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Monthly Archives: January 2008

Behind the scenes of Wednesday’s GOP debate Jan 31, 2008

Here’s the sequel to my Spin Room piece from last year. I’m not quite as happy with it as I was with the last one, but the material wasn’t as easy to work with. The Spin Room was a big, … Continue reading

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Another classic press release Jan 28, 2008

I got this e-mail on Friday. The site it refers to is very real (and very funny — seriously, check it out). As far as I can tell, the guy who sent it is a consultant in Chicago who was … Continue reading

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My Review of 2.0 Jan 26, 2008

60 Second Science—I got star legal-scholar-type-person Cass Sunstein‘s new book, 2.0 as a stocking stuffer this Christmas. Sunstein’s a leading advocate of the idea of “cyberbalkanization” —the notion that the Internet may one day do in democracy. He suggests … Continue reading

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Invaders from Another Ecosystem Jan 18, 2008

My first radio documentary is out this week on the National Radio Project’s show, Making Contact. Probably one of the few chances you’ll have in life to listen to a chorus of friendly invasive cordgrasses.

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Truly Awesome Radio Segment Jan 14, 2008

“Act One” of this recent episode on This American Life is one of the greatest bits of radio I’ve ever heard. Click here to download. The segment I’m referring to starts at around 3m 11s and runs about 20 minutes. … Continue reading

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This will only take a minute… Jan 6, 2008

Just an update/bit of good news—I’ve been asked to be a regular blogger for Scientific American‘s new online venture, “60 Second Science.” Check out my first couple posts.

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Cool Stuff for a New Year Jan 6, 2008

60 Second Science—A couple goodies for geeks that the new year has ushered in… SciBook—Social Networking for Life Scientists. After you’ve improved your image by deleting all the unattractive friends from your Facebook profile, you can lower your reproductive fitness … Continue reading

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Science and Common(s) Sense Jan 6, 2008

I just started as a blogger for SciAm’s 60 Second Science… 60 Second Science—Not long ago, a friend wrote me to ask who I’d like to hear opine on the future of scientific inquiry. Without hesitating, I said Lawrence Lessig. … Continue reading

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