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What Every Library Needs The Most

Posted 14 March 2014 by Paige Brown

Books, Books, Mobile Books. Shutterstock: http://tinyurl.com/oczpkoy.

This is a guest blog post by Alonzo LaMont. To contribute a guest blog to SciLogs.com Community Blog, contact Paige Brown @FromTheLabBench. These are hard times for libraries of every size, shape and literary persuasion. The universal clarion call to “downsize the library” now appears to be the official economic cure-all for budgetary sanity. Who needs another feasibility study when the verdict has already been rendered: “too many books, too much space and what specific VALUE do libraries bring to the... Read more

What is Science Blogging?

Posted 12 December 2013 by Paige Brown

Joe Palca. Compliments of Joe Palca.

Welcome to the SciLogs’ Blogging 2.0 series! For the next few weeks, we are interviewing and inviting guest blog posts from renowned science bloggers and science writers, who are giving us their tips and advice on bringing your science blogging to the next level. This week is Joe Palca, science correspondent for NPR. Palca comes to journalism from a science background, having received a Ph.D. in psychology from the University of California at Santa Cruz where he worked on human sleep physiology. Since... Read more

Blogging 2.0 Series: Travis Saunders

Posted 5 November 2013 by Paige Brown

Welcome to the SciLogs’ Blogging 2.0 series! For the next few weeks, we are interviewing and inviting guest blog posts from renowned science bloggers and science writers, who are giving us their tips and advice on bringing your science blogging to the next level. This week is Travis Saunders, PhD student researching the relationship between sedentary time and chronic disease risk in children and youth who writes for Plos Blogs. Travis has over 4,500 followers on Twitter, and his blog Obesity Panacea is an... Read more

Blogging 2.0 Series: David Bradley

Posted 29 October 2013 by Paige Brown

Welcome to the SciLogs’ Blogging 2.0 series! For the next few weeks, we are interviewing and inviting guest blog posts from renowned science bloggers and science writers, who are giving us their tips and advice on bringing your science blogging to the next level. This week is David Bradley, freelance journalist specializing in science and technology. David, author of sciencebase.com, has worked in science communication since 1989, having set out as a chemist who quickly realized he was “better at... Read more

#SciLogs Weekly: Algorithms, Shutdown, Sea Otters & Ripples of Doubt

Posted 24 October 2013 by Paige Brown

Another great week at SciLogs! In blogger news, Scilogs’ newest addition is Martin Angler, a computer scientist, freelance science journalist and eloquent writer who looks to cover anything and everything related to algorithms, mathematical and computer models on his new Scilogs blog Algoworld (for “algo-rigthms,” of course!) Check out Martin’s newest post on algorithm ethics: how does an autonomous car decide “who to run over” when faced with a potential accident in both lanes? Algorithms and Ethics: Would you rather... Read more

#SciLogs Weekly: Shutdown, Open Access, SciFi & New Blog Manager

Posted 14 October 2013 by Paige Brown

Last week was so productive at SciLogs, it's hard to know where to start! Our blogging community covered everything from the consequences of the U.S. government shutdown for science, to the open access 'sting' operation, to vaccines, honeybees, pseudoscience and science fiction. In other news, I was graciously given the opportunity to serve as SciLogs' new community manager, and I look forward to growing and promoting our blogs! You can read more about me here. Finally, make sure you follow... Read more

#SciLogs Weekly Roundup: Evolution of Religion, Spanish #scicomm, Fungus Attacks Pets, Lemmings in the Arctic

Posted 29 June 2013 by Khalil A. Cassimally

Every weekend, I publish a roundup of the week’s SciLogs.com blog posts along with some reactions from the comment feeds and social media. To keep in touch with SciLogs.com, you can like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, circle us on Google+ or subscribe to the network’s RSS feed. Enjoy! -- Blog to watch this week: In his blog The Nature of Faith, Michael Blume explores a fascinating multidisciplinary field---that of the evolutionary study of religion. Michael dwells into... Read more

#SciLogs Weekly Roundup: Arctic Warming, Embargoes, Killer Dishwasher, Collaborative Writing

Posted 22 June 2013 by Khalil A. Cassimally

Every weekend, I publish a roundup of the week’s SciLogs.com blog posts along with some reactions from the comment feeds and social media. To keep in touch with SciLogs.com, you can like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, circle us on Google+ or subscribe to the network’s RSS feed. Enjoy! -- Blog to watch this week: The Frontier Scientists blog has a really great #longread which comprehensively looks at the relationship between the Arctic ecosystem, and its glaciers, and... Read more

Join the Lindau Nobel Online Community #lnlm13

Posted 20 June 2013 by Khalil A. Cassimally

Lindau header short

This is a guest post by Beatrice Lugger, Deputy Scientific Director of the National Institute for Science Communication, Germany, and coordinator of the Lindau Nobel Online Community blog since 2008. Every year, for more than six decades, Nobel Laureates meet with young talented researchers at Lindau in Southern Germany. This year the 63rd Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting will be held from June 30 to July 5 and is dedicated to chemistry. As many as 35 Nobel Laureates will attend the meeting—among... Read more

#SciLogs Weekly Roundup: Biological Warfare, History Of The Plague, Shrinking Fish, E-science

Posted 15 June 2013 by Khalil A. Cassimally

Every weekend, I publish a roundup of the week’s SciLogs.com blog posts along with some reactions from the comment feeds and social media. To keep in touch with SciLogs.com, you can like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, circle us on Google+ or subscribe to the network’s RSS feed. Enjoy! -- Blog to watch this week: We have a new blog about the history of science! And it’s off to a superb start. Blogger Annelie Wendeberg begins her tenure... Read more