Mistaken Identity: Google thinks I'm Maurice Wilkins for details...Nodalpoint has been obviously indexed by Google for a long time now, but did you know it is also indexed and counted by Google Scholar too? See
workshop on science blogging, this Saturday 30th August 2008 at the Royal Institution of Great Britain in London. Why would you care? Because there are:Nature Publishing Group are organising a
To cap it all, I think it will be great fun too. So if you're going, see you there. If you're not, it is never too late to publish your fantasy science funding entry. Much of the conference will be televised and blogged, making it available online too.
There, I've done my bit for Science, now it's your turn. Spread the â¤ link love â¤,and since we will soon be celebrating the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin, why not marvel at the coral / shrub / lungs of life too?
(CC-licensed Tree of Life picture by Phitar)
I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For. Those twenty one years have seen incredible technological change: the adoption of desktop computers, mobile phones, the birth of the Web and the widespread use of search engines like Google. So with sincere apologies to Bono, The Edge, Adam and Larry, it's time we updated the lyrics for the 21st century. So, I give you "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Googling For" (21st anniversary, 2008 webby edition)...Twenty one years ago this month, in May 1987, Irish rockers U2 released their classic Joshua Tree single,
Ensembl Weblog provides news, views and announcements about the Ensembl Genome Browser. The blog has been going for a few years now, but I’ve only just become aware of it thanks to a recent Ensembl Genome Browser Tutorial by Bert Overduin. Catching up on posts from Ensemblians this year, Ewan Birney wrote a piece about The Gene Love-in last week and Paul Flicek briefly described the 1000 Genomes project back in January. The Ensembl Weblog is fairly low traffic, so if you don’t already read it, it’s worth considering subscribing to the feed.The
And it’s good to see more scientists using blogs to communicate. Long may this trend continue!
Building Scientific Workflows for Bioinformatics and Systems biology using Taverna course held in Manchester, UK on 15th April 2008. Attendance at the workshop is free, but participants will have to cover their own travel costs. Due to the hands-on nature of the workshop, numbers are limited to 30, so there is a â€˜first-come, first-serveâ€™ policy on bookings. Book now to avoid disappointment!There are a few remaining places left on the
Bio::Blogs 19 is fast approaching, hot on the heels of Bio::Blogs 18 which was hosted by Michael Barton. I'll be hosting this one over at O'Really? and publishing it at the beginning of March, so send any interesting stuff to bioblogs /ate/ gmail.com. The broad theme of this issue of BioBlogs will be the relationship between Biology and Engineering, following on from this interview published on Edge.org "Engineering and Biology": A Talk with Drew Endy.
stamp collecting edition of the journal Nucleic Acids Research (NAR), also known as the 2008 Database issue , was published earlier this week. This year there are 1078 databases listed in the collection, 110 more than the previous one (see Figure 1). As we pass the one thousand databases mark (1kDB) I wonder, what proportion of the data in these databases will never be used?Well it's that time of year again. The 15th annual