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The Scienceblogging Weekly (August 18th, 2012)

Blog of a Week:

Do we trust in dog? is a code new blog. It is created by dual dog researchers, one in New York City, a other in Yarra Valley usually outward of Melbourne, Australia. Julie Hecht we might already know from her smashing blog Dog Spies, her essay in The Bark, or her investigate that we covered here during SciAm. She studies (and teaches about) dog cognition. Mia Cobb, a Australian, did her investigate in animal function on birds and ants, though now works on issues of dog shelters, gratification and opening scholarship of operative dogs. What is a coolest thing about a blog is that a dual of them write for any other, addressing any other in any post, so training and training from any other in a discourse to that we are all invited to attend in and contribute.


Top 10:

Tales from a OR by Summer Ash:

WARNING: This post contains my blood and guts, literally. If we re squeamish, we suggest skipping this one. What follows is my tour by a handling room during Columbia-Presbyterian on Jul 18, 2012. Apologies, though we couldn t assistance starting off with nonetheless another cocktail enlightenment anxiety (this time from Wes Anderson s Rushmore)….

An instance of since it is critical to heed expansion as fact, theory, and path. by T. Ryan Gregory:

I, and others, have forked out that there are 3 aspects of evolution: expansion as fact, expansion as theory, and expansion as path. Evolution as fact refers to a chronological existence that class are associated by common ancestry. This is upheld by a large volume of justification from a far-reaching array of eccentric sources. Evolution as speculation refers to a due explanations for how skirmish with alteration occurs mutation, healthy selection, genetic drift, etc. Evolution as trail refers to a tangible patterns that have occurred during a story of life, such as when certain events (e.g., branching points, extinctions, etc.) took place, how lineages are related, when and how many times certain traits evolved, and such. The critical indicate is that these 3 components are mostly independent…

The Childhood Aquatic by John Romano:

There is a structurally constituent partial of my essence that is a keystone to my existence. we am not certain how it was placed in such a critical position, though it seems this partial of me is embedded in my DNA. Something that we can never remember being without. The comprehensive and sum mindfulness with a healthy world….

Abraham Lincoln and The Embalmer by Romeo Vitelli:

The assassination of Abraham Lincoln on Apr 15, 1865 repelled a republic still recuperating from 4 years of bloody polite war. Along with a hunt for his killers and a uncovering of a assassination tract opposite a President and several other members of his administration, there was also a logistic calamity of his wake and a need to ride a President’s physique by sight from Washington D.C. to his final resting place in Springfield, Illinois. Since a wake sight would retrace a track that Lincoln had trafficked to Washington following his election, a physique would be noticed by millions of mourners along a approach during a countless designed stops. All of that lifted a doubt of how to keep a physique recorded prolonged adequate to strech a destination. Considering a fact that wake embalming was a comparatively new growth during that time, some unequivocally special arrangements indispensable to be made…

Inspiration from bassist Victor Wooten shows me a new approach to bargain with my child-as-scientist frustrations by Marie-Claire Shanahan:

I have a admission to make: we tremble a small each time we see a propagandize scholarship or scholarship overdo module fit by observant something like, Young children are healthy scientists, truly extraordinary about a universe (That sold quote is from a Delaware Museum of Natural History). we feel like a oaf about it since it mostly comes with unequivocally good intentions to get students actively concerned in doing scholarship (something we unequivocally support)….

How a Tick Bite Made Me Allergic to Meat by Helen Chappell:

The final time we ate a hamburger, we spent a night in a puncture room. There wasn t anything wrong with a hamburger itself aside from being a bit trite though it sent me into anaphylactic shock. It wasn t always this way…

Are wolves unequivocally all that? by DeLene Beeland:

Have charge scientists spin carried away, touting a ecological advantages of wolves where there are maybe brave we contend it? not as many as we trust there to be? Perhaps some people in a media, and even some in science, have gotten carried divided with a ecological changes that wolves are indeed able of mediating, says globally-renowned wolf biologist L. David Mech in his many new paper Is scholarship in risk of sanctifying a wolf? …

