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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