Blogs in motion
- This week saw the launch of an interesting new blogging venture from the guys at Obesity Panacea: Science of Blogging:
Science of Blogging will not only highlight the ways by which social media is changing the way science and research is communicated, but also will provide basic guidelines for those individuals or organizations who seek to use social media to increase the public understanding of scientific research.
- Follow journalists extraordinaire Susan Moran and Jane Qiu blogging from the Antarctic peninsula for the next month
(via @geosociety, @alexwitze)
- Impact of Toba ‘supervolcano’ eruption 74,000 years ago on climate and human evolution may have been overblown.
- Hmmm, interesting: evidence for equatorial ice without Snowball Earth in the late Cambrian (PDF).
- From @alexwitze: A story on Egypt’s lost great lake -once the size of Erie, now buried beneath the sands http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/66507/title/Shuttle_images_reveal_Egypts_lost_great_lake
- Oort cloud at edge of solar system contains comets formed around other stars?
- From Ole Nielsen Bites of Mouths of Rivers – I love this language/history lesson.
- Norfolk, VA deals with sea level rise and flooding:
- [Rather sobering analysis of latest IEA report] : It’s Official, the Economy is Set to Starve:
- Models of Earth’s magnetic field still need work. Nice article if you ignore ‘reversal overdue’ rubbish.
- From end to end: Traversing the Terminal Lines of Long Island
- BLDGBLOG: City of Holes (re: Nottingham caves) [Some hydrogeologists call this “urban karstification”…very cool]
- Top 8 Ultrahigh-Resolution Science Panoramas [Like the hummingbird one].
(via @_ColinS_, @DaveMosher)
- The 9 Circles of Scientific Hell
(via @bengoldacre, @sam_cook)
- Great post from Ed Yong on what happens when the stereotype threat is removed from a university physics class
- "No one has to read this crap." A rant from @edyong209 on jargon and why it matters in science writing/blogging