Losing One s Head: A Frustrating Search for a Truth about Decapitation by Lindsey Fitzharris:

If we ever find yourself in a pub with me, chances are that during some point, a review will spin to death. Not usually death, though a terrifying and terrible ways people have succumbed to it in a past. we have mostly listened a story retold about a masculine who attended a execution of his crony during a French Revolution. Seconds after a guillotine fell, a masculine retrieved a severed conduct and asked it a array of questions in sequence to establish either or not it was probable to keep alertness after decapitation. Through a complement of blinking, a plant allegedly communicated his summary behind to his friend. The finale to this story changes according to a whims of a anecdotist or maybe a series of drinks he or she has consumed by that time. we wondered: was this a 18th-century homogeneous to an civic legend? Or could there, in fact, be a grade of law in this pale tale?….

A Dirty, Deadly Bite by Brian Switek:

Dragons aren t real. At least, a fire-breathing wyverns and coiling wyrms of Gothic scholarship aren t. Those reptilian menaces were products of damned and pre-scientific ideas about antiquated creatures. They were nauseous amalgamations desirous by a fears and tangible hoary stays of long-extinct mammals and dinosaurs. But in a early 20th century, reporters excitedly relayed a find of what fast became famous as a Komodo dragon 10 feet prolonged lizards that had coexisted with humans on South Pacific islands for thousands of years, though had usually usually been famous by western science….

The Itsy Bitsy Drummer by Helen Shen:

Rrrr RRR Thack! Thack! Thrusting his front legs skyward, a masculine jumping spider shakes his back finish to send thumps, scrapes, and buzzes by a ground. He s personification for a womanlike s attention, gorgeous her 8 eyes with semaphore while pitter-patter out charming seismic signals. A few missteps could spin a spider s opening into a cooking uncover with a star as a categorical dish. The inhuman womanlike final accurate choreography, set to a groovy kick that UC Berkeley behavioral ecologist Damian Elias is operative to decipher….

Best Images:

On Cephalopods and Science Fiction by Jen Richards

Beautiful periodic list from LIFE repository s 1949 special on a atom by Frank Swain

Curiosity s photos (cartoon) by Viktor Po r

A micro-organism on a diatom on an amphipod on a frog on a strike on a record in a hole in a bottom of a sea!<!–

The Spider Wars by bonybones

UNDERCOVER by Jun Takahashi

The Olympics Are Over and Here Are a Best Infographics by Rose Eveleth

They fell out of a sky! by Bill Harding

Elgar s Explosion by Eva Amsen

Teaching history by Zach Weinersmith

Old Friends by Beatrice a Biologist

Tasting a rainbow: The ants whose varicoloured abdomens uncover accurately what they’ve been eating by Mohamed Babu

Anole Raids A Hummingbird Feeder by Karen Morris

Unicorn Blood Parasite by The-Episiarch

Cures of all Kinds by Jai Virdi


Best Videos:

The GMO Song: OMG GMOs! by Andrew Bean, David Holmes, Sharon Shattuck, and Krishnan Vasudevan

Do watch this substantially a best ever waste upsurge video, from Austria final week by Dave Petley

Tricky Mister! Indirect Sperm Transfer in Primitive Hexapods by The Bug Chicks

Helmet Cam Strapped to Hunting Falcon Captures Birds-Eye-View Footage by Michael Zhang

Seat quivering test: teeter a human by Marc Abrahams

Lice on a Bird: Convergent Evolution in action! by Bug Girl



Where Fire Meets a Sea by Tanya Lewis

Curiosity Landing: What’s With All a Peanuts? and Apollo s Youthful Glow and The Soviets’ First Space ‘Rendezvous’ by Amy Shira Teitel

The advantages of saying a plea where others see a threat. and Why do swimmers hatred Lane 8? and The psychology of doping accusations: Which athletes lift a many suspicion? by Melanie Tannenbaum

Could we be an Olympic athlete? by Catherine de Lange

Mysterious Tides: Toxic blooms of sea algae are removing worse, and some consider we re to blame. by Marissa Fessenden

