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I posted 32 times in October. That is, on A Blog Around The Clock only (not counting the posts on The Network Central, The SA Incubator, Video of the Week, Image of the Week, or editing Guest Blog and Expeditions)...
Advanced lithium-ion batteries may be all the rage for electric cars, but that doesn't mean one no longer faces drain anxiety when sitting in the audience of an energy conference taking notes on a laptop while a speaker extols their virtues...
YES! Sci applied, and got picked, to be one of the "neurobloggers" for the Society for Neuroscience meeting this year in Washington, DC!! It's gonna be a GOOD time.
I didn't know if I could but I wanted to give it a try. I kept a diary which is below which some might find entertaining or funny in parts but was really only designed for me to easily follow what I was doing...
There is a lot of back and forth right now amongst the academic technorati about the "future of peer review". The more I read about this, the more I've begun to step back and ask, in all seriousness: What is scientific peer-review for?...
I first published this post on December 5, 2007. It was later edited and published in the Journal of Science Communication . Communication Communication of any kind, including communication of empirical information about the world (which includes scientific information), is constrained by three factors: technology, social factors, and, as a special case of social factors - official conventions...
On November 19th, the American Museum of Natural History invites visitors to imagine what may be next in space exploration. Beyond Planet Earth: The Future of Space Exploration is a brand new exhibit developed by astronomer Dr...
Fabric of the Cosmos, starring theoretical physicist Brian Greene, premieres tonight on NOVA (with further episodes airing November 9, 16 and 23). The 4-part miniseries based on Greene’s latest book of the same name is a remarkable journey into the jarring world of theoretical physics...
Perils of Blogging as a Woman under a Real Name from NASW on Vimeo. This is a recording of a session from ScienceOnline2011, the fifth annual conference on Science and the Web.
Note: Many statements contained in this piece are the result of an in-person interview between the author (Melissa C. Lott) and Chevron Energy Solutions’s President, Jim Davis in the fall of 2011...
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