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Are scientists really ready for 'retraction offsets', and 'precautionary withdrawals'?

Given recent evidence of the irreproducibility of a surprising number of published scientific findings, the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) sought ideas for “leveraging its role as a significant funder of scientific research to most effectively address the problem”, and… 1,379 more words

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On 'scienceyness' and public trust

At the beginning of February, Scott Adams posted on his blog Dilbert about “Science’s Biggest Fail“. The issue, said Adams, is that science has lost its credibility in the public because uncertainty over when science is ‘done’. 928 more words


Rolling back malaria: A journey through space and time

On Friday the winners of the Access to Understanding competition were announced at an event celebrating communication of scientific research. Aimed at PhD students and early-career postdoctoral researchers, the competition challenged entrants to take a cutting-edge research paper and explain it to a non-specialist audience, covering what the research entailed and why it of importance. 913 more words

Science Communication

Science Sunday: Some Cool Whole Exome Sequencing Papers

Hello there bloggies! Sorry this post is a bit last on this Science Sunday. My brother is getting married in a few weeks (exciting!), and we had suit fittings and other activities this weekend. 624 more words


March 30th 2015 - Rafik Neme, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology

I’m a Researcher at the Department of Evolutionary Genetics at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology (http://www.evolbio.mpg.de/2169/en) in Plön, Germany.

I’m a Colombian (born in Bogotá, raised in Barranquilla) living in Germany for over five years now. 134 more words


Finding Inspiration

I love what I do.  But sometimes inspiration is hard.

Another long day in the field without seeing dolphins.  Another never-ending report that stubbornly clings to draft form.  1,115 more words


Lisa Craw: The Perfect Match

My best guess is Lisa jumps out of bed each morning as she has a pretty big jigsaw to solve.   She is working at a cliff site on the coast at Waikouaiti which has collapsed, with the layers of earth strata lying all over the show. 403 more words