The Primate Diaries: The Nature of Partisan Politics
The Primate Diaries: Introducing a Primate
Reciprocal Space: This is not good enough
The Scientist: On the nature of faith: Part 1
The Scientist: On the last days
The Scientist: On the passing of reprints
The Scientist: On saying goodbye
The Scientist: Ontology
The Scientist: Ontology #2
The Scientist: On winding down
The Scientist: On the weekend
The Scientist: On small victories
The Scientist: On the nature of networking: reprise
The Scientist: Grey Council
The Scientist: On interfaces
The Scientist: Coincidental Chemistry
The Scientist: On the Future
The Scientist: The year of living dangerously–Part 1
The Scientist: The year of living dangerously–Part 2
The Scientist: The year of living dangerously–Finale
The Scientist: What I want to do when I grow up
The Scientist: Inspiration
The Scientist: In which I watch the Watchmen, and land a new job
The Scientist: Ongoing
Skulls in the Stars: Michael Faraday, grand unified theorist? (1851)
Song for jasmine: Charles Darwin’s first theory of evolution
Southern Fried Science: The ecological disaster that is dolphin safe tuna
Stripped Science: The right pairing (comic strip)
Stripped Science: Catfight (cartoon)
Suppertime Sonnets: In Which I Celebrate A Certain Member of the Lycaenidae Family (poem)
Tumors Galore: Tree Tumors
Ways.org: The journal scope in focus — putting scholarly communication in context
White Coat Underground: Journeys
Why is science important?: Richard P. Grant: beautiful and essential
Why is science important?: Jennifer Rohn: severe skepticism, as natural as breathing
Why is science important?: Steffi Suhr: sure it’s pretty, but it’s much more impressive when you know why
xkcd: Correlation (cartoon)

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The Open Laboratory 2009 – the submissions so far

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Here are the submissions to date. Please use the submission form to add more of your and other people’s posts:
A Blog Around The Clock: Circadian Rhythm of Aggression in Crayfish
A Blog Around The Clock: Co-Researching spaces for Freelance Scientists?
A Blog Around The Clock: The Shock Value of Science Blogs
a k8, a cat, a mission: Moms asking for help
a k8, a cat, a mission: What does good mentorship look like?
a k8, a cat, a mission: Praise and Appreciation
a k8, a cat, a mission: Proximate mechanisms
a k8, a cat, a mission: The lives of women in science
Biochemical Soul: Darwin and the Heart of Evolution
Birds and Science: Caged budgerigars and invasive parakeets
Birds and Science: How do huge bird colonies synchronize?
Brontossauros em meu Jardim: Navigation is required*: the incredible case of the desert ant
Coyote Crossing: Spermophilus
Expression Patterns: A Squishy Topic
Expression Patterns: Mr. Darwin, you make me blush
Highly Allochthonous: Is the Earth’s magnetic field about to flip?
The Intersection: Singled Out
Island of Doubt: Sea level rise a red herring?
Living the Scientific Life: Genetic Compatibility Drives Choice of Mates and Sex of Chicks in Gouldian Finches, Erythrura gouldiae
Made With Molecules: Hey Baby, what’s your AVPR1A like?
Malaria, Bedbugs, Sea Lice, and Sunsets: An Interesting Patch of Quicksand
Masks of Eris: Mathematics instruction as a fish
Mind the Gap: In which I ponder economies of scale
Mind the Gap: In which I tend a strange garden
Mind the Gap: In which I ramp up
Mind the Gap: In which I muster a hypothesis
Mind the Gap: In which I continue to suspend disbelief
Mind the Gap: In which the data back up our habitual suspicions
Mind the Gap: In which I wade through the fringes of textbook fact
Mind the Gap: In which I dally with both sides
Mind the Gap: In which I am given weird treasures
Neurophilosophy: Amnesia in the movies
Neurophilosophy: Brain & behaviour of dinosaurs
Neurophilosophy: Voluntary amputation and extra phantom limbs
Neurotopia: The Value of Stupidity: are we doing it right?
Observations of a Nerd: How big things relate to sex, stress and testosterone
Observations of a Nerd: Why I am not a Darwinist, but we should celebrate Darwin Day
Observations of a Nerd: Darwin’s Degenerates – Evolution’s Finest
Pharyngula: A brief moment in the magnificent history of mankind
Prerogative of Harlots: He Blinded Me With Science
The Primate Diaries: The Nature of Partisan Politics
Reciprocal Space: This is not good enough
The Scientist: On the nature of faith: Part 1
The Scientist: On the last days
The Scientist: On the passing of reprints
The Scientist: On saying goodbye
The Scientist: Ontology
The Scientist: Ontology #2
The Scientist: On winding down
The Scientist: On the weekend
The Scientist: On small victories
The Scientist: On the nature of networking: reprise
The Scientist: Grey Council
The Scientist: On interfaces
The Scientist: Coincidental Chemistry
The Scientist: On the Future
The Scientist: The year of living dangerously–Part 1
The Scientist: The year of living dangerously–Part 2
The Scientist: The year of living dangerously–Finale
The Scientist: What I want to do when I grow up
The Scientist: Inspiration
The Scientist: In which I watch the Watchmen, and land a new job
The Scientist: Ongoing
Skulls in the Stars: Michael Faraday, grand unified theorist? (1851)
Song for jasmine: Charles Darwin’s first theory of evolution
Stripped Science: The right pairing (comic strip)
Suppertime Sonnets: In Which I Celebrate A Certain Member of the Lycaenidae Family (poem)
Ways.org: The journal scope in focus — putting scholarly communication in context
White Coat Underground: Journeys
Why Science: Beautiful and essential
xkcd: Correlation (cartoon)

