Eight things I learned at ScienceOnline 2010 #scio10

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Sandra Porter

ScienceOnline 2010 was one of the most amazing meetings I've attended in a long time and it's going to take some time to process it all, but in the mean time, it seems other bloggers (phylogenomics, CogSci, and Ed) have started one of those meme things and so, here goes. 

At ScienceOnline 2010, I learned:

  1. More than I ever wanted to know about the intimate details of duck sex. courtesy of Carl Zimmer!

  2. Likewise for dolphins. courtesy of Kevin Zelnio!

  3. Why the instantiation of Baked Alaska will never be as good as the Platonic Ideal. (courtesy of Dr. Freeride)

  4. What DNA Jesus would sequence (courtesy of phylogenomics)

  5. The number of times a day that rats have sex. (courtesy of Rebecca Skloot's quiz)

  6. more than I ever expected to know about an SP3! (courtesy of Ms. Baker's wonderful students)

  7. Water marbles aren't real (but look cool!) and If you're going to give someone a diamond, don't go by the structure in PubChem.(courtesy of ChemSpider)

  8. That meeting all you - bloggers, educators, librarians, mathematicians, journalists, scientists - in person would be more wonderful than I could imagine.

Thank you all and extreme kudos to Bora and Aton!  I can hardly wait for ScienceOnline 2011!

Hey readers, did anyone learn anything unexpected either at ScienceOnline 2010 or via all the social media?

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