October 3, 2011 | 2
The submission period for The Open Laboratory 2011 has now ended. We have
717 721 entries this year and they all look great (all listed below)! This list alone, even though only 52 of them will make it into the book, is quite a snapshot of the year in science blogging and quite a resource – share it with your friends to show them the quality and beauty of science on the Web.
Jennifer and I will now start the process of organizing the judges, ushering them through the judging process, editing the winning posts and more. You’ll have to be patient – with a traditional publisher things move much slower than you are used to seeing with us. But I will post updates whenever I have something new to tell you.
And here are the entries – enjoy!
@ScientificAmerican (Peter Norvig): Prescient but Not Perfect: A Look Back at a 1966 Scientific American Article on Systems Analysis
13.7 Billion Years: We Are Stardust
13.7 Billion Years: Report from 2050: Gardening on Mars
13.7 Billion Years: Report from 2050: Epilogue – Why This Century Is Special
538 Refugees: Rep. Gabrielle Giffords: Lessons About Traumatic Brain Injury
538 Refugees: In the Wakefield
538 Refugees: Tales of Big Pharma: Synagis™ (Palivizumab)
538 Refugees: Science Marches On
538 Refugees: A Cure for AIDS, But at What Cost?
A Blog Around The Clock: City Of Light: Insomniac Urban Animals
A Blog Around The Clock: Telling science stories…wait, what’s a “story”?
A Blog Around The Clock: Blogs: face the conversation
A Blog Around The Clock (guest post on SA Observations): Circadian clock without DNA–History and the power of metaphor
A Blog Around The Clock (guest post at SA Observations): The line between science and journalism is getting blurry….again
A Blog Around The Clock (guest post at SA Guest Blog): Me and the copperheads–or why we still don’t know if snakes secrete melatonin at night
A leaf warbler’s gleanings: Tigers Are Less Important Than Warblers
The Abstract – What Do Bees See? And How Do We Know?
Action-Reaction: Pseudoteaching: MIT Physics
Adventures in Ethics and Science: On the targeting of undergraduates by animal rights extremists (and the dangers of victim-blaming).
Adventures in Ethics and Science: The #scimom project: We are here!
Ambivalent Academic (guest post): An Optic Cup in a DISH
American SciCo: Science Online Will Change the World
Amused Artichoke: Science with Mice
Ancient Shore: The Beatles and the Cambrian Explosion
Anecdotes from the Archive: Protect yourself from the confidence man’s moonshine
Anecdotes from the Archive: Homogenetic Enumeration: A Numerical System Guaranteed to Move You
Anecdotes from the Archive: A Closer Look at New York City’s Tap Water Monsters
Anecdotes from the Archive: Hold Your Horses with Electricity
Anecdotes from the Archive: Want to Become a Sharp Dresser? Sport a Knife in Your Collar
Anna’s Bones: A Reason to Smile
Anthropology in Practice: Unraveling The Fear o’ the Jolly Roger
Anthropology in Practice: Power, Confidence, and High-Heels
Anthropology in Practice: The Social Functions of Blushing
Anthropology in Practice: “It’s Hard for Me to Say I’m Sorry”: Rituals of Reconciliation
Anthropology in Practice: To Be or Not to Be Monogamous?
Anthropology in Practice: Does Your Beer Glass Matter?
Anthropology in Practice: Scent of a Woman
Anthropology in Practice: Separating the Wheat from the Chaff: Will Industrialized Foods Be the End of Us?
Anthropology in Practice: Communicating Meaning Online: A Digital Expression of Theory of Mind
Anthropology in Practice: The Evolutionary Roots of Talking With Our Hands
Anthropology in Practice: At a Loss for Words: Modern Lessons From a Lost Language
Anthropology in Practice: Whose Name Is It Anyway?
Anthropology in Practice: The Ways We Talk About Pain
Anthropology in Practice: Whose Name Is It Anyway?
Art and Science Lab: Sea-Nymphs, Bellydancers, and the Ocean: A Meeting With Dr. Mermaid
Art and Science Lab: Interpreting Sex Research in Sexist Ways: A Case Study
Art and Science Lab: World Science Festival: The Meeting of Great Minds (And Artists?)
Art and Science Lab: SlutWalkNYC: A Social Scientific Affair
The Artful Amoeba: Mosses That Move and the Rocks They Reveal
The Artful Amoeba: Bombardier Beetles, Bee Purple, and the Sirens of the Night
The Artful Amoeba: The Jellyfish that Conquered Land — and Australia
The Artful Amoeba: Lichens vs. the Almighty Prion
The Artful Amoeba: Just What is the Brain-Eating “Amoeba” Naegleria fowleri?
Assignment: Impossible: Too Hard for Science? Are There Drugs That Kill Love?
The Atavism: The origin and extinction of species
The Atavism: Sunday Spinelessness – Flat animals and biology’s age of discovery
Basic Space: Faster-than-light neutrinos show science in action
Basic Space: An impossible star?
Basic Space: We’re cosmic dust but you’re everything to me
Beatrice the Biologist: Your cold symptoms are your fault
Beatrice the Biologist: Sleep Deprivation (cartoons)
Beatrice the Biologist: My Week without Plastic
Beatrice the Biologist: Jurassic Park, for realsies?
Beatrice the Biologist: Element Recycling
The Berkeley Science Review: Cal scientist keeps tabs on forest health: On trail with Jordan Zachritz
The Berkeley Science Review: Graduate women in science and engineering: Our struggle for equality
The Berkeley Science Review: Too many authors
The Berkeley Science Review: News from the Kepler observatory: our galaxy is really, really big
Big Ten Science: Polygamy Sucks for Women (In Terms of Genetic Sexual Selection)
Biodiversity in Focus: The Fly Tree of Life – Big Science, Big Results?
