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Five Things I Learned When My Research Went Viral

by Heidi Appel, University of Missouri-Columbia

We researchers all wonder whether reaching a broader audience for our academic work is worth the time and effort. 1,147 more words

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The Logic of Journal Embargoes: Why We Have to Wait for Scientific News

by Vivian Siegel, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Rumors were flying through the blogosphere this winter: physicists at the Advanced Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory ( 1,246 more words

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When did textbooks become disposable?

There are of course many divergences of current college students from GG’s time, but some continue to surprise a little.  One such is that it seems nearly all college students don’t keep their textbooks. 443 more words


Words, words, words...

I have the good fortune of having three PhD theses on my desk at present, two where I am the external examiner and one where I am the internal. 267 more words


"Evil" Trump: It used to be thought "simplistic" to divide people up between good and evil

My latest op-ed for the Los Angeles Times:

No “complexity” and “ambiguity” here!

“Manichaeans” was a favorite derogatory way to describe GOP President George. W.

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