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Khalil A. Cassimally is the community manager of SciLogs.com and Nature Education's Scitable. He's also a science blogger. As part of his BSc (Hons.), he did a full-time research year in developmental neuroscience. During the past three years, he has been based in Malaysia and Melbourne, Australia. Currently, he's back in his native tropical island of Mauritius where he enjoys the sun and the ocean. Regardless of where he is on the globe though, he remains a happy geek.

 

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#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

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

#SciLogs Weekly Roundup: Transhumanism, Negative Results, Chimps Eat Monkeys, Insect Viruses Fight Cancer

Posted 8 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: Liz O'Connell and the Frontier Scientists team blog about Arctic science with a focus on the devastating effects of climate change on the fragile... Read more

#SciLogs Weekly Roundup: Charles Darwin, Biocalculator, Infotainment, Woman Scientist, National Champion For Science

Posted 25 May 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! -- This week’s blog to watch: The Sankoré Scriptures by Joe Dramiga. Charles Darwin is blogging on SciLogs.com! Or at least, SciLogs.com blogger Joe Dramiga is highlighting some of... Read more

#SciLogs Weekly Roundup: Science Seeker Awards, The Conversation UK, Endlings, Hopeful Monsters

Posted 18 May 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. Big news this week is that SciLogs.com bloggers won two of the eleven Science Seeker Awards with an additional two of our bloggers nominated as finalists. The winners are Nathalia Holt and Pete Etchells; Nsikan Apkan and Jalees Rehman (highlighted by BoingBoing’s science editor) were finalists. Needless to say, we’re all very excited! To keep in touch... Read more

SciLogs.com Bloggers Shine At Science Seeker Awards

Posted 15 May 2013 by Khalil A. Cassimally

SciLogs.com bloggers won two of the eleven Science Seeker Awards, announced last night. Nathalia Holt and Pete Etchells won the Best medical sciences post and the Best post about peer-reviewed research respectively. SciLogs.com bloggers Nsikan Apkan and Jalees Rehman were finalists in the two categories as well. Huge congratulations to all four of them! As you’d expect, all four posts are excellent reads so check them out: Nathalia’s post, Weaving together the DNA of parenthood: “In 2007, Anne Morriss and... Read more

#SciLogs Weekly Roundup: Darwin’s Disease, Is Atheism Doomed, SEO For Science Writers, Mother’s Day

Posted 11 May 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 and stay safe. -- Nsikan Apkan: Darwin’s Madness Nils R Grotnes: “The chances of a maternal lineage having more offspring than average ("spreading") in each generation is as just... Read more

#SciLogs Weekly Roundup: Tasmanian Devils, Nautilus Interview, Health Privilege, Replication Failure

Posted 4 May 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 and stay safe. -- Kausik Datta: Interlude: Birds of Paradise Mićo Tatalović: Could the ‘brain drain’ be good for the Western Balkans? Anne-Marie Hodge: Devil Dispatch: MHC the Key... Read more