The Biology Files: Autism, RORA, and testosterone
The Biology Files: Sex, gender, and gender identity
The Biology Files: The Bears of Texas: Chapter 1-The Last Grizzly
The Biology Files: Autism, Lupron, the Geiers, and what can science do about emotions?
BishopBlog: The X and Y of sex differences
The Black Hole: Identifying good scientists and keeping them honest
The Black Hole: Reducing medical (science) waste: Thinking before doing…
The Black Hole: Professionals in High Demand
Black Ink Obelisk: Somata (poem)
Blogus scientificus: Natural’s Not In It
Blogus scientificus: Scientists make shocking discovery: dogs cannot read our minds
Blogus scientificus: Shakes on a Plane: Can Turbulence Kill You?
Body Politic: Why pregnant women deserve drug trials
Body Politic: Cell phones, Cancer, and Scientific Oversimplification
Body Politic: A close look at the plastics industry’s spin on BPA
Boing Boing (Lee Billings): Incredible journey: Can we reach the stars without breaking the bank?
Boing Boing (Maggie Koerth-Baker): Nuclear energy 101: Inside the “black box” of power plants
Boundary Vision: Objectivity and ambivalence: The case of the Apollo scientists
Boundary Vision: Arsenic, cold fusion and the legitimacy of online critique
Boundary Vision: Science and music: Seeing past the noise with Robin Woywitka and Paul Farrant
Boundary Vision: Women, romantic goals and science: The evidence just isn’t there
BPS Research Digest: How psychology helped locate HMAS Sydney II, lost for over 60 years
Bug Girl’s Blog: Will Brazilian Waxing Make Pubic Lice Extinct?
Bug Girl’s Blog: It’s National Pollinator Week!
Bug Girl’s Blog: Another reason the “Ark Park” is a bad idea
Bug Girl’s Blog: Choosing a Graduate Program and Advisor
The Bunsen Boerner: Chemistry: this shit’s important
CABI invasives blog: Wild gingers – beastly beauties
Cassandra’s Tears: Bubble Ring Play of Dolphins
Chronicles From Hurricane Country: Ancestor Points the Way (poem)
Chronicles From Hurricane Country: Neurospora Lullaby (poem)
Chronicles From Hurricane Country: Tiny Captains (poem)
Chronicles From Hurricane Country: The Ballad of Big Bug Ranch (poem)
Chronicles From Hurricane Country: How’s That Again? (poem)
Chronicles From Hurricane Country: Spore Richard’s Almanack (poem)
Chronicles From Hurricane Country: Second Sight (poem)
Chronicles From Hurricane Country: Scent and Sensibility (poem)
Chronicles From Hurricane Country: Climate Change Poem 11 (poem)
Chronicles From Hurricane Country: Climate Change Poem 13 (poem)
Chronicles From Hurricane Country: Climate Change Poem 14 (poem)
Chronicles From Hurricane Country: Climate Change Poem 16 (poem)
Chronicles From Hurricane Country: Climate Change Poem 22 (poem)
Chronicles From Hurricane Country: Climate Change Poem 23 (poem)
Clevelandpoetics: Dunkleosteus: three haiku (poetry)
Cocktail Party Physics: Twin Suns: Better Than One?
Compound Eye: Organic Honey Is A Sweet Illusion
Compound Eye: Interview: Photographer Jim Reed on Hurricane Irene and Storm Chasing
Confusedious; a science blog: Genetic diversity and ecosystem recovery; there is more to biodiversity than species count.
Context and variation: Menstruation is just blood and tissue you ended up not using
Context and variation: Parenting is not just for the ladies: on testosterone, fatherhood, and why lower hormones are good for you
Context and variation: Don’t douche, she declares acidly
Context and variation: Iron-deficiency is not something you get just for being a lady
Context and variation: Even when we want something, we need to hide it.
Cosmic Variance: Physics and the Immortality of the Soul
COSMOS – Online Features: What is the next penicillin?
Cracking the Enigma: Theories of autism: lessons from Dr House
Crude Matter: What can urine tell us? and Better living through pee-sniffing, or What can urine tell us? Volume 2. perhaps fused into a single essay.
Crude Matter: My experience with emetophobia, and some questions for the blogosphere.
Culturing Science: Learning to understand non-genius autistic people
Culturing Science: Urban ecology doesn’t have enough humans in it
Culturing Science: When adaptation doesn’t happen
Culturing Science: The danger of appealing stories: anecdata, expectations, and skepticism
Culturing Science: Natural history collections in ecological research
Culturing Science: Collapsed cod fishery shows signs of life
Culturing Science: Don’t forget the parasites! Reevaluating the pyramid of numbers
Curiouser and Curiouser: Spreading the Skeptical Word through Music and Comedy
Curiouser and Curiouser: Interview With Professor Richard Wiseman
Curiouser and Curiouser: Speaking of Skeptical Activism
The Curious Wavefunction: Better extraterrestrial communication through chemistry: What do aliens want?
The Curious Wavefunction: How can we make the International Year of Chemistry successful?
The Curious Wavefunction: Aliens, arsenic and alternative peer-review: Has science publishing become too conservative?
The Curious Wavefunction: On chemistry’s multiple cultures
Dangerous Experiments: On Beards, Biology, and Being a Real American
Darwin vs The Machine: How The Stock Market Influences The Hot 100 Billboard Charts
Deconstructing Science: Express Yourself!
Deep Sea News: DON’T PANIC: Sustainable seafood and the American outlaw
Deep Sea News: How To Cuddle Your Lady Right, by Smoove A
Deep Sea News: Inside the Outside
Degrees of Freedom: Under a Blood Red Sky
Degrees of Freedom: A Galactic Challenge: How Would You Teach Left from Right to an Alien Civilization?
