Scientists need to allocate time for thinking as well as for doing, and especially so right now. Continue reading
What and how much must scientists do, to feel that they’ve done enough? Continue reading
Scientific publishing is in a revolutionary phase, with some instructive lessons to draw from the political arena. Continue reading
Isn’t it time we acknowledged that research is only occasionally a pleasure? Continue reading
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.
It’s here at last: hard evidence that small research groups do more original work. Continue reading
One of the cruellest insights a young scientist will receive is how often the working reality of a field is very different to its grand image. Continue reading
Supervisors don’t just train you in techniques, to a degree they impart their ideology as well. Continue reading
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