Category Archives: SBC-NC’08

Science Blogging Conference – who is coming? (Duke medical communications)

2008NCSBClogo200.pngThere are 22 days until the Science Blogging Conference. We have 200 registered participants and a few people on the waiting list. The Sigma Xi space accommodates 200 and we have ordered food for 200 and swag bags for 200. Apart from the public list, we also have a list with a couple of anonymous bloggers as well as about a dozen of students who will be coming with their teachers. So, the registration is now officially closed and all future registrants will be placed on a waiting list.
The anthology should be published in time for the event. Between now and the conference, I am highlighting some of the people who will be there, for you to meet in person if you register in time.
Michelle Gailiun writes for the Duke Medical Center News Office and the Duke In Uganda blog.
Thomas Burroughs is the new science blogger for Duke University Office of News and Communications
If you are registered, you will get to meet them in person very soon.
Now is the good time to:
Find and exchange information about hotels, rides, etc. Do you want to share a room? Will you have a car with you then and there? Please offer to give others a ride by editing that wiki page.
Sign up for one of the remaining slots for the Friday afternoon (1pm – 4pm) Lab Tours by editing the wiki page.
Sign up for one of the remaining slots for the Friday morning Blogging Skills Sessions, either the beggining blogging or advanced blogging session.
Sign up for the Friday dinner by editing that wiki page.
Sign up to help in some other way by editing the Volunteer page.
Visit our Sponsors page to see who is making this all possible.
Write a blog post about it and see what others have already written so far.
Go to the Program page and start adding your questions, ideas and comments to the individual session pages.
Get updates and get in touch with other participants via our Facebook Event group (I see that some who originally responded “Maybe attending” are now registered).
Please use ‘scienceblogging.com’ as your tag when writing blog posts about it or uploading pictures.

Science Blogging Conference – who is coming? (NPR Science Friday)

2008NCSBClogo200.pngThere are 23 days until the Science Blogging Conference. We have 200 registered participants and a few people on the waiting list. The Sigma Xi space accommodates 200 and we have ordered food for 200 and swag bags for 200. Apart from the public list, we also have a list with a couple of anonymous bloggers as well as about a dozen of students who will be coming with their teachers. So, the registration is now officially closed and all future registrants will be placed on a waiting list.
The anthology should be published in time for the event. Between now and the conference, I am highlighting some of the people who will be there, for you to meet in person if you register in time.
A whole team working for NPR’s Science Friday is coming to the Conference:
Talia Page runs the Talking Science Abroad blog.
Ann Marie Cunningham is the Executive Director of TalkingScience
Talia Winch runs the Squidoo’s Science Friday
If you are registered, you will get to meet them in person very soon.
Now is the good time to:
Find and exchange information about hotels, rides, etc. Do you want to share a room? Will you have a car with you then and there? Please offer to give others a ride by editing that wiki page.
Sign up for one of the remaining slots for the Friday afternoon (1pm – 4pm) Lab Tours by editing the wiki page.
Sign up for one of the remaining slots for the Friday morning Blogging Skills Sessions, either the beggining blogging or advanced blogging session.
Sign up for the Friday dinner by editing that wiki page.
Sign up to help in some other way by editing the Volunteer page.
Visit our Sponsors page to see who is making this all possible.
Write a blog post about it and see what others have already written so far.
Go to the Program page and start adding your questions, ideas and comments to the individual session pages.
Get updates and get in touch with other participants via our Facebook Event group (I see that some who originally responded “Maybe attending” are now registered).
Please use ‘scienceblogging.com’ as your tag when writing blog posts about it or uploading pictures.

Science Blogging Conference – who is coming? (Education)

2008NCSBClogo200.pngThere are 24 days until the Science Blogging Conference. We have 200 registered participants and a few people on the waiting list. The Sigma Xi space accommodates 200 and we have ordered food for 200 and swag bags for 200. Apart from the public list, we also have a list with a couple of anonymous bloggers as well as about a dozen of students who will be coming with their teachers. So, the registration is now officially closed and all future registrants will be placed on a waiting list.
The anthology should be published in time for the event. Between now and the conference, I am highlighting some of the people who will be there, for you to meet in person if you register in time.
Fred Lane teaches at Gaston College
Kate Skegg from Illinois is studying Online and Distance Education at the Open University.
If you are registered, you will get to meet them in person very soon.
Now is the good time to:
Find and exchange information about hotels, rides, etc. Do you want to share a room? Will you have a car with you then and there? Please offer to give others a ride by editing that wiki page.
Sign up for one of the remaining slots for the Friday afternoon (1pm – 4pm) Lab Tours by editing the wiki page.
Sign up for one of the remaining slots for the Friday morning Blogging Skills Sessions, either the beggining blogging or advanced blogging session.
Sign up for the Friday dinner by editing that wiki page.
Sign up to help in some other way by editing the Volunteer page.
Visit our Sponsors page to see who is making this all possible.
Write a blog post about it and see what others have already written so far.
Go to the Program page and start adding your questions, ideas and comments to the individual session pages.
Get updates and get in touch with other participants via our Facebook Event group (I see that some who originally responded “Maybe attending” are now registered).
Please use ‘scienceblogging.com’ as your tag when writing blog posts about it or uploading pictures.

Science Blogging Conference – who is coming? (Publishing)

2008NCSBClogo200.pngThere are 25 days until the Science Blogging Conference. We have 200 registered participants and a few people on the waiting list. The Sigma Xi space accommodates 200 and we have ordered food for 200 and swag bags for 200. Apart from the public list, we also have a list with a couple of anonymous bloggers as well as about a dozen of students who will be coming with their teachers. So, the registration is now officially closed and all future registrants will be placed on a waiting list.
The anthology should be published in time for the event. Between now and the conference, I am highlighting some of the people who will be there, for you to meet in person if you register in time.
Patrick Fitzgerald of Columbia University Press will be there.
Dennis Meredith runs Glyphus publishing.
If you are registered, you will get to meet them in person very soon.
Now is the good time to:
Find and exchange information about hotels, rides, etc. Do you want to share a room? Will you have a car with you then and there? Please offer to give others a ride by editing that wiki page.
Sign up for one of the remaining slots for the Friday afternoon (1pm – 4pm) Lab Tours by editing the wiki page.
Sign up for one of the remaining slots for the Friday morning Blogging Skills Sessions, either the beggining blogging or advanced blogging session.
Sign up for the Friday dinner by editing that wiki page.
Sign up to help in some other way by editing the Volunteer page.
Visit our Sponsors page to see who is making this all possible.
Write a blog post about it and see what others have already written so far.
Go to the Program page and start adding your questions, ideas and comments to the individual session pages.
Get updates and get in touch with other participants via our Facebook Event group (I see that some who originally responded “Maybe attending” are now registered).
Please use ‘scienceblogging.com’ as your tag when writing blog posts about it or uploading pictures.

Science Blogging Conference – who is coming? (Healthcare)

2008NCSBClogo200.pngThere are 25 days until the Science Blogging Conference. We have 200 registered participants and a few people on the waiting list. The Sigma Xi space accommodates 200 and we have ordered food for 200 and swag bags for 200. Apart from the public list, we also have a list with a couple of anonymous bloggers as well as about a dozen of students who will be coming with their teachers. So, the registration is now officially closed and all future registrants will be placed on a waiting list.
The anthology should be published in time for the event. Between now and the conference, I am highlighting some of the people who will be there, for you to meet in person if you register in time.
Warren Lathe runs the OpenHelix blog.
Gloria Lloyd and James Evans work with the Elata Foundation.
If you are registered, you will get to meet them in person very soon.
Now is the good time to:
Find and exchange information about hotels, rides, etc. Do you want to share a room? Will you have a car with you then and there? Please offer to give others a ride by editing that wiki page.
Sign up for one of the remaining slots for the Friday afternoon (1pm – 4pm) Lab Tours by editing the wiki page.
Sign up for one of the remaining slots for the Friday morning Blogging Skills Sessions, either the beggining blogging or advanced blogging session.
Sign up for the Friday dinner by editing that wiki page.
Sign up to help in some other way by editing the Volunteer page.
Visit our Sponsors page to see who is making this all possible.
Write a blog post about it and see what others have already written so far.
Go to the Program page and start adding your questions, ideas and comments to the individual session pages.
Get updates and get in touch with other participants via our Facebook Event group (I see that some who originally responded “Maybe attending” are now registered).
Please use ‘scienceblogging.com’ as your tag when writing blog posts about it or uploading pictures.

Science Blogging Conference – who is coming? (Computing and Technology)

2008NCSBClogo200.pngThere are 26 days until the Science Blogging Conference. We have 200 registered participants and a few people on the waiting list. The Sigma Xi space accommodates 200 and we have ordered food for 200 and swag bags for 200. Apart from the public list, we also have a list with a couple of anonymous bloggers as well as about a dozen of students who will be coming with their teachers. So, the registration is now officially closed and all future registrants will be placed on a waiting list.
The anthology should be published in time for the event. Between now and the conference, I am highlighting some of the people who will be there, for you to meet in person if you register in time.
Bonnie Springer is a Senior Collaboration Engineer at SAS
John Rees works at IBM Global Services
If you are registered, you will get to meet them in person very soon.
Now is the good time to:
Find and exchange information about hotels, rides, etc. Do you want to share a room? Will you have a car with you then and there? Please offer to give others a ride by editing that wiki page.
Sign up for one of the remaining slots for the Friday afternoon (1pm – 4pm) Lab Tours by editing the wiki page.
Sign up for one of the remaining slots for the Friday morning Blogging Skills Sessions, either the beggining blogging or advanced blogging session.
Sign up for the Friday dinner by editing that wiki page.
Sign up to help in some other way by editing the Volunteer page.
Visit our Sponsors page to see who is making this all possible.
Write a blog post about it and see what others have already written so far.
Go to the Program page and start adding your questions, ideas and comments to the individual session pages.
Get updates and get in touch with other participants via our Facebook Event group (I see that some who originally responded “Maybe attending” are now registered).
Please use ‘scienceblogging.com’ as your tag when writing blog posts about it or uploading pictures.

Science Blogging Conference – who is coming? (NC Sea Grant)

2008NCSBClogo200.pngThere are 27 days until the Science Blogging Conference. We have 200 registered participants and a few people on the waiting list. The Sigma Xi space accommodates 200 and we have ordered food for 200 and swag bags for 200. Apart from the public list, we also have a list with a couple of anonymous bloggers as well as about a dozen of students who will be coming with their teachers. So, the registration is now officially closed and all future registrants will be placed on a waiting list.
The anthology should be published in time for the event. Between now and the conference, I am highlighting some of the people who will be there, for you to meet in person if you register in time.
Kathleen Angione is the Science Communications Fellow for the North Carolina Sea Grant
If you are registered, you will get to meet her in person very soon.
Now is the good time to:
Find and exchange information about hotels, rides, etc. Do you want to share a room? Will you have a car with you then and there? Please offer to give others a ride by editing that wiki page.
Sign up for one of the remaining slots for the Friday afternoon (1pm – 4pm) Lab Tours by editing the wiki page.
Sign up for one of the remaining slots for the Friday morning Blogging Skills Sessions, either the beggining blogging or advanced blogging session.
Sign up for the Friday dinner by editing that wiki page.
Sign up to help in some other way by editing the Volunteer page.
Visit our Sponsors page to see who is making this all possible.
Write a blog post about it and see what others have already written so far.
Go to the Program page and start adding your questions, ideas and comments to the individual session pages.
Get updates and get in touch with other participants via our Facebook Event group (I see that some who originally responded “Maybe attending” are now registered).
Please use ‘scienceblogging.com’ as your tag when writing blog posts about it or uploading pictures.

