Endless reading

By Grant Jacobs 05/10/2011

…721 science articles for your perusal, all of it free.

The final submissions for Open Laboratory 2011 are on-line. A quick scan of the blog names suggests that the only entries from this corner of the science blogging world are from David Winter’s The Atavism.

From this (very!) long list of articles, 52 will be selected to form the content of the next edition of Open Laboratory – an annual collection presenting a sample of the best the science blogging community has to offer. The finished work is sold in electronic and printed forms. Earlier editions are available at Lulu.


Is it just me, or is the Scientific American guest blog a touch over-represented? I’m guessing they had a ‘nominate this’ prominently installed! – fair enough.

Other articles on Code for life:

Finding platypus venom

Doggie ERVs

Haemophilia – towards a cure using genetic engineering

Fainting kittens – feline myotonia congenita?

On alternatives to academic careers and “letting go”

0 Responses to “Endless reading”

  • “A quick scan of the blog names suggests that the only entries from this corner of the science blogging world the only person here brazen enough to nominate himself [is] David Winter”


  • If I hadn’t been so exhausted from work over the past few day I’d probably have stuck Finding platypus venom, or some other article, down as a last-minute offering myself, I have to admit. Or put it this way, the only thing stopping me from being equally brazen was thinking of sleep 🙂

    I would like to write more in-depth coverage of current science but for the last far too long have found myself in the wee hours before finding time to even think about it.

  • i saw “Endless Reading” in the newsletter and I knew it had to be you. hehehe. thank you for the link! think i’ll share it this week on my blog:)

  • If you ever visit my place, you’ll see I have the odd book 😉

    (Despite the book prices today mean I buy much less than I might and only at sales.)

  • David Winter’s article made it into publication – well done.

    The contributions are edited too! Excuse my mentioning this, it makes the work more professional and I can’t help sticking up for the editors. Partly, I guess, because I once was offered an editor position in a university press myself (I was offered an academic job later the same week), so I have a soft spot for editors – if things had been different I might be one now!