It is now expected by the science blogosphere that I post the full updated listing of all the submissions every Monday morning. This serves as a reminder for bloggers to submit their (and other people?s) posts, and to some extent prevents duplicate entries. But most importantly, it presents a growing listing of some of the most exciting work on science blogs. This is a weekly post where bloggers can discover each other and discover blogs they were not previously aware of. Thus it is also a promotion for all the bloggers involved.
The submission form for the 2013 edition of Open Lab is now open. Any blog post written since October 1, 2011 is eligible for submission. We will close the form on October 1st, 2012.
We accept essays, stories, poetry, cartoons/comics, and original art.
Once you are done submitting your own posts, you can start looking at the others?, including on aggregators like ScienceSeeker.org, Scienceblogging.org and Researchblogging.org.
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3 Quarks Daily (Julia Galef): My Little Pony: Reality is Magic!
The II-I- blog: We, the pioneers.
The II-I- blog: The Great Revolution
A Blog Around The Clock: The New Meanings of How and Why in Biology?
A Blog Around The Clock: #scio12: Multitudes of Sciences, Multitudes of Journalisms, and the Disappearance of the Quote.
A Blog Around The Clock: Books: ?Reinventing Discovery: The New Era of Networked Science? by Michael Nielsen
A Blog Around The Clock: Myths about myths about Thanksgiving turkey making you sleepy
A Hippo on Campus: Why men don?t listen and women are great at maths
A Schooner of Science: Fever dreams ? the true tale of Richard Spruce
Addiction Inbox: Reward and Punish: Say Hello to Dopamine?s Leetle Friend
Addiction Inbox: Army Doctor Sees Victory, and a Dangerous Drug Bites the Dust?Almost.
Addiction Inbox: Night Owls Get a Coffee Break
The New Highs: Are Bath Salts Addictive?
Addiction Inbox: The Summer Olympics and the ?War on Doping?
Almost Diamonds: About Those Gay Homophobes
Almost Diamonds: Writing Fiction with Science: Pedophilia
Almost Diamonds: About That Evo Psych Polygamy Stuff
Anole Annals: If You Want A Lizard To Run Fast, Yell At It
Anthropology in Practice: Beware: The Ides Have Come. No, Really. This Time It?s True.
Artologica: From the Cells to the stars
Au Science Mag: Geomagnetic Reversals ? the end of the world?
Au Science Mag: Homeopathy and Medical Ethics ? Aberdeen Skeptics in the Pub
Australian Science Magazine: Here be Dragons
Australian Science Magazine: Networking the Solar System
Australian Science Magazine: Saving Australia?s Koalas
Australian Science Magazine: The clues to human uniqueness
Australian Science Magazine: Plastics Make it? Problematic
Australian Science Magazine: Who Doesn?t Love a (Penguin) Parade?
Beach Chair Scientist: An important call for more forage fish to remain in the sea
Beach Chair Scientist: Dear Online Science Writing Community: A reminder for ?call to actions? because your perspective is priceless
Beach Chair Scientist: No balloons at the celebration for the Beach Chair Scientist ?
Beaker: Rare bone disorder reveals new insights into autism
Beaker: What would Nature do?
Beatrice the Biologist: How the Brain Works (cartoon)
Beatrice the Biologist: Amoeba Hugs (cartoon)
Beatrice the Biologist: Single Cell is Just Fine, Thank You (cartoon)
Biobabel: On Transposable Elements and Regulatory Evolution
The Bug Chicks (Michael Barton): A taste for collecting beetles is some indication of future success in life!
Bug Girl?s Blog: How to get free media coverage for a bogus beehive design
Bug Girl?s Blog: Transcript of my ESA talk about Social Media
Byte Size Biology: The Search for Small finds Life on a Gradient
Byte Size Biology: So what?s new with humans?
Byte Size Biology: Using phylogenetics to reconstruct a 59 million year old drug
Byte Size Biology: Life is short
Byte Size Biology: The Origin of Gender Symbols in Biology
Cedar?s Digest: Purple Doesn?t Exist: Some thoughts on Male Privilege and Science Online
The Cellular Scale: The ?Human Neuron?, not so special after all?
The Cellular Scale: Plant Neurons? Sensation and action in the Venus Flytrap
CENtral Science IYC 2011: Chemistry Carnival: Your Favorite Chemical Reactions!