Science Blogging Conference – who is coming? (UNC)

2008NCSBClogo200.pngThere are 28 days until the Science Blogging Conference. We have 200 registered participants and a few people on the waiting list. The Sigma Xi space accommodates 200 and we have ordered food for 200 and swag bags for 200. Apart from the public list, we also have a list with a couple of anonymous bloggers as well as about a dozen of students who will be coming with their teachers. So, the registration is now officially closed and all future registrants will be placed on a waiting list.
The anthology should be published in time for the event. Between now and the conference, I am highlighting some of the people who will be there, for you to meet in person if you register in time.
Stephanie Crayton is the Media Relations Manager for UNC Health Care
Trisha Crutchfield is a student in the School of Information and Library Science at UNC-CH
If you are registered, you will get to meet them in person very soon.
Now is the good time to:
Find and exchange information about hotels, rides, etc. Do you want to share a room? Will you have a car with you then and there? Please offer to give others a ride by editing that wiki page.
Sign up for one of the remaining slots for the Friday afternoon (1pm – 4pm) Lab Tours by editing the wiki page.
Sign up for one of the remaining slots for the Friday morning Blogging Skills Sessions, either the beggining blogging or advanced blogging session.
Sign up for the Friday dinner by editing that wiki page.
Sign up to help in some other way by editing the Volunteer page.
Visit our Sponsors page to see who is making this all possible.
Write a blog post about it and see what others have already written so far.
Go to the Program page and start adding your questions, ideas and comments to the individual session pages.
Get updates and get in touch with other participants via our Facebook Event group (I see that some who originally responded “Maybe attending” are now registered).
Please use ‘scienceblogging.com’ as your tag when writing blog posts about it or uploading pictures.

Open Lab 2007 – all the entries for you to see!

The deadline for submission of blog posts for the 2nd Science Blogging Anthology is over. We have received 468 entries (after deleting spam and duplicates – the total was 501) and a jury of 30+ judges has already started reading and grading the entries. We truly believe that we will have the book ready and printed by the time the 2nd Science Blogging Conference starts, on January 18th-19th, so both the participants and you at home will be able to order your copy at that time.
Here are all the entries for you to enjoy and comment on – let me know if something is missing or I got a link wrong, etc., and do not hesitate to voice your opinion in the comments here:
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10000 Birds
In Memory of Martha
A Myna Problem
A Blog Around The Clock
What is an ‘Author’?
On my last scientific paper, I was both a stunt-man and the make-up artist.
Basics: Biological Clock
A Huge New Circadian Pacemaker Found In The Mammalian Brain
Sex On The (Dreaming) Brain
A Pacemaker Is A Network
Framing Science – the Dialogue of the Deaf
The Scientific Paper: past, present and probable future
A Cat Nap
University and depression, Part I: the undergrad years
A Drunkard’s Walk Through Modern Science
A Flip-Book Animation of Translation Initiation
A Hot Cup of Joe
The Bosnian Pyramid: a Brief Summary
The Rise of the Sumerian Culture
A k8, a cat, a mission
The mutability of biology
Aardvarchaeology
Your Folks, My Folks in Prehistory
Absinthe
Retention of American Women in Science
Adamant
Deep Time For Dummies
Adaptive Complexity
Evolution’s Balancing Act
Adventures in Applied Math
Ask an Applied Mathematician
Adventures in Ethics and Science
Just Gimme Some Truth
Combustion
Getting ethics to catch on with scientists
Kitchen table conversations concerning water
Aetiology
Mail harmless bacteria, go to jail
Egnor just doesn’t know when to quit
Would you give your baby someone else’s breast milk?
Environmental Change and Infectious Disease
Introduction to Marburg virus: history of outbreaks
Afarensis
The First Fossil Hunters: Paleontology in Greek and Roman Times
A Question For Archaeologists: Where are the Children?
All of My Faults Are Stress Related
The Sound of Mylonites
The rheology of women in science
In which I go hiking with the kid and see cool minerals… like ice
Anterior Commissure
Thanks, Dad – behave well and you may shape your kids’ lives forever, Thanks, Dad – you’re a changed man and Thanks, Dad – the paternal brain and his selfish genes fused into a single article.
‘Sex? Yes please’ – a primates-only dissociation between sex and reproduction
Why we bond – Individual recognition, evolution, and brain size
Anthropology.net
Reconstructing Prehistoric Behavior & Ecology of Northern Fur Seals
Applied Reason
What’s ailing Bayes?
Archy
Visiting the Wenas mammoth
Looking for drowned mammoths
Backreaction
The World’s Largest Microscope
The Marketplace of Ideas
Bouncing Neutrons in the Gravitational Field
Bad Astronomy
Is it hot in here, or is it just me?
Happy New Year Arbitrary Orbital Marker!
Apollo 1 fire: 40 years ago today
Bad Science
The End of Homeopathy?
Balancing Life
What does it take to be a pioneering scientist
Why is a PhD this long and hard
Behavioral Ecology Blog
Why theists make poor scientists
Bit-player
Measure twice, average once
Amazon poker
Conquering Divide
Bitesize Bio
Fluorescent Neurons Over the Brainbow
Belgrade and Beyond
Blog Plagiarism – web infringement!
Online friending: information overload and simulation of life
To FB or not to FB? Are we friends or ex-friends?
Blogfish
Read my lips, no new taxa
Parasitic males
Bonobo Handshake
Bonking Baby Bonobo Study
Let’s talk about sex
Bootstrap Analysis
Shrew party
Bug Girl’s Blog
Academia is a Cult
What’s the best way to repel mosquitoes?
CABI Blogs: hand picked … and carefully sorted
Bluetongue virus: knocking at the door
Catalogue of Organisms
Insects Never Fail to Amaze
Relict Frog Sex
ChemSpider Blog
InChIs and SMILES from Erectile Dysfunction Drug Searches at ChemSpider
Chrisdellavedova.com
Inconvenient Truths
Clastic Detritus
Global Warming and Petroleum Geology
Cocktail Party Physics
Brain Candy
Genie in a Bottle
Magnetic moments
Coffee Talk
The ‘scientific’ method
What is the meaning of (grad student) life?
Cognitive Daily
What’s the best way to praise a child? Be specific.
Common Sense
Simple Chemistry for blogs
Confessions of a Science Librarian
Interview with Jane of See Jane Compute
Interview with Timo Hannay, Head of Web Publishing, Nature Publishing Group
Corie Lok’s blog
Looking for fossils with a shotgun on your back
Scifoo ponderings: how to break the mold in science
Cosmic Variance (Sean Carroll)
Boltzmann’s Anthropic Brain
Cosmic Variance (Heather Ray)
MiniBooNE Neutrino Result
Cosmic Variance (Daniel Holz)
Trinity
Cotch dot net
Horizontal transfer and the modern species
Creek Running North
River of fire, river of stone
Breathing in, breathing out
Cumbrian Sky
Titan – the new New World
Curly Arrow
Fun with singlet oxygen
Daily Kos (Darksyde)
A Rose By Any Other Name
When Good Cells Go Bad
Daily Kos (Mark H)
Tropical Strays
Darwin says just so
How human got so brainy
DC’s Goodscience
Science in an Age of Endarkenment
Deanne Taylor’s blog
Faculty diversity in science
Deep-Sea News
Our Ocean Future: The Glass Half Empty and Our Ocean Future: The Glass Half Full fused into a single article.
Boring?…Hardly…Lifeless & Barren?…Not Even Close
Deep_Thought
Some breakthroughs have been made
Denialism blog
Crank HOWTO
The Road to Sildenafil – A history of artifical erections
Denialists Should Not be Debated
Ask a scienceblogger – Which parts of the human body could you design better?
Depth-First
SMILES and Aromaticity: Broken?
De Rerum Natura
Logarithmic Gap Costs Decrease Alignment Accuracy
Digital Cuttlefish
Cuttlefish In Genesis
Rainbows and Rubies
Much Ado About The Brain
New and Improved Ancient Technology!
Kitzmiller v. Dover
Dinosaurs and The bible A Creationist’s Fairy Tale
Creationist Crank on Plants
The irony Here..
Thunderbird Fairy Tales
Dov’s Blog
Life, Tomorrow’s Comprehension
Dr. NO and the world of science
Can we truly understand signalling networks?
Dr Petra Boynton
How to email an expert – ten tips for journalism students
Sexpert credential checking
Dance monkey! Dance! Dance!
Duas Quartunciae
The Evolution of Wings
Easternblot
Renaissance People Trivia Quiz, Answers Part 1 and Answers Part 2
Effect Measure
Saving the lives of six of our colleagues (The Tripoli Six), Tripoli Six campaign’s new and perilous phase (with Addendum) and Tripoli 6: Free at last fused into a single post.
Influenza virus, science background, I. Influenza virus, science background, II and Influenza virus, science background, III fused into a single post.
Flu biology: receptors, I and Flu biology: receptors, II fused into a single post.
Pathogenicity, virulence, transmissibility and all that
Mathematical models of antiviral resistance spread
H5N1 Crystal Ball is Cloudy
Another ‘big’ H5N1 science story
Must H5N1 moderate its virulence as it evolves?
Bird flu in Pakistan, the picture at this point
Tamiflu resistance: digging beneath the headlines
Enro, scientifique et citoyen
Pierre-Gilles de Gennes: homage to a scientific style
Epidemiology of Cancer
Bi-modal hazard rate
ERV
Careful with that Creationist Claim! Its an antique!
Michael Behe, please allow me to introduce myself…
Evolgen
Family Values
Nonoverlapping Magisteria and Extremism
Science & Technology
I Got Your Distribution Right Here
Mutation
The Lab Fridge
Evolving Thoughts
Theories of Speciation
Basic Concepts: Ancestors
Atheism and agnosticism again
The Song of the Scientist
Animals and rights
In the mud
FairerScience Web Blog
News Media Spreads the Wrong News, Again
Forms most beautiful…
America’s Theocratic Politburo
Freethinker’s Asylum
Lost Tomb of Jesus?
Geek Logik
No Limit Poker: The Bluff Calculator
Genomicron
Anatomy of a Bad Science Story
Global Brain by Howard Bloom
Who’s Smarter: Chimps, Baboons or Bacteria? The Power of Group IQ
Global Voices
Serbia’s One and Only Science Blog: Help Save It!
Green Gabbro
The Spinning Dancer and the Brain
Greg Laden’s Blog
Framing the Language Gene: FOXP2
Abducted by Aliens … and dropped off at the Grand Canyon
Modern Humans and Neanderthals: Did they ‘do it?’
Hairy Museum of Natural History
A wish for Coelophysis
Hank
Who Won The 2007 America’s Cup Race?
The Least Known War In Science: Does HIV Cause AIDS?
Henry
Rates of word evolution: The less a word is used, the faster it evolves
Highly Allochthonous
How the air we breathe became breathable
Testability in Earth Science
History News Network (Alun Salt)
The Orientation of Roman Camps
Hodges model: Welcome to the QUAD
Hodges model: What is it? [3] The science of sailing…
Hope for Pandora
Objectivity in Studying Abortion
Not So Extinct
Middle Ground For Stem Cells?
Hot EduBlog
View Factors: An introduction and a Catalog
Hullabaloo
Great Resource on Intelligent Design Creationism
Humans in Science
(multimedia sounds of digestion here)
Angiogenesis
Foie gras might promote arthritis, Alzheimer’s or Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease
Hypography Science Forums
Re: Terra Preta, Time to Master the Carbon Cycle
Ideonexus
Science in Second Life
Inkblot Earth
My Robot is Your Congressman
In The Pipeline
One For the Brave
Invasive Species Weblog
Square Pegs
Island of Doubt
Adapt! The cry of the coward
I’m meltinnnnng ….
Joel on Software
Talk at Yale
John Hawks Anthropology Weblog
Why human evolution accelerated
The ‘flame-haired’ Neandertals
Knowing and Doing
Good Writing, Good Programming
Hype, or Disseminating Results?
Lab Life
Lab Gourmet
Mad Scientists
That which must not be named
Laboratorytalk
Time to embrace flat-Earthism
It is a cliche that the world is getting smaller, but…
Sense of humour failure, lawyers called
Another Leicester academic prostitutes his science
Laelaps
‘There is grandeur in this view of life…’
Homo sapiens: The Evolution of What We Think About Who We Are or Homo sapiens: What We Think About Who We Are (Redux)
Thylacoleo carnifex, ancient Australia’s marsupial lion
Convergence or Parallel Evolution?
The Branching Bush of Horse Evolution
Land of Yajeev
In the strain 2000…
Practice Makes Perfect
Life of a Lab Rat
Riding with the King
Living the Scientific Life
Schemochromes: The Physics of Structural Plumage Colors
A Rare Dodo Comes to Light
Today is World Suicide Prevention Day
The Return of the Rimatara Lory or Rimatara Lorikeets: Returning From the Edge
Malaria, Bedbugs, Sea Lice, and Sunsets
Smug Alert
Brave New World?
Metamagician and the Hellfire Club
Birthday Poem for Richard Dawkins
Fundamentalism
Are there aliens out there? Don’t bet on it yet.
Science, and those pesky ‘other ways of knowing’
Microecos
Can you hear me now?
In the eyes of the Aye-ayes
Migrations
Taking the ‘Stemness’ Out of Cancer Cells
The First Ithaca Bioblitz
Mind Hacks
Why there is no such thing as Internet Addiction
Mind the Gap
In which I leap into the Void
In which I lift my finger from the ‘pause’ button
In which I contemplate the unsung scientific record
In which I contemplate the road taken, not taken, then re-taken
In which I rejoice in muscle memory
Minor Revisions
Indefensible
Mother of All Scientists
On going back to work, Part 1 of infinity
On going back to work, Part 4 of Infinity
N@ked Under My Lab Coat
The Miniprep Song
The Font of Teriyaki
Neurofuture
Computational Vision
The Potential of Potentials
Neurologica
Bringing Out-Of-Body Experiences Down To Earth
Intelligent Design and the Argument from Ignorance
Sloppy Thinking about Homeopathy from The Guardian
Mediocrity and Meritocracy
Still No Association Between Autism and Mercury in Vaccines
Neurophilosophy
The rise and fall of the prefrontal lobotomy
An illustrated history of trepanation
Neurotopia
The Basics: History of Hormone Therapy and Menopause, The Basics: History of Hormone Therapy and Menopause and The Basics of Menopause and Hormone Therapy III: Cognitive Consequences, either each alone, or all three fused into a single article.
Nonoscience (Arunn)
Nano-aluminium and Rocket Science
Scientific Mahabharatha
Halogen Family – a science and fiction toon
Serendi-pity
Objectives of Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer
How to quickly cool a bottle of drink using seven equations
Protocol for Permeability Measurement
Northstate Science
More On Ham’s Creation Museum, Tyrannosaur Teeth And The Scientific Process
Hadza Diary
Not Exactly Rocket Science
Megaflood in English Channel separated Britain from France
An entire bacterial genome discovered inside that of a fruit fly
The evolution of the past tense – how verbs change over time
Notes from Ukraine
The Chernobyl liquidators: incredible men with incredible stories (Part 1), (Part 2), (Part 3) and Musings about the liquidators fused into a single article.
Q & A about ICARR and Chernobyl
Omni Brain
ACHOO
Historic Photograph?
Rant
How moving your eyes in a specific way can help you solve a problem
Brain Science is Child’s Play
On Being a Scientist and a Woman
Bringing baby to the field
I will not be a foregone conclusion
What does it mean to assess the credibilty of science reporting?
One scientist, one yeti
The Teacher
O’Reilly Radar (Andy Oram)
Reputation: where the personal and the participatory meet up. Part 1, or, all four parts fused into one: Reputation: where the personal and the participatory meet up
Three vantage points from which to view patents
O’Reilly Radar (Tim O’Reilly)
China Foo Camp: On the Outside, Looking In
Peanutbutter
Do Scientists really believe in open science?
Peanut Butter Cabal
Work, Life, Vagina: Pick Two
Petermr’s blog
Open Data is critical for Reproducible Research
Pharma’s Cutting Edge
The Afterword of Rimonabant
Pharyngula
Segmentation genes evolved undesigned
We stand awed at the heights our people have achieved
Philosopher’s Playground
Kuhn, Popper and Intelligent Design
The Phineas Gage Fan Club
It’s the socialising, not just the bingo: new take on brain training
Pimm – Partial immortalization
What does a good laboratory homepage look like? Show me at least one!
Plog
Buzzword Bingo!
PLoS Blog (Gavin Yamey)
Access to university research and innovations
PLoS Blog (Laurie Garrett)
Libya Releases Bulgarian Medics
PLoS Blog (Chris Surridge)
Free but not Open?
Nature knows no indecencies
Pondering Pikaia
Harry Potter Science #1: The Genetics of Wizards, Harry Potter Science #2: Dracorex hogwartsia, Harry Potter Science #3: Conservation Biology, Harry Potter Science #4: The Botany of Wands, Harry Potter Science #5: Kin selection, Harry Potter Science #6: Harry Potter and the Hypertonic Cephalopod, Harry Potter Science #7: Does This Horcrux Make My Soul Look Fat? and Harry Potter Science #8: Scar Biology all fused into a single article.
Moving Mountains
Out of the frying pan, into the fire
Pure Pedantry (Jake Young)
Participation Explains Gender Differences in the Proportion of Chess Grandmasters
Why Pairing Science and Atheism is High-Brow
Principles of Neurobiotaxis
On the appropriateness of Paul MacLean’s “triune brain” theory
Principles of Parsimony
The Tyrannosaurus and the Lettuce: A Parable
Quintessence of Dust
They selected teosinte…and got corn. Excellent!
RealClimate (Gavin Schmidt)
1934 and all that
Reality Conditions
Quantum Mechanics in words of one syllable
Reflections, Ideas, and Dreams
Climate Models as Predictive Tools
Respectful Insolence
The deadly deviousness of the cancer cell, or how dichloroacetate (DCA) might fail
Retrospectacle: A Neuroscience Blog
The Neuroscience of ADHD
On Religion and Taking the Red Pill
Fibonacci Numbers, the Cochlea, and Poetry
Science Vault: 60s Flashback, LSD as a Treatment for Autism
The Curious Case of Phineas Gage
How Much LSD Does It Take to Kill an Elephant
Sandwalk
What is Evolution?
Schneier on Security
Cyberwar
Science After Sunclipse
Math in the Movies
Cosmos 2.0
Science To Life
Addiction-an HBO documentary
Scienceroll
PTC124, a Drug Against Genetic Diseases: Overview
Pompe disease, a rare but important genetic condition
10 Tips for How to Use Web 2.0 in Medicine
7 Tips: How to track the information you need!
Scientia Natura: Evolution and Rationality
The healing crusade: A skeptic’s view
On mental illness and some common misconceptions
Faith healing : Nothing more than wishful thinking
A long time ago…
See Jane Compute
On not fitting in
To stay or go, Part 1: Framing the issues and To stay or go, Part 2: Institution and department, fused into a single post.
Learning (and teaching) about technical writing
Happy Woman Professor Day!
How do you pick research problems?
Sentient Developments
The Fermi Paradox Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3, either one of them alone, or all three fused into a single article.
Sheldon: The Daily Comic
May 7, 2006
Shtetl-Optimized
Shor, I’ll Do It
Spacing Toronto
Our colourful canopy from a Global News helicopter
Spoonful of Medicine
Housework’s suspicious new benefit
Young mothers in science
Denying AIDS
Star Stryder
You are the Center of the Universe (and so am I, and so is Gursplex on Alpha Eck)

