On science blogs

ScienceWriters2011: reports, photos, tweets. The malaria vaccine interim report. Should science journos let sources fact-check their stuff? The Scientist rises from the dead, hurrah!

The latest on early human migration to Australia and Southeast Asia. The latest on what a mongrel species Homo sapiens is. Bioethics and Aborigine genetic research. 50 reasons not to believe in evolution. Nearly mind-reading and somewhat spooky: Capturing images of what the brain is seeing. Best video of the week: The NASA satellite that fell to earth. Not.

DON'T PANIC, but Microorganisms R Us. Gut bacteria govern the brain and behavior, mice say. Yogurt and the Mind-Body Problem. My.microbes wants your microbes. The Encyclopedia of Life is reborn: 700,000 species and counting.

Meet a new human ancestor, maybe. Can 2 million year-old soft tissue be recovered from a fossil site? The politics of vaccination: Republican presidential candidates, HPV vaccine, and cervical cancer. Green fluorescent cats: These are not cute kitties, but genetic engineering a possible weapon against AIDS.

Cloudy and unfair. The latest controversial climate change paper led a journal editor to resign. Should he have retracted instead, or did his resignation force useful new analyses of the paper? Open The Open Notebook and see how science writers do their work. The 9-11 tenth anniversary: fewer health problems than forecast. Is a less scary world on the way?

That Virginia earthquake caused the Earth to move the East coast, but wasn't a big deal after all. Is there a pattern in recent quakes? Tracking the Tweetquake: Tweets really did outrun the quake itself. Fossil news. The oldest life? The oldest placental mammal? How the Juramaia find affects dating mammal evolution, particularly primates. The latest trendy chef is Homo erectus. Maybe.

Big HITs: Health information technology is not a snore. Really. Chinese scientists to deflect Earth-threatening asteroid Apophis! The physics preprint server ArXiv at 20. Are physics and chemistry getting more popular because of television? The potential influence of the TV show Breaking Bad.

Microbiologist Rosie Redfield is trying to replicate that arsenic bacterium study in public, a blogging watershed. Yes, gene therapy for leukemia looks promising indeed, but the new small study awaits replication. Gay's end? Why same-sex marriage could eradicate homosexuality. Plus, get your Google+ invite here, Take 2.

Birth control is free at last — a year from now. It includes sterilization and probably the coming contraceptives for men. The death of Amy Winehouse, addiction, and withdrawal from alcohol. How will the debt-ceiling legislation affect science and medicine?