Have you signed the Declaration on Research Assessment yet? https://sfdora.org/sign/
If you think Impact Factors are flawed 🤔 and should not be used to assess individual scientists' works 🙄 , maybe you should sign. 🖊️
Just finished watching new documentary, Picture A Scientist.
If you care about science and academia, you ABSOLUTELY should watch it.
Any scientist thinking, "I should do #SciComm because of COVID-19", I suggest you first ask if you can pass the Craig Ferguson test of #SciComm. https://neurodojo.blogspot.com/2020/04/notes-from-pandemic-not-time-to-jump.html
New edition of my little anthology of papers that should never have been published! One new hoax, some updates, and an accidental hoax by Isaac Asimov. https://figshare.com/articles/Stinging_the_Predators_A_collection_of_papers_that_should_never_have_been_published/5248264
"The situation we now find ourselves in with the COVID-19 pandemic is not despite the view that researchers should do work 'that actually matters to the world,' it’s because of it." Blog post: https://neurodojo.blogspot.com/2020/03/notes-from-pandemic-research-that.html
Time Higher Ed article on authorship disputes. Why they happen, how we can stop them from happening, and whether we can fix them after the paper is out: https://www.timeshighereducation.com/features/what-can-be-done-resolve-academic-authorship-disputes
WARNING: Contains me.
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”.
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