Astrobiology: Worth It? by GunnarDW

Olympics Physics: The Long Jump and Linear Regression by Rhett Allain

Diseases That Just Won’t Quit by Tim Wall

Think Like a Doctor: A Peculiar Heartbeat Solved! by Lisa Sanders

The Bullying Culture of Medical School by Pauline Chen

Two Tales of Symbiosis by Elio Schaechter

Where a Minutes Are Longer: The Weird Science of Telling Time on Mars by Rebecca J. Rosen

Stop Calling Sherlock a Sociopath! Thanks, a Psychologist. by Maria Konnikova

Why heroin users should learn Bayes’ Theorem by Precocity

Science on crack, 2: Walter White cooking clear meth by Puff a Mutant Dragon

We live in a geocentric world! by Thony C.

Murder by Physics by Matthew Francis

In Vietnamese community, treating taboos on cancer by Erin Loury

Years After Slash and Burn, Brazil Haunted by ‘Black Carbon’ and Science Takes Fat Out Of Chocolate, Replaces It With Fruit and Defending a Sanctuary With Paint and Song by Rachel Nuwer

Why We Need Ecological Medicine by Rob Dunn

Is PTSD A Product of War, or Of Our Times? by David Dobbs

A unequivocally complicated trauma by Vaughan Bell

Curious about Curiosity: a Science Lab on Mars (Part I) and Search for Water (Part II) and Life on Mars (Part III) by Claire.W

Popping adult difficulty with butter and Alzheimer s by biochembelle

A New Species Discovered … On Flickr by Adam Cole

Cells = drugs = supervision regulation? by Ada Ao

On a detriment of a mentor: Al Malkinson, lung cancer researcher, scholar, gentleman by David Kroll

The Hidden Power of Whale Poop by Brandon Keim

What do we do when we re sick? by Jai Virdi

Choice of Wood in Cremation Pyres by Katy Meyers

Food and trust of science and Does a Ph.D. sight we to conduct a lab? by Zen Faulkes

Africa Grows Too Hot to Grow Chocolate by Mollie Bloudoff-Indelicato

Community health workers assistance HIV studious change attitude, life by Helen Shen

Hyenas Show It’s Better to Be Creative than Try, Try Again and Close Look during Bison DNA Reveals Our Dirty Fingerprints by Elizabeth Preston

CDC: Pretty Much Everyone Is Fat by Maryn McKenna

Why did people start mummifying their passed in a driest place on Earth? by Ed Yong

Found in translation: where do cures come from? by Jenny Rohn

Mouse Eyes Come With Built-In Bird Detectors by Sophie Bushwick

Atop Everest, dual Sherpas and a watchmaker feign a loyalty that altered their lives by Samantha Larson

Here’s an Omical Tale: Scientists Discover Spreading Suffix by Robert Lee Hotz

Flavors of Uncertainty: The Difference between Denial and Debate by Wendee Holtcamp

Tracks of an Oak Killer by Erin Loury

What is satisfactory in a Olympics? Is sex a special case? and What is DNA? by Genegeek

That Eternal Question by Nicholas Suntzeff

Choosing a Paths Less Traveled? There’s an App for That by Henry Grabar

Canopy Meg Lowman (forest ecologist) – podcast by Samantha Larson

Scientific reproducibility, for fun and profit by John Timmer

Good Scientist! You Get a Badge. by Carl Zimmer

Reproducing Scientific Results – On Purpose by Derek Lowe

Common Lab Dye Found to Interrupt Formation of Huntington’s Disease Proteins by Kathleen Raven

No, that s not a design of a double nightfall on Mars and An imaginary Mars skyline by Phil Plait

How to Patch a PhD Problem by Alison McCook

Meghan D. Rosen by Lead’s Everlasting Legacy

Tweeting my genome #twenome and Run away! : a one-size-fits-all solution by Alex Brown

The Rise of a Three-Parent Family by Annalee Newitz

The Political Benefits of Taking a Pro-Climate Stand in 2012 by Connie Roser-Renouf, Anthony Leiserowitz, Edward Maibach

