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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, 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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