Denim and Tweed: Evolution’s Rainbow, from sparrows’ stripes to lizard lesbianism
Denim and Tweed: An adaptive fairytale with no happy ending
Denim and Tweed: How can you tell if a plant is carnivorous? Feed it!
The Digital Cuttlefish: BART Bugs! (poem)
The Digital Cuttlefish: If Cole Porter Were An Evolutionary Psychologist… (poem)
The Digital Cuttlefish: The Equal And Opposite Scientist (poem)
The Digital Cuttlefish: Ring Around The Coffee (poem)
The Digital Cuttlefish: Mighty Mouse! (poem)
Dinner Party Science: Who’s afraid of the Universe?
Disease Prone: Emerging infectious diseases and cities
Disease Prone: Acinetobacter baumannii the most opportunisitic-ist pathogen you know
Disease Prone: Peptidoglycan – The bacterial wonder wall
Disease Prone: Jumping Frenchmen of Maine Syndrome
Disease Prone: Halitosis – Your mouth smells like arse
Disease Prone: Flooding and disease
Disease Prone: Capsular Polysaccharide and Pneumococcal Disease
Disease Prone: Anti-cancer Fungi
Disease Prone: No door? No problem. T. cruzi uses the window to cause Chagas Disease
The Dispersal of Darwin: Sir Charles?
The Dispersal of Darwin: Distilling “History of Science” to 140 characters…
The Dispersal of Darwin: PBS vs. NASA: Thoughts on popular science education at a local museum
The Dispersal of Darwin: Did Darwin respond to Wallace regarding pitcher plants?
Doing Good Science: What about Dalibor Sames? The Bengü Sezen fraud and the responsibilities of the PI in the training of new scientists.
Doing Good Science: The objectivity thing (or, why science is a team sport). and Objectivity requires teamwork, but teamwork is hard. fused into a single essay.
Dot Physics: The Physics of a High-Speed Crash: 70 MPH vs. 85 MPH
Dot Physics: Here is an Awesome Moon Model
Dot Physics: Where Does the Carbon Come From?
Dot Physics: How To Brute Force a Car Talk Puzzler
The Dragonfly Woman: Ode to an Odonate on Valentine’s Day (poem)
Drugmonkey: Pick ‘em (poem)
Dr. Carin Bondar – Biologist With a Twist: Reflections on Biology and Motherhood: Where do Homo sapiens Fit In?
Dr. Carin Bondar – Biologist With a Twist: Mark Burnett VS Charles Darwin in an Epic Battle of Immunity
Dr. Carin Bondar – Biologist with a Twist: Do Not Sex Your Sibs: Lessons from a Butterfly
Dr. Carin Bondar – Biologist with a Twist: Don’t discriminate against handicapped spiders just because their webs look a little different…
Dr. Carin Bondar – Biologist with a Twist: Nice eggs…come here often?
Dr. Carin Bondar – Biologist with a Twist: Two is cozy – Eleven is a crowd. Benefits to polyandry in a foam-nesting treefrog…
Dr. Carin Bondar – Biologist with a Twist: The astounding strength of homosexual bonds in Zebra Finches: Ladies need not apply…
Dr. Mark Van Stone: Glyphs – Evidence for 2012 Apocalypse
Earthsky: Lifeform of the week: Killer whales on trial
Earthsky: Lifeform of the Week: Naked mole-rat genome exposed
Earthsky: Want to eat less? Try a bigger fork
Earthsky: Which of the three gut types are you?
Earthsky: Gonorrhea reaching for superbug status, still
Earthsky: Carnivorous plants are out for blood
Earthsky: What’s true – and false – about the March 19 supermoon
Earthsky: Celebrating 100 years of International Women’s Day
Earthsky: Gettin’ biblical down in Texas
Earthsky: Autumn equinox, cycles of nature and Chinese philosophy
Earthsky: Have we seen a white hole?
Earthsky: Moon’s shadow, like a ship, creates waves in Earth’s atmosphere
EarthSky: James Webb Space Telescope in financial limbo, but science pushes on
EarthSky: Moon-bound twin GRAIL spacecraft launch success
EarthSky: Do atmospheric changes before Japan’s big quake indicate predictability?
EarthSky: Invisibility cloaks move one step closer from science fiction to reality
EarthSky: More ice loss ahead for Petermann Glacier in Greenland
EarthSky: Lifeform of the week: a silkworm’s work is never done
Electron Café: Scientific Process Rage (cartoon)
Empirical Zeal: What it feels like for a sperm
Endless Forms: Woolly Bats Use a Carnivorous Roost
Engineer Blogs: Noise of Aviation
En Tequila Es Verdad: Adorers of the Good Science of Rock-breaking
The Euroscientist: Pivot points – The big cheese and the director’s cut
The Euroscientist: Political will closes our eyes
The Excuses I’m Going With: Up Malaria’s Sleeve
The Excuses I’m Going With: The New Madrid Seismic Zone: Much Ado About Something … Unexpected
The Excuses I’m Going With: Species Assault is a Go
The Excuses I’m Going With: Shaky Reasoning
The Excuses I’m Going With: Pornography Terms in Google Searches by Democrats and Republicans
Expression Patterns: Make history, not vitamin C
Extinction Countdown: Shark-finning gangsters assault celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay
The Febrile Muse: Human Papillomavirus: Driving Ms. HeLa, Henrietta Lack’s Cells
The Febrile Muse: Scientific Literacy in Children: Building the Basics
From The Lab Bench: Hiding Place for the Artsy-Scientist
From The Lab Bench: Out of Hiding: The Artsy-Scientist’s Mid-life Crisis
From The Lab Bench: We Want More Science, said the American Public
From The Lab Bench: The Science of Chocolate
From The Lab Bench: Life, Death, and Silver Bullets
Galileo’s Pendulum: Revisiting Schrödinger’s Cat
The Gene Gym: Re-awakening enemy sleepers…
Genomics, Evolution and Pseudoscience: It’s time to destroy our smallpox
Georneys: Geology Word of the Week: L is for Lithosphere
Georneys: Geology Word of the Week: O is for Ophiolite
Georneys: Technology Anachronisms in Science
Georneys: A Conversation with My Dad, a Nuclear Engineer, about the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Disaster in Japan
Georneys: Bee-Bop the General Exam Bear
Georneys: A Million Random Digits
Georneys: Why are there Earthquakes and Volcanoes in Japan? In Response to: Magnitude 8.9 Earthquake & Tsunami in Japan
Glass Petal Smoke: Inside the Olfactory Mind of Dr. Roman Kaiser
The Gleaming Retort: WTF Weather: Wichita Heat Burst
The Gleaming Retort: How IBM’s Watson Computer Excels at Jeopardy!
