I am not too proud to beg.
The nomination deadline for The Open Laboratory anthology, the annual compilation of the best science writing on blogs, is in two weeks. If there’s a post from this blog that you liked, please consider nominating it for the anthology. Posts from 1 December 2008 to 30 November 2009 are eligible.
Here are some suggestions, in roughly chronological order. If there are other posts you like, by all means, submit those.
- Muscle innervation is not a connectome
- Do male crickets shorten the lives of female crickets?
- Vestigial icons
- I’m trying here
- Explanation and evangelism
- Science publishers are agents
- Is the mimic octopus misnamed?
- Island girls: Why Hawaiian female crickets aren’t very choosy
- Jellyfish nervous system myth busted
- Truth for the hard of thinking
- The small brain of the biggest fish in the world
- Fence lizards versus fire ants: Evolutionary fail?
- Evolution back and forth, from snakes to molecules
- Face it: Being a scientist can really suck
- The birth of dragons
- The princess and the perfume, a hermit crab fairy tale
- I want to be Carl Sagan, but can’t
Click here to submit an entry. A Blog Around the Clock regularly updates the list of entries; here’s a recent one (probably out of date by the time you read this).
In case you’re wondering why I don’t just nominate myself, I think it’s better for readers to decide what’s good than writers. And because it feels gauche to nominate a bunch of your own stuff.