Welcome back (to me). Vacations are funny things - while I did spend some more time offline, I did not shy away from being online. It's just that I felt just fine surfing the Web and reading interesting articles without feeling guilty in the sense of "you should be working instead". Now I am back to work, here in the NYC office, catching up with everything, especially with editing and scheduling Guest Blog posts. But first, some updates....
Heather Doran wrote a nice piece about three of our blogs (The SA Incubator, Creatology, and the Guest Blog) for the Association of British Science Writers - New science writers get a place in the sun at the Scientific American Incubator Blog.
And the bloggers were busy all week. If you think a daily summary is incredible, just check out when it is presented as a weekly compendium - you'll need to take a vacation to read all this awesome stuff (I know I did):
- Amy Maxmen - Bedbugs get away with incest
- Dagomir Kaszlikowski - New Theory Explains How Objective Reality Emerges from the Strange Underlying Quantum World
- Samuel McNerney - Jonathan Haidt and the Moral Matrix: Breaking Out of Our Righteous Minds
- Vilay Khandelwal - 1 Percent versus the 99 Percent–A Case for Open Access
- Pamela Ronald - Lets Talk: A story of interspecies communication
- John R. Platt - Illegal Deforestation Threatens the Last 23 Hainan Gibbons [Video] and Endangered Ozark Hellbender Salamanders Breed in Captivity for the First Time and Do PCBs Still Threaten Humans? A Turtle Study Suggests They Might
- Lucas Brouwers - Yeti Crabs grow bacteria on their hairy claws
- Mary Beth Griggs - Scienceline’s First Ever App is Finally Available
- Scott Huler - The Secret Problem With That Testing Column
- David Wogan - The Westinghouse/Edison Rivalry – stray dogs, circus elephants, and getting “Westinghoused” and The impracticality of a cheeseburger and Energy source transitions over time – what comes next?
- Allyson Beatrice - Gifts for the Little Scientists on Your List
- Scicurious - One chemical makes you crawl, another makes you swim, if you are C. elegans and Early life stress and drug reward: look to the glia and Friday Weird Science Book Review: Dirty Minds and Motivation, Inattention, and ADHD
- Kevin Zelnio - Evolution’s Tempo, Movement II: Allegro
- Cassie Rodenberg - Sex Addiction’s Moral Battleground
- Jennifer Frazer - Toxic Red Tides Can Attack By Air, Too
- Eric Michael Johnson - The WEIRD Evolution of Human Psychology
- Maria Konnikova - An Introduction to Psych You Up. Literally.
- John Horgan - In Physics, Telling Cranks from Experts Ain’t Easy
- Psi Wavefunction - Carnival of Evolution #42: Answers to life, the universe and everything
- Jennifer Jacquet - Shifting Baselines: The Past and the Future of Ocean Fisheries
- Christina Agapakis - “The Future of Food is Microbiology?!!”
- Joanne Manaster - Moon-day Mood Music Video and The Sloths are Coming! Behind the Scenes of A New Program on Animal Planet
- Glendon Mellow - Curiosity’s Storybook Wishes For Mars and ScienceOnline2012 Call for Entries: Science-Art Show! and Science-Art Scumble #28
- Kalliopi Monoyios - The SciArt Buzz
- S.E. Gould - For all your blogging needs…
- Bora Zivkovic - What is a ‘natural’ sleep pattern? and Circadian Rhythms in Human Mating and Data for #drunksci: Daily rhythm of alcohol tolerance and Science + Storytelling + Good (Food & Drink) = The Monti at ScienceOnline2012 Banquet and Books: ‘The Poisoner’s Handbook’ by Deborah Blum and Books: ‘Bonobo Handshake’ by Vanessa Woods
- Mariette DiChristina - Scientific American Defends Marie Curie—and Women Scientists—in 1911
- Lena Groeger - Poor Design Can Be Bad—for Your Health
- Sarah Fecht - Lab Sabotage: Some Scientists Will Do Anything to Get Ahead
- Katherine Harmon - Mouth’s Many Species Decoded in Living Color and Stunted Growth from Common Causes Threatens Children’s Later Achievement and Paul Farmer’s Prescription for Restoring Health in Haiti–and Beyond and Four Infective Fungi, Three Nematodes, Two Burrowing Bugs, and a Host of Other Tropical (Dermatological) Diseases
- Mariette DiChristina - Student Experiments for the International Space Station
- Larry Greenemeier - Is Carrier IQ’s Data-Logging Phone Software Helpful or a Hacker’s Goldmine?
- Gary Stix - Will You Live Forever—or Until Your Next Software Release—By Uploading Your Brain into a Computer? and Are Psychopaths ‘Brain Damaged’? and Ritalin and Other Cognitive-Enhancing Drugs Probably Won’t Make You Smarter