The lab is open!

The Best Science Writing Online 2012, the latest incarnation of the Open Lab anthology of online science writing, is officially available for purchase today. This year’s collection includes my “Intelligent homosexual’s guide to natural selection” alongside contributions from many far better popular science writers—including Carl Zimmer, Eric M. Johnson, Christie Wilcox, Maryn McKenna, Brian Switek, Ed Yong, and Maggie Koerth-Baker.

To mark the release, Open Lab series editor Bora Zivkovic and 2012 edition editor Jennifer Ouellette will be holding an online chat about the book, the history of OpenLab, and how the 2012 edition came together. It’ll be over at the Scientific American website, starting at noon Eastern time (GMT -5h).◼