The Circadian Advantage: How Sleep Patterns Benefit Certain NFL Teams by David K. Randall

Book Review: Newjack Guarding Sing Sing by Erin Podolak

Dear HigherEd Communicators: John Tesh is Kicking Our Asses by Elizabeth Monier-Williams

When Yellow Fever Came to a Americas by Michelle Ziegler

The Mind of a Flip-Flopper and Cow Week: Angry cows vs. indignant mothers by Maggie Koerth-Baker

PhD2.0 and anecdotes from a trenches by Jeanne Garbarino

The Sea Longs for Red Devils by Daniela Hernandez

Cooperating For Selfish Reasons by Miss Behavior

The Mix-Up that Ended a World by Erik Vance

Intimate Life of Mosquitoes by Lowell Goldsmith

What Anti-Trafficking Advocates Can Learn from Sex Workers: The Dynamics of Choice, Circumstance, and Coercion by danah boyd

Confessions of a Fake Scientist by Phil Edwards

Baby, You Light Up My World Like Nobody Else by Rachel Wang

Nothing Says Baby-Makin Like Desiccated Bacon and Scientists emanate a Dow Jones for sea health by Allie Wilkinson

The Evolution of Shark Week, Pop-Culture Leviathan by Ashley Fetters

The Smell of Fear (No Tweets Necessary) by Natalie Angier

Post-Antipsychiatry by The Neurocritic

Where Have All The Cults Gone? and Is Poker A Game of Skill or Luck? by Neuroskeptic

Brain’s Drain: Neuroscientists Discover Cranial Cleansing System by Daisy Yuhas

This Woman Wants You to Buy Her, Piece by Piece by Rose Eveleth

My Brain Made Me Do It: Psychopaths and Free Will and How PTSD and Addiction Can Be Safely Treated Together and Couples Therapy Can Help PTSD and Improve Relationships by Maia Szalavitz

On impostor cancer cures, and “alternative medicine” as religion by Xeni Jardin

Scientists can retard heroin obsession now? and Offbeat tales: The summer feverishness takes a toll and Morning wrap-up by Paul Raeburn

How to Put a Curator in a Box: Part 1 and Ask an Exhibitionist #1: What s a feign water? by Helen Chappell

Sharks and lasers, not usually for entertainment! by Craig McClain

Giant cluster phenomenally fertile by Nadia Drake

Emma Marris: In Defense of Everglades Pythons and A Song Tries to Go Beyond a OMG Reaction to GMOs by Andrew Revkin

The Emerging Revolution in Game Theory by The Physics arXiv Blog

“A elementary attainment usually expensive”: The Oatmeal tries saving Tesla’s lab by Casey Johnston

How many colors are unequivocally in a rainbow? by Ethan Siegel

Spiders Weave Better on LSD-25 by Clyde

Are Drug Companies Faking an Innovation Crisis? Uh, No. by Derek Lowe

Gorilla Joy Without a Doubt by Marc Bekoff

Turning Trauma Into Story: a Benefits of Journaling by Jordan Gaines

A Lesson in Rocketry by Marie-Claire Shanahan

PhD what is it good for? #leavingacademia by Jerry Nguyen

Contraception, medical and a costs women will leave behind by Katie Rogers and Ruth Spencer

The problem with poker by Pete Etchells

Rare Discovery: Hook-Legged Spider Found in Oregon Cave by Douglas Main

Why we m Working Toward my Ph.D. during a Museum by Alejandro Grajales

How not to impugn psychiatry, partial 1 by Tim Skellet

Book Review: The Wolverine Way, by Douglas Chadwick by DeLene Beeland

On Sciences and Humanities: Reflections on Coyne and Konnikova by German Dziebel

Citizen scientists might kick a pros in identifying at-risk species by Kate Shaw

The Long-Lived Legacy of a Cambrian s Wonderful Life by Brian Switek

Bigger and Smaller by Lucy E. Hornstein

Scissor Sisters by Sally Adee

Brain network: amicable media and a cognitive scientist (pdf) by Tom Stafford and Vaughan Bell