Chemjobber: How do institutions change? Not easily
Chemjobber: Ozymandias, senior med chemist (poem)
Chemjobber: Why choose a Ph.D. in chemistry? A response to @DocFreeride
Chimeras: Another genetic puzzle: why is mitochondrial DNA only inherited from the mother?s side?
Cocktail Party Physics: The Science of Mysteries: Of Granular Material and Singing Sands
Cocktail Party Physics: Taster?s Choice: Why I Hate Raw Tomatoes and You Don?t
Cocktail Party Physics: The Science of Mysteries: Leave Us the Counterpoint
Contagions: Mapping Malaria in Anglo-Saxon England
Contagions: Did India and China Escape the Black Death?
Context and Variation: Vaginal pH Redux: Broader Perspectives on Douching, Race? and Lime Juice
Context and Variation: It?s Camping Season, Don?t Forget to Menstruate! Or, Man the Hunter and Woman the Menstruator
Cosmic Variance (Sean Carroll): Everything is Connected
Cosmology Science Blog: Cosmic Microwave Angular Resolution Surprise
Cosmology Science Blog: Not Sure about Uncertainty
Counterbalanced: Problems in the neurozone
Curiouser and Curiouser: James Randi: An Honest Liar
Curiouser and Curiouser: On Stanislaw Burzynski, the Streisand Effect, and Standing Up for Skeptical Bloggers
Curiouser and Curiouser: On Codes of Conduct, Part II
Curiouser and Curiouser: Mythbusting Makeup: Skepticism and Cosmetic Claims
The Curious Wavefunction: The unstoppable Moore hits the immovable Eroom
Deep Politics: SmartMeters Facilitate Cyber War Against US
Deep Sea News (Miriam Goldstein): A wicked bad idear: National Geographic hunts bluefin tuna for entertainment and Eating Wicked Tuna: A marine scientist tries to figure out what the heck is going on fused into a single post.
Deep Sea News (Alistair Dove): On common names
Deep Sea News (Kevin Zelnio): #IamScience: Embracing Personal Experience on Our Rise Through Science
Deep Sea News (Alistair Dove): No fish is an island
Deep Sea News (Craig McClain): What knowledge of the deep sea tell us about life on other planets
Deep Sea News (Alistair Dove): A (fetid) river runs through it, the Brooklyn edition
Deep Sea News (Alexis Rudd): True Confessions of a Dolphin-Loving Marine Biologist
Deep Sea News (Craig McClain): Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow
Deep Sea News (Craig McClain and Alistair Dove): James Cameron?s Deep Sea Challenge: a scientific milestone or rich guy?s junket?
Deep Thoughts and Silliness: The Problems of Interpreting Data
The Demarcationproblem: What chronic stress does to your immune system (cartoon)
Denim and Tweed: Baby steps versus long jumps: The ?size? of evolutionary change, and why it matters
Dilworth Design: If it Moves ? We Can Improve It: How Japan Can Stop Dumping Radioactive Water in Our Ocean
Dilworth Design: If it Moves ? We Can Improve It: Can you Shoot an Arrow Backwards ? into Space?
DiverseScholar: #SCIO12 Policy Report: Academia is Productive but Messy ? Effects on (Mis)Communication
Endless Forms Most Beautiful: The Wool of Snowfall
Eruptions: Looking Back at the 1982 eruption of El Chich?n in Mexico
Eruptions: The Mysterious Missing Eruption of 1258 A.D.
ESC Blog: Cool Insect Viruses
EvoEcoLab: The Message Reigns Over the Medium
EvoEcoLab: Trying to Catch His Breath With a Hole-Ridden Safety Net
The Febrile Muse: Inflammatory Language No 1. The ongoing cycle
From The Lab Bench: Google Search Engine Software goes ?Chemistry?
From The Lab Bench: Old News for Carbon Dioxide, New Threats for Climate Change
From The Lab Bench: A Planet Under Pressure, and Why Gender Matters
From The Lab Bench: Putting the ?Fear? in Climate Change
From The Lab Bench: The Nature of Learning, or the Learning of Nature?
From The Lab Bench: Climate Change Communicators Should Listen to the Public
From The Lab Bench: Melancholia and the ?Dance of Death?
