Bradford Condon PhD

Bioinformatics, Web & Mobile Development


writing
When I taught a science for non-science majors at Cornell University, my favorite lecture was on science in the popular media. My learning objective was straight forward: I wanted students to pick up a newspaper, flip to the science section, and detect bullshit. This is such an important life skill because at this point in time, blogs, newspapers, and magazines print unscientific bullshit. They do it because it sells. I have never seen an article so neatly package all of the problems that lead to this state of affairs than John Bohannon's recent "Chocolate Diet" charade. Read the full post...

This morning I was delighted to come across the IMA Fungus journal.  Put out by the International Mycological Association , the journal title (which primarily publishes species announcements and descriptions) playfully introduces each organism with a friendly “Hello, I’m a fungus!”  The truth is, scientific literature is seldom so fun and informal.

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I was reading this Nature article by Kim Gardiner and Hugh Kearns on snack writing.  Their argument is that scientists who write in a small, fixed window, 45 minutes a day, every day, write more than “block writers” who blackout entire days for writing.

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tips writing

I am trying to write my PhD dissertation.

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Dropbox is simple and intuitive.  Make a folder on your computer that is automatically backed up to a cloud storage account.  Suddenly, the files you work on and the data you access syncs across devices, at home and at work.  Plus, you can dropbox folders with others.

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