Freedom itself is again at stake… It is difficult to believe in progress, at least in decency and commonsense, when this can happen almost in a night in a previously civilised State… [W]e must
A tweet jolted me today. Doublespeak hit the news a few days ago, sending George Orwell’s final masterpiece, Nineteen Eighty-Four, back into a bestseller list. It was the anniversary of Orwell’s death this weekend, too.
It’s not a new story, although “the reproducibility crisis” may seem to be. For life sciences, I think it started in the late 1950s. Large-scale problems in clinical research burst into the open in a very public
Editor’s note: Read Hilda’s October 26, 2016 @redditscience conversation on Open Access in Action here plos.io/OAweek16AMA An old tradition and a new technology have converged to make possible an unprecedented public good. The old tradition is
It was one of those lovely, comfortable conversations between people who have known each other a long time. I took this selfie, and I’ll always treasure it. It was the last time I saw Andrew
“She’s like the poster child for collaboration”. Jon Miller was talking last weekend at the AAAS session about scientists’ virtues. The “she” was Jennifer Doudna, who had given a talk the evening before. She’s also one of the scientists
There’s no getting around it. A lot of scientists are white men, and it’s always been that way. But it’s never been the whole picture. Getting a better picture of scientists whose work or
Could any life form survive in the stomach’s sizzling acid? Most thought there was no chance! And yet…there were occasional unexplained sightings… Click above for previous installments of Pylori Story. Stomach ulcers are miserable
Scientists plotted in their labs, looking for a chemical target to stop the acid. The first lead was a hormone trigger for acid. John Edkins found gastrin in 1905.
For hundreds of years, doctors battled dim light that burned! Lenses and gadgets that showed too little! But when the breakthrough to the throat came…