Has anyone EVER seen a conference not let a speaker present at a conference because of some minor infraction the previous year? E.g., not putting an abstract on a poster, talk to long, poster too big...? Asking for a random person who emailed me through one of my blogs.
Would a paper about human behaviour with an n = 4 get published, never mind international headlines? Yet you can get both for animal behaviour. http://neurodojo.blogspot.com/2018/09/giving-octopuses-ecstasy.html
"Octopuses on ecstasy just want hugs" is a great headlines. But original paper is not as convincing. http://neurodojo.blogspot.com/2018/09/giving-octopuses-ecstasy.html
I curate http://MarbledCrayfish.org, bringing you all the latest news on this cloning invader. Like a new paper on crayfish fighting: https://marmorkrebs.blogspot.com/2018/09/linzmaier-and-colleagues-2018.html #ItsFridayGetCray
Could marijuana be the best way to sedate lobsters? Your friendly neighbourhood crustacean neurobiologist has more: http://neurodojo.blogspot.com/2018/09/giving-lobsters-weed.html
I've studying issues around "Does a lobster in a pot feel pain?" for better part of a decade (e.g., https://doi.org/10.1242/bio.20149654).
But I never thought to give lobsters weed. https://www.mdislander.com/maine-news/hot-box-lobsters-touted
Why "Publish in the best journals" is NOT HELPFUL advice to early career researchers: http://neurodojo.blogspot.com/2018/09/best-journals-and-other-unhelpful.html
Making a poster? Here's a self-paced online course I co-developed to help: https://scifundchallenge.org/self-guided-class-poster-design-for-scientists/poster-class-part-0-introduction/
A #crayfish described 15 years ago has now invaded 14 countries, with Malta making 12 countries in Europe. I maintain a map to keep track: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1KZ4o4kKP1bYP1xIb3nBRAXvbtPY&usp=sharing
Our library tags some journals as "Peer reviewed" -- but they don't know where that information comes from: http://neurodojo.blogspot.com/2018/09/who-decides-peer-reviewed-in-library.html
Some posters look good at first glance - but second glances matter too. http://betterposters.blogspot.com/2018/09/critique-keep-home-fire-burning.html
Huh. Google Scholar missed a citation of one of my papers in a mainstream journal. First time I've seen that happen. (Web of Knowledge had it.)
Anyone going to #SICB2019 planning a poster? Want to take a little online class so your poster is AWESOME? Fill out this form if you're interested! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd1oksuw7YlzMxHKwkMgoFF8dREW-nEU28zWU30UD7QebwEjg/viewform?usp=sf_link
Prof lies about job offer to get more from his uni... and it just keeps getting crazier from there. Might be perfect embodiment of "Fights in academia are vicious because the stakes are so small." https://www.chronicle.com/interactives/big-lie?cid=wsinglestory_hp_1
Many journals give no guidance on reporting stats: http://neurodojo.blogspot.com/2018/08/how-to-present-statistics-gap-in.html Do your favourite journals give authors instructions on reporting stats? Add them to the crowdsourced spreadsheet! https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1FK6_qOToVOy_L3aY8KP6eUDV5cM7TapfXt0G3gMfTOg/edit?usp=sharing
European funders make biggest push for #OpenAccess yet and call it "Plan S": https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-06178-7 #PlanS
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