At institutional level a mission statement and set of core values are important to drive decisions and growth. As I have worked with an amazing…View More What Are Your Research Group’s Scientific Core Values?
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The early years 1. Could your parents afford to live on the good side of town? The one with the right schools? Did they send…View More Can you afford to be a marine biologist? Or a scientist?
Photo: Cpl. Jo Jones [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons The Background Most of you are probably aware of the GRE or Graduate Record Examination. Those…View More Let’s Kill the GRE
Was there a tipping point? When had this all started? This uncomfortable sensation in my gut. This nagging thing rolling around inside my head. It…View More Tipping Points, For-Profit Scientific Publishing, and Closed Science
On the heals of being inspired at #scifoo at GoogleX, I’m a little fired up. Monday morning at the American Library Association meeting–after flight delays,…View More 10 Things Science, Science Communication, and Just Maybe All of Academia Needs
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It’s June, and that means the end of the NBA, the start of summer, and the celebration of LGBT Pride across the USA. I must…View More Pride, Actually.
One of my favorite urban myths is that at any point in time you are never more than six feet away from a rat. Turns…View More Peak Poke? (Or, Our Choices Have Consequences)