The Scienceblogging Weekly (July 13th, 2012)

by Blog Burger on July 14, 2012

Blog of the Week: Contagions is a blog written by Michelle Ziegler (Twitter, Facebook, the other two blogs by Michelle – Heavenfield and Selah – are focused entirely on history and not on medicine or science). In Contagions, Michelle explores infectious disease – there is a lot about the Plague – from history to epidemiology to most recent scientific papers. Sometimes gruesome, always fascinating. Top 10: Is Autism an Epidemic or Are We Just Noticing More People Who Have It? by Emily Willingham: In March the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) the newly measured autism prevalences for 8-year-olds in the United States, and headlines roared about a 1 in 88 autism epidemic. The… – Science News

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