Correspondence rips apart Nature’s coverage over Tim Hunt’s remarks – in Nature #distractinglysexy

Check out the somewhat scathing correspondence from Rebecca Williams Jackson in Nature over Nature’s publication of remarks not the sexist remarks of Nobel Laureate Tim Hunt. Whether or not Hunt was joking and whether or not he apologized satisfactorily are … Continue reading

More sexism in science… Nobel Laureate #TimHunt thinks female scientists cause trouble for men in labs #WTF

More sexist comments in the world of science (unfortunately this has been happening frequently).  At the World Conference of Science Journalists this week, Nobel Laureate Tim Hunt is reported to have said, “Let me tell you about my trouble with … Continue reading

Tim Dean: Knowledge gained from science and research outweighs anecdote! @ConversationUK

Why research beats anecdote in our search for knowledge By Tim Dean UNDERSTANDING RESEARCH: What do we actually mean by research and how does it help inform our understanding of things? We begin today by looking at the origins of … Continue reading

GOP Rep. Lamar Smith is beginning a McCarthy-esque witch hunt of NSF funded #science

Ok, so the title is a bit over the top, but Republican Lamar Smith is certainly eroding the peer-review process at the National Science Foundation (NSF), which serves as the model for almost all science review. Tim McDonnell at Slate summarizes how … Continue reading