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Has the academic spring sprung?

Posted by , on 23 April 2012

Two weeks ago the Guardian newspaper, the safe port of call for most left-leaning liberal academics in the UK, devoted its entire front page to the rise of open access ...

Freeware for scientists

Posted by , on 6 February 2012

After commenting on a previous post, I’ve decided to make my own post about freeware I use regularly that other scientists might find useful. All of these are available for ...

Society Journals and the Research Works Act

Posted by , on 31 January 2012

This post about the Research Works Act and the effect on society journals was written for, and first published on, Reciprocal Space. Reposted with permission, and edited to add a ...

Would you use a digital lab notebook?

Posted by , on 26 January 2012

Nature featured a news article about digital lab notebooks, which launched a discussion in various places (including the comments of the article itself) about whether or not they’re useful. What ...

Stem cells, cellules souches, Stammzellen: taking research to Europe's public

Posted by , on 22 December 2011

It’s been a busy year for EuroStemCell: Europe’s stem cell hub – see for more information on who we are. We’d like to wish The Node community a happy ...

Let’s make a developmental biology bingo game!

Posted by , on 5 December 2011

Ever noticed how each field has its own jargon? Benchfly, a site with free video protocols and other resources for researchers, has created “Group Meeting Bingo”. The site generates bingo ...

Parenting in Science

Posted by , on 31 October 2011

After the interview with Ottoline Leyser was posted last week, a discussion on Twitter focussed on the last part of the interview, about parenting. That interview question referred to a ...

Ada Lovelace Day

Posted by , on 6 October 2011

October 7 is Ada Lovelace Day, celebrating women in science and technology. This international day to promote gender equality in these fields was first held in 2009, and is named ...

Company of Biologists Workshop – Growth, Division and Differentiation – Day 2

Posted by , on 26 September 2011

-By Nitin Sabherwal, Eugen Nacu, Heike Laman, Irene Gutierrez Vallejo and Anna Kicheva The second day of the workshop has finished and it is the reporting time now. We had ...

Stem cell research in Qatar

Posted by , on 11 July 2011

There’s an interesting interview in Nature News, with Abdelali Haoudi – the vice-president for research of the Qatar foundation. Qatar opened a biomedical research institute a few years ago, and ...

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