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New Year’s Resolutions

  A recent open letter in Nature from scientists at the University of Exeter raised a lurking issue about environmental sustainability in research just in time for scientists looking to make New Year’s resolutions. The authors highlight that the average … Continue reading

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Roll Credits: Determining Scientific Authorship

A couple of weeks ago, a fruitfly genomics paper was published that created a commotion that has been rippling through the biology community. Not because of a cutting edge method, or a paradigm shifting discovery, but because of an author … Continue reading

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Measuring Science: The bibliometric-altmetric showdown.

As a society, we’re obsessed with performance and comparison. Whether it’s our running shoes, our earnings, or our babies, we want to know how they measure up to others. These comparisons are often how we assign value, judge what is … Continue reading

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Species Lag Time

Of all of the species that exist in the world’s oceans, forests, streams, and soils, scientists have managed to describe only a small fraction. In the case of charismatic megafauna with the wide eyes and fur that everyone loves, scientists … Continue reading

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