The Gleaming Retort: The Rapture of Daylight Saving Time
The Gleaming Retort: Volts and Vespa: Buzzing about Photoelectric Wasps
The Gleaming Retort: Energy from Methane Hydrates: Better to Burn Out than Fade Away
The Gleaming Retort: Great Moments in Science Writing: The Alpha Cavewoman Fiasco
Guardian Science Blog (Scicurious) The postdrome: migraine’s silent sister
Guardian Science Blog (Karen James): Space shuttle launch: ‘I feel the percussive roar on the skin of my face’
The Haystack: Front-line Antibiotics To Fight E. Coli
The Haystack: The Tail’s The Thing – Alkylamine Ethers and Zafgen’s ZGN-433
The Haystack: BARDA Bets on Boron to Bust Bacteria
The Hermitage: The Academia Ghetto
History of Geology: Large Igneous Provinces and Mass Extinctions
History of Geology: Baron Nopcsa: More than just Transylvanian dinosaurs
History of Geology: It’s sedimentary, my dear Watson
History of Geology: Time for a new epoch? – the Anthropocene
History of Geology: On the Extinction of Species
Huffington Post (Clay Naff): The Dangers of Believing in Parallel Worlds
ICBS Everywhere: Know Not Only What You Know, But Why and How You Know It
The Imagination Age: The Unthinkable Sometimes Occurs
Inside Our Lab: A Letter from the Post-doc with One Foot in the Pipeline
Inside Our Lab: If At First You Don’t Succeed …
The Inverse Square Blog: Annals of Stupidity Update–More on the GOP Hates Science beat
The Inverse Square Blog: My Kindergartener Could Solve Differential Equations Better Than That
The Inverse Square Blog: “I knew I was going to take the wrong train….”
The Inverse Square Blog: Why, Knock Me Down With a Feather: Megan McArdle is Still Always Wrong, Climate Science Edition
The Inverse Square Blog: Albert Einstein was a Friend of Mine, and I Can Tell You, Representative: You Are No Albert Einstein*
The Inverse Square Blog: “The First Thing A Principle Does Is Kill Somebody”
Ionpsych.com: Love, Hate… What’s the Difference?
It is NOT junk: Amazon’s $23,698,655.93 book about flies
It’s Okay To Be Smart: On Beards, Biology, and Being a Real American (also here)
It’s Okay To Be Smart: “There’s no crying in baseball” . . . the status quo of Ph.D. programs?
Katie Ph.D.(ABD): A whole new RNA world
Katie Ph.D.(ABD): How do you solve a problem like a broken chromosome?
Katie Ph.D.(ABD): DNA origami gets curves
Katie Ph.D.(ABD): How to make the most of your PhD: The road less traveled.
The Kitchen Pantry Scientist: NASA and the American Dream
Labcoat Life: Should Extremely Preterm Babies Be Saved?
Labcoat Life: Science Blogs Are Good For You
Labcoat Life: Define Science
Labcoat Life: Brains Breathe: Dopamine’s Role In Preterm Infants
Lamentations on Chemistry: On the pitfalls of science outreach to the public
The Last Word on Nothing (Virginia Hughes): Autism’s Plot
The Last Word On Nothing (Ann Finkbeiner): Science Metaphors (cont): Resonance
The Last Word On Nothing (Chris Gunter): Guest Post: Part of Me Forever
Life, Unbounded: Superluminal muon-neutrinos? Don’t get your hopes up.
Life, Unbounded: Life in liquid carbon dioxide
The Loom: The Human Lake
The Lord Geekington: Of the Monstrous Pictures of Whales
Lost in Transcription: As opposed to the light of what?
Lost in Transcription: Kin Selection: Nowak vs the world
Lost in Transcription: Important Harvard Scientists Attack Kin Selection: Context
Lost in Transcription: Re: Homophobia and Evolutionary Psychology
Lounge of the Lab Lemming: Dear Hypothesis
Love in the Time of Chasmosaurs: Scaphognathus crassirostris: A Pterosaur in the Historical Record?
Love in the Time of Chasmosaurs: Goertzen’s Case for the Historical Scaphognathus
Magma Cum Laude: Eruption rates at volcanoes
Mainly mongoose: Crying out loud
Mainly mongoose: More snakes and adders
Mainly mongoose: This morning I showered with a murderer
Mainly mongoose: The mysterious case of the missing mammals
Mainly mongoose: The past, the poop and palynology
Mammoth Tales: Tabbert’s Sea-Mammoth
The Mother Geek: How “boner” is misleading: The science behind an erect penis
The Mother Geek: Science on the brain: Motor traffic and beads on a string
The Mother Geek: The shmeat market: tissue engineering and the future of food
NeoAcademic: Online Plagiarism and Cybercheating Still Strong – 61.9%
NeoAcademic: Fight Your Fear of Cockroaches With Augmented Reality
NeoAcademic: Unfolding the IKEA Effect: Why We Love the Things We Build
Networking Embedded Systems: Build your own gyroscope messenger as Christmas present
NeuroanthropologyHuman (amphibious model): living in and on the water
Neuroanthropology: ‘The last free people on the planet’
Neuroanthropology: Getting around by sound: Human echolocation
NeuroDojo: Indie spirit
NeuroDojo: Ptarmigans on ptreadmills
NeuroDojo: Before you attack science, could you at least learn to use Google?
