Category Archives: Other

The humble beginnings of peer review alternatives: Stevan Hanard and Open Peer Commentary

I originally wrote this article for ScienceMediaWatch, a blog that focussed on, among other things, the shortcomings of peer review. I thought it important to take a step back and explore the roots of the peer review model. Dr. Steven … Continue reading

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Open Access: interview with Professor Peter Suber

When it comes to Open Access (OA), Professor Peter Suber is certainly dedicated to the cause. Having quit his position as Research Professor of Philosophy at Earlham College to work full time on OA, he wrote both the blog Open … Continue reading

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The power of the intangible

Some guy told me a joke the other day… Apparently a shy Norwegian fisherman was trying to woo the girl of his dreams. He managed to pluck up the courage and secure a date with her, but worried that conversation … Continue reading

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Under the Microscope: Parasites

Today’s instalment focusses on the blood-suckers of the insect empire. As always, images used with the kind permission of the owner.

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Under the Microscope: Insects

The first instalment of a recurring feature looking at the world through the lens of an electron microscope. Images used with the kind permission of the owner. Next time – parasites…

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Attack of the Little Green Men: the Discovery of Pulsars

It’s 1967. A radio signal is picked up by astrophysicist Jocelyn Bell and radio astronomer Antony Hewish at a UK observatory. Originating from the Vulpecula constellation- a faint pattern of stars known as ‘the fox’- the signal is similar to … Continue reading

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We’re all going to be rich..

…or maybe not.

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