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Good news, bad news, good news, 2015 edition

It’s been quiet here on the blog, but we’ve been busy behind the scenes. In 2014, we revamped our data management procedures and structures. Season 7 — the one you finished classifying most recently — was the first where images and metadata were fully pre-processed and vetted before being sent to the Zooniverse. 323 more words


Crackpots, miracle cures and madmen: Popular public perceptions of scientists

Happy New Year from the Lost Scientist

Well, a new year is upon us, and I am now six months into my non-scientist life experiment.  Things have been going well so far, though it has been a steep learning curve as I try to find my feet and re-orientate my career.   2,590 more words


Can a research bank help with science funding shortfalls?

In my recent Roll Call column, I write about a research bank that could shore up science funding shortfalls.

Read here to learn more about it.

FY15 Funding for Heliophysics

You probably heard NASA’s name come up several times during the coverage about the so-called “CRomnibus” funding bill that made its way through Congress a couple of weeks ago. 438 more words


Let scientists be scientists

The job of the scientist is, first and foremost, to pursue science, not funding. Larry Marshall, the newly appointed head of CSIRO, may have started out in science, but you know he’s spent too many years in business when – in his first official communiqué – he claims that scientists have a… 493 more words

Science philanthropists. Religion priests. Non religion.

Charles T. Munger has been known for many things over his decades-long career, including longtime business partner of Warren E. Buffett; successful investor and lawyer; and plain-spoken commentator with a wide following. 188 more words