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Cry, cry, cry (for backwards Nobel Laureates)

So this happened – at The World Conference of Science Journalism, at a lunch sponsored by Korean female scientists and engineers – just yesterday. So as a human being, I am not sure I particularly care what Professor Tim Hunt, … Continue reading

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Should scientific funding really be MORE elite?

or how to creatively hamstring scientific progress…. Funding the scientifically elite is fundamentally short sighted. The new (or almost new) head of the Royal Society in Britain, Sir Paul Nurse, wants to reform scientific funding – joy! Something does need … Continue reading

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