This page has links to websites, presentations, blogs, a bookshelf—and anything else that caught our interest
Christie Wilcox has moved to Discover Magazine, and is still writing a good blog. She covers a lot of ground—cool new research, as well as taking Discover to task for their silly coverage of sharks this summer.
An article about why there aren’t more women in the hard sciences.http://www.huffingtonpost.com/james-m-gentile/gender-bias-and-americas-science-preeminence_b_1929830.html
An interesting blog about health care, social media, and other things by KevinMD.
Colin Purrington put together an excellent site on scientific posters, with detailed instructions on how to make a good one.
Methodspace is devoted to method sharing and discussions about research methods.
Research Gate: Social media for scientists
Acadamia.edu: Similar to Research Gate
Speakerdeck: Share your scientific presentations
Slideshare: Share your presentations
This site is a presentation about different funding sources, for young investigators or anyone looking to diversify their funding stream. http://www.cs.rpi.edu//~hendler/funding-talk/sld001.htm
ISSUES IN RESEARCH
This article from Singularity Hub describes recent attempts to force the issue of open access to journals. http://singularityhub.com/2012/03/18/8200-strong-researchers-band-together-to-force-science-journals-to-open-access/.
Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy. Emily Bazelon presents data from research on bullying—cyber and regular old in-person bullying—to discuss what works and what doesn’t to prevent it.
Reinventing Discovery: The New Era of Networked Science by Michael Nielsen. This book is fascinating; it explores how the Internet is changing scientific collaboration and makes a case that the web can facilitate collective reasoning to solve problems better and faster, if people are willing to make data open and available (with suggestions about how to do that without sacrificing career advancement).
Escape from the Ivory Tower: A Guide to Making Your Science Matter by Nancy Baron. Standard fare about the importance of communication in science, but well written and well thought out.
Dark Banquet: Blood and the Curious Lives of Blood Feeding Creatures by Bill Schutt. A fast and absorbing read. Schutt describes the life history and evolutionary mechanisms driving animals that feed primarily on blood. The book is well written and extremely well researched; Schutt’s own work focuses on vampire bats. One of the best natural history reads we have come across.