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The Scienceblogging Weekly (July 21th, 2012)

Blog of a Week:

Life is short, though snakes are long is created by Andrew Durso who is a PhD tyro during Utah State University, where he studies a behavior, physiology, and ecology of toad-eating snakes. So, all on his blog is about snakes. And each post on his blog has something about snakes that we have not famous before.


Top 10:

Global Warming’s Terrifying New Math by Bill McKibben:

If a cinema of those soaring wildfires in Colorado haven’t assured you, or a distance of your AC check this summer, here are some tough numbers about meridian change: Jun pennyless or tied 3,215 high-temperature annals opposite a United States. That followed a warmest May on record for a Northern Hemisphere a 327th uninterrupted month in that a heat of a whole creation exceeded a 20th-century average, a contingency of that occurring by elementary possibility were 3.7 x 10-99, a series extremely incomparable than a series of stars in a universe…

The Mystery of a Missing Chromosome (With A Special Guest Appearance from Facebook Creationists) by Carl Zimmer:

There s something fascinating about a chromosomes. We have 23 pairs. Chimpanzees and gorillas, a closest vital relatives, have 24. If we come to these contribution cold, we competence consider this represented an existential predicament for evolutionary biologists. If we do indeed deplane from a common forerunner with good apes, afterwards a ancestors contingency have mislaid a span after a origin branched off, some 6 million years ago. How on Earth could we only give adult an whole chromosome….

Are Warnings About a Side Effects of Drugs Making Us Sick? by Steve Silberman

Your alloy doesn t like what s going on with your blood pressure. You ve been holding remedy for it, though he wants to put we on a new drug, and we re excellent with that. Then he leans in tighten and says in his many reassuring, man-to-man voice, we should tell we that a tiny series of my patients have gifted some teenager passionate dysfunction on this drug. It s zero to be ashamed of, and a good news is that this side outcome is totally reversible. If we have any issues in a bedroom, enclose t demur to call, and we ll switch we to another form of drug called an ACE inhibitor. OK, we say, we ll keep that in mind…..

Battling antivaccinationists during FreedomFest by Orac:

Like so many other skeptics, we only returned from TAM, which, notwithstanding all a dispute and play surrounding it this year, indeed incited out to be a rarely beguiling knowledge for myself and many people we talked to. As we ve been doing a final few years, we assimilated adult with Steve Novella and other proponents of science-based medicine to do a seminar about how formidable it is to find decent health information on a Internet, and how a University of Google all too frequently puts misrepresentation on a same turn as arguable sources of medical information since all that matters for many hunt engines when it comes to ranking hunt formula is a series and kinds of sites that couple to a given site…..

Epic fraud: How to attain in scholarship (without doing any) by John Timmer:

Running systematic experiments is, frankly, a pain in a ass. Sure, it’s impossibly gratifying when days or weeks of tough work furnish a clean-looking outcome that’s easy to interpret. But mostly as not, experiments simply destroy for no apparent reason. Even when they work, a formula mostly leave we scratching your head, wondering “what in a universe is that ostensible to tell me?” The simplest resolution to these problems is obvious: don’t do experiments….

One Molecule for Love, Morality, and Prosperity? by Ed Yong:

Imagine a proton that underlies a virtues that glue societies together. Imagine that it brought out a improved angels of a inlet with only a mark and could rebond a uneasy world. Imagine that it was a source of adore and wealth and explained what creates us good and evil. Well, lift on imagining. This is a story about oxytocin, and oxytocin is not that molecule….

How We Changed Penguins Just by Watching by Elizabeth Preston:

If a penguin falls in a timberland and no one is there to hear it, we don’t know what kind of timberland that is though everybody who’s meddlesome in penguins is substantially unresolved out a lot closer to a South Pole. The charismatic birds let scientists and tourists comparison get a tighten demeanour though too many trouble. And all that laxity has a intensity to change penguins, and other closely watched animals, for good….

What Would Happen If a Lion Fought a Tiger? by Natalie Wolchover:

This ultimate cat quarrel has happened some-more times than we competence expect. The Romans pitted African lions opposite Asian tigers in a Coliseum, to a rip-roaring pleasure of a Plebeians. A few fights were also staged in a early decades of a 20th century, and on several complicated occasions, random cross-species encounters during zoos have fast grown into hideous scenes guaranteed to injure any circuitously schoolchildren for life. But how do these lion contra tiger showdowns go down?…

In Search of Grote Reber by Matthew Francis:

Unlike many sites where a business of cosmology is done, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory famous colloquially as Fermilab isn t in a remote spot. The trickery is in Batavia, Illinois, partial of a sprawling metroplex of Chicago, and it s only a brief expostulate from dual vital tollways. The Standard Model describes a engorgement of particles, though it has zero on a series of fast-food joints and automobile shops within 10 mins expostulate of a Fermilab gates. My crony hosting me during my stay in Illinois wasn t even wakeful of a lab s location, notwithstanding carrying friends vital tighten by a area around it is that dense…