From The Lab Bench: Bubbles for Life
From The Lab Bench: Manufactured Landscapes
From The Lab Bench: A Trip Into the Swamps
Gaines, on Brains: Seeing into the future? The neuroscience of d?j? vu
Gaines, on Brains: Using psychology to silence your enemies: the speech-jammer gun
Gaines, on Brains: My Neuron (poem)
Gaines, on Brains: Turning trauma into story: the benefits of journaling
Galileo?s Pendulum: If You Love a Flower Found on a Star
Gene Expression: White supremacy and white privilege; same coin
Genetic Linkage: If ?Fifty Shades of Grey? Had Been Written by a Biology Textbook Author
GeoSphere: The Art of Geology
The ?Germ Guy? Blog: Confessions of a Mercurial Microbiologist: From Germ Guy to Monsieur Microbes?
Green Tea and Velociraptors: What is a Fossil Species..?
Green tea and Velociraptors: Dinosaurs: Then and Now
Happy Science: Eating More Chocolate Makes You Skinny
Happy Science: Negative Calorie Food: Science Myths and Legends
Happy science: What Does a Biologist Do All Day?
The Happy Scientist: Teach It Right the First Time.
The Haystack: How Jagabandhu Das made dasatinib possible
The Haystack: On Birth Control,?Plan B,? and?Batman
The Haystack: Biogen Idec Reveals Clinical Data for (Really) Small Oral MS Drug BG-12
The Haystack: Tetrodotoxin: Why Toxic Is Complicated
ICBS Everywhere: Science and Spin Are Very Bad Bedfellows
ICBS Everywhere: Are Atheists More Compassionate or Prosocial Than Highly Religious People?
I?m a chordata, Urochordata!: A Vision for the Future of Scholarly Publishing
I?m a chordata, Urochordata!: Diversity Loss v. Environmental Change: The Story of the Paper
In the Company of Plants and Rocks: Taxonomy of Agaves and Vino-mezcal
io9 (Maria Konnikova): What Happens When Alice and Anti-Alice Meet? (A Celebration of Lewis Carroll?s 180th Birthday)
io9 (Annalee Newitz): You are bitching about the wrong things when you read an article about science
Iqsoft science blog: Dilemma
Just Like Cooking: Petition Expedition ? Cancer in Laundry Detergent?
Just Like Cooking: This Just In ? File Under ?Huge Marine Polyethers?
Just Like Cooking: Did Someone Say Pink Slime?
Just Like Cooking: hERG: Legs, Drugs, and Heartbeats
Just Like Cooking: Super Tasters and Smells in Space
Just Like Cooking: The Chemistry Popularity Conundrum
Just Like Cooking: Sunscreen Chemophobia: Oxybenzone
Just Like Cooking: Chemistry Words, with Friends
Just Like Cooking: Friday Fun ? Lab Arts-n-Crafts
Katatrepsis: Why are there imperfect mimics?
KatiePhD: What exactly is a genetically modified plant?
KatiePhD: The Trouble with Teeth?
KatiePhD: Pain-free but itchy: Morphine?s alter ego
LabHomepage: Getting in on the ?what they think? meme
Lab Rat: Pathogens that feed off human blood
Last Word on Nothing (Sally Adee): Better Living Through Electrochemistry
Last Word on Nothing (Christie Aschwanden): What beer and running taught me about science (part 1 of 2) and/or Life without beer: part 2 of my beer & running science experiment
Last Word On Nothing (Christie Aschwanden): The mundaneness of science
Last Word On Nothing (Virginia Hughes): Gal?pagos Monday: When Conservation Means Killing
Life is Short, but Snakes are Long: The snakes that eat caviar
Life Traces of the Georgia Coast: Georgia Life Traces as Art and Science
Listen to Us!: Moby the Manta Ray
Literally Psyched: Our Storytelling Minds: Do We Ever Really Know What?s Going on Inside?