The Open Laboratory 2009 – the submissions so far

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Here are the submissions to date – 64 entries. Please use the submission form to add more of your and other people’s posts:
A Blog Around The Clock: Circadian Rhythm of Aggression in Crayfish
A Blog Around The Clock: Co-Researching spaces for Freelance Scientists?
A Blog Around The Clock: The Shock Value of Science Blogs
a k8, a cat, a mission: Moms asking for help
a k8, a cat, a mission: What does good mentorship look like?
a k8, a cat, a mission: Praise and Appreciation
a k8, a cat, a mission: Proximate mechanisms
a k8, a cat, a mission: The lives of women in science
Biochemical Soul: Darwin and the Heart of Evolution
Birds and Science: Caged budgerigars and invasive parakeets
Birds and Science: How do huge bird colonies synchronize?
Brontossauros em meu Jardim: Navigation is required*: the incredible case of the desert ant
Coyote Crossing: Spermophilus
Expression Patterns: A Squishy Topic
Expression Patterns: Mr. Darwin, you make me blush
Highly Allochthonous: Is the Earth’s magnetic field about to flip?
Island of Doubt: Sea level rise a red herring?
Living the Scientific Life: Genetic Compatibility Drives Choice of Mates and Sex of Chicks in Gouldian Finches, Erythrura gouldiae
Made With Molecules: Hey Baby, what’s your AVPR1A like?
Masks of Eris: Mathematics instruction as a fish
Mind the Gap: In which I ponder economies of scale
Mind the Gap: In which I tend a strange garden
Mind the Gap: In which I ramp up
Mind the Gap: In which I muster a hypothesis
Mind the Gap: In which I continue to suspend disbelief
Mind the Gap: In which the data back up our habitual suspicions
Mind the Gap: In which I wade through the fringes of textbook fact
Mind the Gap: In which I dally with both sides
Mind the Gap: In which I am given weird treasures
Neurophilosophy: Amnesia in the movies
Neurophilosophy: Brain & behaviour of dinosaurs
Neurotopia: The Value of Stupidity: are we doing it right?
Observations of a Nerd: Why I am not a Darwinist, but we should celebrate Darwin Day
Observations of a Nerd: Darwin’s Degenerates – Evolution’s Finest
Prerogative of Harlots: He Blinded Me With Science
The Primate Diaries: The Nature of Partisan Politics
Reciprocal Space: This is not good enough
The Scientist: On the nature of faith: Part 1
The Scientist: On the last days
The Scientist: On the passing of reprints
The Scientist: On saying goodbye
The Scientist: Ontology
The Scientist: Ontology #2
The Scientist: On winding down
The Scientist: On the weekend
The Scientist: On small victories
The Scientist: On the nature of networking: reprise
The Scientist: Grey Council
The Scientist: On interfaces
The Scientist: Coincidental Chemistry
The Scientist: On the Future
The Scientist: The year of living dangerously–Part 1
The Scientist: The year of living dangerously–Part 2
The Scientist: The year of living dangerously–Finale
The Scientist: What I want to do when I grow up
The Scientist: Inspiration
The Scientist: In which I watch the Watchmen, and land a new job
The Scientist: Ongoing
Song for jasmine: Charles Darwin’s first theory of evolution
Stripped Science: The right pairing (comic strip)
Suppertime Sonnets: In Which I Celebrate A Certain Member of the Lycaenidae Family (poem)
Ways.org: The journal scope in focus — putting scholarly communication in context
Why Science: Beautiful and essential
xkcd: Correlation (cartoon)

