Sorry, life intervened, only a few links and minimal commentary this week.
UPDATE: This afternoon, the Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution rescinded Denon Start’s Early Career Award, and his Excellence in Doctoral Research Award. I have no further information.
A mega-correction for a Jonathan Pruitt paper. Co-author Nick Keiser went back to his original field notebooks to correct and re-analyze the raw data, in collaboration with the journal editors. The correction also elaborates and corrects the methods section of the original paper. The correction states that the conclusions of the original paper remain qualitatively unchanged.
Prominent Harvard anthropologist Gary Urton has been placed on leave in the wake of numerous accusations of sexual misconduct.
Nature reviews a new feature-length documentary about Maryam Mirzakhani, the first (and to this day, only) woman to win the Fields Medal.
An interview with Jory Lerback, Brooks Hanson, and Paige Wooden on their work on gender bias in peer review and coauthorship networks in geoscience.
Marine biologist Jeff Clements on the links between the reproducibility crisis and researcher mental health.
MIT ends negotiations with Elsevier over a new journal subscription contract.
Data Colada explains the intuition behind recent research showing that there is in fact a “hot hand” in basketball, and why previous researchers overlooked it. This would be a very accessible case study for an undergrad intro stats course on how tricky it is to reason about probabilities, and how difficult it can be to choose the right null model to test.