Stranger Fruit
Pithecophobes of the World, Unite! Part I, Part II, Part III and Part IV, either one of them alone, or all four fused into a single article.
Sufficiently Advanced
Occam’s Razor
The ‘Verse
One Week
The Austringer
Guest Poem: Amadan’s ‘I Am the Very Model of a C-Design-Proponentsist’
Are ID Creationism Advocates Afraid to Acknowledge Past Debates?
Yecke in Her Own Words
The Beagle Project Blog
Historians: welcome to the 2009 party!
This week in Westminster
Little bones, big inference
The Chem Blog
If you ever made something fluoresce after you did a reaction with a transition metal…
The Daily Transcript
Analysis of tip-usage methods
Scifoo – Day 2 – Science Communication and Scifoo – Day 3 (well that was yesterday, but I just didn’t have the time …) fused into a single article.
The End Of The Pier Show
No Girrafes On Unicycles Beyond This Point
Scientists, Fiction and Sex
The Writing … It Has Started
The Ethical Palaeontologist
One Hundred
Not A Kuhnian Paradigm Shift
Irrepressible Info
The Big Picture
Scary Turkey
Monday Lunchtime Whinge
The Executioners Thong
Cause and Effectiveness
Science Fried days, hope and hype edition
The Greater Good Blog
Moral Machines
God may be good, but do we need God to be good?
Imaginary Friend
The Greenbelt
We are starstuff
The Ignoble Gases
Contemplating Humanity’s Carbon Use Efficiency
The inverse square blog
Brain and mind-PTSD and Lt. Whiteside
The Loom
Old Hands and New Fins
Said The Mouse to the Other Mouse, ‘Dude You Would Not Believe the Colors I’m Seeing’
Build Me A Tapeworm
The Mouse Trap
The faculty of Imagination: Neural substrates and mechanisms
The Neurocritic
Female Soldiers, PTSD, and Norepinephrine
Employment Opportunity as Professional fMRI Subject
The Other 95%
What the hell is a chaetognath?! Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 fused into a single article.
Sea Squirt Chics Have No Inhibitions
Anemone’s Raise a Tentacle in Support of Evolution
How to Retard Scientific Progress
All I want for Darwin Day is Real Science Books
The Panda’s Thumb (Ian Musgrave)
Stuck on you, biological Velcro and the evolution of adaptive immunity
Behe vs Sea Squirts
Behe vs Carroll, redux
An Open Letter to Dr. Michael Behe (Part 7)
The Open Letters File
The Panda’s Thumb (Wesley R. Elsberry)
Dry Rot, Not Arson: National Park Service and Science
Expelled: ‘Intelligent Design’ Advocates Gaming the System at Amazon
The Panda’s Thumb (Nick Matzke)
Behe ‘replies’ to TREE review
The Panda’s Thumb (Arthur Hunt)
Axe (2004) and the evolution of enzyme function
Junk to the second power
The physics arXiv blog
Why our time dimension is about to become space-like
The Planetary Society Weblog
No, the Chang’e image isn’t fake! — but there’s no new feature in it, either
More on the Chang’e image flap
Iapetus closest approach images are online!!!
Iapetus!
Voyager in the Kitchen Sink
Watching changes near Mars’ south polar cap
A fifth planet for 55 Cancri
MSL: Landing Site Downselections
The Primate Diaries
The Sacrifice of Admetus
The Principles of Neurobiotaxis
On the appopriateness of Paul MacLean’s ‘triune brain’ theory
The Pump Handle
Popcorn Lung Coming to Your Kitchen? The FDA Doesn’t Want to Know
The Quantum Pontiff
Learn Quantum Theory in 10 Minutes
The Questionable Authority
The limits of tolerance
Adam, Eve, and why they never got married
Species and The Economist
The Sceptical Chymist
Labspeak, STAT
50 ways to write a cover letter
I’ll be the judge of that…
I’m into something good
The Science of Love
Pitocin at Birth Could Have Lifelong Consequences
The Scientific Activist
Embryonic Stem Cell Debate Over; Thousands of Researchers Now Jobless
Animal Rights Activists Hijack the Brains of Three Respectable Scientists!
Ask a ScienceBlogger: A Sun Ray a Day….
Bush Administration Bravely Fights the New Communist Threat of Children’s Health Insurance
The Scientist
Riding with the King
The Seven Stones
How do we get from the Jimome & Craigome to systems biology?
The Broken Double Helix
The skeptical alchemist
Don’t get wooed by the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA)
Framing science: to frame, or not to frame?
The secrets of vision and obesity in the ciliated neurons of C. elegans
Oncolytic viruses as new therapies for cancer
The Tree of Life
Why I am ashamed to have a paper in Science
Adaptationomics Award #1 – Wolbachia DNA sneaking into host genomes
The Voltage Gate
A Cellular Self Portrait
Cutting Down Trees to Save the Forest
The Well-Timed Period
7 Birth Control Pill Brands You Need To Know
Your Doctor Owns You
Thoughts from Kansas
Friday Finds, or what happened in Lawrence yesterday?
Ask a ScienceBlogger: The Birth of Kissing
What happens when it runs out?
Neither means, motive nor opportunity: a guide to dysteleology
Happy Birthday
Hot three-way action with grass and ‘shrooms
Egnorance about the mind, meaning and the Chinese Room
Three-Toed Sloth
Yet More on the Heritability and Malleability of IQ
Thus Spake Zuska
The Feminist Scientist
Distinguished Schmuck Visits, Misbehaves
Debbie Does Laundry
TotallySynthetic.com
Resveratrol-Based Natural Products
True Green
Inkjet-printable Solar Panels… Really!
Uncertain Principles
Bunnies Made of Cheese
Many Worlds, Many Treats
Basic Concepts: Force
Basic Concepts: Fields
Basic Concepts: Energy
Basic Concepts: Ohm’s Law
Why Do Polarized Sunglasses Work?
Useful Chemistry
Making Anti-Malarials: Feb 2007 Update
VWXYNot?
Why I got into science
Endogenous retroviruses and the evidence for evolution
On the Origin of Tumours by Means of Natural Selection
Whatever
Your Creation Museum Report
Wired Science
Mapping a Redwood Forest with LIDAR
Dan Rather Makes Questionable Case Against Science Behind Boeing Dreamliner
Powerful New Poison found in Deadly Sea Snails
Fish Poison makes Hot Things Feel Icy and Cold Things Feel Burning Hot
World of Psychology
Essentials of Sleep
Tobacco Marketing to the Homeless and Mentally Ill
When conventional wisdom is simply wrong
WTTF: Welcome to the future
Armani Organs
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Science Blogging Conference – who is coming? (Serbs are coming! Part 2)

