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#OverlyHonestMethods, or #SoGladWe'reHavingThisConversation

#OverlyHonestMethods, or #SoGladWe'reHavingThisConversation

This Monday thousands of scientists contributed to the hashtag #OverlyHonestMethods, a collection of methodological descriptions that would never appear in a scientific publication: brazen confessions, sardonic resignations, gleeful editions of may-my-advisor-never-read-this.Most of the tweets react to the specialized and strange set of writing conventions that scientists must conform to in order to publish articles in scientific journals.

January 9, 2013 — Laura Jane Martin
Earth-Like Planets Fill the Galaxy

Earth-Like Planets Fill the Galaxy

This is Kepler's field of view superimposed on the night sky. Credit: Carter Roberts LONG BEACH, Calif.—Look up on a starry night. Almost every one of those tiny pricks of light is home to an unseen world.

January 8, 2013 — Michael Moyer
Common STD Grows Resistant to Treatment in North America

Common STD Grows Resistant to Treatment in North America

Stain of fluid containing gonorrhea courtesy of Wikimedia Commons/CDC/Norman Jacobs The most commonly acquired sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in the U.S., chlamydia and gonorrhea, are usually cleared out swiftly and easily with a dose of oral antibiotics.

January 8, 2013 — Katherine Harmon
Why America's Kids Need New Standards for Science Education

Why America's Kids Need New Standards for Science Education

Image courtesy of Penn State and pennstatelive, via Flickr Earlier today, a group of scientists, educators and policymakers released the newest draft of the Next Generation Science Standards, which lay out ambitious expectations for what elementary, middle and high school students should learn at each grade level.

January 8, 2013 — Anna Kuchment
A quick spin with Sigma's 10mm f/2.8 Fisheye Lens

A quick spin with Sigma's 10mm f/2.8 Fisheye Lens

Sigma 10mm f/2.8 EX DC HSM Fisheye Lens mounted on a Canon EOS 7D I have new piece of gear: the Sigma 10mm f/2.8 EX DC HSM Fisheye Lens. I picked one up on the recommendation of photographers Clay Bolt & Paul Harcourt Davies, whose wide-angle macro eBook makes considerable use of the lens's close-focus abilities.

January 8, 2013 — Alex Wild

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