Open call: university department is looking for a synthesizer, to peruse literature and write technical reviews.
We live in a crazily complex world, but for some reason, I’m surrounded by people full of certainties. I miss people who don’t know.
Peer-review is essential to keep science on track. But it can be too demanding on scientists, who are asked to do it for free and anonymously. How many papers are fair to review or to decline?
In a time where social Darwinism was playing with dangerous ideas, Wells brightly reads into human biology and culture. His astronomy wasn’t as good though.
I was recently in China for a couple of weeks visiting different scientific institutions. I definitely learned a lot about a part of the world blending the oldest traditions and the greatest potential to impact humanity’s future.
Don’t worry about spoilers, I didn’t watch the movie, then I can’t reveal anything about it. The heroes in the title just exemplify few ideas boiling in my mind: arms race, coevolution, and the kind.
Are scientific papers still reliable? Or have we compromised quality for production?