2008NCSBClogo200.pngThere are 29 days until the Science Blogging Conference. We have 200 registered participants and a few people on the waiting list. The Sigma Xi space accommodates 200 and we have ordered food for 200 and swag bags for 200. Apart from the public list, we also have a list with a couple of anonymous bloggers as well as about a dozen of students who will be coming with their teachers. So, the registration is now officially closed and all future registrants will be placed on a waiting list.
The anthology should be published in time for the event. Between now and the conference, I am highlighting some of the people who will be there, for you to meet in person if you register in time.
My regular readers already know who Vedran Vucic is – among else, the head of the Linux Center in Serbia and a blogger.
If you are registered, you will get to meet him in person very soon.
Now is the good time to:
Find and exchange information about hotels, rides, etc. Do you want to share a room? Will you have a car with you then and there? Please offer to give others a ride by editing that wiki page.
Sign up for one of the remaining slots for the Friday afternoon (1pm – 4pm) Lab Tours by editing the wiki page.
Sign up for one of the remaining slots for the Friday morning Blogging Skills Sessions, either the beggining blogging or advanced blogging session.
Sign up for the Friday dinner by editing that wiki page.
Sign up to help in some other way by editing the Volunteer page.
Visit our Sponsors page to see who is making this all possible.
Write a blog post about it and see what others have already written so far.
Go to the Program page and start adding your questions, ideas and comments to the individual session pages.
Get updates and get in touch with other participants via our Facebook Event group (I see that some who originally responded “Maybe attending” are now registered).
Please use ‘scienceblogging.com’ as your tag when writing blog posts about it or uploading pictures.

Open Lab 2007 – all the entries are now in!

It is midnight, and the deadline for submission of blog posts for the 2nd Science Blogging Anthology is over. We have recieved 468 entries (after deleting spam – the total was 501) and a jury of 30+ judges has already started reading and grading the entries. We truly believe that we will have the book ready and printed by the time the 2nd Science Blogging Conference starts, on January 18th-19th, so both the participants and you at home will be able to order your copy at that time.
A little later, I will post the links to all of the 468 entries so everyone can see them (and I will not hide them under the fold like I did last time) – expert commentary on the entries posted in the comments of that big linkfest will be appreciated by the judges.

Science Blogging Conference – who is coming? (Project Exploration)

2008NCSBClogo200.pngThere are 30 days until the Science Blogging Conference. We have 200 registered participants and a few people on the waiting list. The Sigma Xi space accommodates 200 and we have ordered food for 200 and swag bags for 200. Apart from the public list, we also have a list with a couple of anonymous bloggers as well as about a dozen of students who will be coming with their teachers. So, the registration is now officially closed and all future registrants will be placed on a waiting list.
The anthology should be published in time for the event. Between now and the conference, I am highlighting some of the people who will be there, for you to meet in person if you register in time.
Gabrielle Lyon, the Director of Project Exploration (see more) will be there!
If you are registered, you will get to meet her in person very soon.
Now is the good time to:
Find and exchange information about hotels, rides, etc. Do you want to share a room? Will you have a car with you then and there? Please offer to give others a ride by editing that wiki page.
Sign up for one of the remaining slots for the Friday afternoon (1pm – 4pm) Lab Tours by editing the wiki page.
Sign up for one of the remaining slots for the Friday morning Blogging Skills Sessions, either the beggining blogging or advanced blogging session.
Sign up for the Friday dinner by editing that wiki page.
Sign up to help in some other way by editing the Volunteer page.
Visit our Sponsors page to see who is making this all possible.
Write a blog post about it and see what others have already written so far.
Go to the Program page and start adding your questions, ideas and comments to the individual session pages.
Get updates and get in touch with other participants via our Facebook Event group (I see that some who originally responded “Maybe attending” are now registered).
Please use ‘scienceblogging.com’ as your tag when writing blog posts about it or uploading pictures. You can also download and print out the flyers (PDF1 and PDF2) and post them on bulletin boards at your office, lab or school.

Science Blogging Conference – who is coming? (Michigan State University)

2008NCSBClogo200.pngThere are 31 days until the Science Blogging Conference. We have 200 registered participants and a few people on the waiting list. The Sigma Xi space accommodates 200 and we have ordered food for 200 and swag bags for 200. Apart from the public list, we also have a list with a couple of anonymous bloggers as well as about a dozen of students who will be coming with their teachers. So, the registration is now officially closed and all future registrants will be placed on a waiting list.
The anthology should be published in time for the event. Between now and the conference, I am highlighting some of the people who will be there, for you to meet in person if you register in time.
Sue Nichols is the senior communications manager of science and research at Michigan State University.
Jamie DePolo is the Futures Editor responsible for communications, marketing and public relations at Michigan Agricultural Experiment Station and Office of Biobased Technologies, Michigan State University.
If you are registered, you will get to meet them in person very soon.
Now is the good time to:
Find and exchange information about hotels, rides, etc. Do you want to share a room? Will you have a car with you then and there? Please offer to give others a ride by editing that wiki page.
Sign up for one of the remaining slots for the Friday afternoon (1pm – 4pm) Lab Tours by editing the wiki page.
Sign up for one of the remaining slots for the Friday morning Blogging Skills Sessions, either the beggining blogging or advanced blogging session.
Sign up for the Friday dinner by editing that wiki page.
Sign up to help in some other way by editing the Volunteer page.
Visit our Sponsors page to see who is making this all possible.
Write a blog post about it and see what others have already written so far.
Go to the Program page and start adding your questions, ideas and comments to the individual session pages.
Get updates and get in touch with other participants via our Facebook Event group (I see that some who originally responded “Maybe attending” are now registered).
Please use ‘scienceblogging.com’ as your tag when writing blog posts about it or uploading pictures. You can also download and print out the flyers (PDF1 and PDF2) and post them on bulletin boards at your office, lab or school.

Science Blogging Conference – who is coming? (My science blogging friends)

2008NCSBClogo200.pngThere are 32 days until the Science Blogging Conference. We have 200 registered participants and a few people on the waiting list. The Sigma Xi space accommodates 200 and we have ordered food for 200 and swag bags for 200. Apart from the public list, we also have a list with a couple of anonymous bloggers as well as about a dozen of students who will be coming with their teachers. So, the registration is now officially closed and all future registrants will be placed on a waiting list.
The anthology should be published in time for the event. Between now and the conference, I am highlighting some of the people who will be there, for you to meet in person if you register in time.
Bill Hooker is a veteran of the 1st Conference, a fiery promoter of Open Access and, of course, a science blogger.
Mona Albano is the Employment Manager of the Toronto chapter of the Society for Tehnical Communication and, of course, a science blogger.
If you are registered, you will get to meet them in person very soon.
Now is the good time to:
Find and exchange information about hotels, rides, etc. Do you want to share a room? Will you have a car with you then and there? Please offer to give others a ride by editing that wiki page.
Sign up for one of the remaining slots for the Friday afternoon (1pm – 4pm) Lab Tours by editing the wiki page.
Sign up for one of the remaining slots for the Friday morning Blogging Skills Sessions, either the beggining blogging or advanced blogging session.
Sign up for the Friday dinner by editing that wiki page.
Sign up to help in some other way by editing the Volunteer page.
Visit our Sponsors page to see who is making this all possible.
Write a blog post about it and see what others have already written so far.
Go to the Program page and start adding your questions, ideas and comments to the individual session pages.
Get updates and get in touch with other participants via our Facebook Event group (I see that some who originally responded “Maybe attending” are now registered).
Please use ‘scienceblogging.com’ as your tag when writing blog posts about it or uploading pictures. You can also download and print out the flyers (PDF1 and PDF2) and post them on bulletin boards at your office, lab or school.

Science Blogging Conference – who is coming? (North Carolina State University)

2008NCSBClogo200.pngThere are 33 days until the Science Blogging Conference. We have 199 registered participants. The Sigma Xi space accommodates 200 and we have ordered food for 200 and swag bags for 200. Apart from the public list, we also have a list with a couple of anonymous bloggers as well as about a dozen of students who will be coming with their teachers. So, the registration is now officially closed and all future registrants will be placed on a waiting list.
The anthology should be published in time for the event. Between now and the conference, I am highlighting some of the people who will be there, for you to meet in person if you register in time.
Patrick Hamlett is associate professor of multidisciplinary studies focusing on technology and society at North Carolina State University
Francesca Reale-Levis is a mathematics graduate assistant at North Carolina State University
If you are registered, you will get to meet them in person very soon.
Now is the good time to:
Find and exchange information about hotels, rides, etc. Do you want to share a room? Will you have a car with you then and there? Please offer to give others a ride by editing that wiki page.
Sign up for one of the remaining slots for the Friday afternoon (1pm – 4pm) Lab Tours by editing the wiki page.
Sign up for one of the remaining slots for the Friday morning Blogging Skills Sessions, either the beggining blogging or advanced blogging session.
Sign up for the Friday dinner by editing that wiki page.
Sign up to help in some other way by editing the Volunteer page.
Visit our Sponsors page to see who is making this all possible.
Write a blog post about it and see what others have already written so far.
Go to the Program page and start adding your questions, ideas and comments to the individual session pages.
Get updates and get in touch with other participants via our Facebook Event group (I see that some who originally responded “Maybe attending” are now registered).
Please use ‘scienceblogging.com’ as your tag when writing blog posts about it or uploading pictures. You can also download and print out the flyers (PDF1 and PDF2) and post them on bulletin boards at your office, lab or school.

Two very, very important deadlines coming very, very soon!

First, we have 199 people registered for the Science Blogging Conference. The Sigma Xi space accommodates 200 and we have ordered food for 200 (coffee for more, to make up for the coffee flop last year) and swag bags for 200. Apart from the public list, we also have a list with a couple of anonymous bloggers as well as about a dozen of students who will be coming with their teachers. Thus, we will be closing the registration most likely tonight or tomorrow, so hurry up and grab that last 200th spot! After that, we will probably have a waiting list, but that is no guarantee (and makes it hard to plan your travel and stay that way).
If you are registered, now is the good time to:
1) find and exchange information about hotels, rides, etc. Will you have a car with you then and there? Please offer to give others a ride by editing that wiki page.
2) sign up for one of the remaining slots for the Friday afternoon (1pm – 4pm) Lab Tours by editing the wiki page.
3) sign up for one of the remaining slots for the Friday morning Blogging Skills Sessions, either the beggining blogging or advanced blogging session.
4) sign up for the Friday dinner by editing that wiki page.
5) sign up to help in some other way by editing the Volunteer page.
6) visit our Sponsors page to see who is making this all possible.
7) write a blog post about it and see what others have already written so far.
8) Go to the Program page and start adding your questions, ideas and comments to the individual session pages.
Second, the deadline for submitting blog posts for the 2nd Science Blogging Anthology is December 20th at midnight. Yup, just four more days. So, submit your best of the year here. There are more than 410 posts there already, and the 30+ judges are already reading them and rating them. Make sure your best post is there. Original poems and cartoons/comics are still in short supply.

