October 01, 2014

4:07 PM | Limits to Growth in Science Itself
Geneticist Casey Bergman argues convincingly that the era of exponential growth in academic research is over. The argument is very similar to arguments about the end of growth in general. [more]
3:23 PM | Not Even Trying To Hide It: Politico’s The President Must Die Edition
So, today we learn via  TPM* that a bottom feeder by the name of Ronald Kessler, writing at Politico, has nailed the real take-away from the Secret Service scandal: Agents tell me it’s a miracle an assassination has not already occurred. Sadly, given Obama’s colossal lack of management judgment, that calamity may be the only catalyst that will reform […]
6:00 AM | Exclusive: Q&A with Jean-Pierre Bourguignon, president of the ERC, on its work to engage East Europe
The next meeting of the scientific council of the European Research Council (ERC) takes place – for the first time – in Zagreb, Croatia, this month (20-22 October 2014). I recently spoke to Jean-Pierre Bourguignon, who took over as president of the ERC in January, about what the ERC can do to improve research in East Europe. The ERC is the 1st pan-European funding body for frontier research, funding only the very best researchers and selecting them through rigorous, peer-reviewed... […]
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