Dancing in digital immortality: The expansion of Merce Cunningham’s “Loops” by Ashley Taylor:

The complicated dancer and choreographer Merce Cunningham died in 2009, and his association gave a final opening during a finish of final year. Many of his dances will live on in a memories of former association members who go on to restage them. But there s one solo, Loops, that Cunningham never taught to another dancer. This square lives on by a opposite medium: digital suit capture…


Special topic: Science of Superheros

Batman and Gotham: A Deeply Dysfunctional Love Story by Adam Rogers

The offensive physiological and psychological consequences of being Aquaman by Southern Fried Scientist

Dear Science, leave Aquaman alone! by AmasianV

Why Aquaman is a best damn superhero in comic history by Cyriaque Lamar

Physics Shows Batman s Cape Is Suicide Machine by Liat Clark

The Fall and Rise of a Dark Knight-the Difficulties of Batman s Life While He Exists by E. Paul Zehr

Science sways superheroes by Alan Boyle


Best Images:

The Goddamned Particle by Perrin Ireland

Your Skeleton on a Internet by Daniel Lende

Animals With Misleading Names by Rosemary Mosco

The Bizarre, Breathtaking Science Photos of Fritz Goro by Tanya Lewis

American World War II Plague Posters by Michelle Ziegler

Beautiful biodiversity illustrations by Becca Stadtlander


Best Videos:

Friday Science Cinema by Justine E. Hausheer

When astronomers get video cameras by Niall

NSF Rhode Island Video Boot Camp member Dr. Sunshine Menezes delivers her message. by NSFMessengers

Tagging Giants: Studying Whale Sharks in Cendrawasih Bay by Mark Erdmann

Variety is a Spice of Lice by TheFieldMuseum

Five Men Agree To Stand Directly Under An Exploding Nuclear Bomb by Robert Krulwich

Chuck Norris, tapeworms, and a destiny of science: video of my keynote talk by Carl Zimmer



Patients, Prisoners, and Mass Shootings A Timeline by David Dobbs

Gorilla Youngsters Seen Dismantling Poachers’ Traps A First by Ker Than

Life on a Leg of a Crab by Craig McClain

Can we Shoot an Arrow Backwards into Space? by David Dilworth

How to “downplay a achievements of science” by Eoin Lettice

Why Facial Disfigurements Creep Us Out by Joseph Bennington-Castro

Wisconsin s Sand Rush by Kate Prengaman

A Way to Trap Carbon Deep in a Ocean and City Officials Declare War on Lawn Gardens by Rachel Nuwer

From Living Room to Lily Pad: Is a Fatal Amphibian Chytrid Fungus Spread around Pet Frogs? by Sarah Fecht

Just good friends? Attraction to opposite-sex friends is common though burdensome by Christian Jarrett

Just My Luck (or is it?) by David Nussbaum

The Bra Is 500 Years Older Than We Thought and 400 Years Worth of Water Discovered in Sub-Saharan Namibia by Colin Schultz

Learning from a Tubeworm by Michelle Nijhuis

The Real Life of Pi by Noby Leong

How would we like to nap with a fishes? by aranyak

Get Over It : Climate Change Is Happening by Eric Roston

Recycling a Seasons by Erin Gettler

Fusing chromosomes by John Hawks

No honeyed outcome for PhD workman bees by Elizabeth Gibney

QA With Mariette DiChristina: Born a Scientist by Jeanne Garbarino

Lion’s Mane Jellyfish Image: This Is (Literally) How Things Blow Up On The Internet! by Anthony Wing Kosner

The Endless Summer by Mark Bittman

Performance enhancement: Superhuman athletes by Helen Thompson

Discovery of God molecule has UNC roots by Samuel Mason

Just a contribution ain’t enough, ma’am by Wilson da Silva

Artificial Volcanoes Aren t a Solution to Warming by Erik Klemetti

Dolphins May Be Math Geniuses by Jennifer Viegas

New Science Emboldens Long Shot Bid for Dolphin, Whale Rights by Brandon Keim

What it’s Like to Witness a Grunion Run by Jason Goldman

Everything Is a Remix: The Sound of Horses Racing on TV Is Actually a Sample of Buffaloes Charging and Exploding Chocolate, Poisoned Scuba Suits, and a Bulgarian Umbrella: A Survey of Strange Assassination Tech by Alexis Madrigal

Secrets of a clam tongue: a box investigate in opportunistic scholarship outreach and New calamity fuel: a hulk scaleworm Eulagisca by Miriam Goldstein

Pardon me is this sofa taken? by Bug Girl

10 class named after famous people by Bethan Jinkinson

Pancakes, served with a side of science by Aatish Bhatia

One fish, dual fish and 400,000 zebrafish by Kathleen Raven

The Dirty Dozen: A wish list for psychology and cognitive neuroscience by Chris Chambers

