Friday links: RIP Not Exactly Rocket Science, ecologists vs. multiple working hypotheses, and more

Also this week: The Trump administration’s war on facts begins, does “question first” science lead to bandwagons?, David Attenborough on your phone, great teaching vs. great research, RIP Beall’s list of predatory publishers, and more.

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Friday links: a rare retraction in ecology, and more

From Jeremy:

The deadline for nominations for the Jasper Loftus-Hills Young Investigator Awards is Jan. 1. Details here.

A rare retraction in ecology, from Biology Letters. There’s no suggestion of misconduct, merely honest errors the last author worked hard to fix. A second paper, in GEB, also is affected by the errors, but GEB will allow the authors to publish a corrected version. Our own Brian McGill, EiC of GEB, is quoted in the linked article. Mistakes happen in science, and discovering you’ve made one is really stressful, so kudos to the author for doing the right thing and correcting the record.

Phil Davis of Scholarly Kitchen with an overview of different approaches to “portable peer review”. Axios Review, for which I am an editor, gets a lengthy shout-out. Here‘s my most recent post on Axios and why you should consider trying it.

Friday links: holiday caRd, Canadians vs. snow, and more

(Almost) nothing but seasonal links this week!

From Jeremy:

A defense of the “adversarial” culture of philosophy, as distinct from a defense of assholes in philosophy. My anecdotal impression is that the culture of ecology is mostly non-adversarial, save at a few places. Related: my old posts on how to ask tough questions of seminar speakers, and how to make your graduate student seminar series better training.

Merry Christmas from herpetology! Well, for some value of “merry”. “Merry” means the same thing as “AAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!11!!1!”, right? 🙂

Caroline Tucker’s annual holiday caRd. Hooray! Been looking forward to this for weeks. 🙂

And finally, I love my adopted country:


Happy holidays everyone! See you in 2017!