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March 9, 2013 1:17 PM   Subscribe

Blood and Brains - can vampires survive a zombie apocalypse?

Southern Fried Science is a group blog focused on marine science, environmental science, and conservation. It covers topics like:
Turtle excluder devices: analysis of resistance to a successful conservation policy
Chronicle of a Death Forestalled: the Gulf of Mexico oil spill that didn’t happen
How not to apply for a job working with sharks
America’s lust for gigantic breasts leads to impotence: the population genetics of captive-reared turkeys
10 Myths About Social Science
The Importance Of Word Choice: Terms With Multiple Meanings For Scientists And The Public
Dolphin-safe tuna: conservation success story or ecological disaster?

SFS has been featured on MetaFilter before: The science of Aquaman, How to brew beer in a coffee maker, using only materials commonly found on a modestly sized oceanographic research vessel.
Also one of the bloggers is a mefite.
posted by the man of twists and turns (7 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite

You really buried the interesting stuff under the fold. Zombies have become the Youtube Silly Dance of monsters.
posted by dunkadunc at 1:44 PM on March 9, 2013

Consider it a reward for clicking through.
posted by the man of twists and turns at 1:48 PM on March 9, 2013 [2 favorites]

I like the list of words with different meanings for scientists and the public. Although, it's worth remembering that different disciplines use words differently, too. I teach a lot of engineering students library methods. I almost always start by reminding them that "research" means different things, and, while I try to use "library research" or "literature searching," if I slip up, that's what I mean.

And I once got into quite a tussle with my programmer brother about what "database" means. The only thing we could agree on was that the general public had it all wrong.
posted by GenjiandProust at 1:59 PM on March 9, 2013 [1 favorite]

The Gulf of Mexico disaster averted made for interesting reading. There's not enough focus on how to encourage good behaviour by companies.

"Beyond that, we need to focus not just on the tragedies and failures, but also meditate on the moments when systems work and establish incentives that propagate those successes"
posted by arcticseal at 2:36 PM on March 9, 2013

I should have added - versus discouraging bad behaviour. I. E. How do we instil a moral and ethical code in management?
posted by arcticseal at 2:37 PM on March 9, 2013 [1 favorite]

The vampires + zombie ground has been fairly well covered by webcomic "Last Blood" (soon to be a major motion picture! ...or not)
posted by Luddite at 2:41 PM on March 9, 2013 [1 favorite]

I. E. How do we instil a moral and ethical code in management?

They have that part surgically removed in order to join the club.
posted by Celsius1414 at 10:11 AM on March 10, 2013

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