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I don't know much about all those media awards (I am much more aware of the good old Kaufax Awards, ResearchBlogging Awards, 3 Quarks Daily Awards and such), but it seems this one is big as everyone is so excited about it. Scientific American is a finalist in four categories:

Blog: 'A Blog Around the Clock'

Editorial Excellence - Special Section: Education channel on www.ScientificAmerican.com

Integration with Print: "Cities: Better, Greener, Smarter"

Tablet App - Paid app - Interactive: Journey to the Exoplanets App for iPad

I am not sure who does the judging and how (does not seem to be a community/online effort) and it is unfortunate there are no links to any of the finalists so you have to google them. I may even be in NYC on the day of the awards and can try to sneak in... And does this means I need to post more often on 'A Blog Around the Clock' now, along with all these other blogs I write or edit? But hey, it's nice to be in the run against Weigel ;-)

And now back to our regular programing:

- S.E. Gould - On selfish genes and human behaviour


- Rob Dunn - Eating off the floor: How clean living is bad for you


- Vlatko Vedral - The Joys of Quantum Entanglement


- George Musser - George and John’s Excellent Adventures in Quantum Entanglement [Video]


- Gozde Zorlu - Uniting against Neglected Tropical Diseases


- Glendon Mellow - Science-Art Scumble #29


- Daniela Hernandez - Musings on #Diversity at #Scio12, Guest Post by Daniela Hernandez


- DNLee - Diversity in Science Carnival #12: Broadening Participation in Science online and on the ground, a #scio12 #diversity summary


- Melissa C. Lott - North America Losing Its Oil Edge


- David Wogan - State of the Union 2012: energy use and the military


- Krystal D'Costa - There’s More to That Red Plastic Cup Than You Thought


- Scicurious - Feeling Stimulated by your Coffee? Look to the Basal Ganglia of your brain


- Kate Clancy - From the Field: “Hazed” Tells Her Story of Harassment


- Alex Wild - An Enemy in the Ranks


- John Horgan - Non-Sissy Uncertainty: Why I Inflict Nassim “Black Swan” Taleb on My Students


- Darren Naish - The more you know about colubrid snakes, the better a person you are


- David Biello - Climate Change Has Helped Bring Down Cultures


- Jason G. Goldman - Art+Photowalk at the NCSU Arboretum (#scio12)



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