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My library’s Hackfest was yesterday so I’m feeling kind of burnt out today. Today’s linked post cheers me immensely, in a side-eye, gallows humour kind of way. This recent Retraction Watch post is funny and you should read the whole thing: Got “significosis?” Here are the five diseases of academic publishing. Significosis Neophilia Theorrhea Arigorium…

This one from Samantha Bee is so funny, I don’t know whether to laugh to cry. On second thought, mostly cry. Lots and lots of crying. The only thing that will save me is singing a rousing chorus of Bruce Springsteen’s Badlands in honour of the crazy wonderful park rangers at Badlands National Park. It’s…

Or “LOve!” Or “Scooped!” One word peer review! A game you can play at home! Sad! Love! Changes! Scooped! Redo! Copied! Not! Even! Wrong! Cite! Me! One word peer review is going to be Huuuuugggggggeeeeee! Trump To Require Reviewers To End All Reviews With the Word “Sad!” Washington DC – President-Elect Mr. Donald Trump has…

Another annual obsession to add to the list, along with the listings of best science books? Look like it, if last year and this year are anything to judge by. This particular post collects lists of “best of the year” jazz albums I’ve found across various websites. For the purposes of this project, I’m not…

Somehow this post from News Biscuit seems even more relevant now than when it was intially published back in August. Of course, we all shudder to think who will be under that ghostly costume, orange hair, Alaska plaid, Brietbart ball cap and all. Scooby Doo Team Expose Climate Change Tricksters A two-man, two-woman, one-Great Dane…

I wish I knew how many times per week I get pitched opportunities to “interview” brave, unconventional, innovative “scientists” on my blog. Too many to count, most weeks. The pseudoscience PR whirlpool is vast and slippery. But there’s also the legitimate “Hey, somebody at my university just published this thing, maybe you want to talk…

Yep, Facebook, love it or hate it, it’s hard to ignore that life just hasn’t been the same these past 10 years or so. Horrible Facebook Algorithm Accident Results In Exposure To New Ideas “To those who were forced to read a headline they did not agree with when they visited Facebook yesterday, we are…

Magma, the strangest rock band of all time, needs you to help finance a documentary film about their life and work. So here goes. Up until a year or so ago I’d never heard of the French prog rock band Magma, or at least their music had never penetrated my consciousness. But last year while…

Reader Beware: Please note the date of publication of this post. It’s been really gratifying over the last year to see how my DSCaM scholarly communications empire has grown. From it’s small beginnings, Dupuis Science Computing & Medicine has craved out a small but important niche in the discount APC publishing community. And I really…

Yeah, you have to figure good old Indy wasn’t much of an academic colleague. Too flashy, never around to sit on a search committee, never willing to take his turn as chair, always blowing up the wrong building or disrupting the wrong classroom. And then there’s the ghosts and arcs and demons and what not.…

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