16 May 2012

Comments for first half of May, 2012

Doc Becca gets a mailbag question about how you establish a scientific identity.

Culture of Science looks at crowdfunding, something near and dear to my heart this month.

Cath Ennis looks at the perils of open science and the risks of getting scooped.

Prof-Like Substance takes issue with reports of federal agencies’ overall funding rates.

A post of mine makes a cameo on The Sceptical Chymist.

An interesting graph on gay rights Flowing Data.

Ed Yong always writes well, but this piece about “How many cancers does something cause?” shines because it uses the expertise he gained from he pre-science journalist days.

Mendeley Blog looks at the “communicating science” panel from Experimental Biology 2012.

DrugMonkey wants to know how long your cover letters are.

I make a cameo on Oikos blog who looks at science role models who aren’t scientists.

I make another cameo in Figure 3 of this paper! Shema et al. 2012. Research blogs and the discussion of scholarly information. PLoS ONE 7(5): e35869. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0035869. This makes Scicurious very meta, and I go even more so.

How many papers do you need to get tenure? Odyssey at Pondering Blather is on the case.

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