Science Blogging Conference – who is coming? (More students at Duke University)

2008NCSBClogo200.pngThere are 34 days until the Science Blogging Conference. The wiki is looking good, the Program is shaping up nicely, and there is more and more blog and media coverage already. The anthology should be published in time for the event. There are already 197 registered participants and if you do not register soon, it may be too late once you decide to do so (the maxium capacity of the venue is about 200 and we are about to close the registration). Between now and the conference, I am highlighting some of the people who will be there, for you to meet in person if you register in time.
Phoebe Lee is a graduate student in Molecular Genetics & Microbiology and the WiSE Program Coordinator at Duke University
Julia Chen is also a graduate student in Molecular Genetics and Microbiology at Duke University
Jason Reeves is a graduate student in Genetics and Genomics at Duke University
Daniel Wilson is an undergraduate student at Duke University
In order to meet them, you know what you have to do: register! Registration is free. Check the map for nearby hotels. And sign up for the Friday dinner.
If you are coming, find hotel information, exchange information about where you are staying, if you are offering a ride, need a ride, or want to carpool on the Ride Board – just edit the wiki page and add the query or information.
Our Friday lab tours are now in place, so you can start signing up to join one of them.
Get updates and get in touch with other participants via our Facebook Event group (I see that some who originally responded “Maybe attending” are now registered).
Please use ‘scienceblogging.com’ as your tag when writing blog posts about it or uploading pictures. You can also download and print out the flyers (PDF1 and PDF2) and post them on bulletin boards at your office, lab or school.

Science Blogging Conference – who is coming? (Museum of Life and Science)

2008NCSBClogo200.pngThere are 35 days until the Science Blogging Conference. The wiki is looking good, the Program is shaping up nicely, and there is more and more blog and media coverage already. The anthology should be published in time for the event. There are already 196 registered participants and if you do not register soon, it may be too late once you decide to do so (the maxium capacity of the venue is about 200 and we are about to close the registration). Between now and the conference, I am highlighting some of the people who will be there, for you to meet in person if you register in time.
Brad Herring and Kristen Wolfe work at the Museum of Life and Science in Durham NC
In order to meet them, you know what you have to do: register! Registration is free. Check the map for nearby hotels. And sign up for the Friday dinner.
If you are coming, find hotel information, exchange information about where you are staying, if you are offering a ride, need a ride, or want to carpool on the Ride Board – just edit the wiki page and add the query or information.
Our Friday lab tours are now in place, so you can start signing up to join one of them.
Get updates and get in touch with other participants via our Facebook Event group (I see that some who originally responded “Maybe attending” are now registered).
Please use ‘scienceblogging.com’ as your tag when writing blog posts about it or uploading pictures. You can also download and print out the flyers (PDF1 and PDF2) and post them on bulletin boards at your office, lab or school.

Science Blogging Conference – who is coming? (More local scientists)

2008NCSBClogo200.pngThere are 36 days until the Science Blogging Conference. The wiki is looking good, the Program is shaping up nicely, and there is more and more blog and media coverage already. The anthology should be published in time for the event. There are already 189 registered participants and if you do not register soon, it may be too late once you decide to do so (the maxium capacity of the venue is about 200). Between now and the conference, I am highlighting some of the people who will be there, for you to meet in person if you register in time.
Arwen Long Is a neuroscience graduate student at Duke University
Brian Westwood is working on Biochemistry of Hypertension and Organ Injury at Wake Forest University School of Medicine.
In order to meet them, you know what you have to do: register! Registration is free. Check the map for nearby hotels. And sign up for the Friday dinner.
If you are coming, find hotel information, exchange information about where you are staying, if you are offering a ride, need a ride, or want to carpool on the Ride Board – just edit the wiki page and add the query or information.
Our Friday lab tours are now in place, so you can start signing up to join one of them.
Get updates and get in touch with other participants via our Facebook Event group (I see that some who originally responded “Maybe attending” are now registered).
Please use ‘scienceblogging.com’ as your tag when writing blog posts about it or uploading pictures. You can also download and print out the flyers (PDF1 and PDF2) and post them on bulletin boards at your office, lab or school.

Science Blogging Conference – who is coming? (Hosts and Sponsors)

2008NCSBClogo200.pngThere are 37 days until the Science Blogging Conference. The wiki is looking good, the Program is shaping up nicely, and there is more and more blog and media coverage already. The anthology should be published in time for the event. There are already 184 registered participants and if you do not register soon, it may be too late once you decide to do so (the maxium capacity of the venue is about 200). Between now and the conference, I am highlighting some of the people who will be there, for you to meet in person if you register in time.
Katie Lord is the Director of of Marketing and Communications at Sigma Xi, where the Conference is held.
Brian Hayes is the Senior Writer for the American Scientist magazine, published by Sigma Xi. Brian is also a science blogger.
Russ Campbell, Communications Officer at Burroughs Wellcome Fund (our biggest sponsor this year) blogs at Another State of Mind.
In order to meet them, you know what you have to do: register! Registration is free. Check the map for nearby hotels. And sign up for the Friday dinner.
If you are coming, find hotel information, exchange information about where you are staying, if you are offering a ride, need a ride, or want to carpool on the Ride Board – just edit the wiki page and add the query or information.
Our Friday lab tours are now in place, so you can start signing up to join one of them.
Get updates and get in touch with other participants via our Facebook Event group (I see that some who originally responded “Maybe attending” are now registered).
Please use ‘scienceblogging.com’ as your tag when writing blog posts about it or uploading pictures. You can also download and print out the flyers (PDF1 and PDF2) and post them on bulletin boards at your office, lab or school.

Science Blogging Conference – who is coming? (Museum of Life and Science)

2008NCSBClogo200.pngThere are 38 days until the Science Blogging Conference. The wiki is looking good, the Program is shaping up nicely, and there is more and more blog and media coverage already. The anthology should be published in time for the event. There are already 182 registered participants and if you do not register soon, it may be too late once you decide to do so (the maxium capacity of the venue is about 200). Between now and the conference, I am highlighting some of the people who will be there, for you to meet in person if you register in time.
Jeff Stern is the Director of Membership Advancement at the Museum of Life and Science in Durham, NC.
Larry Boles is the Lead Keeper (Information Systems) at the Museum of Life and Science in Durham as well as a blogger.
In order to meet them, you know what you have to do: register! Registration is free. Check the map for nearby hotels. And sign up for the Friday dinner.
If you are coming, find hotel information, exchange information about where you are staying, if you are offering a ride, need a ride, or want to carpool on the Ride Board – just edit the wiki page and add the query or information.
Our Friday lab tours are now in place, so you can start signing up to join one of them.
Get updates and get in touch with other participants via our Facebook Event group (I see that some who originally responded “Maybe attending” are now registered).
Please use ‘scienceblogging.com’ as your tag when writing blog posts about it or uploading pictures. You can also download and print out the flyers (PDF1 and PDF2) and post them on bulletin boards at your office, lab or school.

Science Blogging Conference – who is coming? (NC educators)

2008NCSBClogo200.pngThere are 39 days until the Science Blogging Conference. The wiki is looking good, the Program is shaping up nicely, and there is more and more blog and media coverage already. The anthology should be published in time for the event. There are already 180 registered participants and if you do not register soon, it may be too late once you decide to do so (the maxium capacity of the venue is about 200). Between now and the conference, I am highlighting some of the people who will be there, for you to meet in person if you register in time.
Shirl Smith is the Career Development Coordinator at Asheboro High School in NC.
Maureen Bell works in Martin Middle School in the Wake County School System.
Michelle Ellis founded the Ellis Educational Management Solutions
In order to meet them, you know what you have to do: register! Registration is free. Check the map for nearby hotels. And sign up for the Friday dinner.
If you are coming, find hotel information, exchange information about where you are staying, if you are offering a ride, need a ride, or want to carpool on the Ride Board – just edit the wiki page and add the query or information.
Our Friday lab tours are now in place, so you can start signing up to join one of them.
Get updates and get in touch with other participants via our Facebook Event group (I see that some who originally responded “Maybe attending” are now registered).
Please use ‘scienceblogging.com’ as your tag when writing blog posts about it or uploading pictures. You can also download and print out the flyers (PDF1 and PDF2) and post them on bulletin boards at your office, lab or school.

Science Blogging Conference – who is coming? (Duke University)

2008NCSBClogo200.pngThere are 40 days until the Science Blogging Conference. The wiki is looking good, the Program is shaping up nicely, and there is more and more blog and media coverage already. The anthology should be published in time for the event. There are already 178 registered participants and if you do not register soon, it may be too late once you decide to do so (the maxium capacity of the venue is about 200). Between now and the conference, I am highlighting some of the people who will be there, for you to meet in person if you register in time.
Kendall Morgan is the senior public relations specialist at Duke University. She has a Ph.D. in biology from the University of Oregon and a graduate certificate in science writing from the University of California, Santa Cruz.
Mark Schreiner is the managing editor of the Inside Duke Medicine employee newspaper.
Anthony So is the Senior Research Fellow of Public Policy and Law, and the Director of the Program in Global Health and Technology Access at Duke University
In order to meet them, you know what you have to do: register! Registration is free. Check the map for nearby hotels. And sign up for the Friday dinner.
If you are coming, find hotel information, exchange information about where you are staying, if you are offering a ride, need a ride, or want to carpool on the Ride Board – just edit the wiki page and add the query or information.
Our Friday lab tours are now in place, so you can start signing up to join one of them.
Get updates and get in touch with other participants via our Facebook Event group (I see that some who originally responded “Maybe attending” are now registered).
Please use ‘scienceblogging.com’ as your tag when writing blog posts about it or uploading pictures. You can also download and print out the flyers (PDF1 and PDF2) and post them on bulletin boards at your office, lab or school.

Science Blogging Conference – who is coming? (UNC)

2008NCSBClogo200.pngThere are 41 days until the Science Blogging Conference. The wiki is looking good, the Program is shaping up nicely, and there is more and more blog and media coverage already. The anthology should be published in time for the event. There are already 174 registered participants and if you do not register soon, it may be too late once you decide to do so (the maxium capacity of the venue is about 200). Between now and the conference, I am highlighting some of the people who will be there, for you to meet in person if you register in time.
Berrie Hayes is the Bioinformatics Librarian at the Health Sciences Library at University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
Peter Charles is the Director of the Cardiovascular Functional Genomics Laboratory at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill.
David Ketelsen is a cancer researcher at UNC and a blogger.
In order to meet them, you know what you have to do: register! Registration is free. Check the map for nearby hotels. And sign up for the Friday dinner.
If you are coming, find hotel information, exchange information about where you are staying, if you are offering a ride, need a ride, or want to carpool on the Ride Board – just edit the wiki page and add the query or information.
Our Friday lab tours are now in place, so you can start signing up to join one of them.
Get updates and get in touch with other participants via our Facebook Event group (I see that some who originally responded “Maybe attending” are now registered).
Please use ‘scienceblogging.com’ as your tag when writing blog posts about it or uploading pictures. You can also download and print out the flyers (PDF1 and PDF2) and post them on bulletin boards at your office, lab or school.

Science Blogging Conference – who is coming? (More locals)

2008NCSBClogo200.pngThere are 42 days until the Science Blogging Conference. The wiki is looking good, the Program is shaping up nicely, and there is more and more blog and media coverage already. The anthology should be published in time for the event. There are already 169 registered participants and if you do not register soon, it may be too late once you decide to do so (we’ll cap at about 200). Between now and the conference, I am highlighting some of the people who will be there, for you to meet in person if you register in time.
Steve Thiedke is the owner of IVC, Inc.
Nathan Walls and Robin Walls work for McClatchy Interactive.
Bruce Bair is a Physician Assistant in NC.
In order to meet them, you know what you have to do: register! Registration is free. Check the map for nearby hotels. And sign up for the Friday dinner.
If you are coming, find hotel information, exchange information about where you are staying, if you are offering a ride, need a ride, or want to carpool on the Ride Board – just edit the wiki page and add the query or information.
Our Friday lab tours are now in place, so you can start signing up to join one of them.
Get updates and get in touch with other participants via our Facebook Event group (I see that some who originally responded “Maybe attending” are now registered).
Please use ‘scienceblogging.com’ as your tag when writing blog posts about it or uploading pictures. You can also download and print out the flyers (PDF1 and PDF2) and post them on bulletin boards at your office, lab or school.

