Nam et ipsa scientia potestas est (And thus knowledge itself is power)
-- Sir Francis Bacon.
Scientia Pro Publica (Science for the People) -- "Scientia Pro Publica 39" -- was published yesterday by ME at my new blog, Punctuated Equilibrium, hosted by The Guardian. Because I was traveling these past two weeks and therefore, without internet access nearly the entire time, several people generously helped me collect these stories so I could share them with you and with the Guardian readers. My special thanks go to Akshat, who generously invested god-knows-how-much-time sniffing out some of the wonderful stories I linked, and I would also like to thank David Shiffman for nominating two fine stories, too.
To share yours, or others', excellent writing, either use this automated submission form or use the cute little widget on the right (be aware that widget doesn't upload when the mother site is nonfunctional, and ALWAYS check your email/spam filter for your submission receipt to be sure it was sent properly). Alternatively, you can also send the link directly to the Scientia Blog Carnival email address.
The next scheduled issue will be published 27 September by Alvaro at SharpBrains. At this time, it appears that the last open host slot is in the process of being filled, however, if the number of submissions once again climbs past 60 or so, I will once again schedule weekly editions so the public is not overwhelmed by our productivity, so be ready to volunteer to host when that happens [see schedule]. I will be accepting hosts soon for the 2011 carnival season (has a year passed already??), so be ready to volunteer to host Scientia Pro Publica on your favorite date (as soon as I get my seemingly chronic wifi problems resolved). If you have always wanted to host an issue of Scientia Pro Publica on your blog, now is your chance!
As always, we need submissions of excellent quality science, nature and medical blog writing, so don't hesitate to provide your assistance: if you read or write something that you wish to share with a larger audience, be sure to send us the link now (note: some links have been tweeted to me; I promise to do my best to follow those up, but cannot make any guarantees at this time!)