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Principles of Biological Anthropology. Sourcemap: Slick App for Tracking the Supply Chain for Your Laptop (or Tuna or Nutella) Science in the Open. The Learning Paradox. The Prozac Yogurt Effect: How Hype Can Affect the Future of Science. Download The Universe. Download the Universe Right Here: A New Site for Science E-Book Reviews. I’m pleased to announce a new site I’m part of.

Download the Universe Right Here: A New Site for Science E-Book Reviews

I’m one of an otherwise distinguished handful of reviewer-editors for Download the Universe, a site conceived by Carl Zimmer in an off-hand remark last month during a ScienceOnline session on e-books. We aim to meet a simple but stark and urgent need: While lots of new science books are coming out in e-book-only form, it’s hard to find reviews of those books or a single site or publication where such books are noted. Download the Universe is that new place, and along with Carl Zimmer, my fellow editors (listed below) include some sharp minds and some of our best science writers. We’ll be regularly posting both short and long reviews of new (and existing) science books that are published only in e-book form — usually 2 or 3 a week — as well as occasional comments or essays on trends in science books and e-book publication. Search for stories by hashtag, add comments from Google+, and other things you didn't know you could do with Storify · storify.

The Science Journalist Online: Shifting Roles and Emerging Practices. Science journalists in the US and UK face unique pressures adapting to the social and participatory nature of online news, to economic conditions that force them to fill a diversity of roles in the newsroom, and to the many hats they must wear if they are to survive as freelancers.

The Science Journalist Online: Shifting Roles and Emerging Practices

As a consequence, science journalists in writing for online media have shifted away from their traditional role as privileged conveyors of scientific findings to a diversity of roles as curators, conveners, public intellectuals and civic educators, roles that are underwritten by the essential skills of criticism, synthesis and analysis. These online science journalists have a more collaborative relationship with their audiences and sources and are generally adopting a more critical and interpretative stance towards the scientific community, industry, and policy-oriented organizations. Fahy writes about the study in an article appearing later today at the Columbia Journalism Review. Reading List for Course on Science and Environmental Communication. This semester, students from a diversity of majors at American University are participating in an advanced seminar I am teaching on science and environmental communication.

Reading List for Course on Science and Environmental Communication

For the first part of the semester, we are covering core issues and themes. In the process, students will be blogging on related selected topics while finalizing their research paper topic. In the second half of the semester, readings and blogging will focus on specific issues of interest to the students, as determined by a class survey. Topics may include climate and energy; industrial farming and the food system; biomedical and stem cell research; and women’s health and reproductive rights. Below I have pasted the assigned readings for the first half of the semester with links to the full text of each article if available. Wynne, B. (2009). 7 Tools Students Can Use to Manage Group Projects. Blogging in the undergraduate science classroom. At ScienceOnline2012, Jason Goldman and John Hawks organized a roundtable discussion of “best practices” for incorporating blogs into undergraduate courses.

Blogging in the undergraduate science classroom

Participants discussed their experiences and gathered suggestions from each other; the benefits of blogging were briefly discussed, but seemed frankly evident to the attendees. For example, if you assign students to write publicly, their parents can read what they’ve written, which is an incentive for quality work. This discussion traded ideas to facilitate student blogging. 那些年我们一起追得女孩. Safe cycling on Singapore’s roads. Key concept for safer cycling in Singapore: Remember you are invisible to cars.

Safe cycling on Singapore’s roads

Find a quiet route, mode share if necessary. Be adept and confident in your bike handling skills. Cycle to your ability. The Power of Introverts: A Manifesto for Quiet Brilliance. Do you enjoy having time to yourself, but always feel a little guilty about it?

The Power of Introverts: A Manifesto for Quiet Brilliance

Then Susan Cain’s “Quiet : The Power of Introverts” is for you. It’s part book, part manifesto. We live in a nation that values its extroverts – the outgoing, the lovers of crowds – but not the quiet types who change the world. She recently answered questions from Mind Matters editor Gareth Cook. Some Help when googling. Literature Reviews - Summarising. Very Fine Commentary. 9 Useful Tools to Get The Best Experience Out Of GrooveShark. Grooveshark needs no recommendation.

9 Useful Tools to Get The Best Experience Out Of GrooveShark

It is the best online music service out there. It is your one-stop music hangout where you can search for, stream, and upload music that can be played immediately or added to a playlist. It also comes with a recommendation engine where you can find the popular songs other people are listening. By default, Grooveshark is only accessible via a browser.

A conversation on How can the travel and tourism industry catalyze conservation? Translated phrase-list jokes. « previous post | next post » An amusing "Anglo-EU Translation Guide" has been circulating widely in recent weeks.

Translated phrase-list jokes

This seems to come from the same source as an old Economist column ("I understand, up to a point", 9/2/2004; discussed here), which attributed the joke to "the Dutch, trying to do business with the British", and which also gave some examples from a list "written by British diplomats, as a guide to the language used by their French counterparts". The recently-posted Anglo-EU Translation Guide shares 3 phrases with the 2004 Economist column (some expressive details aside), lacking 2 others and adding 12 more.