Weird things scientists believe: that paying reviewers won’t cost us

Warning: a little ranty. I’m fascinated by the weird things some scientists believe, in the face of what seems to me common sense and obvious constraints. There are many examples (like the common disdain for “nearly significant”), but the one I’ve chosen to offend people with today is a surprisingly common belief: that we could […]

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Music Mondays: By Endurance We Conquer

Once more, it’s Music Monday! Today: the somewhat weird relationship between exploration, daredevilry, and science. This is By Endurance We Conquer, the opening track from Science From an Easy Chair (the 2015 album from Have Gun, Will Travel). The album tells the story of the 1914-17 Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition,led by Ernest Shackleton (I’ve actually linked […]

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