Jan 28, 2010
There have been rough guides, books for dummies, even howtos for idiots, but Chad Orzel is probably the first to take explain an important corner of human endeavour solely to his dog in How to teach physics to your dog. Ironically, the subject on which he focuses, physics, is a realm usually the preserve of probabilistically ill-fated cats.
Nevertheless, Orzel uses …
Jan 27, 2010
If you blog about peer-reviewed research, then you’ve probably heard about ResearchBlogging.org by now. It’s an aggregator that pulls together posts from around the world that have added a snippet of code to identify themselves as blogging about peer-reviewed research.
The keen-eyed regulars among you will have spotted the occasional “green-tick” icon next the references I cite in my blog posts here and on the sibling sites Sciencetext and SciScoop, which …
Jan 25, 2010
The Associated Press and others are reporting that milk products tainted with the toxic chemical melamine are on sale again in China.
Melamine-tainted milk products have been pulled from convenience store shelves in southern China more than a year after hundreds of thousands of children were sickened in a massive milk safety scandal, a government spokeswoman said Monday.
I originally covered this scandal in which melamine was added to dairy products to spoof higher protein levels …
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