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Zen Faulkes
Works at The University of Texas-Pan American
Attended University of Victoria
Lives in Edinburg, TX
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It would have been much easier to write a blog post than a paper - so why go to the effort of writing and revising and waiting around on a paper?

The story behind my new crayfish paper.
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"(B)eing a biblical literalist ... was a much bigger factor than liberalism or conservatism in explaining why some people disagreed with the use of science in 'concrete government policy decisions(.)'"
To simply claim that conservatives distrust science, or that liberals love it, doesn't really explain much.
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Your school's prestige makes a big difference in your career. And that sucks.
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What Super Bowl half time show's Left Shark has to teach us about giving #presentations.
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I'm curating the PeopleOfCanada Twitter account for the week!

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So free Tim Horton's for all, eh?
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A very nice article about the state of play in science crowdfunding. Mentions recent PLOS ONE #SciFund paper I co-authored.

http://www.theage.com.au/technology/sci-tech/crowdfunding-propels-underfunded-scientific-research-20150119-12tk1v.html
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The most common university grade in the US is an A. Texas wants to stop that by changing university transcripts.

http://neurodojo.blogspot.com/2015/03/the-texas-transcript-is-good-idea-but.html
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+LL Pete Whether the idea has merit is not based on geographic location. The Forbes article notes the idea didn't originate in Texas, but this state is first to consider making it law, as far as I know.
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Filed under, "What could possibly go wrong?"

Exotic cloning crayfish, carrier of crayfish plague, available for sale in country with one of last healthy populations of threatened native crayfish species.

My newest paper!
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Jordan Gaines's conference posters bring all the conference goers to her yard. She does it by keeping it simple.

http://betterposters.blogspot.com/2015/02/in-search-of-simplicity-plus-makeover.html
Also, forget the wordy background information, paragraphs and long conclusions – when I look at your research poster, I'm only looking at the title and figures. ... Nowadays, when I design posters or oral presentations, I aim to do the same thing regardless of whether I'm introducing my work to ...
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Driverless cars can't get here fast enough for me. www.nature.com/news/autonomous-vehicles-no-drivers-required-1.16832
Automation is one of the hottest topics in transportation research and could yield completely driverless cars in less than a decade.
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+Anthony Salvagno and there will be a single, slow "self-drive" lane on the right for those who "just want to be in control".  Only thing is they wont be allowed to pass :-)
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How could this poster have been improved? Find out at Better Posters!
This poster pulls off a few things that could have been disasters, but work here because there is not a lot of stuff. Normally, I advocate either columns, or rows, but this one kind of has a mix, as shown by the reading order: You read down, then across, down, then down and across, and so on.
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I've published ten #OpenAccess papers with zero research grants of my own. How'd I do it?
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Associate Professor of Biology
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  • The University of Texas-Pan American
    Associate Professor of Biology, 2001 - present
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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-Pan American.
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Author of ebook "Presentation Tips."
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  • University of Victoria
    Biology, 1989 - 1996
  • University of Lethbridge
    Psychology, 1984 - 1989
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Zen Faulkes’ funding for scientific research is multiplying faster than the self-cloning crayfish he is studying.

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