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An article by Dan Vergano at Buzzfeed alerts us: Electric shocks, brain surgery, amputations — these are just some of the medical experiments widely performed on American slaves in the mid-1800s, according to a new survey of medical journals published before the Civil War. Previous work by historians had uncovered a handful of rogue physicians […]
A few weeks ago, the Baltimore police severed the spine of a citizen who had apparently committed the crime of running away from a police officer. Mr. Gray died. In the past few days, Baltimore has experienced a lot of protest and unrest. I am saddened and I am frustrated. As small a thing as […]
From the Twitts..... That is, I'm driven more by rage at my own inadequacy than by love of discovery. — Bill Hooker (@sennoma) April 27, 2015 Me, I think I never got past "I wonder what that does?"
I just can't understand what is valuable about showing that a 1%ile difference in voted score leads to 2% difference in total citations of papers attributed to that grant award. All discussions of whether NIH peer review is working or broken center on the supposed failure to fund meritorious grants and the alleged funding of […]
Scientific publishers being told they can't keep fleecing the taxpayer so badly are basically Cliven Bundy. Discuss. @drugmonkeyblog @DrGriff34 that's such a tired perspective. Pos is we add value, and deserve what we get. If we don't authors go elsewhere. — Tom Reller, Elsevier (@TomReller) April 23, 2015
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