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That was last week, but I had no time to listen until now – check out the podcast (in the upper left corner of the page): In 1989, Dr. Harold Varmus won a Nobel Prize for his cancer research. He was director of the National Institutes of Health during the Clinton administration, and now heads…

From Michigan Daily: University professors turn to the blogosphere, for classes and recognition: In recent years, academics across the country have started using blogs to relay information and ideas. Many are now incorporating the medium into their classes, asking students to take to their keyboards and post thoughts or resources on course material. ——————– The…

Bruce Alberts, next Friday at Duke

From Center for Science Education: When: Friday, January 30, 2009 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM Where: LSRC B101 Love Auditorium Description: Bruce Alberts, a prominent biochemist strongly commited to the improvement of science education, began service as Editor-in-Chief of Science in March 2008. He is a professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at…

Praxis #6 is up on Podblack Cat

On Peer-Review

Michael Nielsen posted today the first part of his look at peer-review: Three myths about scientific peer review: What’s the future of scientific peer review? The way science is communicated is currently changing rapidly, leading to speculation that the peer review system itself might change. For example, the wildly successful physics preprint arXiv is only…

Academic Evolution

Academic Evolution is Gideon Burton’s blog, intended as a playground for posting drafts and eliciting feedback while he is writing a book of the same title. You can see the rough outline of the proposed contents of the book here: This blog is intended to become Academic Evolution, the book. My model is Chris Anderson,…

The Shock Value of Science Blogs

There was a good reason why the form and format, as well as the rhetoric of the scientific paper were instituted the way they were back in the early days of scientific journals. Science was trying to come on its own and to differentiate itself from philosophy, theology and lay literature about nature. It was…

Undergraduate science research journals

I did not know there were so many of them: Student science publishing: an exploratory study of undergraduate science research journals and popular science magazines in the US and Europe: Science magazines have an important role in disseminating scientific knowledge into the public sphere and in discussing the broader scope affected by scientific research such…

National Academy of Sciences Survey

I get mail: The National Academies want to identify the topics in science, engineering, and medicine that matter most to the public and that people have the greatest interest in learning more about. Once the topics have been selected, we plan to create a suite of educational materials (in both print and web formats) about…

From EconPapers: Scientific research has come to dominate many American universities. Even with growing external support, increasingly the costs of scientific research are being funded out of internal university funds. Our paper explains why this is occuring, presents estimates of the magnitudes of start-up cost packages being provided to scientists and engineers and then uses…