Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Link-Love: A little bit of science blogging

OK, I wanted to do a linkfest of science blogs. I went to my Bloglines and here is just the stuff from Blogs that start with A and B:

Mike of 10000 Birds (that is listed before the As and Bs) wrote about a long-eared owl, summarized his blog for new readers, and is daydreaming about leaf-cutter ants.

Tara Smith of Aetiology looks at the Athens plague and writes the, IMHO, best blog-post on the topic. Any thoughts on improving science education?

Afarensis comes to my neighborhood in search of Trail of Tears and then revisits one of my favourite topics, the magnetotactic bacteria with some novel findings.

Daniel, A Concerned Scientist went to an anti-ID talk and comments on the meeting of all former chiefs of the EPA.

A Pixelated Mind is dreaming about a utopian world in which teachers know everything.

Lori of a.d.d. has been having too much fun lately to write much about science.

Duane has Abnormal Interests, for instance in the great Athens plague. Others write about it, too, but others do not include the text in the original Greek!

AJMilne of The Accidental Weblog (formerly of a blog with the formula of caffeine for the title) is wondering if permafrost is a place where microorganisms lay dormant, or if they actually live in slow-motion.

Acronym Required summarizes the endocrine disruptive effects of Bisphenol-A and reports on research (discussed on NPR last Friday) about using soil samples not to look for antibiotics, but to look for entibiotic resistance mechanisms.

Alun of Archeoastronomy also takes a look at the plague in Athens, but also at Egypt and the PR companies selling 'psych research'.

Andrew Jaffe reports on a science version of the Million Dollar Page.

Ann has a great cartoon to go with this post about Fiorenzo Facchini's article in the Vatican newspaper.

Arcane Gazebo on experimentalist physicist bloggers.

Archy tries to write about mammoths every week. Sometimes it veers beyond science.

The Art Of Teaching Science finds parallels between two books, one on evolution, the other on plate tectonics.

Evolution makes mockery of fishery science, says Wesley Elsberry of Austringer. And a study of owls shows that the coordination of sight and sound processing in the brain modulates attention, too.

B and B celebrates the launch to Pluto with blog carnivals.

Phil Plait of Bad Astronomy announces that the Dawn mission is postponed indefinitely, that Sen. Buttars is dragging Utah back to the Dark Ages, that his blogs is a finalist for Bloggie Awards (I have voted for him, have you?), and that a new extra-solar planet will be announced today.

Dave treats sick and injured birds in Alaska.

Cornell Medical School has rewritten the Hippocratic Oath says Blog Bioethics.

John Rennie rips into Judith Shulevitz.

Nuthatch of Bootstrap Analysis reviews the Volume Eight of the Handbook of the Birds of the World.

Botanizing looks at Onion Creek and early flowering of daffodils in Montana.

You can see midges, dirty streams and UCLA students on Bug's Eyes.

Buridan's Ass has a good post on the Boston Globe article on difficulties science journals face in detecting fraud.

NY Times had a similar article, focusing on doctoring images in science papers and Dr.Free-Ride of Adventures in Science and Ethics, now at her comfy digs on Seed, discusses the article. Also, what do you think about outsourcing research?

Just the first two letters of the alphabet, and just my blogroll, and it is as big as a Tangled Bank!

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