Science Blogging Conference – who is coming? (Local Scientists)

2008NCSBClogo200.pngThere are 43 days until the Science Blogging Conference. The wiki is looking good, the Program is shaping up nicely, and there is more and more blog and media coverage already. The anthology should be published in time for the event. There are already 168 registered participants and if you do not register soon, it may be too late once you decide to do so (we’ll cap at about 200). Between now and the conference, I am highlighting some of the people who will be there, for you to meet in person if you register in time.
Bonnie Blake is Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacology at UNC.
Tom Hoban is a Professor of Sociology at NC State University.
Tammy Ren is a graduate student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Duke University and a blogger
Evelyn Lynge is the Co-President of the Jacksonville branch of the The American Association of University Women
In order to meet them, you know what you have to do: register! Registration is free. Check the map for nearby hotels. And sign up for the Friday dinner.
If you are coming, find hotel information, exchange information about where you are staying, if you are offering a ride, need a ride, or want to carpool on the Ride Board – just edit the wiki page and add the query or information.
Our Friday lab tours are now in place, so you can start signing up to join one of them.
Get updates and get in touch with other participants via our Facebook Event group (I see that some who originally responded “Maybe attending” are now registered).
Please use ‘scienceblogging.com’ as your tag when writing blog posts about it or uploading pictures. You can also download and print out the flyers (PDF1 and PDF2) and post them on bulletin boards at your office, lab or school.

Science Blogging Conference – who is coming? (Scientists are coming from all over the place!)

2008NCSBClogo200.pngThere are 44 days until the Science Blogging Conference. The wiki is looking good, the Program is shaping up nicely, and there is more and more blog and media coverage already. The anthology should be published in time for the event. There are already 167 registered participants and if you do not register soon, it may be too late once you decide to do so (we’ll cap at about 200). Between now and the conference, I am highlighting some of the people who will be there, for you to meet in person if you register in time.
Linda MacDonald Glenn teaches medical ethics at the Alden March Bioethics Institute and the University of Vermont school of nursing.
Salman Hameed teaches Astronomy at Hampshire College and blogs at Science and Religion News
Elisabeth Montegna is a graduate student in molecular genetics and cell biology at Univeristy of Chicago.
Alexander P. Roubian is a student of political science at Rutgers University.
In order to meet them, you know what you have to do: register! Registration is free. Check the map for nearby hotels. And sign up for the Friday dinner.
If you are coming, find hotel information, exchange information about where you are staying, if you are offering a ride, need a ride, or want to carpool on the Ride Board – just edit the wiki page and add the query or information.
Our Friday lab tours are now in place, so you can start signing up to join one of them.
Get updates and get in touch with other participants via our Facebook Event group (I see that some who originally responded “Maybe attending” are now registered).
Please use ‘scienceblogging.com’ as your tag when writing blog posts about it or uploading pictures. You can also download and print out the flyers (PDF1 and PDF2) and post them on bulletin boards at your office, lab or school.

Science Blogging Conference – who is coming? (Science 2.0)

2008NCSBClogo200.pngThere are 45 days until the Science Blogging Conference. The wiki is looking good, the Program is shaping up nicely, and there is more and more blog and media coverage already. The anthology should be published in time for the event. There are already 164 registered participants and if you do not register soon, it may be too late once you decide to do so (we’ll cap at about 200). Between now and the conference, I am highlighting some of the people who will be there, for you to meet in person if you register in time.
Ryan Sasaki is coming all the way from Nova Scotia to demostrate the ChemSketch from ACD/Labs
And Amy Brand will tell you all how to use CrossRef to find and manage your references.
In order to meet them, you know what you have to do: register! Registration is free. Check the map for nearby hotels. And sign up for the Friday dinner.
If you are coming, find hotel information, exchange information about where you are staying, if you are offering a ride, need a ride, or want to carpool on the Ride Board – just edit the wiki page and add the query or information.
Our Friday lab tours are now in place, so you can start signing up to join one of them.
Get updates and get in touch with other participants via our Facebook Event group (I see that some who originally responded “Maybe attending” are now registered).
Please use ‘scienceblogging.com’ as your tag when writing blog posts about it or uploading pictures. You can also download and print out the flyers (PDF1 and PDF2) and post them on bulletin boards at your office, lab or school.

Science Blogging Conference – who is coming? (The hosts: Sigma Xi and The American Scientist)

2008NCSBClogo200.pngThere are 46 days until the Science Blogging Conference. The wiki is looking good, the Program is shaping up nicely, and there is more and more blog and media coverage already. The anthology should be published in time for the event. There are already 163 registered participants and if you do not register soon, it may be too late once you decide to do so (we’ll cap at about 200). Between now and the conference, I am highlighting some of the people who will be there, for you to meet in person if you register in time.
Roger Harris is the Director of Membership & Chapters of Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society. The conference will take place in the Sigma Xi building. Roger also started an educational site, Jungle Photos.
Sigma Xi is the publisher of the popular science magazine, The American Scientist, where David Schoonmaker is the managing editor.
In order to meet him, you know what you have to do: register! Registration is free. Check the map for nearby hotels. And sign up for the Friday dinner.
If you are coming, find hotel information, exchange information about where you are staying, if you are offering a ride, need a ride, or want to carpool on the Ride Board – just edit the wiki page and add the query or information.
Our Friday lab tours are now in place, so you can start signing up to join one of them.
Get updates and get in touch with other participants via our Facebook Event group (I see that some who originally responded “Maybe attending” are now registered).
Please use ‘scienceblogging.com’ as your tag when writing blog posts about it or uploading pictures. You can also download and print out the flyers (PDF1 and PDF2) and post them on bulletin boards at your office, lab or school.

Science Blogging Conference – who is coming? (Local scientists 2)

2008NCSBClogo200.pngThere are 47 days until the Science Blogging Conference. The wiki is looking good, the Program is shaping up nicely, and there is more and more blog and media coverage already. The anthology should be published in time for the event. There are already 161 registered participants and if you do not register soon, it may be too late once you decide to do so (we’ll cap at about 200). Between now and the conference, I am highlighting some of the people who will be there, for you to meet in person if you register in time.
Tyra Dunn-Thomas is a recent PhD from the Iowa State University program in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology and is now a postdoc at UNC in the department of Dental Research.
Kamana Singh is a Microbiology graduate student at North Carolina State University.
In order to meet him, you know what you have to do: register! Registration is free. Check the map for nearby hotels. And sign up for the Friday dinner.
If you are coming, find hotel information, exchange information about where you are staying, if you are offering a ride, need a ride, or want to carpool on the Ride Board – just edit the wiki page and add the query or information.
Our Friday lab tours are now in place, so you can start signing up to join one of them.
Get updates and get in touch with other participants via our Facebook Event group (I see that some who originally responded “Maybe attending” are now registered).
Please use ‘scienceblogging.com’ as your tag when writing blog posts about it or uploading pictures. You can also download and print out the flyers (PDF1 and PDF2) and post them on bulletin boards at your office, lab or school.

Science Blogging Conference – who is coming? (Local Biotech)

2008NCSBClogo200.pngThere are 48 days until the Science Blogging Conference. The wiki is looking good, the Program is shaping up nicely, and there is more and more blog and media coverage already. The anthology should be published in time for the event. There are already 161 registered participants and if you do not register soon, it may be too late once you decide to do so (we’ll cap at about 200). Between now and the conference, I am highlighting some of the people who will be there, for you to meet in person if you register in time.
Jennifer Williams of OpenHelix, LLC and Jennifer Montague of BioCytics will be there.
In order to meet him, you know what you have to do: register! Registration is free. Check the map for nearby hotels. And sign up for the Friday dinner.
If you are coming, find hotel information, exchange information about where you are staying, if you are offering a ride, need a ride, or want to carpool on the Ride Board – just edit the wiki page and add the query or information.
Our Friday lab tours are now in place, so you can start signing up to join one of them.
Get updates and get in touch with other participants via our Facebook Event group (I see that some who originally responded “Maybe attending” are now registered).
Please use ‘scienceblogging.com’ as your tag when writing blog posts about it or uploading pictures. You can also download and print out the flyers (PDF1 and PDF2) and post them on bulletin boards at your office, lab or school.

Science Blogging Conference – who is coming? (Local bloggers I had many beers with)

2008NCSBClogo200.pngThere are 49 days until the Science Blogging Conference. The wiki is looking good, the Program is shaping up nicely, and there is more and more blog and media coverage already. The anthology should be published in time for the event. There are already 161 registered participants and if you do not register soon, it may be too late once you decide to do so (we’ll cap at about 200). Between now and the conference, I am highlighting some of the people who will be there, for you to meet in person if you register in time.
Ayse Erginer blogs on Arse Poetica
Will Raymond, twice candidate for the Town Council, blogs on CitizenWill
Dave Johnson (real job: Sun Microsystems, Apache Software Foundation) writes on the Blogging Roller.
In order to meet him, you know what you have to do: register! Registration is free. Check the map for nearby hotels. And sign up for the Friday dinner.
If you are coming, find hotel information, exchange information about where you are staying, if you are offering a ride, need a ride, or want to carpool on the Ride Board – just edit the wiki page and add the query or information.
Our Friday lab tours are now in place, so you can start signing up to join one of them.
Get updates and get in touch with other participants via our Facebook Event group (I see that some who originally responded “Maybe attending” are now registered).
Please use ‘scienceblogging.com’ as your tag when writing blog posts about it or uploading pictures. You can also download and print out the flyers (PDF1 and PDF2) and post them on bulletin boards at your office, lab or school.

Open Laboratory 2007 – last call for submissions

Openlab 2007
[Bumped up for visibility – and it makes it easier for me to keep updating with new entries] Now that the Science Blogging Conference is getting very close, it is time to remind you that the new edition of the Science Blogging Anthology, “Open Laboratory 2007”, is in the works and is (still) accepting your suggestions.
Although the entire process, from the initial idea all the way to having a real book printed and up for sale, took only about a month, the Open Laboratory 2006 was a great success. This year, we have had much more time so we hope we will do an even better job of it.
More than 180 329 410 entries have come in so far (see under the fold) and we are looking for more. I have read them all and written my annotations about each, while Reed Cartwright is in the process of reading them closely as we speak. He is recruiting several other bloggers to act as referees and help him decide – if you want to be a referee, post a comment here or here.
In the end, he will be the final aribiter of which 50 posts, plus one poem and one cartoon, will make it into the anthology. Think of me as a ‘series editor’ and Reed as the ‘2007 editor’.
As we are bloggers, we like transparency. As much as the automated submission form makes our lives easy, we decided that it would be best if, like last year, we made the list of entries public. That way, you can all see them, read them, comment about them, and see what is missing and needs to be entered before the deadline comes (December 20th 2007).
Please, use the submission form to enter your submissions (i.e., putting a link in the comments of this post will not do you any good) and pick up the code for the cool badges (like the one on top of this post) here to help us spread the word.
As I wrote earlier:

Clicking on the button will take you to the submission form. Reed and I will get e-mail notification every time there is a new entry and we will read them all and jot down some ‘notes to self’. Since we have ten months to do this, we will not need a jury of 12 bloggers to help us read all the entries, but do not be surprised if we ask you to vet/factcheck/peer-review a post that is in your domain of expertise (and not ours) later in the year.
So, go back to December 20th, 2006 and start looking through your archives as well as archives of your favourite science bloggers and look for real gems – the outstanding posts. Many have been written recently for the “Science Only Week”, or for the “Basic Terms and Concepts” collection.
Try to look for posts that cover as many areas of science blogging as posssible: mathematics, astronomy, cosmology, physics, chemistry, earth science, atmospheric/climate science, marine science, biochemistry, genetics, molecular/cellular/developmental biology, anatomy/physiology, behavior, ecology, paleontology, evolution, psychology, anthropology, archaeology, and/or history of science, philosophy of science, sociology of science, science ethics and rhetorics, science communication and education, the business of science, the Life in Academia (from undergraduate, graduate, postdoc, faculty or administrative perspective), politics of science, science and pseudoscience, science and religion, etc.
Also, try to think of different post formats: essays, personal stories, poems, polemics, fiskings, textbook-style prose, etc. For now, let’s assume that color images cannot make it into the book (I’ll let you know if that changes) and certainly copyrighted (by others) material is a No-No. Posts that are too heavily reliant on multiple links are difficult to turn into hardcopy as well. Otherwise, write and submit stuff and hopefully one of your posts will make it into the Best 50 Science Posts of 2007 and get published!