NeuroDojo: Tales to astonish
Neuron Culture: Free Science, One Paper at a Time
Neurophilosophy: The illusion of attention
Neurophilosophy: The ghostly gaze and the disappearing bust of Voltaire
NeuroPsydoctor8: Things were just simpler in the Dark Ages. Two Neuroscientific Challenges to Retributivism
NeuroPsydoctor8: Regarding Juvenile Comprehension of Miranda
NeuroPsydoctor8: Interested In Neuroethics and National Security? Well here you go:
Y U NO (cartoon)
NeuroPsydoctor8: Last thoughts and Consciousness
NeuroPsydoctor8: New neuroimaging technique: Mapping Myelination
Neuroself: Jonah Lehrer is not a neuroscientist
Neurosphere: Brain-based evidence for multiple intelligences?
Neurosphere: Is it time for a conceptual revolution in neuroscience?
Neurotic Physiology: Dinosaur Inspiration
Neurotic Physiology: In which Sci is WRONG, you guys. Follow up on bees and cell phones
Not Exactly Rocket Science: The Renaissance man: how to become a scientist over and over again
Not Exactly Rocket Science: Meet Dicty the amoeba – the world’s smallest farmer
Not Exactly Rocket Science: Prehistoric Brits made the world’s earliest skull-cups
Not Exactly Rocket Science: Forget butterflies – wasps and flies have hidden rainbows in their wings
Observations of a Nerd: Why do women cry? Obviously, it’s so they don’t get laid.
Observations of a Nerd: Reverse Bestiality: When Animals Commit Sexual Assault
How do you ID a dead Osama anyway?
The Occam’s Typewriter Irregulars (ricardipus): Genome sequencing, Shakespeare style
The Occam’s Typewriter Irregulars (ricardipus): Genome Assembly – a primer for the Shakespeare fan
Oh, For the Love of Science!: Zombie Ants and The Bite of Death
Oh, For the Love of Science!: Friday Weird Science GUEST POST: The distance between your testicles and your anus, ‘taint unimportant
Pharyngula: Dear Emma B
PKIDs Blog: HPV Vaccine: The Anti-Cancer Vax
PLoS Blogs Guest Blog (Delene Beeland): Saving Ethiopia’s “Church Forests”
Plugged In: Routine Maintenance Plunges Southern California into Darkness
Plugged In: The Earthquake App — circa 1859
Plugged In: Awake in the City
Plugged In: Buildings are sexy, too
Plugged In: One Footprint at a Time
The Primate Diaries (at Times Higher Ed): Ariel casts out Caliban
The Primate Diaries: The Science of Sexism: Primate Behavior and the Culture of Sexual Coercion
The Primate Diaries: http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/primate-diaries/2011/09/06/freedom-to-riot/
The Primate Diaries: On the Origin of Cooperative Species: New study reverses a decade of research claiming chimpanzee selfishness
The Primate Diaries: Commodity Traitors: Financial Speculation on Commodities Fuels Global Insecurity
The Primate Diaries: Touching Death
Promega Connections: Avoid Multiple Freeze/Thaw Cycles: Wooly Bear Caterpillars
Promega Connections: A New Role for Reactive Oxygen Species: Can We be Aged and Thin?
Promega Connections: A Scientific Explanation for Spontaneous Human Combustion
Promega Connections: The Devil is in the Details: Genetic Diversity and the Endangered Tasmanian Devil
Promega Connections: Springtime and the Emergence of Citizen Science
Providentia: The Turing Problem (Part 1), The Turing Problem (Part 2) and The Turing Problem (Part 3) fused into a single essay.
Providentia: Deconstructing Godel
Providentia: What’s Your Blood Type?
Providentia: That Healthy Glow (Part 1) and That Healthy Glow (Part 2) fused into a single essay.
PsySociety: Sex and the Married Neurotic
PsySociety: Envying Evolution: What Can The X-Men Teach Us About Stereotypes?
PsySociety: Sex and the Married Neurotic
Puff the Mutant Dragon: Sunrise in the Garden of Dreams
Punctuated Equilibrium (guest post by Cath Ennis): The scientific method, in chromo-logical order
Purely a figment of your imagination: Helpful Poisons
Q Space: Juno: Journey to Jupiter
Quantum Diaries (US LHC): Helicity, Chirality, Mass, and the Higgs
Quintessence of Dust: What a selfish little piece of…
Quintessence of Dust: Evolution cheats, or how to get an old enzyme to do new tricks
Reality and Psychiatry: The Mind Body Problem and The Boundaries Between Normal Behavior And Mental Illness
Reciprocal Space: Numb or Numbered? – great comment section to edit and include.
Reciprocal Space: Joule’s Jewel
Reciprocal Space: Here is a Man Who Stood Up
Reciprocal Space: Is Massively Collaborative Scientific Publishing Possible?
The Renaissance Mathematicus: The Empty Building
Research at a Snail’s Pace: Thurs-Demo: The one with the Earthquake Machine
RRResearch: Arsenic-associated bacteria (NASA’s claims)
Rule of 6ix: On the origins of smallpox – where and when did variola virus emerge?
Rule of 6ix: An ecological perspective on bat viruses
Rule of 6ix: The ‘interactome’ of a host/pathogen triad
Rule of 6ix: How do viruses hijack our brains to make us vomit – and can we stop it?
