25 October 2021
How to fix an author in 10 ways
Wow, it’s been far too long since I’ve had a new paper with my name on it. I got an email out of the blue asking if I would be interested in...
24 October 2021
Science isn’t the only one fighting recommendation algorithms and bemoaning education
This article about crises in American evangelical churches resonates with crises we see in science communication. The churches’ problems? P...
13 September 2021
The rise of TikTok in misinformation
Ben Collins’s Twitter thread about how misinformation about medication to get worms out of horses has become the cause du jour for many. ...
Naming the animals in research papers
This is Bruce. Bruce has been making the news rounds because of a new paper demonstrating that he uses pebbles to groom. Bruce is a kea, a...
02 September 2021
Gender’s role in authorship disputes: Women try to prevent fights but still lose out
Sometimes, I hate being right. Ni and colleagues have an important new paper on authorship conflicts that confirms something I sort of pre...
29 August 2021
Kill the chalk talk?
A “chalk talk” is an unscripted presentation that allows a job candidate to outline something “on the spot,” live. In many departments, this...
14 August 2021
Are we trying to solve the wrong problem with anonymity in peer review?
One of academia’s evergreen topics, anonymity in peer review, has cropped up again on Twitter. This is something I’ve changed my mind abou...
10 August 2021
Thanks to you, ComSciCon!
Just briefly wanted to follow up on my appearance last week at ComSciCon. The storytelling panel I was part of was excellent (despite my pre...
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