Monthly Archives: May 2008

Papers blogging news of cats’ carnival statistics id creationism silliness

The Beast claims he is innocent, but a little bird told me differently. If you insist on finding out what this is all about, Matt Brown has the reasons.

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The Wildlife Paparazzi Gets What it Deserves

From the BBC: Rarest rhinoceros wrecks camera

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The Helsinki Hub?

Helsinki Hub sounds nice, doesn’t it? Much better than Vancouver hub or Toronto Hub. The alliteration is alluring. So, good folks of Helsinki (and Henry7), join the Helsinki hub. Matt tells you how. Oh, and if you’re not in Helsinki, … Continue reading

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Double Blinding: can we see the point?

I’ve been asked to write something for the BES newsletter on double-blinding for journals. So I thought I would try out this Web2.0 thingy, so here’s a draft for you to pick over and comment on. It’s a bit too … Continue reading

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How to be Rejected

A couple of quick links showing how the review process should work. Your Review is Hereby Summarily Rejected How to deal with a Rejection Letter You have probably already read this one from Henry, but it’s still worth revisiting the … Continue reading

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The Curse of Spam

I’ve just received an email about a conference on the evolution of sex and recombination. For reason that should be obvious, the title of the email was Conference: S#X & R#COMBINATION…Registration still open! I guess this is also an appropriate … Continue reading

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The Hierarchical Structure of Bad Writing

Over the past couple of months at Nature Network, there have been a variety of discussions about good writing (these discussions seems to have started shortly after I arrived. Are they trying to tell me something?). One of the early … Continue reading

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Admin Admissions

A couple of years ago I read an interview with a scientist from the US. One of the things he explained was that his strategy for continuing to do research was to avoid administration. Just like we’d all like to … Continue reading

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What Dara said

… and when you eventually publish an old posts, it keeps the date it was first saved.

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A New Solution for Invasive Species

In today’s Observer there is a story that will gladden the hearts of conservationists across the UK. The new way to tackle invasive species is to eat them. According to the paper, grey squirrel (the invasive American species) is the … Continue reading

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