Sauropod Vertebra Picture of the Week: Tutorial 12: How to find problems to work on
Scepticemia: Rifaximin in IBS: A Quick Fix?
The Scicurious Brain: I may not know where I’m going, but I always know where I’ve been.
The Scicurious Brain: Can probiotic yogurt cure your psychiatric ills?
The Scicurious Brain: Ketamine and Major Depressive Disorder: Is it Better with Special K?
The Scicurious Brain: High Fructose Corn Syrup: Much Maligned? Or the Devil’s Food Cake?
The Scicurious Brain: City Living and your Mental Health: Is city living driving you crazy?
Sciencebase: Can we count on journal metrics?
Science-Based Life: Understanding Evolution: 17 Misconceptions and Their Responses
Science Business: HSBC Takes Climate Change Research to the Bank
Science Business: One Nation, Under Geeks
Science Business: Campaign Begins to Boost Public Support for Biomed Research
Science Creative Quarterly: Love and Death at the NIH
Science Disdained Nepal: Metarhizium anisopliae as Eco-friendly Antimalarial Biopesticide
Scienceline: Tiger bones, bear bile, and pangolin scales. Breaking down traditional Chinese medicine
Scienceline: How does the cardiovascular system work? There is a simple analogy: FedEx
Scienceline: (Don’t) Be Still My Heart. “Beating heart” transplants to be evaluated in study
Science Made Cool: A Whistle of Surprise
Science Sushi: Mythbusting 101: Organic Farming > Conventional Agriculture
Scientific American Guest Blog (Marie-Claire Shanahan): Can we declare victory for women in their participation in science? Not yet
Scientific American Guest Blog (Marie-Claire Shanahan): Arsenic-Eating Bacteria Have Changed Science Education
Scientific American Guest Blog (Marie-Claire Shanahan): An arsenic-laced bad-news letter: Who is the audience for online post-publication peer review?
Scientific American Guest Blog (Marie-Claire Shanahan): Science Education and Changing People’s Minds: Writing to convince
Scientific American Guest Blog (Julia Galef): The Social Psychology of Burning Man
Scientific American Guest Blog (Cindy Doran): Tinea Speaks Up—a Fairy Tale
Scientific American Guest Blog (Cindy Doran): Short Story Science: Lenina versus the Pneumococcus
Scientific American Guest Blog (Evelyn Mervine): Nature’s Nuclear Reactors: The 2-Billion-Year-Old Natural Fission Reactors in Gabon, Western Africa
Scientific American Guest Blog (James Byrne): Bacteria, the anti-cancer soldier
Scientific American Guest Blog (Greg Gbur): Paris: City of lights and cosmic rays
Scientific American Guest Blog (Matt Soniak): Learning from Tinka: Able-bodied chimps cop a back-scratching technique from a handicapped friend.
Scientific American Guest Blog (Lynda Sharpe): So You Think You Know Why Animals Play…
Scientific American Guest Blog (Jeanne Garbarino and Perrin Ireland): Cholesterol: Friend Before Foe
Scientific American Guest Blog (Jeanne Garbarino): Heart interrupted
Scientific American Guest Blog (Matthew Francis): What We Know about Black Holes
Scientific American Guest Blog (Carmen Drahl): What’s In A Name? For Chemists, Their Field’s Soul
Scientific American Guest Blog (Rob Dunn): Biologist Spending Way Too Much Time Thinking about Discovery He Made on Jon Stewart’s Body
Scientific American Guest Blog (Rob Dunn): Man discovers a new life-form at a South African truck stop
Scientific American Guest Blog (Rob Dunn): The top 10 life-forms living on Lady Gaga (and you)
Scientific American Guest Blog (Cheryl Murphy): Will Carrots Help You See Better? No, but Chocolate Might
Scientific American Guest Blog (Maria Konnikova): Don’t Just See, Observe: What Sherlock Holmes Can Teach Us About Mindful Decisions
Scientific American Guest Blog (Maria Konnikova): Lessons from Sherlock Holmes: Paying Attention to What Isn’t There
Scientific American Guest Blog (Maria Konnikova): Lessons from Sherlock Holmes: Breadth of Knowledge Is Essential
Scientific American Guest Blog (Rebecca Jablonsky): The Gaze of Art and Science: To See Is Not to Know, and Vice Versa
Scientific American Guest Blog (Rebecca Jablonsky): Designing the Underdog: Instances of Technology and Art as Human Equalizers
Scientific American Guest Blog (Rita J. King): Failure of imagination can be deadly: Fukushima is a warning
Scientific American Guest Blog (Jeremy Yoder): The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Natural Selection and Evolution, with a Key to Many Complicating Factors
Scientific American Guest Blog (David Manly and Lauren Reid): Good Dads and Not-So-Good Dads in the Animal Kingdom
Scientific American Guest Blog (Bradley Voytek): What Bats, Bombs and Sharks Taught Us about Hearing
Scientific American Guest Blog (R. Douglas Fields): Curing Paralysis–Again
Scientific American Guest Blog (Kristina Bjoran): Animal emotion: When objectivity fails
Scientific American Guest Blog (Melanie Tannenbaum): “Anything but Country”: What Factor Analysis Reveals about Our Tastes for Tunes
Scientific American Guest Blog (Khalil A. Cassimally): Superfetation: Pregnant while already pregnant
Scientific American Guest Blog (Allie Wilkinson): Seafood at risk: Dispersed oil poses a long-term threat
Scientific American Guest Blog (Scicurious): Serotonin and sexual preference: Is it really that simple?
Scientific American Guest Blog (Holly Menninger): Winter stoneflies sure are supercool
Scientific American Guest Blog (Karen James): Evolution isn’t easy, even in Galapagos
Scientific American Guest Blog (Amir Aczel): A Higgs Setback: Did Stephen Hawking Just Win the Most Outrageous Bet in Physics History?
