Several posts from our network bloggers, several Guest Blog posts, and one SciAm article have been nominated for the 3 Quarks Daily prize, which is quite a big deal in the science blogosphere. See all the nominated posts here, choose one and then vote here.

Earlier today we hosted a new Fast Chat - Zombies and the Chemistry of "Bath Salts," with SA Blogger Cassie Rodenberg. Transcript soon...

And, being Wednesday, we are serving you a brand new Video of the Week for your enjoynment!

- Alexis Rudd - Japan Tsunami Debris on Pagan Island: Financial Problems May Lead to a Second Environmental Mess


- Hilda Bastian - Holy sacred cow! Why reactions to the exercise and depression trial go to the heart of scientific controversy.


- Scicurious - Exercise and Depression part the second: a critique of a critique


- Daisy Yuhas and Ferris Jabr - Know Your Neurons: What is the Ratio of Glia to Neurons in the Brain?


- David Bressan - The Birth of the Dolomites – Beautiful Mountains born out of the Sea


- Maria Konnikova - If we remember more, can we read deeper–and create better? Part II.


- Christie Wilcox - AI Takes Baby Steps: RoboBaby Learns Words


- Cassie Rodenberg - Are Urban Drug Dealers as Supernatural as Vampires and Aliens?


- Kaitlin Mogentale and Nicole Matthews - USC Dornsife Scientific Diving: An Interview with Karl Huggins


- Kalliopi Monoyios - Communicating Science: What’s Your Problem?


- Ingrid Wickelgren - Star Filmmakers Found in Unlikely Spot


- Charles Q. Choi - Worth Pitching? Why Did A Meditation Story Get Repeatedly Rejected?


- Alex Wild - Ant Science in Brazil: A Photo Essay


- DNLee - Wordless Wednesday: Amazing Blazing Star


- Scicurious - More on Science Communication: a sort of kind of carnival


- John Matson - Funding for Big Astronomy Ventures Could Hurt Smaller Projects


- Gary Stix - Should Ritalin Be Distributed To Everyone Taking the SATs?


- Katherine Harmon - Saturated Fats Change Gut Bacteria–and May Raise Risk for Inflammatory Bowel Disease



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