Even more Science Online 2011′ers…

May 5th, 2011 → 12:28 pm @

In my haste to get through all of my work yesterday while simultaneously letting folks know about my move over to the PLoS Blog Network, I left off four (geesh!) ScienceOnline 2011′ers who are also on the site, namely…Emily Anthes (Wonderland) , Peter Janiszewski (Obesity Panacea) , Martin Fenner (Gobbledygook), and John Rennie (The Gleaming Retort). They’re all excellent, too…

Post Categories: Announcements & Housekeeping

A move to the PLoS blog network

May 4th, 2011 → 7:49 pm @

Two days after The Panic Virus was released, I traveled to North Carolina’s Research Triangle for ScienceOnline 2011, aka #SciO11. The annual conference, which has been transformed into one of the premier science journalism events in the world, is the brainchild of Bora Zivkovic and Anton Zuiker — and it’s no exaggeration to say that it changed my life. (Thanks again, Rebecca Skloot and Ivan Oransky, for lighting a fire under my ass and making sure I attended.) (more…)

Post Categories: Announcements & Housekeeping

Kissing Kirshenbaum: Contest extended!

January 13th, 2011 → 9:49 pm @

It was recently brought to my attention that when I initially announced the“Get a Kiss, Win a Book” contest, the comments section of the blog were, um, experiencing technical difficulties.* So! The contest has been extended for one week. Here are the basics:

* Read Sheril Kirshenbaum’s awesome/sexy/fun/interesting The Science of Kissing.
* Write in the comments your favorite thing about the book. (more…)

Post Categories: Books

Get a kiss, win a book

January 4th, 2011 → 4:14 pm @

(January 13, 2011: The contest has been extended for another week — see all the details here.)

Sheril Kirshenenbaum’s The Science of Kissing — a great book with arguably the cover/title of the year — was published today. For anyone who has ever made snap judgments based on the books people are reading on the train/subway/bus/plane — well, think of all the possibilities if someone saw you reading this: (more…)

Post Categories: Books