Friday links: fake David Attenborough, US college enrollments are dropping, and more

Also this week: the story behind an evolutionary parody, a statistical profile of recent faculty hires in neuroscience, Game of Thrones grad school, “it’s because she put the beetles in a planetarium”, the statistician blues, Lego Daphnia, and more.

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Friday links: Happy Birthday to Us, Dr. Leia, the opposite of a biologist, and more

From Jeremy:

The NSF has a new report on the career plans of newly-minted science and engineering PhDs. There are more than ever–but fewer have concrete plans for after they receive their degrees. (ht Chris Blattman)

The opposite of a biologist is a model (the fashion kind, not the mathematical kind). (ht @matt_levine)


And finally: Meghan, Brian, and I celebrated Dynamic Ecology’s 5th birthday this week:

Happy birthday to us! Looking forward to another n years.

Friday links: the Great Emu War, world’s oldest bar graph, 10 principles of ecology, and more (UPDATED)

Also this week: compile ALL the p-values, grad students vs. abuses of power, Michael Phelps vs. pumpkinseed sunfish, p-hacking with covariates, one year’s worth of data = two year’s worth of data, a canonical R gotcha, and more. Including a contest to win 1000 Internet Points, and links from Brian!

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Friday links: women in science x 5, and SO MUCH MOAR (UPDATED)

Here’s a picture of what Meghan and I did this week:


Also this week [inhales deep breath]: how to think new thoughts, thinking like an ecologist (?), dean vs. Pulp Fiction, pick your battles (but not too many), PI vs. 7 year postdoc, [gasps] [inhales] British grade inflation, scicomm resources, awkward faculty job interviews, in Hollywood medicine nobody knows anything, incentives for replication, and MOAR! [passes out]

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