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It is now expected by the science blogosphere that I post the full updated listing of all the submissions every Monday morning. This serves as a reminder for bloggers to submit their (and other people’s) posts, and to some extent prevents duplicate entries. But most importantly, it presents a growing listing of some of the most exciting work on science blogs. This is a weekly post where bloggers can discover each other and discover blogs they were not previously aware of. Thus it is also a promotion for all the bloggers involved.

The submission form for the 2013 edition of Open Lab is now open. Any blog post written since October 1, 2011 is eligible for submission. We will close the form on October 1st, 2012.

We accept essays, stories, poetry, cartoons/comics, and original art.

Once you are done submitting your own posts, you can start looking at the others’, including on aggregators like ScienceSeeker.org, Scienceblogging.org and Researchblogging.org.

The 2012 edition can now be pre-ordered at Amazon.com and Amazon UK. You can buy the last five annual collections here. You can read Prefaces and Introductions to older editions here.

Help us spread the word by displaying these badges (designed by Doctor Zen):

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Or take the Open Lab 2011 submission bookmarklet – Open Lab – and drag the link to your browser’s toolbar to have it always handy as you browse around science blogs.

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3 Quarks Daily (Julia Galef): My Little Pony: Reality is Magic!

The II-I- blog: We, the pioneers.
The II-I- blog: The Great Revolution

A Blog Around The Clock: The New Meanings of How and Why in Biology?
A Blog Around The Clock: #scio12: Multitudes of Sciences, Multitudes of Journalisms, and the Disappearance of the Quote.
A Blog Around The Clock: Books: ‘Reinventing Discovery: The New Era of Networked Science’ by Michael Nielsen
A Blog Around The Clock: Myths about myths about Thanksgiving turkey making you sleepy

A Hippo on Campus: Why men don’t listen and women are great at maths

A Schooner of Science: Fever dreams – the true tale of Richard Spruce

Addiction Inbox: Reward and Punish: Say Hello to Dopamine’s Leetle Friend
Addiction Inbox: Army Doctor Sees Victory, and a Dangerous Drug Bites the Dust—Almost.
Addiction Inbox: Night Owls Get a Coffee Break

Almost Diamonds: About Those Gay Homophobes
Almost Diamonds: Writing Fiction with Science: Pedophilia
Almost Diamonds: About That Evo Psych Polygamy Stuff

Anole Annals: If You Want A Lizard To Run Fast, Yell At It

Anthropology in Practice: Beware: The Ides Have Come. No, Really. This Time It’s True.

Artologica: From the Cells to the stars

Au Science Mag: Geomagnetic Reversals – the end of the world?
Au Science Mag: Homeopathy and Medical Ethics – Aberdeen Skeptics in the Pub

Australian Science Magazine: Here be Dragons
Australian Science Magazine: Networking the Solar System

Beach Chair Scientist: An important call for more forage fish to remain in the sea
Beach Chair Scientist: Dear Online Science Writing Community: A reminder for ‘call to actions’ because your perspective is priceless

Beaker: Rare bone disorder reveals new insights into autism
Beaker: What would Nature do?

Beatrice the Biologist: How the Brain Works (cartoon)
Beatrice the Biologist: Amoeba Hugs (cartoon)
Beatrice the Biologist: Single Cell is Just Fine, Thank You (cartoon)

Biobabel: On Transposable Elements and Regulatory Evolution

The Bug Chicks (Michael Barton): A taste for collecting beetles is some indication of future success in life!

Bug Girl’s Blog: How to get free media coverage for a bogus beehive design
Bug Girl’s Blog: Transcript of my ESA talk about Social Media

Byte Size Biology: The Search for Small finds Life on a Gradient
Byte Size Biology: So what’s new with humans?
Byte Size Biology: Using phylogenetics to reconstruct a 59 million year old drug
Byte Size Biology: Life is short
Byte Size Biology: The Origin of Gender Symbols in Biology

Cedar’s Digest: Purple Doesn’t Exist: Some thoughts on Male Privilege and Science Online

The Cellular Scale: The “Human Neuron”, not so special after all?

CENtral Science IYC 2011: Chemistry Carnival: Your Favorite Chemical Reactions!

Chemjobber: How do institutions change? Not easily
Chemjobber: Ozymandias, senior med chemist (poem)
Chemjobber: Why choose a Ph.D. in chemistry? A response to @DocFreeride

Chimeras: Another genetic puzzle: why is mitochondrial DNA only inherited from the mother’s side?

Cocktail Party Physics: The Science of Mysteries: Of Granular Material and Singing Sands

Contagions: Mapping Malaria in Anglo-Saxon England
Contagions: Did India and China Escape the Black Death?

