Billy Joel, Underwater Mountains, and More

SAN DIEGO—Our army of guest bloggers is out in full force here at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (which publishes ScienceNOW). Here are some recent highlights from their coverage, drawn from ScienceBloggers:

The theme of this year’s meeting is bridging science and society, and self-described “fish geek, hockey fan, and science scribe” Ben Landis has been hitting this angle hard in his coverage. Check out his post on bridging science and the public here. Plus, Swedish physicist Karin Hermansson explores how scientists can better communicate with policymakers here.

What’s killing off salmon populations in Washington and Oregon? University of California, Santa Cruz, science writing student Tia Ghose finds that traditional wisdom may be wrong. Check out her post here.

Underwater mountains are being destroyed faster than they can be discovered. Science writer and “avid underwater photographer” Daniel Stolte has the scoop—and a cool image—here.

“East Coast science writer and a West Coast blogger” Haley Bridger has been knee deep in molecular biology. At a session yesterday, she learned how researchers are using sequencing tools to reveal new mutations that may underlie cancer. She also attended a “fascinating” plenary lecture on telomeres, which protect the ends of our chromosomes.

What do Billy Joel and climate change have in common? Check out University of California, Santa Cruz, science writing student Daniel Strain’s entertaining post here.

For more, check out the rest of our guest blog coverage on ScienceBloggers. And if you’re at the meeting, and want to contribute, sign up here.