Archives for March, 2013

(This post supersedes the previous post listing items related to the Aaron Swartz story. That post was from January 20, 2013.) A few comments. Aaron Swartz’s story has had a huge impact, it has reverberated far and wide not just through the interlinking worlds of technology and online activism but far into the mainstream. The…

A fun sentiment if I’ve ever heard one. And I’m sure we all have a band/performer that we’d like to nominate as the “Performer most likely to keep aliens away from earth.” Being Canadian, I think I can safely nominate Celine Dion. “We never visited because we hate The Carpenters” say aliens Aliens have confirmed…

The Ph.D Bust: America’s Awful Market for Young Scientists—in 7 Charts The Ph.D. Bust, Pt. II: How Bad Is the Job Market For Young American-Born Scientists? Tenure Track as Alt-Ac Ph.D. Job Woes How Many Ph.D.’s Actually Get to Become College Professors? Government vs. the Public: Mind the science gap #CanComm, Conferences, and the Search…

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