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Honouring Alexander

Maybe it’s uncool to talk about heroes in science these days, because everyone is poised on others’ shoulders, but “Neill” (Robert McNeill) Alexander is undeniably a hero to many researchers in biomechanics and other strands of biology. 1,564 more words

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Top Secret : Why Choose Redefining Random as a Title?

Let’s do some throwback times shall we?

I vividly remember the time I faced the blue banner of WordPress, asking me for a title. A few seconds later, I had already typed in two words, …

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In Search of Hashtag

For about 3 years now I’ve used the #WIJF (i.e. acronym for What’s In John’s Freezer) hashtag to organize my social media efforts on this blog. 540 more words

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Beating the Bloat of Honorary Co-Authorship, a Blight upon Science

If you’ve been working in science for long enough, perhaps not very long at all, you’ve heard about (or witnessed) scientists in your field who get listed as co-authors on papers for political reasons alone. 3,340 more words

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Of friends, snakes, and neighborhoods.

I don’t really know much about anything. People who know me would disagree and sometimes try to tell me how that’s not true and I shouldn’t be so modest and whatnot, but people are in general easily fooled when someone is loud, sounds confident, and tends to have an urge to talk a lot in a manner that sounds like they actually have something intelligent going on in their heads. 1,959 more words


It seems that every blog somehow reaches this point.

There are stages of a blog:

  1. The moment you are excited and post every day.
  2. The moment you start slowing down…
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Saying “No” to Media Over-Coverage of Science

When does a science story “end”? Never, probably. Science keeps voyaging on eternally in search of truth, and few if any stories in science truly “end”. 1,482 more words

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