The Open Laboratory: The Best Writing on Science Blogs 2006 goes on sale today. This anthology, edited by our friend Bora Zivkovic, AKA Coturnix, was planned to coincide with the first Science Blogging Conference to be held this weekend. It was a heroic undertaking. In the space of a mere three weeks, Bora solicited nominees, recruited judges, collated their results, and gathered edited, print ready copies from all fifty of the authors. He tells me I'm in there somewhere. I must get a copy for my mother. You should get one for yours, too. Coturnix should get some sleep.