What’s on your mind?
This is an experimental “article”.
I’ll periodically drop citations to papers and news I’m reading, I’ve read, or I’m still thinking about. Dropped citations might have comments, links to related articles/writings, or be effectively untouched.
At any point, anyone can comment on anything (please do; it’s encouraged).
Maybe you have some insights on a paper, a particular concept, or technique. Maybe you disagree with something. Maybe you have more recommended reading. Maybe you just want to say something is “cool”.
Any kind of comment is good because it adds information to the thought-process or discussion.
As this is a work very much in progress, organizational changes will be made I’m sure, and if anyone has suggestions or wants to build off anything here, go for it. The goal, while not yet entirely clear, is some kind of radical or innovative collaboration.
Bibliometrics, Science Policy, Productivity, and Reproducibility
Metascience to improve and verify reproducibility. (Schooler 2014)
Transparency in Science necessary to build public trust: Nature News
“Superstar” Researchers (Shockley 1957)
Redesign ochem lab course for professional development/independent research (Alaimo 2014)
J. Bardeen, L. Cooper, J. Schrieffer. Microscopic Theory of Superconductivity. Physical Review 106, 162–164 (1957). Link
Ekaterina Moreva, Giorgio Brida, Marco Gramegna, Vittorio Giovannetti, Lorenzo Maccone, Marco Genovese. Time from quantum entanglement: An experimental illustration. Physical Review A 89 (2014). Link
Jonathan W. Schooler. Metascience could rescue the ‘replication crisis’. Nature 515, 9–9 (2014). Link
William Shockley. On the Statistics of Individual Variations of Productivity in Research Laboratories. Proceedings of the IRE 45, 279–290 (1957). Link
Peter J. Alaimo, Joseph M. Langenhan, Ian T. Suydam. Aligning the Undergraduate Organic Laboratory Experience with Professional Work: The Centrality of Reliable and Meaningful Data. J. Chem. Educ. 141010164144007 (2014). Link
Michael Lynch, Mark C. Field, Holly V. Goodson, Harmit S. Malik, José B. Pereira-Leal, David S. Roos, Aaron P. Turkewitz, Shelley Sazer. Evolutionary cell biology: Two origins one objective. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 201415861 (2014). Link
Ewen Callaway. Mystery humans spiced up ancients’ sex lives. Nature (2013). Link
V. Braniste, M. Al-Asmakh, C. Kowal, F. Anuar, A. Abbaspour, M. Toth, A. Korecka, N. Bakocevic, N. L. Guan, P. Kundu, B. Gulyas, C. Halldin, K. Hultenby, H. Nilsson, H. Hebert, B. T. Volpe, B. Diamond, S. Pettersson. The gut microbiota influences blood-brain barrier permeability in mice. Science Translational Medicine 6, 263ra158–263ra158 (2014). Link