Bruce Kendall, chair of the ESA’s Theoretical Ecology section and an editorial board member at Ecology, is surveying ecologists on where they prefer to publish ecological theory and models, and why. The motivation is to help the ESA make its … Continue reading →
I have a vineyard in Poplarville, MS with several different varieties of bunch grapes. Some will make it, some won’t, but it is interesting to look nonetheless. Below are some notes I made today on their growth and development. These are all in their second leaf and first fruiting year. Victoria Red — some Pierce’s … Continue reading →
A group of researchers in China has lost their paper on liver cancer after the first author admitted to duplication, also known, inelegantly, as self-plagiarism. The paper, “Glycyrrhetinic acid-modified chitosan nanoparticles enhanced the effect of 5-fluorouracil in murine liver cancer model via regulatory T-cells,” appeared in the July 2013 issue of the Journal of Drug […]
Kat’s away on vacation this week, but that won’t stop her from calling in to talk science with the guys. Although she hasn’t had a vacation epiphany, she brings an update on the controversy surrounding the Human Brain Project (HBP) that she brought up a few weeks ago. All told, close to 600 concerned neuroscientists ...read more
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This month has been a month of interesting contemplations …. specifically, about the costumes we wear and how we relate to ourselves and others when those costumes look different. For instance, my brother and his wife recently added a new little one to our all-Caucasian family – a sweet, brave, chubby Chinese infant who just […]