A fantastic post on the dogged passion of scientists: , by Meera Lee Sethi
Threefold variation in UK ! Wait, that’s less than what you expect from chance, by Ben Goldacre
A lovely piece on the and what it’s like to study them
Turn the lights off and your speakers up. Ready? from the International Space Station
This is wonderful. Two scientists – SciCurious and Kate Clancy – critique a paper on their blogs and the author . Technical but civil comments ensue. Great.
: more “bacterial than primate”, by Elizabeth Kolbert.
Why biology is in dire need of some (and why the creationists are winning at SEO), by Kevin Zelnio.
An important piece on & why young-earth creationism is absent
says polio eradication isn’t going to happen any time soon. By Maryn McKenna
Love the tyrant, not the hype: A must-read post by Tom Holtz on the
“You don’t want to be the science writer who asks a famous astronomer ‘so are u telling me there’s a ?” Cassie Willyard on why science writers need to ask dumb questions.
A beautiful creative combo of : “Time+brain chemistry heal all wounds” by Christie Wilcox.
Carl Zimmer asks about the . A great conversation ensues.
Great feature on , by Ewen Callaway
Very good piece by Erika Check Hayden on , and the limits of modern genetics.
is more about “selling objects… than propelling the arguments they contain.” Excellent analysis by Megan Garber
show that ambush is possible without planning or cooperation
– great Wired piece on a 520-experiment in isolation, that simulates a trip to Mars
: Knowledge for Knowledge’s Sake. I love Paul Norris’ blog on animal intelligence.
: why women’s education is key to slowing population growth. Really important concept.
– but some scientists disagree with “keep cave closed” tactic. Cool story by Carmen Drahl.
An excellent deep-digging feature on the from the Boston Globe.
Looming gaps in could create an important gap in climate data
are NOT a 13th Amendment problem
Killer Whales to…Exfoliate?
Not As Cute The Name Sounds
The neuroscience of
$10m prize for sequencing . Well, they should be easy to catch…
First patient receives . Good luck to him!
Stunts Evolution for Millions of Years
Was ? The debate about this iconic fossil critter continues. Brian Switek gets the nuance in the debate, unlike most journalists who opted for a simple turn-around narrative.
Declan Butler dissects the from last week. It’s still important, but how important?
The Royal Society has made free-to-access
The : conflicting studies fuel arsenic debate
Swans and stem cells: winners of this year’s
May Fuel Marijuana’s Side Effects
21% of “high impact biomedical journal” studies have
The UK’s National Cancer Director orders an independent review of . Good. Necessary.
? The definitive debate. Check out comment 20 for a clear lay explanation!
for boys recommended by CDC advisory panel.
This is big, important and potentially worrying. Non-invasive .
Might Survive Cancer Scourge
in a new blog called Nothing in Biology Makes Sense
One of the 7 billion humans has just brought the number of down to 50
Argument over deepens
Before flight, did dinosaurs use ? Great videos on the evolution of flight, via Carl Zimmer.
This might be the earliest (and it was found by a blind student)
The , The World’s Monuments to Human Skeletons
“I wanna be like you-oo-oo.” develop different cultures like humans.
People are if they’re told that their club belonged to a pro
is f***ed up – let’s fix it
Why Do We Keep Going Back to ? Other than the fact that Hammond keeps on sending us.
– tech that allows paralysed ALS patients to draw with their eyes
“An ignorance about genetics so profound that I may lose hope in humanity”: Emily Willingham on the
“ gives us the illusion that nature is fixed, but it is as fluid as the language used to describe it”
“We knew our predictions were little better than guesses, but we continued to act as if each prediction was valid.”
People with strong involuntary are more likely to be conservative, oppose gay marriage.
& the rise of the ruling reptiles
Crabitats! Project Shellter aims to build
: why MRI scanners don’t make for good sexy TV.
The first episode of Frozen Planet was incredible. Surfing penguins, the world’s most incompetent sea-lion, killer whales attacking seals with waves, and this
How to get a job in
How big was when you were born?
Study Finds Produces Disturbed, Miserable Adults
The beards! Oh god the beards! How the was illustrated
Do NOT attempt to answer this question. .
, crab gets hilariously awesome revenge on man
A , to be stapled to the heads of all strategy consultants.
: how the hell did he do a Kentrosaurus???
“Responses of unwitting participants to or propelled by a hidden cannon…”
Much Ado About Nothing. At the end, Nick Fury recruits them all.
“The was dragged from a big pipe and then some stuff happened”
Being alive linked to
The planet’s version of farting in the bath: an spews exotic lava
: Blogging Comes of Age. (I’m helping to judge and I quite agree. A particularly good batch this year).
Good round-up from Nieman Lab about getting .
I’ve been playing around with – an essential tool for journalists and other heavy web users.
A great dissection of why Amy Harmon’s autism story in the NYT is so good – I love the description of writers leaving “.
? Interview with, and essay by, palindrome king Barry Duncan. His record? 800 words
Someone hacked Israel’s in 2006. Now 9 million people’s personal info is on the loose.
A great piece on how , the new Shakespeare movie, relates to science denialism
“.” Android has a Siri, called Iris.
Why , and some buildings look really weird
Three psychiatrists urge DC Comics to stop .
Cyborg no more! The BBC moves to
The to discover your weaknesses. Er, I mean, help you find content.
: blogging your research is not a recipe for
It’s time to admit that , and they have opinions:
is offering fellowships of 5,000 euros for journos to report on geosciences research. Disclaimer: I’m judging
What are the that sci journos ask? Loads of great answers, plus some from me. Also: how to
How much energy does the ?
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