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October’s Scishimi: Slaying Krakens and taking names.

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Christie Wilcox About the Author: Christie Wilcox is a science writer and blogger who moonlights as a PhD student in Cell and Molecular Biology at the University of Hawaii. Follow on Google+. Follow on Twitter @NerdyChristie.

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  1. 1. Michael Vnuk 3:34 am 11/8/2011

    The best abstract? If I recall correctly, a geology paper a few decades ago had a longish title in question form followed by an abstract which said only “No.”

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  2. 2. Allie Wilkinson 11:41 am 11/8/2011

    Actually, I think the best abstract ever was one from AGU that Brian Romans put on his blog:

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  3. 3. Tomsing 3:24 pm 11/9/2011

    Christie, the mastadon bone spear link is broken. The correct link is

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  4. 4. Christie Wilcox in reply to Christie Wilcox 4:12 pm 11/9/2011

    Oops! Fixed.

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