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Rearranging the desk chairs…not sure how many people will relate to this but what the heck!

Only a scientist 🙂 Rearranging the desk chairs  

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Scientists Ambivalent About Open Access publication

Interesting and understandable: the great paradox in science. Give away your data but ensure you get full recognition. Science mag.

How science goes wrong…?

How big are the problems with scientific research? Economics, ego and evangelism in science? Discuss! This has caused quite a stir amongst the scientific community. That many observations in biomedicine are hard to replicate, and the fact there is a lack of published ‘negative’ results (i.e. results that don’t support a hypothesis being ‘right) is hard…
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The best euphemisms for plagiarism in science: “the unattributed overlap”

You have to admire their creativity! The Best Euphemisms for Plaigarism in science!.

Writing Fiction Based on Real Science in the NYTimes

What a good idea!  Fiction Based on Real Science NYTimes.

‘mini-kidneys’ from human stem cells…ever read ‘Never let me go’?!

Scientists create mini-kidneys. Anyone read ‘Never let me go’?…by Kazuo Ishiguro.…The kidney is essentially a repeating structure (the nephron) that filters blood and delivers urine as waste, which is of some help when trying to do this, but still….it really feels like we’re on the brink of growing organs for transplant.

Doris Lessing dies aged 94

Doris Lessing dies aged 94. Many, no doubt, will not have heard of Doris, but she was one of the greatest writers Britain has ever produced. Her writing can be dark and uplifting, dystopian and utopian, at the same time. An oeuvre you must visit or, perhaps, re-visit.

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Bee’s detect disease on the breeze

Strange, but bee’s can smell signals on a person’s breath that detect diseases…. They detect volatile organic compounds (VOC’s), the by-products of the metabolism of our cells and of bugs too that we breathe out every day…more in the link.