Welcome to a new edition of Grand Rounds blog carnival, the weekly edition of what’s best in the health and medical blogosphere. This week, twenty four bloggers share data, insights, questions, reflections and more. Enjoy! [Read more…] about Grand Rounds: Best of Health and Medical Blogging
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?
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
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?
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!
Three excellent new editions of these blog carnivals:
- Encephalon at Neuroskeptic: brain and mind topics.
- Grand Rounds at Running a Hospital: overall health and medicine, this week with special theme “when things go awry”.
- Change of Shift at EmergiBlog: nursing and related healthcare topics.
Welcome to the first edition of MetaCarnival: a Carnival of Carnivals (announced here), the new, monthly, and interdisciplinary gathering of blogs and blog carnivals.
Let’s picture all participants in the shadow of an expansive sycamore tree, conducting a lively Q&A lunch discussion.
Q: What would you recommend to live as long as possible, and as healthy as possible?
- Hourglass (biology of aging): Try Not To Stab Yourself Repeatedly. Or smoke. Or eat that much fast food…you get the idea. “The vast majority of people are quite comfortable engaging in habits that cause great harm to the old person they will one day be, cutting off years or even decades of health.”
Q: Can blogging help, too?
- I and the Bird (birds): Indeed. Just read about these life-changing moments in the Kenyan highlands, brought together spontaneously as a collaboration between researchers, conservationists, bloggers. And, yes, birds.
Sports (Well… Brain and Sports)
Q: Tell me something interesting about athletes and “The Zone”.
- Encephalon (neuroscience and psychology): why don’t we review this recent study on the Momentum Chain in Sports. You can conduct your own mini experiment while watching TV: watch the reactions of the players and the teams right after “precipitating events” to see if they actually lead to game-changing moments.
Q: Should patients be patient?.
- SurgeXperiences (surgical experiences): Patience in indeed a virtue, especially [Read more…] about MetaCarnival #1: a conversation across the blogosphere
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 more…] about MetaCarnival: A Carnival of Blog Carnivals