Clear Materials and Methods sections are essential for other scientists to reproduce your work. Here’s a short guide on how to write them. Continue reading
What and how much must scientists do, to feel that they’ve done enough? Continue reading
The looming relaxation of coronavirus lockdown measures is exposing the public to the messy basis of scientific fact-building. Continue reading
Here are the lyrics to the song Elton John didn’t perform at the One World: Together at Home concert.
To the tune of “I guess that’s why they call it the blues” by Elton John Continue reading
For Christians (and some non-believers looking for calendar-based motivation), the buildup to Easter is a time of 40 days fasting, prayer, and penance. One of the more ironic consequences of the coronavirus pandemic is that most of the globe has been forced into a similar 40 days-or-more Lenten period of physical isolation and the deprivation of many societal comforts. This is penance, 21st century style, although the vast majority of those doing penance have nothing to repent. The punishment, such as it is, has been imposed by our governments. Continue reading
The coronavirus pandemic has shone a light on the abilities and limitations of medics and scientists alike. Continue reading
The coronavirus pandemic illustrates the fallacy of obsessing over mortality rates. Continue reading