Scientific American Guest Blog (Marcelo Vinces): It’s Not That Easy Being Green, but Many Would Like to Be
Scientific American Guest Blog (Neil F. Comins): What If the Moon Didn’t Exist?: The Fun of Counterfactuals in Science
Scientific American Guest Blog (Stephanie Zvan): The Politics of the Null Hypothesis
Scientific American Guest Blog (Emily Willingham): Of lice and men: An itchy history
Scientific American Guest Blog (Jennifer Frazer): Excuse me, Sir. There’s a moss-animal in my Lake
Scientific American Guest Blog (Melissa C. Lott): Texas “Tea” becomes the Texas “E”?
Scientific American Guest Blog (Summer Ash): Science in the neighborhood: How to make really good coffee
Scientific American Guest Blog (Ashutosh Jogalekar): Chemistry: The Human Science
Scientific American Guest Blog (Antony Williams): All that glisters is not gold: Quality of Public Domain Chemistry Databases
Scientific American Guest Blog (Susanna Speier): Dad, the Apollos and the End of Space Shuttle Era Sadness
Scientific American Guest Blog (Susanna Speier): Beauty Pageants and the Misunderstanding of Evolution Meet….Again
Scientific American Guest Blog (Matthew Hartings): Cooking up some chemistry inside a cell
Scientific American Guest Blog (Carmen Drahl): What’s In A Name? For Chemists, Their Field’s Soul
Scientific American Guest Blog (David Kroll): Drugs from the Crucible of Nature
Scientific American Guest Blog (Deborah Blum): A View to a Kill in the Morning: Carbon Dioxide
Scientific American Guest Blog (Brian Switek): Breaking our link to the “March of Progress”
Scientific American Guest Blog (Casey Rentz): How to stop a hurricane (good luck, by the way)
Scientific American Guest Blog (Anne-Marie Hodge): Carnivore crossing: How predator species dominated mammal diversity on the Kuril Islands
Scientific American Guest Blog (Kelly Oakes): Habitable and not-so-habitable exoplanets: How the latter can tell us more about our origins than the former
Scientific American Guest Blog (Christina Agapakis): Mixed cultures: art, science, and cheese
Scientific American Guest Blog (Kathryn Clancy): I don’t have a 28-day menstrual cycle, and neither should you
Scientific American Guest Blog (Holy Bik): A plea for basic biology
Scientific American Guest Blog (Andrea Kuszewski): Could chess-boxing defuse aggression in Arizona and beyond?
Scientific American Guest Blog (Rose Eveleth): Can you hear me now? Animals all over the world are finding interesting ways to get around the human din
Scientific American Guest Blog (Rachel Nuwer): When animals attack: Death databases indicate that our fondest phobias may be misdirected
Scientific American Guest Blog (Danielle Lee): Under-represented and underserved: Why minority role models matter in STEM
Scientific American Guest Blog (David Manly): Biting the hand that feeds: The evolution of snake venom
Scientific American Guest Blog (David Manly): The Ferret Hunters
Scientific American Guest Blog (David Manly): Mirror images: Twins and identity
Scientific American Guest Blog (Dan Bailey): In search of the origins of warfare in the American Southwest
Scientific American Guest Blog (Daniel Ksepka): 5 things you never knew about penguins!
Scientific American Guest Blog (Robin Ann Smith): The worms within
Scientific American Guest Blog (Samuel McNerney): Confirmation Bias and Art
Scientific American Guest Blog (Jennifer Frazer): Pimp My Virus: Ocean Edition
Scientific American Guest Blog (David Manly): Ugly animals need love, too
Scientific American Observations (David Biello): What Was in the Oil Spilled during BP’s Gulf of Mexico Disaster?
Scientific American Observations (George Musser): Free Will and Quantum Clones: How Your Choices Today Affect the Universe at its Origin
Scientopia Guest Blogge (DrRubidium): Chemistry For The Zombie Apocalypse
SEAPLEX: Seeking the Science of the Garbage Patch: Does the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch” exist?
Self-Organizing Networked Systems: Langton’s Ant – from simple rules to complex behavior
Seven Deadly Synapses: To Sleep, Perchance to Cause a Midair Collision
Seven Deadly Synapses: Liberally Thinking: Red Brain, Blue Brain
Seven Deadly Synapses: Iodine-131 in US Milk: Cause for Concern?
Seven Deadly Synapses: Seven Deadly Sins Sunday: Gluttony Part 3
Seven Deadly Synapses: Mother’s Little Helper, the Brainstem
Silvarerum: Chasing Daphnia: The Smallest Story on Earth
Skulls in the Stars: The Saga of the Scientific Swindler! (1884-1891)
Skulls in the Stars: The birth of electromagnetism (1820)
Skulls in the Stars: Mpemba’s baffling discovery: can hot water freeze before cold? (1969)
Skeptikai: Oz and Eastern Wizardry
Sleeping with the Fishes: Self-Help for Seabirds: How to manage your time and outcompete your neighbors for maximum survival
Solar at Home: How Optical Illusions Can Build a Better Bulb
Southern Fried Science: The Global Extinction Crisis – species area relationships, habitat loss, and population dynamics
Southern Fried Science: Climbing Mount Chernobyl
Southern Fried Science: The importance of failure in graduate student training
Southern Fried Science: Deep Fried Sea: Shark Week?
Southern Fried Science: Chronicle of a Death Forestalled: the Gulf of Mexico oil spill that didn’t happen
Southern Fried Science: Is it time for a sustainable pet movement?
