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In December 2006, the pioneering science blogger, Bora Zivkovic, met with his colleague, Anton Zuiker, to work on plans for the first Triangle Science Blogging Conference. They decided to try putting together an anthology of the year's...

In December 2006, the pioneering science blogger, Bora Zivkovic, met with his colleague, Anton Zuiker, to work on plans for the first Triangle Science Blogging Conference. They decided to try putting together an anthology of the year's best science blog posts and ask their conference sponsor, Lulu.com., to publish it as a handout for conference attendees.

Fast forward to this year:  Zivkovic is the science blog editor for Scientific American and the conference has become one of the hottest tickets in science communication (Science OnLine 2013 begins January 30 in Raleigh, N.C.). And what began as The Open Laboratory 2006 has evolved into the first of a series of high-caliber trade books titled The Best Science Writing Online 2012, ...

Looking for good science writing online? You couldn't find a better field guide than The Open Laboratory 2012, a collection some of the best writing on science blogs in 2011.

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Looking for good science writing online? You couldn't find a better field guide than The Open Laboratory 2012, a collection some of the best writing on science blogs in 2011.

This is the sixth collection in which Bora Zivkovic, Scientific American's blog editor, and various co-conspirators have reviewed science-blog posts to come up with some of the best of the lot. Jennifer Ouellette was the editor this year, along with Bora. Together they read and re-read 720 entries. Amanda Moon, of Farrar, Strauss and Giroux, decided the...