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- About that study of queer-identified folks in STEM: It’s off to a great start.
- No prior (heh) experience needed. A nice introduction to Bayesian statistics.
- But it’s maybe okay if you don’t mind being arrested by mistake. Why ubiquitous survelliance is a problem even if you don’t mind being watched—and that’s before we account for the how hard it is to prove innocence once suspicion is sparked.
- In mice. Gene knockouts that cause obesity and obssessive-compulsive behavior cancel each other out.
- At a zoo, even! Advice on finding a post-PhD career outside academia.
- Bout damn’ time. How television weather-people are coming around on global warming.
- What one thing should change in undergrad classes? Maybe you’d remove all the desks.
- You’re out of luck if you work with plants. When scientists take the Up-Goer Five challenge
- SCOTUS tries to rule on the Central Dogma. The U.S. Supreme Court rules that naturally occurring DNA sequences may not be patented. But the text of the decision [PDF] is drawing complaints from people who know actual biology, and one justice admitted in his concurrence that he doesn’t understand the science.