links for 2009-12-30

CHART OF THE DAY: The End Of Newspapers Yes, yes, YES! Just tells me that there were too many folks in the newspaper industry. Weren't the 50s really good to newspapers? "The good news: It's a great opportunity. The next decade will give birth to new forms of reporting, more in tune with today's technology […]

links for 2009-12-23

Fluke Footage Shows How Sperm Whales Steal : NPR Heh. (tags: biology science whales fishing video) Credit where credit is due : Article : Nature "A proposed author ID system is gaining widespread support, and could help lay the foundation for an academic-reward system less heavily tied to publications and citations." Whoa. This is timely, […]

links for 2009-12-17

Newton man, Dutch man pair up to piece together life of fallen WWII soldier – The Boston Globe I had a conversation today about WWII. Odd to see this story pop up. (tags: wwii war story history)

links for 2009-12-15

PHD Comics: If TV Science was more like REAL Science (tags: science funny culture research humor comics comic fiction humour popculture phd television phd-comics phdcomics)

links for 2009-12-14

20 Things Worth Knowing About Beer – The Oatmeal "Cenosillicahobia – fear of an empty glass" (tags: interesting science funny inspiration history reference fun humor beer food awesome infographics drinking drink humour comic comics list drinks infographic trivia alcohol facts)

Hacking microscopes – DIYBio meetup 13dec09

We had another gathering at The Sprouts. Mac, Jason, Jason, Dave, Kay, and I (with my son) gathered and talked about moving forward with safety stuff (pages, FAQs, and questionnaires), logo stuff, and playing around webcams. We were going to do some wet-work, but the webcam seemed more interesting and we played with them, building […]

Book review: The Manga Guide to Molecular Biology

I had the good fortune of being sent a book by No Starch Press called "The Manga Guide to Molecular Biology." The book is a great introductory molecular biology text book explained through a manga-style narrative. On the story side, it is very funny. Two girls, have been sent to their professor's private island for […]

links for 2009-12-07

Copenhagen climate change conference: 'Fourteen days to seal history's judgment on this generation' | Comment is free | The Guardian "This editorial calling for action from world leaders on climate change is published today by 56 newspapers around the world in 20 languages" (tags: media trends future collaboration politics environment content journalism news globalwarming communications […]

The need for Plain English DIYbio Safety Guidelines

When we were setting up the wetspace over at The Sprouts, there was a lot of discussion about safety. We were all interested in safety, but Mac was clearly stressing that the future of DIYBio depends heavily on showing that DIYBio can be done safely. At the set up we had three people, Kay (an […]