Context and Variation: Vaginal pH Redux: Broader Perspectives on Douching, Race… and Lime Juice

Cosmic Variance (Sean Carroll): Everything is Connected

Cosmology Science Blog: Cosmic Microwave Angular Resolution Surprise
Cosmology Science Blog: Not Sure about Uncertainty ;-)

Counterbalanced: Problems in the neurozone

Curiouser and Curiouser: James Randi: An Honest Liar
Curiouser and Curiouser: On Stanislaw Burzynski, the Streisand Effect, and Standing Up for Skeptical Bloggers
Curiouser and Curiouser: On Codes of Conduct, Part II
Curiouser and Curiouser: Mythbusting Makeup: Skepticism and Cosmetic Claims

The Curious Wavefunction: The unstoppable Moore hits the immovable Eroom

Deep Sea News (Miriam Goldstein): A wicked bad idear: National Geographic hunts bluefin tuna for entertainment and Eating Wicked Tuna: A marine scientist tries to figure out what the heck is going on fused into a single post.
Deep Sea News (Alistair Dove): On common names
Deep Sea News (Kevin Zelnio): #IamScience: Embracing Personal Experience on Our Rise Through Science
Deep Sea News (Alistair Dove): No fish is an island
Deep Sea News (Craig McClain): What knowledge of the deep sea tell us about life on other planets
Deep Sea News (Alistair Dove): A (fetid) river runs through it, the Brooklyn edition
Deep Sea News (Alexis Rudd): True Confessions of a Dolphin-Loving Marine Biologist
Deep Sea News (Craig McClain): Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow
Deep Sea News (Craig McClain and Alistair Dove): James Cameron’s Deep Sea Challenge: a scientific milestone or rich guy’s junket?

Deep Thoughts and Silliness: The Problems of Interpreting Data

The Demarcationproblem: What chronic stress does to your immune system (cartoon)

Denim and Tweed: Baby steps versus long jumps: The “size” of evolutionary change, and why it matters

Dilworth Design: If it Moves – We Can Improve It: How Japan Can Stop Dumping Radioactive Water in Our Ocean

DiverseScholar: #SCIO12 Policy Report: Academia is Productive but Messy – Effects on (Mis)Communication

Endless Forms Most Beautiful: The Wool of Snowfall

Eruptions: Looking Back at the 1982 eruption of El Chichón in Mexico
Eruptions: The Mysterious Missing Eruption of 1258 A.D.

ESC Blog: Cool Insect Viruses

EvoEcoLab: The Message Reigns Over the Medium
EvoEcoLab: Trying to Catch His Breath With a Hole-Ridden Safety Net

The Febrile Muse: Inflammatory Language No 1. The ongoing cycle

From The Lab Bench: Google Search Engine Software goes ‘Chemistry’
From The Lab Bench: Old News for Carbon Dioxide, New Threats for Climate Change
From The Lab Bench: A Planet Under Pressure, and Why Gender Matters
From The Lab Bench: Putting the ‘Fear’ in Climate Change
From The Lab Bench: The Nature of Learning, or the Learning of Nature?
From The Lab Bench: Climate Change Communicators Should Listen to the Public
From The Lab Bench: Melancholia and the ‘Dance of Death’
From The Lab Bench: Bubbles for Life
From The Lab Bench: Manufactured Landscapes

Gaines, on Brains: Seeing into the future? The neuroscience of déjà vu
Gaines, on Brains: Using psychology to silence your enemies: the speech-jammer gun
Gaines, on Brains: My Neuron (poem)

Galileo’s Pendulum: If You Love a Flower Found on a Star

Gene Expression: White supremacy and white privilege; same coin

GeoSphere: The Art of Geology

The “Germ Guy” Blog: Confessions of a Mercurial Microbiologist: From Germ Guy to Monsieur Microbes…

Green Tea and Velociraptors: What is a Fossil Species..?
Green tea and Velociraptors: Dinosaurs: Then and Now

Happy Science: Eating More Chocolate Makes You Skinny
Happy Science: Negative Calorie Food: Science Myths and Legends
Happy science: What Does a Biologist Do All Day?

The Happy Scientist: Teach It Right the First Time.

The Haystack: How Jagabandhu Das made dasatinib possible
The Haystack: On Birth Control,“Plan B,” and…Batman
The Haystack: Biogen Idec Reveals Clinical Data for (Really) Small Oral MS Drug BG-12
The Haystack: Tetrodotoxin: Why Toxic Is Complicated

ICBS Everywhere: Science and Spin Are Very Bad Bedfellows
ICBS Everywhere: Are Atheists More Compassionate or Prosocial Than Highly Religious People?

