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Bookmark: 42, or why statistics are magic

Pie chartMatt Parker discusses the power of statistics to say what one would like to hear:

By their very nature, statistics can only be misused when the audience doesn’t bother checking them. Statistics are just a numerical summary of evidence that has been collected. They give people the starting point to delve directly into that evidence and see if the arguments hold together.

A nice summary of why none should believe numbers without checking them.

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Publié par le 29 septembre 2010 dans Bookmark, Science

 

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Cell culture: Oktoberfest

Wies'nOn September 18, the 200th edition of Oktoberfest was kicked off in Munich, Germany. Roasted chicken, weisswurst and tasty bretzels are all around, and of course, the beer! In this edition of Cell Culture, the whole beer journey is presented: from the foamy Mass to tourist’s liver. Michaeleen Doucleff writes a must-read report about it. Nice trip!

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Publié par le 29 septembre 2010 dans Science

 

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Because publishing your paper is only half of the job

The title of this posting refers to the excellent article from David Dobbs I bookmarked very recently. I’d like to present you a very interesting initiative from French bioscience research program for high-school students called « Tous chercheurs ». The Community Page of the very last PLoS Biology is dedicated to this project and I find it really great. Because, indeed, publishing your science paper is only half of the job.

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Publié par le 27 septembre 2010 dans Science

 

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Shadows on the wall: « Truth never triumphs, but its opponents eventually die »

MetavariationsGregory Petsko wrote a small comment in the very last Genome Biology titled Shadows on the wall. A very angry but still contained one, nicely written and important to think about. Here is some of my thoughts about.

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Publié par le 26 septembre 2010 dans Science

 

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Bookmark: Indicators of the interdisciplinarity of journals: diversity, centrality, and citations

Loet Leydesdorff and Ismael Rafols have written a paper aiming at introducing citation-based indicators for interdisciplinarity. Here is the abstract, the whole publication is available for download at arXiv:

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Publié par le 26 septembre 2010 dans Bookmark, Science

 

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Chocolate… Miam!

Miam!The cocoa genome has been released last week, by Mars (you know, the company producing M&M’s and suchlikes). They announced it as data released in the public domain. This sounds great! Well, it only sounds…

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Publié par le 25 septembre 2010 dans Open data, Science

 

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Bookmark: « It’s brutal, the funding situation has ended lots of careers »

A very interesting insight into funding procedures comes in the latest Nature. This 3-page testimonial by Kendall Powell describes a decisionary session at the American Cancer Society (ACS), the largest private non-profit funding agency for cancer research in the US. Recommended reading and lots of food for the brain…

 
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Publié par le 24 septembre 2010 dans Science

 

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