Archive for March, 2015

  • At risk: The next generation of scientists

    Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

    Many young scientists, facing the decline in research funding, have been leaving the academic workforce, placing the future of science at risk, according to a recent article in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) by Ronald J. Daniels, President of Johns Hopkins University. Not only has there been a decline in inflation-adjusted federal spending [...]

  • Should you Tweet about your research?

    Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

    If the answer to the above question is no, perhaps you should consider using social media as a mechanism to call greater attention to your work. In a recent article in Ideas in Ecology and Evolution, Emily Darling, David Shiffman, Isabelle Cote and Joshua Drew discuss “The role of Twitter in the life cycle of a scientific publication.”
    In [...]