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We’re absolutely delighted to announce that we have a first Opinion piece now online at eLife called “Hidden Value” – you can read it HERE.
Acknowledgement: This posting was suggested (and contributed to) by Jon Scholefield.
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I hate making mistakes. Worse than that, I fear making mistakes. The realisation that I’ve made an error – or sometimes, just the thought that I might have made an error – is enough to bring on pinpricks of sweat, an urge to run away, and a noticeable loss of composure. Continue reading
Science may be unique in human activities in that it produces a raw material instead of a product. Continue reading