Just got this email from Rob Dunn from NC State. He said it was OK to post it ... so I am .. (I note - I just completely love this idea). Hi folks, As you might (or might not) know, we have for five years now been running a large-scale warming experiment i...
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Darwin: the Movie | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network
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China must restructure its academic incentives to curb research fraud
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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...
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It’s not “Publish or Perish” but rather “Do Great Science”
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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?
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NIH Director Francis Collins’ ridiculous “We would have had an Ebola vac...
Almost as soon as the African Ebola epidemic hit the headlines, NIH Director Francis Collins was making the rounds arguing that we would hav
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