- Not Exactly Rocket Science
I’ve got your missing links right here (22 September 2012)
Study shows male & female scientists rate males higher than women with identical CVs. Sean Carroll discusses.
You MUST read Carl Zimmer’s saga of Richard Lenski and one of the coolest evolutionary experiments around
Lots of panicked headlines this week about GM-corn that supposedly led to tumours in lab rodents. The study’s incredibly weak – here’s an incisive analysis by SciCurious and another good one by Deborah Mackenzie at New Scientist. And here’s the real headline: reporters were prevented from even seeking outside opinions about the paper. Not only weak science but an absurd use of the embargo system
The Best Sci Writing Online 2012 is now out! Poetry! Journalism! Long-form features! Critical analysis! Go buy it.