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What a great second week since the launch! The team is invisibly but surely improving the site, bloggers are blogging (see links below), and the buzz online on social networks has not subsided one bit!
Here are some of the latest shout-outs we got in the blogosphere: BCLocalNews, Why Evolution Is True, Not Exactly Rocket Science, Science of Blogging, Superoceras, Immortal Coils, Ed Cone's WordUp and Terra Sigillata
Conversations on our articles and blog posts often continue on our Facebook page - "Like" it and join in the discussion.
This is the end of the scheduled roll-out of the first posts by the network bloggers. Starting tonight at midnight (Eastern) they are free to blog as they wish, at any time and any frequency they want. I am not sure if they will start immediately or take a weekend breather first and then explode with content on Monday - we'll wait and see.
Here are this week's posts, in case you missed them - what a wonderful diversity of topics, voices and styles:
Tetrapod Zoology, Darren Naish: You have your giant fossil rabbit neck all wrong
The White Noise, Cassie Rodenberg: Legalize Pot? The "Harmless" Drug and Schizophrenia
Science with Moxie, Princess Ojiaku: Please pay attention to the notes
Cocktail Party Physics, Jennifer Ouellette: A Series of Tubes
The Primate Diaries, Eric Michael Johnson: Frans de Waal on Political Apes, Science Communication, and Building a Cooperative Society
Lab Rat, S.E. Gould: Communicating with electricity
Extinction Countdown, John Platt: Deadly Rabbit Disease May Have Doomed Iberian Lynx
Creatology, Christine Ottery: Lia Ditton: Messing around on boats
Culturing Science, Hannah Waters: The conservation school of hard-knocks, or how I chose hope over futility
Symbiartic, Kalliopi Monoyios: 5 Reasons Your Camera Won’t Steal My Job
Cross-Check, John Horgan: Are Antidepressants Just Placebos With Side Effects?
The SA Incubator, Bora Zivkovic: Weekly Highlights #1 - virtual embryos, snakebite ointment, science of 4th of July, suspicions about salt, and more
The Thoughtful Animal, Jason G. Goldman: Rats, Bees, and Brains: The Death of the "Cognitive Map"
Crude Matter, Michelle Clement: Blood suckers: disease vectors and drug innovators
Budding Scientist, Anna Kuchment: Adopting a Caterpillar, and other adventures
A Blog Around The Clock, Bora Zivkovic: Telling science stories...wait, what's a "story"?
Context and Variation, Kate Clancy: To save your marriage, hold the mayo… but only if you’re a lady
Anecdotes from the Archive, Mary Karmelek: Odd Bicycles from the Archives, or Ways to Cheat in Cycling Besides Doping
Science Sushi, Christie Wilcox: What's in a name?
Assignment: Impossible, Charles Q. Choi: Visions: No Worlds Left To Conquer
The Scicurious Brain, Scicurious: Ketamine and Major Depressive Disorder: Is it Better with Special K?
Compound Eye, Alex Wild: Thrifty Thursday: What's the difference between a $200 and a $2000 camera?
PsiVid, Carin Bondar: Winners of the Inaugural Science Online Film Festival
Streams of Consciousness, Ingrid Wickelgren: Crux of Schizophrenia’s Emotional and Social Deficits May Be Cognitive
Oscillator, Christina Agapakis: Summer Reading
EvoEcoLab, Kevin Zelnio: The Reality and Utility of Bear Paternity Tests
The Ocelloid, Psi Wavefunction: First things first: so what are protists anyway?
The Artful Amoeba, Jennifer Frazer: The Jellyfish that Conquered Land -- and Australia
The Guest Blog was busy as usual, with a number of cool posts - check them out:
Using Computers to Model the Heart... Why Bother? by Byron Roberts
Dad, the Apollos and the End of Space Shuttle Era Sadness by Susanna Speier
How Environmentalists Can Respond to Americans' Need for Personal Space by Katherine Friedrich
"Project Nim" Reveals a Scientific Scandal by Edmund Blair Bolles
What's Going On with Those Scandinavian Sperm? by Emily Willingham
Taking Charge of Your Life and Your Death by Mary Knudson
Blood Lust: The Early History of Transfusion by Holly Tucker
At the #NASAtweetup for the last shuttle launch by Joanne Manaster
How well do Miss USA contestants represent their states? By Josh Rosenau
On Observations, our editors and staff wrote, among else:
Today's Polar Bears Started Out Brown and Irish [Video] by Sophie Bushwick
New ATM Designed For Semi-Literate and Illiterate Populations and How Do You Hack Into Someone's Voicemail? by Larry Greenemeier
Hacked Hardware Has Been Sold in the U.S. by Michael Moyer
The Guest Blog will surely have new posts over the weekend, but let's now watch when midnight strikes if the other bloggers jump out of the gates as well....and if not, they surely soon will.