Reblog: undergraduate co-authors

There is a short blog post over at Dynamic Ecology on undergraduate co-authorship. Fortunately, there seems to be agreement that undergraduates can be authors, and that authorship should be determined based on contribution rather than rank (which, if reversed, would be a rather, well, rank system). What I find the most interesting, however, is the … Continue reading Reblog: undergraduate co-authors

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Great science writing

Great science writing is hard to find. I have assembled a list of some of the best popular science books I've come across in the past few years. Some are old, some new-ish, but all of them were good. It is a mixed bunch with respect to topic, but I am a great believer in … Continue reading Great science writing

Neurocomic

Following my list of resources for fresh neuroscientists, I figured I'd share something for those interested in exploring neuroscience but not quite ready to pick up a textbook, namely neurocomic. Neurocomic is a Wellcome Trust supported project that aims to explain neuroscience ideas to a lay audience using comics. The brainchild of neuroscientists Hana Ros (UCL) … Continue reading Neurocomic

Academic spam bingo

I have had a particularly generous season of conference-spam, journal-spam and laboratory-salespitches-spam this autumn. My current spam folder contains gems such as: "academicians" "You can attend this event from your comfort zone." "I have contacted you regarding your precious manuscript submission" "We have gone through one of your publications which contains valuable information that guides the … Continue reading Academic spam bingo