Weekly Good Reads: Blind Experiments, Broadest Impacts, and Writing Explainers

1) Evidence of Experimental Bias in the Life Sciences: Why We Need Blind Data Recording, PLoS Biology, Luke Holman et al.

2) Carl Zimmer’s Brief Guide to Writing Explainers, The Open Notebook, Carl Zimmer

3) Population Trend of the World’s Monitored Seabirds, 1950–2010, PLoS One, Michelle Peleczny et al.

4) Broader Impact Statements: Are Researchers Thinking Broadly Enough, SciLogs, Kirk Englehardt

5) US Postdocs Hope for Overtime Pay, Nature, Chris Woolston

6) To Catch a Cheat: Paper Improves on Stats Method that Nailed Prolific Retractor Fujii, Retraction Watch

7) Grassland Productivity Limited by Multiple Nutrients, Nature Plants, Philip Fay et al.

8) The Imperfect Science of Climate Change Analysis: A Conversation with Michael Mann and Katherine Hayhoe, The Weather Channel, Michele Berger

9) Why Academic Journals Are Teaming Up with Reddit, Medium, Simon Owens

10) Talking with Students, Scientific American, Glendon Mallow

11) Sardines, Both Beloved and Reviled, May Be Vanishing, National Geographic, Maryn McKenna

12) A New Breed of Ranchers Is Restoring the Landscape and Learning to Live with Predators, Pacific Standard, Alisa Opar

13) Lyme Disease Is Spreading Faster than Ever and Humans Are Partly to Blame, Quartz, Gwynn Guilford

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