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Upcoming: Grand Rounds Blog Carnival and Brain Fitness Q&A

Just a quick note to announce that next Tuesday, November 15th, SharpBrains.com will be hosting two great resources:

1- Grand Rounds Blog Carnival: the weekly collection of what’s best in the health and medical blogosphere (see great latest edition Here). If you want to contribute your own blog post, please do so via this Contact Us form.
2- Live Q&A Session with Alvaro Fernandez, coauthor of The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness (recently selected as one of the Best Books on Brain Fitness by AARP). Session will take place at 11am Pacific Time/ 2pm Eastern Time, and will be moderated by Harry Moody, Director of Academic Affairs at AARP. To learn more click Here.

Please make sure to visit us Tuesday!

    Call for science, medical and environment writing

    We will be hosting the September 27th edition of Scientia Pro Publica, the biweekly blog carnival that “showcases the finest science, medical and environment writing published in the blogosphere”.

    If you write a blog about science, medicine or the environment and would like to share your writing or photography with a large and appreciative audience, please submit a good recent blog post no later than end of September 25th, using this automated submission form.

    Remember to visit us on September 27th!

    Scientia Pro Publica #16: Us, Friends, and Society

    Welcome to the 16th edition  of Scientia Pro Publica, the blog carnival  that celebrates the best science, nature and medical writing published in the blogosphere within the past 60 days.

    What are some of the fascinating topics you can explore and discuss with this group of bloggers?

    Science & Us

    The Evolving Mind: What’s the point of daydreaming?

    Credit: Johan Stigwall, via Flickr

    Credit: Johan Stigwall, via Flickr

    Generally Thinking: What is the brain impact of different types of meditation (focused, open monitoring, compassion)?

    The Emotion Machine: Can blogging help you control your environment and manage stress?

    Greater Good Magazine: Want to live longer and bettter?

    Collective Imagination: Can you share a powerful uncanny experience?

    Science & Friends

    via LiveScience

    via LiveScience

    Lab Rat: Pros and Cons of having amphibian skin?

    Science in Paradise: Do sharks get cancer?

    Mauka to Makai: Can bunnies offer new light on what comes after Viagra, how to deal with nuclear feces, and new sources of electricity?

    Kind of Curious: Did dinousaurs migrate? dead or alive?

    Migrations: Do beliefs on evolution affect one’s ability to appreciate birding?

    Science & Society

    Science & Soul: Can we reverse corn monoculture trends?Lock1

    Genomics Law Report: If a Direct-To-Consumer genomics company goes bankrupt, what happens to your data? does HIPAA cover it?

    And this concludes today’s edition.  Kelsey will host next edition (December 7th) at Mauka to Makai;  you can submit posts using this handy form. And if you’re interested in hosting Scientia at your blog, contact Grrlscientist!

    MetaCarnival: A Carnival of Blog Carnivals

    If you are a blogger or read blogs often, you know that there are a good number of excellent blog carnivals focused on specific themes. If you are interested in medicine, you know what carnival to visit. Education, the same. Biology, neuroscience, nursing, birds, aging, philosophy…a variety of topics are very well covered in the blogosphere.

    What you probably haven’t come across is a high-quality “metacarnival” or “carnival of carnivals”, where you can read the best blog posts ACROSS topics, subjects, disciplines.

    This is why a few blog carnival “organizers” are launching next Monday a monthly rotating “MetaCarnival” to feature the most interesting posts from a variety of high-quality blog carnivals.

    Participating blog carnivals so far, alphabetically: Read the rest of this entry »

    Human Resources, Brain Science, Health Blogs

    Some great new editions of our favorite blog carnivals:

    Encephalon, Forthy-Third Edition: the best of recent neuroscience and psychology blog posts.

    Grand Rounds Volume 4, Number 30: superb overview of the health & medicine blogosphere.

    Carnival of HR #31: great resources for Human Resources professionals.

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