Lithics: Fault Dynamics 101
Magma Cum Laude: This is what a geologist looks like
Making Science Public: GM food, war metaphors and the perils of political entrenchment
Making Science Public: Making science policy public: Exploring the pitfalls of public protest
Making Science Public: Carbon and energy/publics and politics
Making Science Public: Making neuroscience public: Neurohype, neuroscepticism and neuroblogging
Making Science Public: Making science (in) public: What we can learn from museums
Making Science Public: Hype, honesty and trust
Making Science Public: Languages of uncertainty
Making Science Public: Waiting for gate-gate
Making Science Public: Not God but Goldilocks? Musings about particle communication
Mississippi Fruit and Nut Blog: On Why Consumers Must Think for Themselves
Moments of Genius: Killing Creativity: Why Kids Draw Pictures of Monsters & Adults Don?t
My Growing Passion: When Plants Parasitise Fungi: myco-heterotrophy
Neurophilosophy: Sleights of hand, sleights of mind
Neurotic Physiology: Do you love Science? Well, that depends, do you like sleep?
Neurotic Physiology: Friday Weird Science: Does your menstrual blood attract BEARS?!
Neurotic Physiology: Friday Weird Science: Laptops and WIFI are coming for your SPERM. Again.
Neurotic Physiology: Overeating and Obesity: Should we really call it food addiction?
Neurotic Physiology: Friday Weird Science: The Social Psychology of Flatulence
Next Scientist: How Writing A Science Blog Saved My PhD
Nottingham Science Blog: Interview : Eben Upton at Raspberry Pi
Nottingham Science Blog: The Birdies and Peanuts Experiment
Nottingham Science Blog: Public Lecture ? Chris Lintott ? Astronomer
Nottingham Science Blog: Interview : Prof Alfonso Arag?n-Salamanca
Observations (Ferris Jabr): Animals Exposed to Virtual Reality Hold an Emergency Meeting
The Organometallic Reader: Ligand Field Theory & Frontier Molecular Orbital Theory
Oscillatory Thoughts: Automated Science, Deep Data, and the Paradox of Information
Powered by Osteons: From Birth to Burial: the Curious Case of Easter Eggs
Powered by Osteons: Childbirth and C-Sections in Bioarchaeology
Powered by Osteons: Line on the left, one cross each: Bioarchaeology of Crucifixion
Powered by Osteons: A Brief History of Bioarchaeology ? Part I: America
Powered by Osteons: Lead Poisoning in Rome ? The Skeletal Evidence
Providentia: That X-ray Vision
Providentia: Why Are People So Skeptical About Psychology?
PsySociety: Why Jersey Shore Won?t Make You Dumber: The Importance Of Responsible Science Journalism
PsySociety: If I Were A Well-Off White Man? I Might Not Understand Other People Very Well.
Puff the Mutant Dragon: Do vaccines contain toxic chemicals?
Puff the Mutant Dragon: Confessions of a Creationist: the making of a serial killer
Puff the Mutant Dragon: Does beer make you blush? or, why ?race? is a myth
Puff the Mutant Dragon: Death of a scientist
Quantum Diaries: Error Control in Science
Questioning Answers: When poo tells a story (and I?m not talking about Winnie)
Reciprocal Space: What?s your favourite colour?
Reportergene: Where are your cells from?
Reportergene: Packaging madness
Rule of 6ix: The ethics of vaccination
Safari Ecology: Why is the African Savanna so full of thorns?
Safari Ecology: Exercise like a lion!
Salamander Hours: Self-Diagnosis Affected by Online Symptom List Structure
The Scicurious Brain: Cocaine and the sexual habits of quail, or, why does NIH fund what it does?
The Scicurious Brain: It hurts so good: the runner?s high
Science Calling: Seeing through sound
Science Calling: The next chapter of apoptosis research
Science. How hard can it be?: A tale of generations
Science. How hard can it be?: When we become nature?s mice.
Science Is Everyone?s Story: The Health Cost of Black Women?s Hair Products
Science Is Everyone?s Story: Energy Journalism: Cleaning up the Numbers
Science left untitled: Cholera riots?!
