This is a guest post in my series " The Story Behind the Paper ". Post is by James O. Dwyer about his paper (coauthored with Steven Kembel and Tom Sharpton) in PNAS entitled " Backbones of evolutionary history test biodiversity theory for microbes Backbone...
This is a post in my continuing series of the " Story Behind the Paper. " series. This post is from Benjamin Schwessinger, Pamela Ronald, Rory Pruitt, Anna Joe, and Ofir Bahar. A Phoenix Rises from the Ashes: A new discovery emerges from the 2009 retractio...
I could use some help from the crowd. I got this email a few minutes ago. Am wondering what people think about this? Should I testify in German court about how there is no such thing as the measles virus? Dear Prof. Eisen, my name is Dr. Stefan Lanka fro...
So been pointed to a meeting series by a colleague. The meeting is the "Conference on Learning Theory" brought to use by the The Association of Computational Learning . Since 2004 they have had 31 Invited Speakers at their annual meeting. 30 of which hav...
I guess this would go down in "You Can't Make This Stuff Up" or something like that. A few weeks ago, I posted an anonymous guest post about the lack of female speakers at the Programming for Biology workshop at Cold Spring Harbor Labs: Guest post on Yet An...
Just a quick post of a Storify relating to a meeting at the Calacademy: [ View the story "California Academy of Sciences responds (well) to gender bias of meeting they are hosting" on Storify ]
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Results for microbes collected by citizen scientists and grown on the In...
Do microbes grow differently on the International Space Station than they do on Earth? Results from the growth of microbes collected by citi
9 things PBS Newshour famously gets horrible wrong in story on fast food...
Well, this is one of the worst microbiome news stories in a long time: Fast food kills gut bacteria that can keep you slim, book claims. So
Darwin: the Movie | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network
It's true, Mr. and Ms. Hollywood Producer, Nash, Hawking, Turing were great and all, and their stories brought big bucks and a few Oscars ro
China must restructure its academic incentives to curb research fraud
The idealised view of science as the curiosity-driven pursuit of knowledge to understand and improve the world around us has been tarnished.
Four simple tools to promote gender balance at conferences - guest post ...
Guest post from Julie Pfeiffer. Julie Pfeiffer Associate Professor of Microbiology University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center https://t
Calling attention to meetings with skewed speaker gender ratios, even wh...
A few weeks ago I gave a talk at the Future of Genomic Medicine 2015 (aka #FOGM15) meeting. The talk seemed to go over well. I talked right
Strangest microbial headline of month: Bacteria on Russian ‘sex satellit...
There is really not much to say other than to point everyone to this article: Bacteria on Russian ‘sex satellite’ survive reentry | Science
It’s not “Publish or Perish” but rather “Do Great Science”
Everyone knows the destructive influence of the impact factor on academic research. This journal-citation metric is abused as a proxy for th
Earlier this week I was trying to come up with a short term to use when referring to the "Overselling of the Microbiome" and related hype. A
Should We Allow Scientists To Create Dangerous Super-Viruses?
Several groups of scientists are engineering dangerous new viruses with the potential to become worldwide pandemics. After many scientists e