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An uproar over sexual harassment charges against one of the cofounders of the ScienceOnline meeting has so far not affected this year's attendance, one of the meeting's founders and organizers said in a telephone interview yesterday.

"We filled the registration within an hour, and we filled the...

An uproar over sexual harassment charges against one of the cofounders of the ScienceOnline meeting has so far not affected this year's attendance, one of the meeting's founders and organizers said in a telephone interview yesterday.

"We filled the registration within an hour, and we filled the remaining spots from a lottery," said Karyn Traphagen, the meeting's executive director, said. "Typically, we have 7-10 percent of attendees who cancel each year. This year, we have about 3 percent, but we have another seven weeks to go...We're moving ahead like we normally do." The meeting will be held Feb. 27-March 1 in Raleigh, N.C.

Only three of those who canceled said they were doing so because of the controversy over sexual harassment allegations leveled against Bora Zivkovic, another one of the meeting's founders and, until recently, the public face of ScienceOnline. Zivkovic...

Curtis Brainard at the Columbia Journalism Review's The Observatory has talked to Discover magazine for a reaction...

Curtis Brainard at the Columbia Journalism Review's The Observatory has talked to Discover magazine for a reaction to the recent blogger exodus that Deborah Blum covered here at the Tracker.

A week ago, news broke that  Ed Yong (his blog is Not Exactly Rocket Science) and Carl Zimmer (The Loom) were leaving Discover for National Geographic's new Phenomena blogging collective to be run by National Geographic science editor Jamie ShreevePhil Plait (Bad Astronomy)...