I have not abandoned you.
Making promises, breaking promises. Zombie biology week is on standby — but for good reason! I have had lovely friends flying from around the country to stay with me over the past couple weeks (and the coming weekend). As much as I was tempted to tell them, “thanks for flying out here, but … I have to blog, so see ya later,” I resisted. (Just kidding, friends, I lurve you.)
My promises will be kept — they’re just on hiatus. Zombie biology, classical science, and a couple other ideas rumbling around in this little brain of mine will come to fruition, just not this month.
In the meantime, to get your Culturing Science fix, I have some ideas.
First, the 3Quarks Daily Science Blogging contest is open for nominations! The contest, honoring the “best writing in a blog or e-zine in the category of Science” with $$$ prizes, is judged by theoretical particle physicist and cosmologist Lisa Randall and any blog post written after May 22, 2010 can be nominated! All you have to do is paste the URL of the post into the comments here. A sentence of praise or two is welcome but not required.
So why not relive the memories, friends — here are some of my favorite posts from the past year (in chronological order) and, if you find them worthy, you can nominate me! Only one nomination per person so be sure to check out my blogroll and other blogs to make sure you’re making the best choice. Nominations close May 31, 2011.
- Molecular biology and globsters: dashing cryptozoologists’ dreams
- Microbe biogeography: the distribution, dispersal and evolution of the littlest organisms
- Inevitability and Oil: the inherent risk for accidents in complex technology
- Marine snow: dead organisms and poop as manna in the ocean
- Can seabirds overfish a resource? The case of cormorants in Estonia
- The Allee effect in action: why Vancouver Island Marmots are struggling to recover
- When adaptation doesn’t happen
If that’s not enough for you, I do writing places besides here… at The Scientist! Here’s some recent stuff I’ve written for them. I’m finding my mind expanded by being forced to write about disease, cancer, molecules … but more on that later.
- My first news feature about non-coding DNA and disease
- How drugs are being combined with antibiotics to increase antibiotic function
- Chasing Haeckel, on a documentary about Ernst Haeckel, scientist artist
That’s enough self-promotion for one day. See you next month!