Science Sushi: Evolution: The Rise of Complexity
Science Sushi: Time ? and brain chemistry ? heal all wounds
Science Sushi: The Joke Isn?t Funny ? It?s Harmful
Scientific American Guest Blog (Ricki Lewis): A Tale of 2 G-Spots
Scientific American Guest Blog (Paige Brown): The ?Sustainability? Paradox?Interview with Paul Ehrlich
Scientific American Guest Blog (Pete Etchells): The PhD?s Guide to Academic Conferences
Scientific American Guest Blog (Amy Shira Teitel): Venus? Transits through History
Scientific American Guest Blog (See Arr Oh): Cochineal Dye Bugs Starbucks Customers
Scientific American Guest Blog (Alexis Rudd): Singing Snails and Killer Whales: Parallels in Conservation
Scientific American Guest Blog (Deborah Blum): About Pepper Spray
Scientific American Guest Blog (Meera Lee Sethi): Internet Porn Fills Gap in Spider Taxonomy
Scientific American Guest Blog (Cheryl Murphy): Learning the Look of Love: That Sly ?Come Hither? Stare
Scientific American Guest Blog (Cheryl Murphy): Music can change (the way we see) the world
Scientific American Guest Blog (The Dog Zombie): The Hearty Ingredients of Canis Soup
Scientific American Guest Blog (Paige Brown): Catalytic Clothing?-Purifying Air Goes Trendy
Scientific American Guest Blog (Melanie Tannenbaum): Trayvon Martin?s Psychological Killer: Why We See Guns That Aren?t There
Scientific American Guest Blog (Melanie Tannenbaum): If It Looks Like a Compliment, and Sounds Like a Compliment?Is It Really a Compliment?
Scientific American Guest Blog (Sam McNerney): A Brief Guide to Embodied Cognition: Why You Are Not Your Brain
Scientific American Guest Blog (Danica Radovanovic): Digital Divide and Social Media: Connectivity Doesn?t End the Digital Divide, Skills Do
Scientific American Guest Blog (Danica Radovanovic): Phatic Posts: Even the Small Talk Can Be Big
The Scorpion and the Frog: The ?Love Hormone? Pageant and The ?Love Hormone? of 2012 fused into one.
The Scorpion and the Frog: Can a Horde of Idiots be a Genius? and Why This Horde of Idiots is No Genius fused into one.
Sifting The Evidence: Kitty and Phineas: Always print the legend?
Skulls in the Stars: Fran?ois Arago: the most interesting physicist in the world!
Skulls in the Stars: The secret molecular life of soap bubbles (1913)
Social Dimension: New Ways to Measure Science
Social Dimension: The Fractal Dimension of ZIP Codes
Southern Fried Science: If fish evolved on land, where did they all go? Evolution and Biodiversity in the Ocean
Southern Limits: Seven Myths Deniers Use To ?Debunk? Peak Oil, Debunked
Space Age Archaeology: Valley of the Cable Ties: the material culture of the contemporary past
Speakeasy Science: Cough Syrup, Dead Children, and the Case for Regulation
Speakeasy Science: The Science of Mysteries: Instructions for A Deadly Dinner
Speaking of Research: A New Low at NIO: extremists threaten students
Squid A Day: Neurotoxins In Stranded Squid (With Bonus Rant About Academic Publishing)
Squid A Day: Why Aren?t Humboldt Squid Giant?
Starts with a Bang: So, you?ve learned that the Sun is going to explode?
The Starving Neuron: Fooled by the senses.
The Starving Neuron: 24 hours in the lab
The Starving Neuron: Bad behaviour
Tangled Up in Blue Guy: Just a Reminder
This View of Life: There is Grandeur (Really)
Three-Toed Sloth: In Soviet Union, Optimization Problem Solves You
Tim Poisot?s blog: What should the next generation of ecological journals look like?
Token Skeptic: Eye-Witness To A Crime And Not Raisins ? Reflections On The Bystander Effect In Helping Behaviour
Token Skeptic: The Special-Ness Of Species
Token Skeptic: Live-Blogging #ASC2012 ? Monday Morning At The Australian Science Communicators National Conference
Trauma Recovery: Parents tell about their children?s recovery from trauma
Universe Today: A New Look at Apollo Samples Supports Ancient Impact Theory
Universe Today: Is Earth Alive? Scientists Seek Sulfur For An Answer
The Virtuosi: A Very Small Slice of Pi
Watershed Moments: Tree die-off in western North America
Watershed Moments: C is for Communication
Watershed Moments: Food, water & energy
We Beasties: Allergies 101
We Beasties: Allergies 101 ? Part deux
We Beasties: Allergies 101: Part the Third
Words in mOcean: I?m a marine biologist, but sometimes I wish that what I did sounded a bit less interesting?
Yet Another Mathblog: Searching with lies, 1
Zoonotica: How do we know what causes an infectious disease? Part 1 and How do we know what causes an infectious disease? Part 2