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As far back as the year 2000, a bookstore on Charing Cross Road in central London bore a sign that said “Any Amount of Books.” These days one often hears people conflate not only “amount” and “number” but also “less” and “fewer,” as in “There were less students in class today.” Alas, the confusion is even more common in North America than in England.Is it just a simple conversational error that only the grammatically fastidious find grating, or is there something more to it?...

June 11, 2013 — Chelluri Sastri

Research Management for Dummies

During my PhD I was never good at managing my research data. If you ask my former PI, I’m guessing she would actually tell you I was pretty bad. So much so, that she had an emergency lab book meeting with the rest of my group upon seeing mine when l was leaving...

June 10, 2013 — Mark Hahnel

#SciAmBlogs Friday - honeybees, happiness, mystery birds, summer reading, NSA, and more.

- Matina Donaldson-Matasci - Honey bees and monoculture: nothing to dance about - David L. Levine - Innovation and Collaboration Are Keys to Success in the Baltic Region - Jag Bhalla - Happiness Should Be A Verb - Amelia Moura - The Senkaku/Diaoyu Island Dispute in the East China Sea - Darren Naish - ‘Mystery’ birds from Brazil - Gary Stix - Brie and Milbenkäse Are the New “Lab Rats” for Microbiologists - Khalil A...

STAFFJune 7, 2013 — Bora Zivkovic

Innovation and Collaboration Are Keys to Success in the Baltic Region

I was very happy to be invited to attend the BSHR HealthPort Press Study Tour, which took place in Copenhagen, Denmark on May 28-30. After all, Denmark has consistently been ranked as one of the happiest countries in the world, according to the "world map of happiness" and as reported by 20/20, Oprah and the World Happiness Report.The invitation said "the press study tour will focus on commercialization of ideas from clinics and hospitals and give an insight into the Danish health and biotech sector through an innovative agenda with recommendations on how to create a competitive health economy in the Baltic Sea Region."BSHR HealthPort is a pillar of the EU Baltic Sea Region Strategy flagship ScanBalt Health Region.The tour was organised by Tartu Biotechnology Park in collaboration with the European Union of Science Journalists Associations (EUSJA), Biopeople, Danish Biotech Association, COBIS, The Nordic Council of Ministers and ScanBalt® fmba...

June 7, 2013 — David L. Levine

Khalil's Picks (7 June 2013)

Eating insects has been the new craze for science writers ever since the UN released a report that advocates the rearing of insects potentially for human consumption and animal feed last month...

STAFFJune 7, 2013 — Khalil A. Cassimally

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