For years, you've heard the tremendous fatigue experienced after an American Thanksgiving dinner laid at the feet of the turkey -- or more precisely, blamed upon the tryptophan in that turkey...
A few things people have suggested in the discussion of "Womanspace" on multiple blogs and social networking platforms: That the story does not advance any gendered stereotypes (or, it it does, that these are not negative stereotypes, or that they reflect most poorly upon the hapless men in the story rather than upon the highly competent woman)...
Without the benefit of lots of time for reflection or analysis, my off-the-cuff reactions to Ed Rybicki's piece "Womanspace" in the "Futures" section of Nature : It suggests (incorrectly) that I, as a middle-aged woman, might not be so interested in electronic gadgets or classic rock...
DrugMonkey asks, where's the harm in adding a "courtesy author" (also known as a "guest author") to the author line of a scientific paper?I think this question has interesting ethical dimensions, but before we get into those, we need to say a little bit about what's going on with authorship of scientific papers.I suppose there are possible worlds in which who is responsible for what in a scientific paper might not matter...
We've been discussing whether good science has more to do with the methodology you use or with what you believe, and considering the particular case of Ph.D.
Last week, we considered whether good science has more to do with what you do or with what you believe, exploring this issue using the case of Marcus Ross, a Ph.D.
... but only if you manage to actually make a donation before the end of the drive!The DonorsChoose.org Board of Directors is excited about the success of the ongoing Science Bloggers for Students challenge...
If the question posed in the title of the post seems to you to have an obvious answer, sit tight while I offer a situation in which it might be less obvious.We recently discussed philosopher Karl Popper's efforts to find the line of demarcation between science and pseudo-science...
You already know that the science-inclined precincts of the blogosphere are in the midst of Science Bloggers for Students 2011, in which we and DonorsChoose ask you to contribute funds to public school classroom projects which provide books, science kits, safety equipment and reagents, field trips, and other essentials to make learning come alive for students.You may also recall that the drive this year runs through October 22nd...
A video communiqué from Science Bloggers for Students 2011:#scibloggers4students occupy your social media The drive runs through October 22, and a number of Scientific American blogs (Anthropology in Practice, The Artful Amoeba, Doing Good Science, EvoEcoLab, PsiVid, Science Sushi, The Thoughtful Animal, and The Urban Scientist .....
STAFFBehind the scenes at Scientific AmericanRead
Anecdotes from the Archive
Anthropology in Practice
Exploring the human condition.Read
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Everything you always wanted to know about raising science-literate kidsRead
Critical views of science in the newsRead
Dark Star Diaries
Explore the science behind the dog in your bedRead
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Eye of the Storm
The Science Behind Extreme WeatherRead
Frontiers for Young Minds
Science by and for kids ages 8-15Read
Commentary invited by editors of Scientific AmericanRead
Climate science in a changing worldRead
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Roots of Unity
Mathematics: learning it, doing it, celebrating it.Read
Adventures in the good science of rock-breaking.Read
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The Artful Amoeba
A Blog About the Weird Wonderfulness of Life on EarthRead
Exploring and celebrating diversity in science.Read