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Could this be the Science Social Networking killer app?
There are tons of social tools for scientists online, and the somewhat lukewarm adoption is a subject of occasional discussion on friendfeed. The general consensus is that the online social tools, in general, which have seen explosive growth are the … Continue reading
On the alleged correlation between beer consumption and academic productivity.
Here’s the link to the paper in Oikos. Before we get into philosophical discussions, however, let’s look at what they actually showed. The first thing to notice is that this analysis is over the range of 1-6 liters/capita/year. That’s 1 … Continue reading
Lots of interesting things at psychology today.
Like this story about magical thinking, which is particularly topical.
Scientists should learn to be communicators, says Chris Mooney
Interesting talk yesterday, the main points of which were: Science is complicated You can’t expect the media to get it right So, scientists should stop obsessing over tedious facts and learn to market, or “frame”, our work. Nice sentiment, but … Continue reading
A good intro to microarray technology
A set of video clips illustrating the technology behind a DNA microarray. This is also a good example of the use of video in science, leaving the focus on the process and not the reporter.
The commentary on “Defining Pluripotency in Human Cells” is up at the Niche.
Featuring commentary on their previous article by Peter Andrews, Shinya Yamanaka, Paul Tesar, and William Gunn(aka yours truly). I really like Paul Tesar’s idea of a “pluripotency score”, because it’s just this kind of multi-factorial definition we’ll need to really … Continue reading →
13. December 2007 by Mr. Gunn
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