Welcome back from the weekend - I hope it was a good one.

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Some updates first...

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Bloggers were really busy today, especially with Halloween-themed posts. Check them out:

- Krystal D'Costa - Can’t Sleep—Clown Will Eat Me: Why Are We Afraid of Clowns? and Happy Halloween from the SciAm Blog Network!


- Darren Naish - Marsupial tapirs, diprotodontids, wombats and others: the vombatiform radiation, part II


- John Horgan - Why Gaddafi’s Death Doesn’t Fill Me With Joy


- Bora Zivkovic - Are Zombies nocturnal? and Revenge of the Zombifying Wasp and BIO101 - Current Biological Diversity and ScienceOnline participants’ interviews and #scio11 – Standing Out: Marketing Yourself in Science


- Glendon Mellow - T. Rex or Treat! and Dinosaurs & Robots rocking Anchorage and Science-Art Scumble #27


- Kelly Oakes - The Closest You’ll Ever Get to Being in Space and Spooky Nebulae: Ghosts, Snakes, Spiders and Cats Eyes


- Jennifer Ouellette - Blithe Spirits: Science Ain’t Afraid of No Ghosts


- Melissa C. Lott - The Vampire (Loads) in Your House


- Carin Bondar - Trick or Treat?


- James Byrne - Spook house sporotrichosis


- Michael Moyer - Genetically Modified Mosquitos Mate with the Locals


- Cassie Rodenberg - Dear Dracula, Edward Cullen and Bill Compton: you have a substance abuse problem and Introducing an addiction-free society of the future


- Layla Eplett - Talk “Dirty” To Me: Blood, Purity, and Cuisine


- David Bressan - Climate, Overpopulation & Environment – The Rapa Nui debate


- S.E. Gould - Modelling a werewolf epidemic


- Eric Michael Johnson - A Natural History of Vampires


- Fred Guterl - Why Innovation Won’t Defuse the Population Bomb


- Joseph Milton - Grow your own…Halloween outfit


- Jason G. Goldman - Real Life Werewolves? Dog Bites and Full Moons and Sunday Photoblogging: Crescent Moon and Sunset


- Michelle Clement - Links: Halloween Physiology


- Christie Wilcox - Your average, everyday zombie


- Jennifer Jacquet - Treats Not Tricks: Scientists Favor Research about Reward over Punishment


- Scicurious - The Evolution of Overconfidence, as explained by a shot of Jager and the boys from Jersey Shore



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