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Researchers with loads of grants insist that we should give them more

BETHESDA.  A bunch of rich, well-funded scientists, led by Ron “Jermaine” Jackson, have insisted that the best way to do science is simply to keep giving them money, and to hell with everyone else. 280 more words

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"We've bought every single piece of cool kit and still no-one calls", says genome centre

SOUTH EAST.  A genome centre has complained that despite investing millions of tax-payers money buying every single piece of cool genomics kit that’s ever been produced, in a seemingly random fashion, still nobody calls them and the kit remains in its plastic wrapping. 209 more words

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Mouse ENCODE puts a contract out on Yoav Gilad

CALIFORNIA.  Shady underworld science organisation ENCODE has put out a contract on Yoav Gilad with a price of $100,000 D.O.A. (dead or alive).  The ScienceWeb… 231 more words

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Old privileged idiots defend Tim Hunt and call for sexism to be brought back

LONDON, UK.  A bunch of hugely privileged, pampered old men who have had every single advantage in life, and who have no experience of discrimination in any form, have rushed to the defence of… 397 more words

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Scientist wants to sack everyone who is not good at Math

Berkeley.  After challenging everyone in the world to a fight, and subsequently defeating all opponents, all-American wrestling hero Lior “the lion” Pachter now wants to sack everyone who is not good at Math. 155 more words

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Universities introduce form to fill in before you are allowed to speak

Edinburgh, SCOTLAND.  All Universities are to introduce a form that all academics must fill in, and have signed off, before they are allowed to speak, … 284 more words

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Daily Roundup: aliens already have sequencers in space; Thermo to launch Ion Torrent into stratosphere; Scientists predict space bugs

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Aliens have responded to the news that Oxford Nanopore and NASA are to send USB sequencers into space by saying that they’ve had sequencers in space for thousands of years and are amused by the efforts of tiny humans. 241 more words

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