The Open Laboratory 2009 – the submissions so far

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Here are the submissions to date. Please use the submission form to add more of your and other people’s posts. And you have two days left to vote for the best submission button.
A Blog Around The Clock: Circadian Rhythm of Aggression in Crayfish
A Blog Around The Clock: Co-Researching spaces for Freelance Scientists?
A Blog Around The Clock: The Shock Value of Science Blogs
a k8, a cat, a mission: Moms asking for help
a k8, a cat, a mission: What does good mentorship look like?
a k8, a cat, a mission: Praise and Appreciation
a k8, a cat, a mission: Proximate mechanisms
a k8, a cat, a mission: The lives of women in science
Biochemical Soul: Darwin and the Heart of Evolution
Birds and Science: Caged budgerigars and invasive parakeets
Brontossauros em meu Jardim: Navigation is required*: the incredible case of the desert ant
Coyote Crossing: Spermophilus
Expression Patterns: A Squishy Topic
Highly Allochthonous: Is the Earth’s magnetic field about to flip?
Island of Doubt: Sea level rise a red herring?
Made With Molecules: Hey Baby, what’s your AVPR1A like?
Masks of Eris: Mathematics instruction as a fish
Mind the Gap: In which I ponder economies of scale
Mind the Gap: In which I tend a strange garden
Mind the Gap: In which I ramp up
Mind the Gap: In which I muster a hypothesis
Mind the Gap: In which I continue to suspend disbelief
Mind the Gap: In which the data back up our habitual suspicions
Mind the Gap: In which I wade through the fringes of textbook fact
Mind the Gap: In which I dally with both sides
Neurophilosophy: Amnesia in the movies
Neurophilosophy: Brain & behaviour of dinosaurs
Neurotopia: The Value of Stupidity: are we doing it right?
Observations of a Nerd: Why I am not a Darwinist, but we should celebrate Darwin Day
Observations of a Nerd: Darwin’s Degenerates – Evolution’s Finest
Prerogative of Harlots: He Blinded Me With Science
The Primate Diaries: The Nature of Partisan Politics
The Scientist: On the nature of faith: Part 1
The Scientist: On the last days
The Scientist: On the passing of reprints
The Scientist: On saying goodbye
The Scientist: Ontology
The Scientist: Ontology #2
The Scientist: On winding down
The Scientist: On the weekend
The Scientist: On small victories
The Scientist: On the nature of networking: reprise
The Scientist: Grey Council
The Scientist: On interfaces
The Scientist: Coincidental Chemistry
The Scientist: On the Future
The Scientist: The year of living dangerously–Part 1
The Scientist: The year of living dangerously–Part 2
The Scientist: The year of living dangerously–Finale
The Scientist: What I want to do when I grow up
The Scientist: Inspiration
The Scientist: In which I watch the Watchmen, and land a new job
Song for jasmine: Charles Darwin’s first theory of evolution
Stripped Science: The right pairing (comic strip)
Suppertime Sonnets: In Which I Celebrate A Certain Member of the Lycaenidae Family (poem)
Ways.org: The journal scope in focus — putting scholarly communication in context
Why Science: Beautiful and essential
xkcd: Correlation (cartoon)

The Open Laboratory 2009 – the ‘Submit’ buttons for you to choose

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It really helps the Open Lab project if a lot of people have handy little ‘submit to Open Lab’ buttons/badges on their side-bars. More blogs have it, the better. Just one click, and the entry is submitted (instead of coming here and searching for the link).
So, I asked for new button designs and got more than one to choose from. Instead of choosing one myself, I thought I’d ask the hive-mind: which one do you like the best so we can turn it into the ‘official’ design? Suggest changes to designs as well. Post your vote in the comments and in 5 days I will tally them up and post the codes for the winning design in several different sizes.
This button was designed by Zen Faulkes:
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These buttons were designed by Daniel Brown:
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OpenLab09 – submissions so far

