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Dispersed oil proves less toxic in EPA tests

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released results of its second round of toxicity testing on dispersants—chemicals used to break up the oil that spewed for nearly 90 days into the Gulf of Mexico from BP's Macondo well...

August 2, 2010 — David Biello

Inception is a clunker, but lucid dreaming is cool

Inception is an absurdly complicated, clattering contraption of a movie that impresses only in a mechanical, Rube Goldberg–ish way. My intellect had to work so hard to figure out what was happening that my emotions never got engaged...

August 2, 2010 — John Horgan

A (New) Blog Announcement

What a crazy month July has been! First with PepsiGate (also here, here, and here), then once things started to quiet down a bit, we were hit with the NY Times Magazine nonsense.

August 2, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

Extra, Extra

I humbly present, once again, the quasi-weekly linkfest. Enjoy! First, a reminder: Submit awesome science blogging for Open Lab! I encourage you not to be shy about submitting your own stuff!...

August 1, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

Where Can You Find Science on Scienceblogs?

Virginia Heffernan wrote a piece in today’s NY Times Magazine. She writes: Science blogging, apparently, is a form of redundant and effortfully incendiary rhetoric that draws bad-faith moral authority from the word “science” and from occasional invocations of “peer-reviewed” thises and thats...

July 30, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

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