Science & Nature Trivial Links
Compiled by Nathan Mattise
- ESPN.com’s lead story this morning is legitimately gripping (even if you aren’t a Redskins’ fan still in utter disbelief). Check out these first-person accounts from current NFL employees (players and a security official) about how their daily lives were impacted by Sean Taylor’s death.
- If you’re a blog talking science this certainly makes perfect material: There are doctors out there trying to do medical visits via web cam (I wonder if that’s where my campus newspaper got the peg for their story on this trend).
- If anyone lives in the Syracuse area, I recently had the best dental experience of my life and that makes me want to follow expiration dates on toothpaste closely (but it’s OK if you don’t).
- One last Syracuse science link: The university is one of a handful of research institutions currently looking into changing how we search the web in order to make results more credible.
- Finally, it’s no surprise that newspapers are among the industries drastically scaling down to cut costs in this economy. However, it seems to be jeopardizing science reporting because more and more outlets are relying solely on press releases for their science news (translation: no expert voices to translate).
(Links today from Journerdism, NYT.com, ESPN.com and The Daily Orange)
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