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The Peer Review Crisis in Science Publishing

The peer review system is broken. Every working scientist who submits grant proposals and publishes papers knows it. Of my 350 or so papers spanning 32 years of scientific career, I can recall at most a dozen occasions where I sincerely felt compelled to thank the referee for his/her helpful and illuminating comments. 210 more words

Ariel Fernandez

- Fahrenheit 451 -

Finished reading “Fahrenheit 451″ by Ray Bradbury, it was a very intense story of a man’s path to search for enlightenment through books. I didn’t manage to get much sleep, since I have been staying up reading like crazy. 109 more words

Books & Songs


“The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves,”

From Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar: Edward R. Murrow understood this quote while McCarthy ignored it all together. 666 more words

500 Words A Day

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)

Someone, somewhere, must have written about the following aspect of Invasion of the Body Snatchers. It is a big world out there and considering how many nerds/geeks have access to computers it’s almost inconceivable that no one walked this path before. 809 more words

US Movies

Trumbo: verdiende meer dan narcisme ...

Trumbo (2007) gezien. Over (voornamelijk film)schrijver Dalton Trumbo, bekend van o.a. Roman Holiday (1953), Spartacus (1960) en Papillon (1973), die in het tijdperk McCarthy als een van de ‘Hollywood Ten’ op Hollywoods zwarte lijst is terechtgekomen. 111 more words


In-depth film review: Good Night, and Good Luck

Good Night, and Good Luck is a film directed by George Clooney and written by Clooney and Grant Heslov, and starring David Strathrain, Robert Downey Jr., Patricia Clarkson and Jeff Daniels.  753 more words


Actor Jeff Bridges Plugs 'The Giver'... with a Warning

“The Giver” is Jeff Bridges’ new movie, and like most Hollywood stars, he is currently devoted to making sure that you know he has a new movie are aware of the full import of the message he’s trying to convey: 652 more words