In the Company of Plants and Rocks: Taxonomy of Agaves and Vino-mezcal

io9 (Maria Konnikova): What Happens When Alice and Anti-Alice Meet? (A Celebration of Lewis Carroll’s 180th Birthday)
io9 (Annalee Newitz): You are bitching about the wrong things when you read an article about science

Iqsoft science blog: Dilemma

Just Like Cooking: Petition Expedition – Cancer in Laundry Detergent?
Just Like Cooking: This Just In – File Under ‘Huge Marine Polyethers’
Just Like Cooking: Did Someone Say Pink Slime?
Just Like Cooking: hERG: Legs, Drugs, and Heartbeats
Just Like Cooking: Super Tasters and Smells in Space
Just Like Cooking: The Chemistry Popularity Conundrum
Just Like Cooking: Sunscreen Chemophobia: Oxybenzone
Just Like Cooking: Chemistry Words, with Friends
Just Like Cooking: Friday Fun – Lab Arts-n-Crafts

Katatrepsis: Why are there imperfect mimics?

KatiePhD: What exactly is a genetically modified plant?
KatiePhD: The Trouble with Teeth…
KatiePhD: Pain-free but itchy: Morphine’s alter ego

LabHomepage: Getting in on the ‘what they think’ meme

Lab Rat: Pathogens that feed off human blood

Last Word on Nothing (Sally Adee): Better Living Through Electrochemistry
Last Word on Nothing (Christie Aschwanden): What beer and running taught me about science (part 1 of 2) and/or Life without beer: part 2 of my beer & running science experiment

Life is Short, but Snakes are Long: The snakes that eat caviar

Life Traces of the Georgia Coast: Georgia Life Traces as Art and Science

Listen to Us!: Moby the Manta Ray

Literally Psyched: Our Storytelling Minds: Do We Ever Really Know What’s Going on Inside?

Lithics: Fault Dynamics 101

Magma Cum Laude: This is what a geologist looks like

Making Science Public: GM food, war metaphors and the perils of political entrenchment
Making Science Public: Making science policy public: Exploring the pitfalls of public protest
Making Science Public: Carbon and energy/publics and politics
Making Science Public: Making neuroscience public: Neurohype, neuroscepticism and neuroblogging
Making Science Public: Making science (in) public: What we can learn from museums
Making Science Public: Hype, honesty and trust
Making Science Public: Languages of uncertainty
Making Science Public: Waiting for gate-gate

Moments of Genius: Killing Creativity: Why Kids Draw Pictures of Monsters & Adults Don’t

My Growing Passion: When Plants Parasitise Fungi: myco-heterotrophy

Neurophilosophy: Sleights of hand, sleights of mind

Neurotic Physiology: Do you love Science? Well, that depends, do you like sleep?
Neurotic Physiology: Friday Weird Science: Does your menstrual blood attract BEARS?!
Neurotic Physiology: Friday Weird Science: Laptops and WIFI are coming for your SPERM. Again.
Neurotic Physiology: Overeating and Obesity: Should we really call it food addiction?
Neurotic Physiology: Friday Weird Science: The Social Psychology of Flatulence

Next Scientist: How Writing A Science Blog Saved My PhD

Nottingham Science Blog: Interview : Eben Upton at Raspberry Pi
Nottingham Science Blog: The Birdies and Peanuts Experiment
Nottingham Science Blog: Public Lecture – Chris Lintott – Astronomer
Nottingham Science Blog: Interview : Prof Alfonso Aragón-Salamanca

Observations (Ferris Jabr): Animals Exposed to Virtual Reality Hold an Emergency Meeting

The Organometallic Reader: Ligand Field Theory & Frontier Molecular Orbital Theory

Oscillatory Thoughts: Automated Science, Deep Data, and the Paradox of Information

Powered by Osteons: From Birth to Burial: the Curious Case of Easter Eggs
Powered by Osteons: Childbirth and C-Sections in Bioarchaeology
Powered by Osteons: Line on the left, one cross each: Bioarchaeology of Crucifixion
Powered by Osteons: A Brief History of Bioarchaeology – Part I: America
Powered by Osteons: Lead Poisoning in Rome – The Skeletal Evidence

Providentia: That X-ray Vision
Providentia: Why Are People So Skeptical About Psychology?

PsySociety: Why Jersey Shore Won’t Make You Dumber: The Importance Of Responsible Science Journalism
PsySociety: If I Were A Well-Off White Man… I Might Not Understand Other People Very Well.

Puff the Mutant Dragon: Do vaccines contain toxic chemicals?
Puff the Mutant Dragon: Confessions of a Creationist: the making of a serial killer
Puff the Mutant Dragon: Does beer make you blush? or, why “race” is a myth

Quantum Diaries: Error Control in Science

Questioning Answers: When poo tells a story (and I’m not talking about Winnie)

Reciprocal Space: What’s your favourite colour?

