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David Dobbs
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I write on science and other forms of culture for publications including the New York Times, National Geographic, The Atlantic, New York Times Magazine, Slate, Nature, and Scientific American.
I write on science and other forms of culture for publications including the New York Times, National Geographic, The Atlantic, New York Times Magazine, Slate, Nature, and Scientific American.

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How and why I revised my controversial Aeon article, "Die, Selfish Gene, Die."
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Wisconsin state government is trying to shut down investigative journalism for political reasons, writes +Deborah Blum
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Really rich strand of ideas emerging here on how to not just break apart the bound bits of the scientific paper, but put them back together again in a more flexible, open, and powerful way.
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Some really good science reporters have made the transition from journalism to public relations. What do they have to say about the transition? I asked two, Mark Henderson and B.D. Colen, to weigh in. My latest on +SciLogs.com 
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Freeing Animals From Our Evolutionary Traps - important by +Carl Zimmer

James Snyder noticed one day that a frog had climbed onto a tree in his backyard in southern Florida and swallowed one of his Christmas lights. He snapped this eerie photo in which the light glows through the frog’s stomach, like a herpetological holiday ornament.
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This is awesome.
New on the Loom: Animals stuck in our evolutionary traps, and how to free them. (Featuring Christmas-light-swallowing frogs!)

http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2013/06/05/freeing-animals-from-our-evolutionary-traps/
Freeing Animals From Our Evolutionary Traps
Freeing Animals From Our Evolutionary Traps
phenomena.nationalgeographic.com
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Question: Does anyone know of a specific instance where research time and/or money was wasted due to a failure by other researchers to publish negative results?

(Please share, +Bora Zivkovic, +Jason Goldman, et al.)
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A catalog of 49 drinks culled from great works of film and literature, depicting everything from Philip Marlowe's Gin Gimlet to Fredo Corleone's Banana Daiquiri to the simple yet effective Buttermaker Boilermaker. http://popchartlab.com/collections/prints/products/the-cocktail-chart-of-film-literature
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