How to love uncertainty in climate science

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This is the script of my TEDxCERN talk, a 12-13 minute talk I did from memory. When the video is put online in a week or so, you’ll be able to follow along and see where I fluffed it improvised. … Continue reading »

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How to critique claims of a “blood test for depression”

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Special thanks to Ghassan El-baalbaki and John Stewart for their timely assistance. Much appreciated. “I hope it is going to result in licensing, investing, or any other way that moves it forward…If it only exists as a paper in my … Continue reading »

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Alternative Tracking of Scholarly Impact: the Altmetrics Collection

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The PLOS Altmetrics Collection launched back in 2012 with an aim to provide a forum for the dissemination of innovative research on metrics. Today along with the original altmetrics architects, we reissue a call for papers under the topic of … Continue reading »

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The Top Eleven Ways to Tell that a Journal is Fake

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I am delighted to offer Mind the Brain readers a guest blog written by my colleague, Eve Carlson, Ph.D.  Eve Carlson is a clinical psychologist and researcher with the National Center for PTSD and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, … Continue reading »

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Climate Summit 2014 – live update from New York City

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This week’s post comes from Dr Alessandro Demaio who is postdoctoral fellow in Global Health and NCDs at Harvard Medical School and an Assistant Professor at the Copenhagen School of Global Health. Groundbreaking pledges of funding from the French, 120+ … Continue reading »

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This week in PLOS Biology

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In PLOS Biology this week, you can read about a new mechanism for incomplete puberty and infertility, and the control of embryonic tissue separation by ephrin/Eph pairs.   Rab3α Scaffolding and the Control of Puberty Brooke Tata, Lukas Huijbregts, Nicolas … Continue reading »

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Hey, Excuse Me… Is This Guy Boring You?

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Imagine that you’re sitting on a Cretan beach. The sun’s shining and waves are lapping on shore, when suddenly a set of jaws dripping copious amounts of saliva appear above you like some sort of CGI horror masterpiece, wanting to … Continue reading »

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The rising global burden of dementia

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The World Alzheimer’s Report has just been released. The report, commissioned by Alzheimer’s Disease International and led by Prof. Martin Prince at King’s College London in the UK contains staggering, yet not well-known statistics about dementia (1,2): – Worldwide, 44 … Continue reading »

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Participants Needed: Standing desk edition

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Exciting news – researchers at the University of PEI (myself included) are beginning a study on the impact of standing desks.  If you live in the Charlottetown area (or know someone who does) and work a desk job, we’d love … Continue reading »

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Wisconsin’s Water Action Volunteers – Making Waves for Action [GUEST POST]

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Editor’s Note: This post was written by Kris Stepenuck, Wisconsin’s Water Action Volunteers Stream Monitoring Program Director. Monitor the quality and quantity of Wisconsin’s streams with Water Action Volunteers. Interested in water monitoring projects? We’ve got you covered!   Human uses … Continue reading »

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