Reportergene: Where are your cells from?
Reportergene: Packaging madness

Rule of 6ix: The ethics of vaccination

Safari Ecology: Why is the African Savanna so full of thorns?
Safari Ecology: Exercise like a lion!

The Scicurious Brain: Cocaine and the sexual habits of quail, or, why does NIH fund what it does?
The Scicurious Brain: It hurts so good: the runner’s high

Science Calling: Seeing through sound
Science Calling: The next chapter of apoptosis research

Science. How hard can it be?: A tale of generations
Science. How hard can it be?: When we become nature’s mice.

Science Is Everyone’s Story: The Health Cost of Black Women’s Hair Products
Science Is Everyone’s Story: Energy Journalism: Cleaning up the Numbers

Science left untitled: Cholera riots…!

Science Sushi: Evolution: The Rise of Complexity
Science Sushi: Time – and brain chemistry – heal all wounds
Science Sushi: The Joke Isn’t Funny – It’s Harmful

Scientific American Guest Blog (See Arr Oh): Cochineal Dye Bugs Starbucks Customers
Scientific American Guest Blog (Alexis Rudd): Singing Snails and Killer Whales: Parallels in Conservation
Scientific American Guest Blog (Deborah Blum): About Pepper Spray
Scientific American Guest Blog (Meera Lee Sethi): Internet Porn Fills Gap in Spider Taxonomy
Scientific American Guest Blog (Cheryl Murphy): Learning the Look of Love: That Sly “Come Hither” Stare
Scientific American Guest Blog (Cheryl Murphy): Music can change (the way we see) the world
Scientific American Guest Blog (The Dog Zombie): The Hearty Ingredients of Canis Soup
Scientific American Guest Blog (Paige Brown): Catalytic Clothing–-Purifying Air Goes Trendy
Scientific American Guest Blog (Melanie Tannenbaum): Trayvon Martin’s Psychological Killer: Why We See Guns That Aren’t There
Scientific American Guest Blog (Melanie Tannenbaum): If It Looks Like a Compliment, and Sounds Like a Compliment…Is It Really a Compliment?
Scientific American Guest Blog (Sam McNerney): A Brief Guide to Embodied Cognition: Why You Are Not Your Brain
Scientific American Guest Blog (Danica Radovanovic): Digital Divide and Social Media: Connectivity Doesn’t End the Digital Divide, Skills Do
Scientific American Guest Blog (Danica Radovanovic): Phatic Posts: Even the Small Talk Can Be Big

The Scorpion and the Frog: The “Love Hormone” Pageant and The “Love Hormone” of 2012 fused into one.

Skulls in the Stars: François Arago: the most interesting physicist in the world!
Skulls in the Stars: The secret molecular life of soap bubbles (1913)

Social Dimension: New Ways to Measure Science
Social Dimension: The Fractal Dimension of ZIP Codes

Southern Fried Science: If fish evolved on land, where did they all go? Evolution and Biodiversity in the Ocean

Southern Limits: Seven Myths Deniers Use To ‘Debunk’ Peak Oil, Debunked

Space Age Archaeology: Valley of the Cable Ties: the material culture of the contemporary past

Speakeasy Science: Cough Syrup, Dead Children, and the Case for Regulation

Speaking of Research: A New Low at NIO: extremists threaten students

Squid A Day: Neurotoxins In Stranded Squid (With Bonus Rant About Academic Publishing)
Squid A Day: Why Aren’t Humboldt Squid Giant?

Starts with a Bang: So, you’ve learned that the Sun is going to explode…

The Starving Neuron: Fooled by the senses.
The Starving Neuron: 24 hours in the lab
The Starving Neuron: Bad behaviour

This View of Life: There is Grandeur (Really)

Tim Poisot’s blog: What should the next generation of ecological journals look like?

Token Skeptic: Eye-Witness To A Crime And Not Raisins – Reflections On The Bystander Effect In Helping Behaviour
Token Skeptic: The Special-Ness Of Species
Token Skeptic: Live-Blogging #ASC2012 – Monday Morning At The Australian Science Communicators National Conference

Trauma Recovery: Parents tell about their children’s recovery from trauma

Universe Today: A New Look at Apollo Samples Supports Ancient Impact Theory
Universe Today: Is Earth Alive? Scientists Seek Sulfur For An Answer

The Virtuosi: A Very Small Slice of Pi

Watershed Moments: Tree die-off in western North America
Watershed Moments: C is for Communication
Watershed Moments: Food, water & energy

We Beasties: Allergies 101
We Beasties: Allergies 101 – Part deux
We Beasties: Allergies 101: Part the Third

Words in mOcean: I’m a marine biologist, but sometimes I wish that what I did sounded a bit less interesting…

Zoonotica: How do we know what causes an infectious disease? Part 1 and How do we know what causes an infectious disease? Part 2





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