- “How to Get a Ph.D. and Never Pay a Dime For It!”
If you’re in the sciences and you’re paying for your Ph.D., says Shelley, you’re getting fleeced. Plus, there looks to be a lively discussion shaping up in comments.
- “Science and Hard Work: II”
Is science hard work? Steinn compares a summer job in a fish-processing factory, fieldwork as a hydrologist, and the life of a Caltech graduate student (including taking the last class that Feynman ever taught). The verdict? No. And yes.
- “Life and Death in a Lady Beetle Colony”
Karmen’s trees are infested…with a gardener’s best friend.
- “Antibiotics and Industry Pressure in New Zealand”
Think the United States is the only place where public health crusades butt heads with corporate interests? Think again. Mike the Mad Biologist on poultry and antibiotics in New Zealand.
- “AMA Seeks Ban on Ads For New Drugs”
Another must-read from Mike: The American Medical Association has called for a temporary ban on all direct-to-consumer advertising for new prescription drugs, to give doctors time to become properly educated about the drugs.
- “Seems like a decent collection to get your kids on their way… (Ask a Scienceblogger, sort of – round-up #2)”
The World’s Fair’s second installment of their DIY, under-the-radar Ask A ScienceBlogger question presents a healthy helping of childrens’ books that sport at least one ScienceBlogger’s seal of approval. Worth a look for the beautiful cover-image montage alone.