Friday shorts: The Guardian wants to hear from you & laughing in the face of reality

By Grant Jacobs 04/06/2010

Tell the Guardian your favourite science blog then watch a video on how optimists and pessimists react differently to correcting information to reflect reality.

Some time ago the Times Eureka blog set about trying to collect a list of the better science blogs. Now the Guardian is doing the same. Let them know who you think are doing a good job. You’ll need to register; alternatively you can tweet them. (I’ve already tweeted to them about the sciblogs cluster.)

The Wellcome Trust has an excellent collection of short videos on a wide range of topics. Here is an entertaining one talking about how people to correcting their views depending if they are optimists or not. (I hope to bring you more of these videos later.)

Other articles on Code for life:

Public voting for Quark prizes now open (I have two entries in the running.)

Professors, lost souls with great oratory power? (What do you think?)

I remember because my DNA was methylated (Epigenetics and memory.)

The World Science Festival, live on-line (Watch the New York event on-line.)

Illusory balls (Video of an optical illusion; very convincing.)

Wellcome diversions (More diversions from the Wellcome Trust.)