The new edition of this excellent blog carnival is up at Providentia.
the best science, medical, and environmental writing on the web
Despite it being summer holidays there were a lot of submission for the latest Scientia Blog Carnival: Scientia Pro Publica. So let’s start.
If you want to know more about the dance of bees, the waggle dance (yes it really exists) have fun over at More than Honey, The Making of a Bee Documentary and it’s post Out with the Radar Bees. It has all the ins and outs on he famous „dance-language“ of the honeybees.
Quantum Mechanics something very complicated or a conspiracy of instrumentalists? The Truth Re-Revealed at This Scientific Life.
As human beings, believe it or not, we’ve a lot of microorganisms living on and in us. Their is a name for those studying these microorganisms, they study human microbiome. A recent publication about the difference between bacteria living in western kids compared to kids with a complete other diet living in Burkina Fasso showed that the two populations had very different compositions of bacteria. But is this sound evidence or did they mess up the statistics? The answer is in Some Thoughts About the Statistics of the Human Microbiome by Mike the Mad Biologist.
Influenza or not influenza, a case report of 2000 years ago in Biblical time, substantiated with bible text was published in Virology Journal and critically commented on This Scientific Life. The article has been retracted. Read the comments on this post The Virology of Christ.
Air conditioner on solar power as quiet as nature itself, you can watch and (not) hear it on the video at Heat Pumps, Furnaces and Air Conditioning. More on Maximizing the Efficiency of Your Air Conditioner
There has been written a lot about the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico after the destruction of the Deepwater Horizon but what about green project management? How Green Project Management could assist in incorporating environmental thinking in any project at earthpm.com.
Does this horrible catastrophe teach us something positive? The 5 biggest lessons learned from the Gulf oil spill.
Are scientists caught up in an ivory tower of academia and thus have difficulties relating to the lowly, common woman and man? No they use complex grammatical structures to express complicated ideas in as few words as possible.
This specialized way of communicating impedes the dissemination of science to students and the average Janes and Joes. So what to do?
Read it at 360skeptic.com The Ivory Tower of Academia
Faster than light travel of Einstein revisited, read about quantum mechanics and the speed of things at Cosmodynamics.
The whereabouts of the Pectoral Sandpipers with a lot of photos on 10000birds. Lovely shorebird.
Eric Michael Johnson presents The scientist and the Anarchist – Part I posted at Cocktail Party Physics. The second part The Scientist and the Anarchist – Part II is posted at Skulls in the Stars. Third part here. Eric Michael Johnson, proprietor of the excellent Primate Diaries blog, is one of the authors who left the SEED Science Blogs in the wake of PepsiGate. While he’s casting about for a new home, he hit upon a novel idea: a Primate Diaries in Exile blog tour! That’s why these three submissions written by the same author are published on three different blogs. Another guest post is on a different topic: menopause and the grandmother hypothesis. This last one is the one I like best.
How to get as much as possible whales washed up on a beach in New Zealand back into the ocean? On Just 4 The Planer
The cost scientific conduct?. According to this blogpost by Michael Scott Long Direct Yearly Cost of Scientific Misconduct in the United States May Exceed $100 Million USD.
That’s it folks hope you enjoyed it.
This blog will be the location for the next edition of the Scientia Pro Publica blog carnival on August the 30th. You can submit your posts by using this automated submission form . They are still seeking hosts for upcoming issues; we still have some open hosting slots through the end of 2010 [see schedule]. If you have always wanted to host an issue of Scientia Pro Publica on your blog, now is your chance!
The purpose of this blog carnival is simple: to provide a large public platform that celebrates the best science, nature and medical writing published within the previous month in the blogosphere. This means the host should be able to understand what you’ve written. If the host can’t understand it, neither will the public. Acceptable submissions include “translations” of scientific papers, original essays about a scientific topic or theme, and reviews of books about science. Other submissions may or may not be accepted at the current host’s discretion. Topics range from basic to applied sciences; from physics, chemistry and biology to pharmacology and medicine.
This blog carnival collects together the best non-technical science writing that has appeared around the blogosphere in the last few months, to promote and celebrate science, nature or medicine blogs written for the public. It’s up at Mauka to Makai
The 27th edition of Scientia Pro Publica is up at Melliferax. I did wander what is Melliferax but it’s all about bees amongst other things
Melliferax is a beekeeper, an atheist, an oxymoronically opinionated Swede, and a biology geek. Among other things.
What Scientia Pro Publica is? Scientia Pro Publica is a rotating blog carnival that represents the best in multidisciplinary science blogging. Have fun and an interesting read over at Mellifax
This blog carnival collects together the best non-technical science writing that has appeared around the blogosphere in the last few months, to promote and celebrate science, nature or medicine blogs written for the public. It’s up at 360 Degree Skeptic
This blog carnival collects together the best non-technical science writing that has appeared around the blogosphere in the last few months, to promote and celebrate science, nature or medicine blogs written for the public.
In this edition, we have a glut of posts related to climate change, and an equally large group of posts about the interaction of science and society. Along the way, we will also cover some basic science posts from physics and biology.
I especially liked:
What is global warming at Mama Joules, an easy to read, well documented, and clear explanation of global warming and it’s consequences.
Why I should be glad I’m not an astronaut on Fourier analyst, a Dutch blogger. She always wanted to become an astronaut but in this posts she explains the bad parts of being an astronaut: bloating, space-sickness, sleeping disorders, and a host of other maladies, to name just a view of which you can read on her blog.
Welcome to the twelfth edition of scientia pro publica (science for the public) hosted here on Lab Rat. This is a blog carnival, designed to collect some of the most interesting posts on anything scientifically minded, written for people to understand and enjoy.
From the wide collection I especially liked
How does Ritalin work? on Neurotopia. It works like cocaine.
Sounds scary, right? Not quite so much. There are other factors with drugs than their mechanism that determine how they will make you feel.
Read on for the differences between cocaine and ritalin
Biologically speaking, the goal of every male is to produce as many offspring as possible. To do this, males need to have some kick-ass sperm, but according to a recent study, too much kick-ass sperm can cause problems.
The Touch of the Phantom: When left is right and right is left at Greg Laden’s Blog
If you watch a fake hand standing in for your right hand, and it is touched with a brush while at the same time your left hand, hidden from view, is similarly touched, you feel your right hand being touched. This spooky finding is called “phantom touch”
The new Scientia Pro Publica at Southern Fried Science or science for the masses is up. The best round up with the best science, nature and medical writing published in the blogosphere. Posts focus on communicating science to the public.
I especially liked:
If you have heard of a concept of “alpha-male” it is because of ideas from an old book of L. David Mech, about social structure of wolf societies. “Alpha” implies competing with others and becoming top dog by winning a contest or battle. However, most wolves who lead packs achieved their position simply by mating and producing pups, which then became their pack.
The theories of anti-psychiatry can be traced all the way to the Scientology doctrine of today, famously brought into the public eye by American actor and Scientology activist Tom Cruise, and his assertion that there is no such thing as “chemical imbalance” and that psychiatry was a form of pseudoscience. Tom Cruise was of course wrong.
Working memory (WM) is the cognitive system responsible for the temporary storage and manipulation of information and plays an important role in both learning and focusing attention. Considerable research has documented that many children and adults with ADHD have WM deficits and that this contributes to difficulties associated with the disorder. For an excellent introduction to the role of WM deficits in ADHD