Carnival of Evolution: We’re hosting!

Evolution

Step right up, step right up, ladies and gentlemen, to submit your fine evolution-related blog posts to the 58th edition of the Carnival of Evolution, the one and only community-assembled, community-supported, community-hosted aggregation of the finest online writing on the illustrious topic of Descent With Modification and all its manifold modified descendents.

On the first day of March, this glorious Carnival will be found right here at Nothing in Biology Makes Sense!, the better to showcase the work of everyone from students to scientists to great fans of science, everyone and anyone, ladies and gentlemen, who believes and can demonstrate in mellifluous prose, captivating videos, eye-catching infographics, or hilarious LOLcats that bedrock principle of the modern life sciences, that nothing—no, ladies and gentlemen, not a gosh-darned thing—in the whole of biology makes sense, except in the light of evolution.

Think you’ve got what it takes to join this revolutionary celebration of evolutionary science? Send us links to your blog posts, essays, videos, and webcomics at this elegant and convenient form (it requires a log-in, but then what doesn’t these days?) or simply e-mail them direct to Jeremy Yoder, our local curator of carnivalian content. Please do send’em before the 26th of February, though, to ensure proper packaging and adequate care of all your delightful and illuminating work.

We thank you humbly and vociferously for your contributions, one and all—and we look forward to seeing you right here, at this very URL, for the Carnival of Evolution, in less than the span of one short month!

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Help us make sense!

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Are you a working biologist, biology student, or other person with a first-hand connection to the living world? Do you like reading science blogs—including maybe this one—and wonder what it’d be like to get into this online-popular-science-writing thing? Or do you have your own science blog already, and want to expand your audience?

Then you should write a guest post for Nothing in Biology Makes Sense!

We prioritize contributions from folks who work in biology in a broad sense—anything from medicine to academia to industry, at career stages from undergraduate students to professors. And, true to our headline, we’re especially interested in pieces that show how something in biology makes sense if you think about it in light of evolution.

Wondering what a good guest post looks like? Check out previous ones by David Hembry, Kathryn Turner, Levi Morran, and Amy Dapper—who is now joining us as a regular contributor.

So what are you waiting for? E-mail Jeremy to propose a post and discuss scheduling—we’re especially looking for posts in the upcoming fall semester.

Help us make sense!

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Are you a working biologist, biology student, or other person with a first-hand connection to the living world? Do you like reading science blogs—including maybe this one—and wonder what it’d be like to get into this online-popular-science-writing thing? Or do you have your own science blog already, and want to expand your audience? Then you should consider writing a guest post for Nothing in Biology Makes Sense!

We’ll prioritize contributions from folks who work in biology in a broad sense—anything from medicine to basic research, at career stages from students to professors. And, true to our headline, we’ll be especially interested in pieces that show how something in biology makes sense, if you think about it in light of evolution.

Wondering what a good guest post looks like? Check out previous ones by Tom Houslay, Colin Beale, and James Winters.

So what are you waiting for? E-mail Jeremy to propose a post and discuss scheduling.

Help us make sense!

Image via.

Are you a working biologist, biology student, or other person with a first-hand connection to the living world? Do you like reading science blogs, including this one, and wonder what it’d be like to get into this online-popular-science-writing thing? Or do you have your own science blog already, and you’d like to expand your audience? Then you should consider writing a guest post for Nothing in Biology Makes Sense!

E-mail Jeremy to propose a post and discuss scheduling. We’ll prioritize contributions from folks who work in biology in a broad sense—anything from medicine to basic research, at career stages from students to professors. And, true to our headline, we’ll be especially interested in pieces that show how something in biology makes sense, if you think about it in light of evolution.