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Here are the submissions to date. Please use the submission form to add more of your and other people’s posts:
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A Blog Around The Clock: Circadian Rhythm of Aggression in Crayfish
A Blog Around The Clock: Co-Researching spaces for Freelance Scientists?
A Blog Around The Clock: The Shock Value of Science Blogs
a k8, a cat, a mission: Moms asking for help
a k8, a cat, a mission: What does good mentorship look like?
a k8, a cat, a mission: Praise and Appreciation
a k8, a cat, a mission: Proximate mechanisms
a k8, a cat, a mission: The lives of women in science
Biochemical Soul: Darwin and the Heart of Evolution
Brontossauros em meu Jardim: Navigation is required*: the incredible case of the desert ant
Coyote Crossing: Spermophilus
Expression Patterns: A Squishy Topic
Highly Allochthonous: Is the Earth’s magnetic field about to flip?
Island of Doubt: Sea level rise a red herring?
Masks of Eris: Mathematics instruction as a fish
Mind the Gap: In which I ponder economies of scale
Mind the Gap: In which I tend a strange garden
Mind the Gap: In which I ramp up
Neurophilosophy: Amnesia in the movies
Neurophilosophy: Brain & behaviour of dinosaurs
Neurotopia: The Value of Stupidity: are we doing it right?
Prerogative of Harlots: He Blinded Me With Science
The Primate Diaries: The Nature of Partisan Politics
The Scientist: On the nature of faith: Part 1
The Scientist: On the last days
The Scientist: On the passing of reprints
The Scientist: On saying goodbye
The Scientist: Ontology
The Scientist: Ontology #2
The Scientist: On winding down
The Scientist: On the weekend
The Scientist: On small victories
The Scientist: On the nature of networking: reprise
The Scientist: Grey Council
The Scientist: On interfaces
The Scientist: Coincidental Chemistry
The Scientist: On the Future
The Scientist: The year of living dangerously–Part 1
The Scientist: The year of living dangerously–Part 2
The Scientist: The year of living dangerously–Finale
The Scientist: What I want to do when I grow up
The Scientist: Inspiration
The Scientist: In which I watch the Watchmen, and land a new job
Song for jasmine: Charles Darwin’s first theory of evolution
Stripped Science: The right pairing (comic strip)
Suppertime Sonnets: In Which I Celebrate A Certain Member of the Lycaenidae Family (poem)
Ways.org: The journal scope in focus — putting scholarly communication in context
Why Science: Beautiful and essential

The Open Laboratory 2009 – the excitement begins!

scicurious rat.jpgNow that the Open Lab 2008 is done and up for sale, it’s time to turn our sights towards the next year.
If you read the comments on Sci’s post and my post (as well as some chatter I picked up on Twitter/Facebook/FriendFeed and privately), the pick for the 2009 editor is a Big Hit! I am truly looking forward to the year of collaboration with SciCurious on the next edition of the anthology.
But, as you know, the anthology is a collaborative project of the entire science blogosphere. Thus, we need to get started! That means YOU!
First, you need to go into your blog’s archives and look at your posts since December 1st 2008. Pick one or two or several that you think are the best, that you like the most, that you think are the easiest to transform from the online medium to the print medium (e.g., those not too heavily dependent on multimedia, videos, podcasts, copyrighted images, lots of links, etc.). Choose essays, poems, cartoons, comic strips, original art. Then submit that using this submission form. That is the only way to submit entries for the next year – posting comments here or blogging about it does not work.
Once you are done with your own archives (and yes, start with your own as nobody knows your stuff as well as you do, or understands which posts are you most proud of – or least embarassed of – than you do), move on to other blogs, your favourite reads, hopefully including as many as possible new and not-as-well-known blogs in that number. Pick some of their posts and submit them as well.
Then, spread the word around the Web about this – point people to the submission form from wherever you think is appropriate: your blog, twitter, Facebook, various forums, etc. Let other science bloggers know about this – more the merrier.
I’d also like for someone to volunteer to design buttons (and provide easy-to-copy-and-paste codes) for submitting entries, something that people can put on sidebars of their blogs to always have handy throughout the year. Contact me if you want to do that.
As I did the previous three years, I will occasionally post the links to entries submitted so far, to avoid too many duplicates as well as to give you ideas and motivation to find and submit more stuff. I will start today as we already have these seven entries:
Highly Allochthonous: Is the Earth’s magnetic field about to flip?
Expression Patterns: A Squishy Topic
Prerogative of Harlots: He Blinded Me With Science
Masks of Eris: Mathematics instruction as a fish
Stripped Science: The right pairing (comic strip)
Island of Doubt: Sea level rise a red herring?
Biochemical Soul: Darwin and the Heart of Evolution
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Now it’s your turn – here again is the submission form.
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Update: More entries have just come in:
Coyote Crossing: Spermophilus
Neurotopia: The Value of Stupidity: are we doing it right?
Mind the Gap: In which I ponder economies of scale
Neurophilosophy: Amnesia in the movies
Neurophilosophy: Brain & behaviour of dinosaurs
Song for jasmine: Charles Darwin’s first theory of evolution

Announcing the Guest Editor for The Open Laboratory 2009! Envelope, please….

It is:
SciCurious!

The Open Laboratory 2008….and 2009?

The Lulu.com page has already been viewed 1160 times, 30 blogs linked to it so far (see the bottom of the announcement post for the list), a very nice number of books (not tellin’, sorry) has already been sold, and review copies are on their way to American Scientist, The New Scientist and Seed (I am also expecting a call from Nature as they reviewed the previous two anthologies as well).
The book was the homepage Buzz on Scienceblogs.com the other day – see this for photographic evidence. And the Discover Magazine highlighted it in their March issue – see this.
The guest editor for 2009 will be announced next week so check back here in a few days.
In the meantime, start parsing through your blog archives since December 1st 2008 and start picking your best posts for the next anthology. You can now start submitting your entries via this submission form.