Daily Archives: May 28, 2011

  • Monday Brainstorm: Site layout

    We’ll eventually get into brainstorms on science research and communication ideas… but as we’re just starting out here at PaleBlue.blog, it would be good to get input from all of you on what else we could have on the site.

    Thus far, the blog contains four main components:

    1.) This section, where the main authors’ contributions will appear

    2.) The comments under individual posts. Comments are handled by Disqus. You can use their engine to sign on our posts using a variety of sign-in credentials: disqus, Facebook, google, Twitter, Yahoo!, and openID.

    3.) The sidebar, where you can see the blog’s Twitter feed, like

  • High Impact Science in a Hyperactive Media Environment

    One of the things about the “arsenic story” that I’ve found incredibly compelling is how the conversation/debate on this paper has played out over the internet, in particular on blogs. Although this blog had not started, I had a history of blogging about sports, and was fascinated to see interactions with blogs from the “non-blog side” for the first time. This was also the biggest news story in my field in at least a decade, with a press conference called by the office I was (and still am) working in… which means I was professionally interested in both the science