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I have moved to Deep Sea NewsMiriam Goldstein

Sun, 31 Jan 2010 21:30:39 +0000

As of January 2010, I am now blogging with Dr. M and Kevin Z at Deep Sea News. February’s Carnival of the Blue will be hosted over there. The Oyster’s Garter is officially on indefinite hiatus, though the archives will remain up. Thanks for reading! Advertisements Filed under: O frabjous day!(image)

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Thoughts on the “Talking Trash” section at Science OnlineMiriam Goldstein

Mon, 04 Jan 2010 06:38:19 +0000

Welcome to the zombie Oyster’s Garter, resurrected from the blogular grave to eat your braaains. Or at least to pick your brains (which in the context of zombies sounds most distressing.). At the upcoming Science Online conference, I will be co-moderating a panel called “Talking Trash: Online Outreach from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.” The […](image)

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Seeking the Science of the Garbage PatchMiriam GoldsteinThe R/V New Horizon

Mon, 27 Jul 2009 15:58:26 +0000

It’s finally time to announce why I’ve been neglecting the poor Oyster’s Garter all summer. This Sunday, August 2nd, the first Scripps expedition to study plastic accumulation in the North Pacific Gyre will depart San Diego. A collaboration between Scripps Institution of Oceanography and the nonprofit Project Kaisei, SEAPLEX (Scripps Environmental Accumulation of Plastic Expedition) […](image)

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Summer science hiatusMiriam Goldstein

Sun, 28 Jun 2009 22:47:52 +0000

As anyone still reading might have guessed, I’m having trouble keeping up with both Ye Olde Oyster’s Garter, the Double X outpost, and my actual science. So, with much sadness, the Oyster’s Garter is going on hiatus until September. I’ll be back and raring to go by September 1. In science news, I have a […](image)

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Double X: A Novel Approach to the Climate Change ReportMiriam Goldstein

Sun, 28 Jun 2009 22:30:51 +0000

The noir (and romance and haiku) of the latest government report on climate change: Last week, the United States Global Research program released a report on the potential impacts of climate change in the United States. Based on a year and a half of work and a consensus from 13 federal agencies, the 198-page report […](image)

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Double X: Oil Rigs in the Penguin HabitatMiriam Goldstein

Tue, 23 Jun 2009 19:42:56 +0000

Shiny new science art, with a hint of vintage humanities: I live in San Diego, so I visit our famous zoo a couple times a year. My favorite part is a lush, leafy canyon lined with tigers and tropical birds and tapirs. It’s a little piece of the Asian forests on which it’s based, an […](image)

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Double X: The Scariest Animal in Pastel Hotel ArtMiriam Goldstein

Thu, 18 Jun 2009 19:13:51 +0000

In which I fall back on an oldy but goody: It roams the ocean floor, always ravenous, always ready to kill. When it finds its prey, it pulls it apart with hideous strength and then eats it while the prey is still alive. What is this fearsome beast? Is it a shark? A kraken? The […](image)

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Double X: Wile E. Coyote & Roadrunner are Total BFFsMiriam Goldstein

Tue, 16 Jun 2009 17:30:13 +0000

Latest at Double X: On Sunday, NPR reported that more than 2,000 coyotes were living in Chicago, many inside the city’s highly developed downtown Loop. That’s not unusual. Since the elimination of wolves and the advent of suburbs teeming with tasty prey, coyotes have made their homes in cities from Los Angeles to Boston. According […](image)

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Submit to the LGBT Diversity in Science Carnival!Miriam Goldsteindisbadge_300

Tue, 16 Jun 2009 01:16:08 +0000

In honor of Pride Month, I’ll be hosting the LGBT edition of the Diversity in Science Carnival on Tuesday, June 30. (I’m pushing back the deadline due to travel the week before.) Send me anything you like about LGBT issues in science – for example, profiles of historic or modern scientists or issues particular to […](image)

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More on scientists in GQMiriam Goldstein

Fri, 12 Jun 2009 19:48:44 +0000

In my last Double X blog post, I wrote about the Rock Stars of Science campaign. Dr. Isis has a different take: The point of the campaign is to show people that science is hip, and cool, and sexy, and [insert other adjective here], but in each shot the scientists are fawning over the musicians.  […](image)

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