Happy New Year!
We’ve looked at our stats for the past year to see which posts were the most popular. At the top of the list were the Woods Hole images and the two essay competition nominees, There’ll be dragons? and An Excitingly Predictable ‘Omic Future.
But there were many other popular posts this past year. The following list includes some of the most-viewed or top-rated posts of 2012. It’s a mixed bag of publishing discussions, research news, career features and pretty images – written by students, post-docs, lab heads, and others. Thanks for another year of great content!
Fast times at MBL (by Andrew Mathewson)
A career in science management (interview with Andrea Hutterer, by Natascha Bushati)
Colouring the mouse embryo (by Michael Wong)
Bio Editorial – Publishing in the biochemical sciences: if it’s broken, fix it! (by Jordan Raff)
There’s a lively discussion in the comments of this post that’s also worth a read.
Freeware for scientists (by Nishal Patel)
Photo-morpholinos (by Philip Washbourne)
How obsession can fuel science blogging: the story of Retraction Watch (by Ivan Oransky)
A few older posts still received enough regular visitors to keep them among the most visited of 2012:
Hair follicle stem cells – the hairy truth (by Erin Campbell, posted in 2011)
Turtles in a nutshell (by Bruno Vellutini, posted in 2011)
7th European Zebrafish meeting (by Maria Nicolas Perez, posted in 2011)
The intestinal crypt (video from Hans Clevers’ lab, featured on the Node in 2010)
Is your favourite post missing from this list? These most-viewed and top-rated posts were generally the ones that were emailed around a lot, or shared on social media. If you see something you like on the Node, tell your friends!