August 2, 2010
crossposting from DrugMonkey on Scienceblogs.com….
A brand new science blogging collective has launched itself today. I encourage you to stroll on over to http://scientopia.org/blogs and take a look-see. You may even want to save a bookmark or two.
The vision statement reads as follows:
Scientopia is a collective of people who write about science because they love to do so. It is a community, held together by mutual respect and operated by consensus, in which people can write, educate, discuss, and learn about science and the process of doing science. In this we explore the interplay between scientific issues and other parts of our lives with the shared goal of making science more accessible.
As a community, we strive to be welcoming of anyone with an interest in science and its place in our world, regardless of any feature, whether extrinsic or intrinsic, which may act or have historically acted as a barrier to full participation in science or discourses about science.
Hippie statements aside, I think you will find that Scientopia has some interesting voices lined up for your reading pleasure. So go take a look.
July 21, 2010
Yesterday’s illumination about Innovium as the VC firm behind Scienceblogs.com was certainly instructive. I doubt that it has any real impact on my decision making with respect to the home of the DrugMonkey blog but it does put some things into perspective.
PhysioProf did a book review? whut?
Ed Yong had his genes screened by 23andme and dishes up an excellent report on the process and interpretive issues.
July 16, 2010
It is a young blog but there are extenuating circumstances. I think you will enjoy Take it to the Bridge authored by commenter namnezia.
In practice though, even if you are tenured, you still need to fund your research, and a two-year wild goose chase with no positive outcome will result in no publications and make it harder and harder to renew your funding. So any advantages tenure gives you are counteracted by the need to stay funded.
so then you go down there and have to maneuver this large shop vac through the clutter of old baby paraphernalia which is all over the basement, and as you are vacuuming up the water you realize you are only wearing your socks and they are wet and the extension cord for the vacuum is sitting in a puddle, and you realize you have not thought this through before starting because you are exhausted after putting the kids to bed who were acting like they had eight espressos
Being a big fan of James Brown, in the middle of the song “Like a Sex Machine”, as it is reaching one of its many crescendos, the rhythm steadies and he banters with the band – “Are you ready to take it to the bridge?”, meaning the bridge of the song, “Can we take it to the bridge? Take it to the bridge…ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR…”, and the the band bursts into this funky guitar riff which just makes you want to pee in your pants with joy.
Word, word and word.
welcome to the author side of the blogosphere namnezia.
December 12, 2008
January 17, 2008
I’ve found myself utterly useless at the Blogrolling thing. I have one, and it does list many frequent reads. But I also read quite a number more blogs with relevance to the blogging here. I’ll try a little catching up. Some of these will be old favorites for many readers, perhaps you’ll see at least one new one though.
It may take me a bit to get these on the actual Blogroll. But in the meantime DearReader if you have a blog in mind that I just gotta see, drop a comment.
I Love Science, Really by mrs. whatsit
A scientist’s life by Lou
Dave Moulton’s Bike Blog by, um, yeah Dave Moulton
Bitch, Ph.D. by, well, bitchphd
Dr. Shellie by Dr. Shellie
Am I a woman scientist by Am I a woman scientist
A Somewhat Old, But Capacious Handbag by MissPrism
and of course
Absinthe. I note she’s back with both sock monkeys and the Potter Pals. Dude. The DM loves him some sock monkeys. And the whole DM fam has a version of the ticking clock a capella. Waitaminit, she’s really back
Many people complained when I descoped my blog. I had reasons for doing that back in August, but I also have some empathy for people who linked to my old posts. So, I’ve brought the blog back from the ashes (after a lot of work). I’ve also turned comments back on. I’ll still delete comments from jerks though. Hopefully the four month hiatus from blogging means that I’ve fallen off the radar screen of assholes who have nothing better to do with their time than search for feminist blogs to leave hate comments on.
This is so good. Go over there and welcome her back, would ya?
January 11, 2008
Most of you are familiar with the highly informative postings and comments of co-blogger PhysioProf. Indeed some of you may be familiar with the good PPs comments on ScienceBlogs and elsewhere that are very frequently blog-worthy in their own right.
You may not know, however, that the PhysioProf has a secret life on the Internets. Oh yes. As a ranter.
And now you can find post-length rants at the new blog home of ….
October 1, 2007
However, it is worth pointing out that she will apparently be talking topics near and dear to YHN including lessons learned and other careerism in science issues, grant/career strategies, etc. And that was all in the first week!