October 24, 2014

12:00 PM | Trick or Treat or Barf: Researchers Use Social Media to Raise Awareness of Norovirus Season
NC State researchers are trying to raise awareness of norovirus safety through a novel (and cute) social media campaign.
11:43 AM | Friday links: what significant results look like, optimal journal submission strategy, and more
Also this week: how to schedule a grad student committee meeting, PlanetPopNet, Wildlife Photographer of the Year, computer science vs. women, the Canadian government vs. its own scientists, and more. From Meg: This piece on how to schedule a committee … Continue reading →
11:00 AM | Evolutionary innovations
Just what will Homo sapiens look like 1,000 years from now? …assuming we still roam this ‘smote of dust suspended in a sunbeam‘. It’s a question that was imaginatively tackled in a great article by the ever funny-facetious @garwboy – ‘Human evolution: the next stages‘ – the ‘selective hearing’ innovation struck home – I’m pretty sure I’m well […]
7:38 AM | Cambridge Admissions – Dispelling the Myths
Myths abound about admission to Cambridge, despite all attempts to put out some real hard facts (and similarly by Oxford). The interview process itself, which both universities use, seems to be shrouded in particular mystique. Cambridge has recently posted a … Continue reading →

October 23, 2014

11:01 PM | Bird Feeders
It’s coming up to winter so people will be conscious that our garden birds need a helping hand to get through the cold months. Bird feeders will be stocked, bread served up and water dished out. In the UK alone, almost half of households provide supplementary food for birds throughout the year. And although songbirds are usually the species that come to mind when we think of provisioning food the same principle can apply to more exotic birds, notably vultures. Indeed conservationists have […]
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