Under the fold are the entries so far. About half have been submitted by authors, the rest by readers. I hope you don’t need to ask us to remove an entry of yours, but if that is the case (e.g., you intend to include it in your own book), please contact me about it.
Reading all the entries so far will help you think of other posts, yours or others’, that may fit in here. Perhaps a big story of this year is not covered in any of the submissions so far. Perhaps you remember a post which covers a story better than the entry we already have. Have we missed a really popular post that everyone loved and linked to?
Also, if you are an expert in an area and you have BIG problems with one of the entries in your field, please let us know soon so we can send it out for further peer-review. As was the case last year, only English-language posts are eligible. If you have written an awesome post in another language, please make a GOOD translation available before submission.
We are looking especially for more poems and more original cartoons.
The entries are arranged in alphabetical order of the name of the blog (because all attempts at categorization failed), which makes it easy to get my own out of the way first, and let you go on quickly to see all the really cool writers of the science blogosphere. If a blog has multiple contributors, the author of the submitted post(s) is named in parentheses.

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Science Blogging Conference – who is coming? (National Center for Science Education)

2008NCSBClogo200.pngThere are 50 days until the Science Blogging Conference. The wiki is looking good, the Program is shaping up nicely, and there is more and more blog and media coverage already. The anthology should be published in time for the event. There are already 158 registered participants and if you do not register soon, it may be too late once you decide to do so (we’ll cap at about 200). Between now and the conference, I am highlighting some of the people who will be there, for you to meet in person if you register in time.
Josh%20Rosenau.jpgJoshua Rosenau is the Public Information Project Director at the National Center for Science Education and also a SciBling at Traveling From Kansas (formerly Thoughts From Kansas).
In order to meet him, you know what you have to do: register! Registration is free. Check the map for nearby hotels. And sign up for the Friday dinner.
If you are coming, find hotel information, exchange information about where you are staying, if you are offering a ride, need a ride, or want to carpool on the Ride Board – just edit the wiki page and add the query or information.
Our Friday lab tours are now in place, so you can start signing up to join one of them.
Get updates and get in touch with other participants via our Facebook Event group (I see that some who originally responded “Maybe attending” are now registered).
Please use ‘scienceblogging.com’ as your tag when writing blog posts about it or uploading pictures. You can also download and print out the flyers (PDF1 and PDF2) and post them on bulletin boards at your office, lab or school.

Science Blogging Conference – who is coming? (Popular Science Media)

2008NCSBClogo200.pngThere are 51 days until the Science Blogging Conference. The wiki is looking good, the Program is shaping up nicely, and there is more and more blog and media coverage already. The anthology should be published in time for the event. There are already 153 registered participants and if you do not register soon, it may be too late once you decide to do so (we’ll cap at about 200). Between now and the conference, I am highlighting some of the people who will be there, for you to meet in person if you register in time.
Ivan Oransky is the Deputy Editor of The Scientist and a blogger. His colleague Richard Gallagher recently wrote an editorial about Open Access there, among many others.
Ernie Hood is a freelance science writer/editor best known locally as the Producer/Host of Radio In Vivo, the science radio show for the Carrboro/Chapel Hill area.
In order to meet them, you know what you have to do: register! Registration is free. Check the map for nearby hotels. And sign up for the Friday dinner.
If you are coming, find hotel information, exchange information about where you are staying, if you are offering a ride, need a ride, or want to carpool on the Ride Board – just edit the wiki page and add the query or information.
Our Friday lab tours are now in place, so you can start signing up to join one of them.
Get updates and get in touch with other participants via our Facebook Event group (I see that some who originally responded “Maybe attending” are now registered).
Please use ‘scienceblogging.com’ as your tag when writing blog posts about it or uploading pictures. You can also download and print out the flyers (PDF1 and PDF2) and post them on bulletin boards at your office, lab or school.

Science Blogging Conference – who is coming? (Reaching out through the Web)

2008NCSBClogo200.pngThere are 52 days until the Science Blogging Conference. The wiki is looking good, the Program is shaping up nicely, and there is more and more blog and media coverage already. The anthology should be published in time for the event. There are already 146 registered participants and if you do not register soon, it may be too late once you decide to do so (we’ll cap at about 200). Between now and the conference, I am highlighting some of the people who will be there, for you to meet in person if you register in time.
Kevin Gamble is the Associate Director of the National eXtension Initiative at North Carolina State University and he blogs on High Touch.
Greg Corrin of Charlotte is the IDEA Conference coordinator at Information Architecture Institute
In order to meet them, you know what you have to do: register! Registration is free. Check the map for nearby hotels. And sign up for the Friday dinner.
If you are coming, find hotel information, exchange information about where you are staying, if you are offering a ride, need a ride, or want to carpool on the Ride Board – just edit the wiki page and add the query or information.
Our Friday lab tours are now in place, so you can start signing up to join one of them.
Get updates and get in touch with other participants via our Facebook Event group (I see that some who originally responded “Maybe attending” are now registered).
Please use ‘scienceblogging.com’ as your tag when writing blog posts about it or uploading pictures. You can also download and print out the flyers (PDF1 and PDF2) and post them on bulletin boards at your office, lab or school.

Science Blogging Conference – who is coming? (Freelance writers and journalists)

2008NCSBClogo200.pngThere are 53 days until the Science Blogging Conference. The wiki is looking good, the Program is shaping up nicely, and there is more and more blog and media coverage already. The anthology should be published in time for the event. There are already 145 registered participants and if you do not register soon, it may be too late once you decide to do so (we’ll cap at about 200). Between now and the conference, I am highlighting some of the people who will be there, for you to meet in person if you register in time.
Becky Oskin is a Freelance writer and editor in Chapel Hill. She will co-moderate a session on blogging public health and medicine
Beth Nordberg Stokes is a fledgling writer in the areas of culture, science, technology and medicine. She is a grad student in Writing at Boston University, MA
Selby Bateman is a freelance journalist in NC.
In order to meet them, you know what you have to do: register! Registration is free. Check the map for nearby hotels. And sign up for the Friday dinner.
If you are coming, find hotel information, exchange information about where you are staying, if you are offering a ride, need a ride, or want to carpool on the Ride Board – just edit the wiki page and add the query or information.
Our Friday lab tours are now in place, so you can start signing up to join one of them.
Get updates and get in touch with other participants via our Facebook Event group (I see that some who originally responded “Maybe attending” are now registered).
Please use ‘scienceblogging.com’ as your tag when writing blog posts about it or uploading pictures. You can also download and print out the flyers (PDF1 and PDF2) and post them on bulletin boards at your office, lab or school.

Science Blogging Conference – who is coming? (These Bloggers are real Pros, part 2)

2008NCSBClogo200.pngThere are 54 days until the Science Blogging Conference. The wiki is looking good, the Program is shaping up nicely, and there is more and more blog and media coverage already. The anthology should be published in time for the event. There are already 145 registered participants and if you do not register soon, it may be too late once you decide to do so (we’ll cap at about 200). Between now and the conference, I am highlighting some of the people who will be there, for you to meet in person if you register in time.
Daniel Cressey writes The Great Beyond, the Nature magazine’s news blog.
Jonathan Gitlin is one of the bloggers on Nobel Intent, the blog of Ars Technica.
Jeff Foust writes The Space Review which is something between a blog and a magazine.
In order to meet them, you know what you have to do: register! Registration is free. Check the map for nearby hotels. And sign up for the Friday dinner.
If you are coming, find hotel information, exchange information about where you are staying, if you are offering a ride, need a ride, or want to carpool on the Ride Board – just edit the wiki page and add the query or information.
Our Friday lab tours are now in place, so you can start signing up to join one of them.
Get updates and get in touch with other participants via our Facebook Event group (I see that some who originally responded “Maybe attending” are now registered).
Please use ‘scienceblogging.com’ as your tag when writing blog posts about it or uploading pictures. You can also download and print out the flyers (PDF1 and PDF2) and post them on bulletin boards at your office, lab or school.

Science Blogging Conference 2007: Who is Coming? (Left-Handed Peg-Legged Pre-School Skateboarders with Lop-Sided Antlers), aka, “Twitting Bora”

Alan Kellogg has a cool contest for you:

Bora still has some 55 days to go before the conference, and still he posts about the folks coming. Will he have groups and/or individuals to write about by the time the conference gets here? Not to worry, Bora will find conference goers to write about, the question is who?
That is for us to make wild, inaccurate guesses about. In this contest,Twitting Bora, it is your goal to come up with the wildest, most outrageous, least likely participants at the Science Blogging Conference. Who (or what) will Bora announce as being at the conference this year the day before the conference starts?
Post your badly ill informed ideas here or in your blog (with a link here to it) The one that gets the most (and the most inventive) ballot box stuffing gets something. I have no idea what, all I can afford is a post pointing to your idea, and warning people about the other disgusting habits you have.
This comment brought to you by, Daffy Duck; who once said something a lot like, “How enthusiastic can you get?”

OK, the prize for the author of the most outrageous group of people and the collective title for them is an item of your choice from my CafePress store. Make sure you do not include people who have registered for real. Shoot!

Science Blogging Conference – who is coming? (Environment)

2008NCSBClogo200.pngThere are 55 days until the Science Blogging Conference. The wiki is looking good, the Program is shaping up nicely, and there is more and more blog and media coverage already. The anthology should be published in time for the event. There are already 144 registered participants and if you do not register soon, it may be too late once you decide to do so (we’ll cap at about 200). Between now and the conference, I am highlighting some of the people who will be there, for you to meet in person if you register in time.
Alexander Scholz is the IT master and blogger for the The Pimm Group in the Nicholas School for Environment at Duke University.
Matthew Faerber is the Environmental Senior Technician – Classifications Assistance & Mapping at the NC Department of Environmental & Natural Resources, Division of Water Quality and a web designer.
Kirsten Zillman is an Environmental Consultant, formerly of the OGI School of Science and Engineering at OHSU and a coauthor of The Forest Portal
In order to meet them, you know what you have to do: register! Registration is free. Check the map for nearby hotels. And sign up for the Friday dinner.
If you are coming, find hotel information, exchange information about where you are staying, if you are offering a ride, need a ride, or want to carpool on the Ride Board – just edit the wiki page and add the query or information.
Our Friday lab tours are now in place, so you can start signing up to join one of them.
Get updates and get in touch with other participants via our Facebook Event group (I see that some who originally responded “Maybe attending” are now registered).
Please use ‘scienceblogging.com’ as your tag when writing blog posts about it or uploading pictures. You can also download and print out the flyers (PDF1 and PDF2) and post them on bulletin boards at your office, lab or school.

Science Blogging Conference – Lab Tours on Friday

2008NCSBClogo200.pngThere are 56 days until the Science Blogging Conference.
Before I return to highlighting some of the people who will be there, let me finish with this Thanksgiving series of posts about the Friday pre-conference events – leaving the best for last, perhaps. If you look at the Program, you will see that Friday afternoon (after the Blogging101 session and before the Friday dinner) is reserved for Lab Tours.
As all the Lab Tours are occurring simultaneously, you have to choose only one – and what choices!
Duke Immersive Virtual Environment is a totally cool thing – you walk inside a big cube and see stuff in 3D. You can bring in your own files to see them in 3D if you want (let us know in advance). You can look at the brain and turn it around to see it from whichever angle you want, or do the same with a geological formation, you can explore how environment affects your own behavior, or play a game in virtual reality. Anton went there and wrote about his experience.
If you choose to visit The Hamner Institutes for Health Sciences, you will learn about their Functional Genomics Research Program and see how they do what they do to understand complex molecular networks inside our cells.
At the EPA’s National Exposure Research Laboratory, they “conducts research and development that leads to improved methods, measurements and models to assess and predict exposures of humans and ecosystems to harmful pollutants and other conditions in air, water, soil, and food.” Go and see how they do it!
It is not easy getting access to the Duke Lemur Center (formerly Duke Primate Center, but why taunt PETA/ALF if there are no chimps there), where they work on preservation of a number of endangered primate species and do research on their nutrition and behavior, among else, trying to learn as much as they can about them in order to be able to successfully re-introduce them back into the wild.
If you choose to visit the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, you will see what kind of research they do behind the scenes, including the cleaning, preservation, analysis and mounting of fossils – from dinosaurs to giant sloths.
I always wanted a smart, energy-efficient, environmentally friendly house for myself and my family. You can see and experience one if you visit the Duke University Smart Home, a student dormitory which is all of the above.
So, if you will already be in town on Friday and want to join one of the tours, go to the Lab Tours page now and sign up by editing that wiki page. Hurry up, as some of the tours allow only 5 people!
If everything gets filled and there is more demand, we can easily add a couple of other cool local labs and institutions to add to the Lab Tour list. But first, you have to register!

