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PLoS-1 published a “creationist” paper: some thoughts on what followed

As everyone knows by now, PloS-1 published what seemed to be a creationist paper. While references to the ‘Creator’ were few, the wording of the paper strongly supported intelligent design in human hand development. A later statement from the first author seemed to eschew actual creationism, but maintained teleological (if not theological) view of evolution, […]

Can we make accountable research software?

Preamble: this post is inspired by a series of tweets that took place over the past couple of days. I am indebted to Luis Pedro Coelho (@LuisPedroCoelho) and to Robert Buels (@rbuels) for a stimulating, 140-char-at-a-time discussion. Finally, my thanks (and yours, hopefully) to Ben Temperton for initiating the Bioinformatics Testing Consortium. Science is messing around with […]

Tweets from AFP/CAFA 2011

The AFP/CAFA 2011 meeting was held on July 15 and July 16. Yes, it was a huge success, and I’m not just saying that beacuse I am one of the organizers.  I will write up something more comprehensive soon; in the meantime, here are my tweets from the meeting. I am learning a lot about […]

ISMB 2011 tweets

ISMB this year had quite a few twiterrers. Hashtag: #ISMB. I tried to collect all the #ISMB tweets, so I wrote my own twitter scavenger script, but it seems to go only 3 days back.  I am not sure if this is a Twitter feature, or something with the library I am using (tweepy) or […]

Google+ at first blush: too complex and too simple

  I have recently been invited to Google+, (thanks Ruchira!)  and as social timesucks go, it is quite enjoyable.  Here are my first impressions about g+. In a nutshell: g+’s attempt at compartmentalized communication is laudable, but falls short of the mark. Mainly because, no social network can emulate the real-life way we communicate (or not) with […]

That being said, I still want a Google+ invite…

… because, um, I dunno. Just too nerdy I guess. Click here to send me one, if you are so inclined: http://is.gd/Ag43 Thanks! .

Social media used to track disease outbreak

  There are some interesting developments regarding the February outbreak of Legionelliosis which was traced to the Playboy mansion. Reminder: over 120 delegates of the DOMAINFest in Santa Monica, California came down with symptoms of a respiratory illness. The convention included a trip to the Playboy mansion, which later was suspected as the outbreak source. […]

Social networking for taxonomists

Despite our best attempts to remove species from the face of the Earth, there is still quite a bit of life out there and it is still quite diverse. Also, there are still quite a few people who want to document, describe and make the rest of us aware of the magnitude and diversity of […]

I tweet, you twit

Sooo… NIH and NSF started Tweeting. Nice. A good way to keep up with grant programs, funding opportunities, yadda yadda. Here’s my @ tweet : @NIH protein catalytic site evolution health implic: good for drug design. Young scientist, need $0.7M 2010-2013, 2xpostdocs+cluster+travel.  Prev pubs: http://is.gd/vnPN; kthxbi I hope I won’t get killed at the renewal…