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

ESA 2014, Monday talks

As usual for a big conference, there are more interesting talks offered than I could possibly attend in one day. On Monday, I delved back to the Triassic and then into the future: Bruce Byers, an independent scientist who runs … Continue reading

The cutting edge of molecular biology is the only hope for the U.S. citrus industry

In early 2014, Congress appropriated $20 million to research on the bacterial disease known as citrus greening, and through the Farm Bill, promised another $125 million over the next five years.  Citrus greening, which infects all types of citrus and … Continue reading