Media, Publishing, Technology and Society:

Sick of Impact Factors by Stephen Curry

A allegation discuss opposite Impact Factors…and a Sheep of Science by Drugmonkey

Deep impact: Our edition on a consequences of biography rank by Bjoern Brembs

Chess ratings and Impact Factor and Self archiving scholarship is not a solution by Zen Faulkes

On edition in PLoS One, and what’s a matter with ecology? by C. Titus Brown

Should autarchic justice justices use Google? by Paul Raeburn

Geneticists eye a intensity of arXiv and Neanderthal sex discuss highlights advantages of pre-publication by Ewen Callaway

9 ways to find useful people and organizations to follow on Twitter by Steve Buttry

Instead of a press release: Options to supplement to your press recover diet by Denise Graveline

Jonah Lehrer and a Problems with “Pithy” Science Writing by Karthika Muthukumaraswamy

Using Links as Citations Helps Gizmodo Defeat a Defamation Claim–Redmond v. Gawker Media by Eric Goldman

Discover repository relocating to Wisconsin and Discover repository update by Paul Raeburn

New! New! New! (not yet) and If we were creation a Twitter clone… and Making a Twitter clone, day II by Dave Winer

Magazines Don t Have a Digital Problem, They Have a Bundling Problem by Hamish McKenzie

Should reporters specialize? by Kallen Dewey Kentner

Science Outreach in North Carolina by Russ Campbell

Stop Publishing Web Pages by Anil Dash

Author Platform Lessons from #1 New York Times Bestseller Rebecca Skloot by Dan Blank

To Think, To Write, To Publish by Maria Delaney

Do We Need Another Information Sharing Platform? by Jalees Rehman

How The American University was Killed, in Five Easy Steps by Debra Leigh Scott

13 ways of looking during Medium, a new blogging/sharing/discovery height from @ev and Obvious by Joshua Benton

How To Lose Twitter Followers by Neuroskeptic

What to Do With Political Lies by Garance Franke-Ruta

Science Communication in a PhD process by Heather Doran

Science News staffers criticism about misappropriation of their duplicate by UPI and UPI’s second response on injustice of copy by Paul Raeburn

UPI shirks responsibility by Curtis Brainard

News stories that aren t news by John L. Robinson

Student Paper Editors Quit during University of Georgia by RICHARD P REZ-PE A

Letter from a Editor in Chief by Polina Marinova

Students travel out on University of Georgia newspaper by Andrew Beaujon

UGA Red Black staff walks out currently in protest. Is it now Red Dead? by Maureen Downey

Witness describes fight between Grady NewSource Reporter and Red Black Publisher by Grady Newsource

Study: Journalists lousy bargain of satisfactory use leads to self-censorship by Andrew Beaujon

Five forms of problem writer by Ann Friedman

Jonah Lehrer’s Mistake And Ours by Peter Sims

Making Studies Out of Nothing during All by Taylor Kubota

On being a journalist, removing quotes by Razib Khan

Mendeley Acquires SciLife, a Social Network for Scientists and Researchers by Darrell Etherington

Nikola Tesla museum discuss earns $500,000 online in dual days by Adam Gabbatt

Lessons on a Internet for LAMs from The Oatmeal: Or, Crowdfunding and a Long Geeky Tail by Trevor Owens

Further Decline in Credibility Ratings for Most News Organizations by Pew

The Update by Matt Thompson

Metrics, metrics everywhere: How do we magnitude a impact of journalism? by Jonathan Stray

Why we are poles detached on meridian change and Doing scholarship is opposite from communicating it — even when a scholarship is a scholarship of scholarship communication by Dan Kahan

Hey, Twitter shouldn t it be about a users? by Mathew Ingram

The initial stairs towards a complicated complement of systematic publication by Joe Pickrell

Reflections on scholarship blogging by Puff a Mutant Dragon


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
July 21th, 2012: Life is short, though snakes are long
July 27th, 2012: Science Decoded
August 11th, 2012: Powered By Osteons

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