Last and This Week’s Good Reads: Shaming Journalists, Hyping Research, and Preparing Ecologists for Grad School

Only a few from last week, but they’re too good not to mention: 1) I’m so glad someone collected the evidence to show that most ecology grad students feel ill-prepared in mathematics and statistics for their graduate studies. We can … Continue reading

This Week’s Good Reads: Lost Museums, Warm-Blooded Fish, and Bamboo Math

1) In last week’s reading update, I mentioned the NAS conference on public trust in science that just took place. Kirk Englehardt, one of the attendees, blogged about one conversation at the conference that he found valuable: How Science Reporters … Continue reading

This Week’s Good Reads: Science in Africa, Public Trust in Science, and Ecological Forecasts

1) Research: Africa’s Fight for Equality, Nature News, Linda Nordling 2) Under the Sea, a Missing Link in the Evolution of Complex Cells, NY Times, Carl Zimmer 3) New method for monitoring global forest health using satellite data monitoring the faint glow of chlorophyll: Solar-Induced Chlorophyll … Continue reading

This Week’s Good Reads: Bad Statistics, Changes in Media, and Continued Gender Bias Controversy

1) The controversy over the paper by Williams and Ceci on gender bias in academic hiring (or the lack thereof) that I mentioned last week and the week before continues: Science Careers published a detailed article on it, which reignited the controversy. A summary of … Continue reading