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Zen Faulkes
Works at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Attended University of Victoria
Lives in Edinburg, TX
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Why does someone as apparently awesome as Jingmai O'Connor fire a broadside against bloggers in a flashy science journal?
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Publishing science can get even more expensive just because of the volatility of currency exchange.
Savraj Grewal was bemoaning that it would cost Canadians CAN$7,000 to publish a paper in the open access journal Cell Reports. Lively discussion about this followed on Twitter. Here’s how Cell Report</i>’s cost stacks up to o...
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What animals have most chromosomes?

Whoever guessed "crayfish" wins the pool!
Martin P, Thonagel S, Scholtz G. 2015. The parthenogenetic Marmorkrebs (Malacostraca: Decapoda: Cambaridae) is a triploid organism. Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research 54(1): 13–21. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jzs.12114. Abstract There is a close association between ...
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In South Texas? There is a series of natural history talks on South Padre Island starting this week!
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Fellow scientists: Can you see yourself making something like this for a conference?
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A gun that delights instead of hurts. Just astonishing, wonderful... running out of adjectives here.
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Flat design in action: New critique on Better Posters!
This poster feels very contemporary and in tune with the times. The style is very close to “flat design” seen a lot on the web: clean, primary colours, sans serif type, very little shading. (Indeed, the website mentioned on the poster has a similar aesthetic.) I love how the core of the poster ...
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New critique up at Better Posters! It's about sea turtles, but par tof the layout is more like a snake.
This week's poster is like those “Spot the difference” cartoons that used to appear in the classified ad section of newspapers (dating myself there). Qamar Schuyler sent me a work in progress, so there are two versions. You can click either to enlarge! There's a lot to like.
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The opening talk from SICB on the biology of BIG carnivorous mammals:
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Fellow scientists! Do you feel your peers judge research SOLELY and PURELY on the basis of the science?

For example: Someone could give a conference talk in pajamas and still be taken as seriously as any other presenter.
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I walk away if the presenter in any way reminds me of a TED Talk. Affect = manipulation. Scientists don't much like manipulation.
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Are you working in the lab or office this week? And do you feel bad about it?
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Home office today and tomorrow. I was supposed to be completely off duty this week, but the guy who was to work got sick and I was the one who didn't have plans involving traveling to places without cell coverage. :-D 
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Science, writing, design
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  • The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
    Professor, 2015 - present
  • The University of Texas-Pan American
    Associate Professor of Biology, 2001 - 2015
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Edinburg, TX
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Pincher Creek, Alberta - Victoria, British Columbia - Montreal, Quebec - Melbourne, Victoria, Australia - Killarney, Manitoba - Lethbridge, Alberta
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A Canadian biologist in Texas.
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I am an invertebrate neuroethologist at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.
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Author of ebook "Presentation Tips."
Education
  • University of Victoria
    Biology, 1989 - 1996
  • University of Lethbridge
    Psychology, 1984 - 1989
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Why I read the introduction and discussion of papers
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Over the past year, I've heard several times the sentiment that introductions and discussions of papers are not worth the .pdf memory they t

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Museum 2.0: Come On In and Make Yourself Uncomfortable
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Last week, I did something I hadn&#39;t done in ten years. I walked into a boxing gym. In college, I&#39;d boxed a bit recreationally, and i

How to Coach a Public Speaker with the 1|3 Approach
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Instead of nitpicking a laundry list of perceived flaws, try prioritizing and working on only 1 to 3 areas to improve.

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I am generally a patient person, sometimes more patient than I should be. I am also usually optimistic about people&#39;s potential to learn

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UTPA professor uses crowdfunding for scientific research
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Zen Faulkes’ funding for scientific research is multiplying faster than the self-cloning crayfish he is studying.

A new kind of talk at ESA | Gravity's Rainbow
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