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You kept submitting your posts all year long and watching, every Monday, to see which other posts were also entered.

Then we closed the submission form.

Then we made you wait a month of "electoral silence" while the judges went through three rounds of judging, until we announced which 50 essays, plus poems and cartoons, made it into print.

Then, at Science Online, we announced the gorgeous new cover art.

But now - what you have been waiting for so long:

The Open Laboratory 2010, the collection of best writing on science blog for the year, is finally up for sale!

Buy one for yourself, buy one for your significant other, buy one for each family member, buy one each for as many neighbors, friends and colleagues you can think of, and buy a copy for the local library.

Update: It appears as if the file download link, for the e-book compatible PDF version of Open Lab, isn't particularly obvious on the Lulu site. Here is a direct link. Here are instructions for adding to your iPad, Kindle, or Nook.