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Toronto’s deciding on an open-fare public transport system. My trips to London, UK were my first experiences in using public transit with a smart card. I love the Oyster system and was marveled that despite the constant overcrowding in the Underground, the system moved people so much efficiently and faster than I’ve ever seen in Toronto’s TTC.
How safe is your research and original ideas? A good friend of mine warned me about posting original research on my blog, without previously publishing it and I took her words to heart, thinking twice whenever I post something related to my research. Sage Ross discusses issues on plagiarism and authorship.
Note to self: Visit Down House during the next trip to London
I have a habit of posting links of videos and images of the absurd on my Facebook and Twitter. I had no idea why I was so impressed by the horror and the gore (or even why others would want to click on the links), until I read this post over on Biomedicine on Display, on the aesthetics of disgust. By the way, you should totally check this post over at Morbid Anatomy--but I warn you, it’s not for the faint of heart or those with queasy stomachs.
Another reason to bring the whole Blackberry vs. iPhone debate into question. On a related note, should we even bother anymore? Have we entered a new way of communication that transcends personal, face-to-face conversation? If not, are we heading down that path? I’m suddenly reminded of the movie Demolition Man and how no one has any physical contact whatsover in that utopian world…
Have you ever wondered about the politics of eating?
Oh no, he didn’t! Is that Galileo flipping the bird or pointing to the heavens?
Another bed-time story or horror story in the making? Can being a lowly grad school kill you?
My Scrabble peeps, this is for you! Real-life lessons from Scrabble.
Fellow blogger Michael D. Barton (The Dispersal of Darwin) just posted a new and updated list on the history of science blogs and twitter accounts. This is an incredible resource for historians of science to keep themselves updated and aware of what’s on the blogosphere. Thanks Michael, for adding my blog as well! On a related topic, a new paper remarks how science blogs can work with traditional media outlets in order to counter exaggerated scientific claims held by the public.
Hope this tides you over until next time! Have a fantastic weekend, Dear Reader !