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Zen Faulkes
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A Canadian biologist in Texas.
A Canadian biologist in Texas.

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"We should have a new..." Stop. Think about whether you can make something that already exists even better instead. http://neurodojo.blogspot.com/2017/05/perfecting-wheel-instead-of-reinventing.html

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Wisdom in science is that negative results are hard to publish. Wisdom is a few years out of date, with plenty of journals that happily take negative results.

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Authorship disputes in science leave trainees extraordinarily vulnerable to the boss's whims, with no clear path to resolve them.

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You can't get what something is about in 15 minutes. Penn Jillette on video games and (sort of) scholarship.

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The NSF's top prize for young scientists hasn't been won by a woman since 2004. Fix this once and for all.

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Invasive crayfish found in Japan - again.

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Fellow neurobiologist gets doctoral research funding from an... how shall I say? Adult entertainment website.

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Albert Einstein's interview about why he became a US citizen feels more relevant than it has in a long time. I got a little emotional listening to this.

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Real scientific journals could make life much harder for junk "predatory" journals by making one change in publication practices.

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Getting accepted into every Ivy League university is an achievement. But it seems more likely to make news when the student is a minority.
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