Science Blogging Conference – Blogging101 on Friday

2008NCSBClogo200.pngThere are 57 days until the Science Blogging Conference. Continuing with the Thanksgiving break in highlighting some of the people who will be at the Conference in January (and the list is growing – already at 144 registered participants), here is some more about what will be happening on the Friday pre-conference day.
But first, I have to say Happy Seventh Blogiversary to my friend Anton. Yes, you read it right: SEVENTH! Holy cow! He is, like, in bloggy years, a Methuselah with a long white beard! And he and Erin had to make some tough decisions recently – to stay or to move to Cleveland? I tried to stay out of that, as I am far too biased wanting them to remain in the area. So, I am thrilled to learn that this is what they decided in the end. Congratulations Erin! And have a grand time in Zanzibar!
Something that Anton has been doing for years now (and he is very good at it – I watched him in action a couple of times!) is organize small-group Blogging101 sessions and help people start their own blogs. His post An Introduction to Reading and Writing a Weblog is one of the Top 40 blog posts that a new blogger should read, according to the ‘Internet Hunger’ blog.
We did a Blogging101 session last year, on the pre-conference day, but this time around Anton is even more ambitious and has organized an entire 9am – noon session “Build your blogging skills”. He’ll start with an introduction to the world of blogs (and science blogs in particular) from 9am to 10am.
Then, each participant needs to choose one of the two sessions running from 10am till noon. One is for beginners who want to start a blog for the first time (using WordPress.com). This will be a hands-on session in a computer lab, slowly taking people through the simple steps to starting their own blogs.
The other is called “Take your blog to the next level: Have a pro help you improve your blog. Limited one-on-one tutoring.” where Anton and several local blogging masters will help bloggers make improvements in their blogging, from the way their blogs look, through adding and using new functionalities and gizmos, to tips for success.
So, if you are interested in participating in this session and can make it to the area on Friday morning, please sign up for it during the registration process or, if you are already registered, send Anton or me an e-mail asking to be added to the list of participants (it is limited by the number of machines in the computer lab, so don’t leave this decision for the last moment).

Science Blogging Conference – what is going on on Friday?

2008NCSBClogo200.pngThere are 58 days until the Science Blogging Conference. Since it is a holiday, I decided to take a little break in introducing people who have registered so far and instead showcase some parts of the program – especially stuff that is happening on Friday, January 18th (as everyone’s focus is on the Big Saturday event).
If you look at the Program page, you will see that we have lots of cool stuff organized for Friday – Blogging 101 (and 102) sessions and lab tours (more about those tomorrow).
But, if you manage to come to town by about 7pm on Friday, please join us for the Friday dinner. Last year, it was a real blast!
Just like last year, the Friday dinner will be at Town Hall Grill (map). I just heard that they discontinued the karaoke at 10pm on Fridays, but for us, they can do it again just that one night so let me know if you insist on singing!
Sign up for the Friday dinner by adding your name to the list (by editing the wiki page). I have reserved the place for 30 people, but they are quite happy to accommodate us if our numbers go over 40 or 50 or ….

Science Blogging Conference – who is coming? (Medical Information)

2008NCSBClogo200.pngThere are 59 days until the Science Blogging Conference. The wiki is looking good, the Program is shaping up nicely, and there is more and more blog and media coverage already. The anthology should be published in time for the event. There are already 140 registered participants and if you do not register soon, it may be too late once you decide to do so (we’ll cap at about 200). Between now and the conference, I am highlighting some of the people who will be there, for you to meet in person if you register in time.
KT Vaughan is the Pharmacy Librarian and Clinical Assistant Professor in the School of Pharmacy at UNC.
Thomas Linden is a Professor of Medical Journalism in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Both were participants at the last year’s conference.
In order to meet them, you know what you have to do: register! Registration is free. Check the map for nearby hotels. And sign up for the Friday dinner.
If you are coming, find hotel information, exchange information about where you are staying, if you are offering a ride, need a ride, or want to carpool on the Ride Board – just edit the wiki page and add the query or information.
Some of our Friday lab tours are now in place, so you can start signing up to join one of them.
Get updates and get in touch with other participants via our Facebook Event group (I see that some who originally responded “Maybe attending” are now registered).
Please use ‘scienceblogging.com’ as your tag when writing blog posts about it or uploading pictures. You can also download and print out the flyers (PDF1 and PDF2) and post them on bulletin boards at your office, lab or school.

Science Blogging Conference – who is coming? (Media 2)

2008NCSBClogo200.pngThere are 60 days until the Science Blogging Conference. The wiki is looking good, the Program is shaping up nicely, and there is more and more blog and media coverage already. The anthology should be published in time for the event. There are already 139 registered participants and if you do not register soon, it may be too late once you decide to do so (we’ll cap at about 200). Between now and the conference, I am highlighting some of the people who will be there, for you to meet in person if you register in time.
Kristin Fellows is the broadcast consultant for Wired Science and Nanotechnology on PBS
Chris Nicolini is the Senior Online Producer at NBC17 – WNCN.
In order to meet them, you know what you have to do: register! Registration is free. Check the map for nearby hotels. And sign up for the Friday dinner.
If you are coming, find hotel information, exchange information about where you are staying, if you are offering a ride, need a ride, or want to carpool on the Ride Board – just edit the wiki page and add the query or information.
Some of our Friday lab tours are now in place, so you can start signing up to join one of them.
Get updates and get in touch with other participants via our Facebook Event group (I see that some who originally responded “Maybe attending” are now registered).
Please use ‘scienceblogging.com’ as your tag when writing blog posts about it or uploading pictures. You can also download and print out the flyers (PDF1 and PDF2) and post them on bulletin boards at your office, lab or school.

Science Blogging Conference – who is coming? (Educational Organizations)

2008NCSBClogo200.pngThere are 61 days until the Science Blogging Conference. The wiki is looking good, the Program is shaping up nicely, and there is more and more blog and media coverage already. The anthology should be published in time for the event. There are already 138 registered participants and if you do not register soon, it may be too late once you decide to do so (we’ll cap at about 230). Between now and the conference, I am highlighting some of the people who will be there, for you to meet in person if you register in time.
David Barger is the Business Manager at LEARN NC
Carol Cutler-White is the Grants Director at Wake Technical Community College
Pamela Blizzard is the Executive Director of The Contemporary Science Center.
In order to meet them, you know what you have to do: register! Registration is free. Check the map for nearby hotels. And sign up for the Friday dinner.
If you are coming, find hotel information, exchange information about where you are staying, if you are offering a ride, need a ride, or want to carpool on the Ride Board – just edit the wiki page and add the query or information.
Some of our Friday lab tours are now in place, so you can start signing up to join one of them.
Get updates and get in touch with other participants via our Facebook Event group (I see that some who originally responded “Maybe attending” are now registered).
Please use ‘scienceblogging.com’ as your tag when writing blog posts about it or uploading pictures. You can also download and print out the flyers (PDF1 and PDF2) and post them on bulletin boards at your office, lab or school.

Science Blogging Conference – who is coming? (Students)

2008NCSBClogo200.pngThere are 62 days until the Science Blogging Conference. The wiki is looking good, the Program is shaping up nicely, and there is more and more blog and media coverage already. The anthology should be published in time for the event. There are already 138 registered participants and if you do not register soon, it may be too late once you decide to do so (we’ll cap at about 230). Between now and the conference, I am highlighting some of the people who will be there, for you to meet in person if you register in time.
Rick Hall is a Genetics student at NCSU.
Pamela Reynolds is a graduate student in Marine Sciences/Biology at UNC and she blogs on Tangled Transects.
In order to meet them, you know what you have to do: register! Registration is free. Check the map for nearby hotels. And sign up for the Friday dinner.
If you are coming, find hotel information, exchange information about where you are staying, if you are offering a ride, need a ride, or want to carpool on the Ride Board – just edit the wiki page and add the query or information.
Some of our Friday lab tours are now in place, so you can start signing up to join one of them.
Get updates and get in touch with other participants via our Facebook Event group (I see that some who originally responded “Maybe attending” are now registered).
Please use ‘scienceblogging.com’ as your tag when writing blog posts about it or uploading pictures. You can also download and print out the flyers (PDF1 and PDF2) and post them on bulletin boards at your office, lab or school.

Science Blogging Conference – who is coming? (Outreach and Communications)

2008NCSBClogo200.pngThere are 64 days until the Science Blogging Conference. The wiki is looking good, the Program is shaping up nicely, and there is more and more blog and media coverage already. The anthology should be published in time for the event. There are already 138 registered participants and if you do not register soon, it may be too late once you decide to do so (we’ll cap at about 230). Between now and the conference, I am highlighting some of the people who will be there, for you to meet in person if you register in time.
Jennifer Dodd is the Senior Manager for Scientific Outreach at Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Ontario, Canada.
Erin Knight, Communications Manager at The Hamner Institutes for Health Sciences in RTP.
Carolyn Kotlas and Elizabeth Evans are Academic Outreach Consultants at Information Technology Services at UNC-Chapel Hill.
In order to meet them, you know what you have to do: register! Registration is free. Check the map for nearby hotels. And sign up for the Friday dinner.
If you are coming, exchange information about where you are staying, if you are offering a ride, need a ride, or want to carpool on the Ride Board – just edit the wiki page and add the query or information.
Some of our Friday lab tours are now in place, so you can start signing up to join one of them.
Get updates and get in touch with other participants via our Facebook Event group (I see that some who originally responded “Maybe attending” are now registered).
Please use ‘scienceblogging.com’ as your tag when writing blog posts about it or uploading pictures. You can also download and print out the flyers (PDF1 and PDF2) and post them on bulletin boards at your office, lab or school.

Science Blogging Conference – who is coming? (Local bloggers 3)

2008NCSBClogo200.pngThere are 65 days until the Science Blogging Conference. The wiki is looking good, the Program is shaping up nicely, and there is more and more blog and media coverage already. The anthology should be published in time for the event. There are already 136 registered participants and if you do not register soon, it may be too late once you decide to do so (we’ll cap at about 230). Between now and the conference, I am highlighting some of the people who will be there, for you to meet in person if you register in time.
Misha Angrist is at Duke University and he runs Genomeboy.com
Tiffany Cartwright’s blog is Wildernesse. I hear she may, in some vague way, be familiar with Reed… 🙂
In order to meet them, you know what you have to do: register! Registration is free. Check the map for nearby hotels. And sign up for the Friday dinner.
If you are coming, exchange information about where you are staying, if you are offering a ride, need a ride, or want to carpool on the Ride Board – just edit the wiki page and add the query or information.
Some of our Friday lab tours are now in place, so you can start signing up to join one of them.
Get updates and get in touch with other participants via our Facebook Event group (I see that some who originally responded “Maybe attending” are now registered).
Please use ‘scienceblogging.com’ as your tag when writing blog posts about it or uploading pictures. You can also download and print out the flyers (PDF1 and PDF2) and post them on bulletin boards at your office, lab or school.

Science Blogging Conference – who is coming? (NIH Librarians)

2008NCSBClogo200.pngThere are 66 days until the Science Blogging Conference. The wiki is looking good, the Program is shaping up nicely, and there is more and more blog and media coverage already. The anthology should be published in time for the event. There are already 132 registered participants and if you do not register soon, it may be too late once you decide to do so (we’ll cap at about 230). Between now and the conference, I am highlighting some of the people who will be there, for you to meet in person if you register in time.
Stephanie Holmgren is the Biomedical Science Librarian at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Douglas Joubert is a Biomedical Informationist at NIH Library, in Bethesda, MD, and a blogger.
In order to meet them, you know what you have to do: register! Registration is free. Check the map for nearby hotels. And sign up for the Friday dinner.
If you are coming, exchange information about where you are staying, if you are offering a ride, need a ride, or want to carpool on the Ride Board – just edit the wiki page and add the query or information.
Some of our Friday lab tours are now in place, so you can start signing up to join one of them.
Get updates and get in touch with other participants via our Facebook Event group (I see that some who originally responded “Maybe attending” are now registered).
Please use ‘scienceblogging.com’ as your tag when writing blog posts about it or uploading pictures. You can also download and print out the flyers (PDF1 and PDF2) and post them on bulletin boards at your office, lab or school.