Brain Scanning… Or Vein Scanning? by Neuroskeptic

What was a oldest Olympic sport? by Greg Laden

Dr Hornstein hasn t left a approach of a dinosaur by Lucy Hornstein

Science Metaphors (cont.): Sub-Grid Physics by Ann Finkbeiner

Will we ever run a 100 metres in 9 seconds? by Ed Yong

Dinosaur Aunts, Bacterial Stowaways, Insect Milk by Katie Hinde

Geneticists Evolve Fruit Flies With a Ability to Count by Liat Clark

Scientists take a bird s eye perspective to forestall bird-aircraft collisions by Allie Wilkinson

Technique gets transparent images from light reflected off vacant paper by Matthew Francis

Vitamin D gets visit testing, though a formula are a bit quizzical by Jessica M. Morrison

How Placebo’s Evil Twin Makes You Sicker by Elizabeth Preston

Gal pagos Monday: When Conservation Means Killing by Virginia Hughes

Canopy Meg wants we to caring about a rainforest by Samantha Larson

Person With Autism Manages To Do Something by Zoe

Using zombies to learn science by Tara C. Smith

Ecomorphs Converge On Suites Of Correlated Traits by Yoel Stuart

Is Society Becoming Over-Medicalized? Interview with Executive Editor of Reuters Health, Dr. Ivan Oransky by Shiv Gaglani

How land-inefficient is organic agriculture? by Mark Lynas

Record Heat Wave Pushes U.S. Belief in Climate Change to 70% by Mark Drajem


Media, Publishing, Technology and Society:

That devise to repository each twitter in a Library of Congress? Definitely still happening by Andrew Phelps

More on a Library of Congress and Twitter by Dave Winer (also see my Science Blogs definition, and a history)

v1 by Rethink Digg

Example Visualizations regulating a PLoS Search and ALM APIs and More fun with Visualizations by Martin Fenner

ScienceWriters2012: The NC Scouting Report by Rosalind Reid

Could a iPad save magazines? by Molly Mirhashem

The techies in broadcasting are not a problem by Anna Tarkov

Readership of papers vs. blog posts by Jeremy Fox

Why Flip The Classroom When We Can Make It Do Cartwheels? by Cathy N. Davidson

Higgs this, boson that by Richard Panek

Beginner Blogging The Prequel by Renee Dobbs

Power to a People (When it Comes to Funding Research) by Aur distortion Coulon

Curation techniques, forms and tips by Steve Buttry

No Internet For One Year: Tech Writer Tries Life Offline by Joanna Stern

Why Dave Winer Invented a Blog and How blogging came to be by Dave Winer

Introducing #smarttakes: pop-up assembly from a Guardian by Ruth Spencer

False Balance in Some Coverage of Carolina Sea-Level Controversy by Sara Peach

Brought to book: Academic journals face a radical shake-up by The Economist

All s Not Fair in Science and Publishing by Frederick Southwick

Let reporters do their jobs by David Wescott

How Academics Face a World: A Study of 5829 Homepage Pictures by Owen Churches, Rebecca Callahan, Dana Michalski, Nicola Brewer, Emma Turner, Hannah Amy Diane Keage, Nicole Annette Thomas and Mike Elmo Richard Nicholls

MIT Economist: Here’s How Copyright Laws Impoverish Wikipedia by Robinson Meyer

Why destiny of broadcasting confabs fail by Alan D. Mutter

Why paywall broadcasting is changing how reporters write by Tim Burrowes

ProPublica gets $1.9 million from Knight to enhance a efforts in information journalism by Adrienne LaFrance

The difficulty with content by Jeff Jarvis

The Scholar’s Frenemy by PHLane

Dealing with Edits and Comments by hurleybirds

Don’t Have Time to Tweet-bollocks! Twitter can even save we time as a scientist. by Scott Wagers

Communicating scholarship in a age of a internet by Deevy Bishop

Laptops in Lecture? by Rhett Allain

What was a initial scholarship blog? by Paul Raeburn

Scientific particles hit with amicable media to advantage of all by Marie Boran

On scholarship blogs this week: Scandal by Tabitha M. Powledge

Standing on a Shoulders of Bloggers: Carnival disappointment withering my soul. by Thony Christie

The Rise of Open Science by Roger C mara

The Web Is Not a Internet (You’re Probably Getting That Wrong) by Abraham_Riesman

Delete a Save Button by Farhad Manjoo

How Reddit Became a Internet’s Vigilante Voltron by Wylie Overstreet



Blogs of a Week so far:

May 11, 2012: Academic Panhandling
May 18, 2012: Anole Annals
May 25th, 2012: Better Posters
June 1st, 2012: Vintage Space
June 8th, 2012: Tanya Khovanova s Math Blog
June 15th, 2012: Russlings
June 22nd, 2012: Parasite of a Day
June 29th, 2012: March of a Fossil Penguins
July 6th, 2012: Musings of a Dinosaur
July 13th, 2012: Contagions

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