A consumer genetic test for that claims to check for "gayness" is a very problematic product. Check the petition against it. http://chng.it/wtXmKTNtCp
The "Ocean Cleanup" project's latest photos show it's capturing hundred of animals. This is NOT a success. https://twitter.com/RebeccaRHelm/status/1179861389575245824
New paper dropped! BOOM!
Cell culture of a triploid clone crayfish!
If you are a Canadian academic living outside of Canada, you CAN VOTE in the coming federal election! Supreme Court ruling this year made it possible for expats to vote! Get on the international voters' registry here: https://www.elections.ca/content.aspx?section=vot&dir=reg/svr&document=index&lang=e
The TapRoot is a great podcast, and I'm super excited to be on it, discussing authorship fights and #GRExit: https://neurodojo.blogspot.com/2019/08/this-week-on-taproot-podcast.html
Worst, Papers. Ever. Newest version of collection of hoax papers that should have been rejected. https://figshare.com/articles/Stinging_the_Predators_A_collection_of_papers_that_should_never_have_been_published/5248264
Recommendation algorithms are the biggest problem in #scicomm today: http://neurodojo.blogspot.com/2019/04/recommendation-algorithms-are-biggest.html
In which I make case for Hasan Minhaj being one of the best presenters of our time. http://neurodojo.blogspot.com/2019/03/the-zen-of-presentations-part-72-hasan.html
23 hoaxes collected in one anthology. The ninth edition of papers that should never have been published. https://figshare.com/articles/Stinging_the_Predators_A_collection_of_papers_that_should_never_have_been_published/5248264
Turnitin sold to Advance for £1.3 billion, a US media company that owns the Discovery Channel, Wired, most of Reddit, and much more.
Why this is of concern from the THE article: "it reinforces a business model that relies on the collection and use of student data at students’ expense and without compensating them”.
Why do academics feel such a strong need to tell others how to spend their time, especially around this time of year? http://neurodojo.blogspot.com/2015/12/time-policing.html
A lesson from Gandalf: Even the most experienced, skilled people doing work they love can face challenges that make them cry. http://neurodojo.blogspot.com/2018/12/challenges-remain-no-matter-your-career.html
Blogging almost sounds quaint now - but it's still one of the best ways to test and refine your academic ideas. Case study: http://neurodojo.blogspot.com/2018/12/how-wasting-time-on-internet-led-to-my.html
Did you ever get training / mentoring on how to write recommendation letters? Or did you just make it up as you went along? https://neurodojo.blogspot.com/2018/12/writing-bad-recommendation-letters.html
The tension between #openaccess sharing and businesses selling. Not academic publishing, but agricultural seeds -- though there might be some parallels! https://undark.org/2018/11/20/seed-library-movement-growing/
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