Spiritualscientific.com Blog: Angela Ronson Part 1: Not a Vegetable at All, but a White Crow
Streams of Consciousness: Porn on the Mind
Streams of Consciousness: Money Can Buy Isolation
Streams of Consciousness: The Miracle of Birth is that Most of Us Figure Out How to Mother—More or Less
Streams of Consciousness: Forgetting About 9/11
Stripped Science: Microbiology and the Old Spice guy (cartoon)
Substantia Innominata: If you are a headbanger, you should listen to Céline Dion
Suite101: People of the Hubble Space Telescope
Superbug: Diseases and borders: Potatoes and St. Patrick’s Day
Superbug: File Under WTF: Did the CIA Fake a Vaccination Campaign?
Superbug: E. coli: A Risk for 3 More Years From Who Knows Where
Superbug: Highly Resistant Salmonella: Poultry, Antibiotics, Borders, Risk
Superbug: Resistant Salmonella: Deadly Yet Somehow Not Illegal
Superbug: How a U.S. Court Case Explains Problems Eradicating Polio
Surprising Science: Why We Need a Nap Room in the Office
Surprising Science: The Secret Lives of Feral Cats
Surprising Science: Biologist Rob Dunn: Why I Like Science
Surprising Science: Biology’s Ten Worst Love Stories
Symbiartic: The Chemistry of Oil Painting
Symbiartic: We Blew a Bubble for a Man Named Edison
Symbiartic: Alone in the blogiverse: where are all the space-art bloggers?
Symbiartic: 5 Reasons Your Camera Won’t Steal My Job
Symbiartic: To © is Human
Symbiartic: The DNA Hall of Shame
Symbiartic: Magic Beans
Symbiartic: Science-Art: don’t call it “Art”
Tattooed Science: Sex and math: You can integrate my curves any day
Tetrapod Zoology: Necks for sex? No thank you, we’re sauropod dinosaurs
Tetrapod Zoology: Those giant killer pigs from hell aren’t pigs
Tetrapod Zoology: Prediction confirmed: plesiosaurs were viviparous
Tetrapod Zoology: You have your giant fossil rabbit neck all wrong
There and (hopefully) back again…: In the shadows of greatness
This is serious monkey business: Primate vaccines: help you to help me?
This is serious monkey business: “Bad-sad-bad” and other responses to death.
This is serious monkey business: Raison d’etre of the female undergraduate primatology blogger.
This is serious monkey business: Is habituation ethically permissible from a biocentric perspective?
This is serious monkey business: The Curious Case of the Present Hymen.
The Thoughtful Animal: Defending Your Territory: Be Smelly, Be Fast
The Thoughtful Animal: Might Pleistocene Fido Have Been A Fox?
The Thoughtful Animal: Perseverating on Perseverative Error: What Does The “A-not-B Error” Really Tell Us About Infant Cognition?
The Thoughtful Animal: Rats, Bees, and Brains: The Death of the “Cognitive Map”
The Thoughtful Animal: Mathematics, Cities, and Brains: What Can A Highway Engineer Learn From A Neuroscientist
The Thoughtful Animal: Four Loko Is Just Like The Copenhagen Philharmonic
The Thoughtful Animal: Animal Imagination: The Dog That Pretended to Feed a Frog (and Other Tales)
Mathematics, Cities, and Brains: What Can A Highway Engineer Learn From A Neuroscientist?
Thoughtomics: We Are Nobody: Contingency and Convergence in Evolution
Thoughtomics: Shapeshifting protein makes sour taste sweet
Thoughtomics: Penguins colonized Africa. Thrice.
Thoughtomics: Long Lost Relative of Ticks Pops Up Again
Thoughtomics: Where does milk come from?
Thoughtomics: The end of E. coli
Thoughts from Kansas: Does meditation make people act more rationally?
Thoughts from Kansas: On interfaith outreach and atheists
Thoughts from Kansas: Biopunks, biohackers, and the movement to own your own DNA
The Throckmorton File: Do You Know the Most Remarkable Thing About Penguins? (You Don’t.)
The Tree of Life: The story behind the story of my new #PLoSOne paper on “Stalking the fourth domain of life”
The Tree of Life: A “work” trip to Catalina Island: USC, Wrigley, C-DEBI, dark energy biosphere, Virgin Oceanic, Deep Five, & more
Through the looking glass: What’s this public ‘engagement’ with science thing then?
Through the looking glass: A brief history of awesome
Tooth and Claw: Of Bad Odors and Good Yarns
Uncertain Principles: Science Is Not Irreducibly Complex
Uncertain Principles: Everybody Thinks Scientifically
Uncertain Principles: Teleportation of Toddler Toys
Uncertain Principles: Faster Than a Speeding Photon: “Measurement of the neutrino velocity with the OPERA detector in the CNGS beam”
Uncharted Atolls: Crushing predators reinvade the Antarctic benthos
Universe: Moon Arts, Part Two: Fallen Astronaut
Urban Science Adventures!(c): Urban Wildlife Watch: 13 Year Cicadas
The Urban Scientist: Thinking like a scientist: Confronting the alarming stats of the No Wedding No Womb
The Urban Scientist: Why Kanazawa is wrong, and it’s not just because he dissed Black Women
The White Noise: Can drugs drill holes in your brain?
The White Noise: How addiction feels, the honest truth
The White Noise: Did Ecstasy cause a teen to kill his parents or am I at a ’90s rave?
The White Noise: Addiction: a Fault of Chemistry
Why We Reason: The Psychology of Marriage: Choice or Arranged?
Why We Reason: The Future of Psychology: Can We Know What It’s Like To Be A Bat?
Wiring the Brain: Complex interactions among epilepsy genes
Worst Professor Ever: Why Humanities People Should Care About Math
Yes Means Yes!: Gender Differences and Casual Sex: The New Research
YourBrainonDrugs.net: Welcome to the future of recreational drug use.
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