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Blind trust in unblinded observation in Ecology, Evolution and Behavior (Guest Post by Melissa Kardish)

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This is a guest post from Melissa Kardish - a PhD student at UC Davis - writing about a recent paper from work she did at her prior position.  The citation for the paper she is writing about is below:Kardish MR, Mueller UG, Amador-Vargas S, Dietrich EI, Ma R, Barrett B and Fang C-C (2015) Blind trust in unblinded observation in Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior. Front. Ecol. Evol. 3:51.

I'll take 'things that have nothing to do with my research' for $400

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I guess I do have a couple papers with the word fire in their titles?And to Burns and Trauma's credit, this is a nicely formatted email and the reasons to publish with them are pretty convincing :-)

Text mining for museum specimen identifiers

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Text mining for museum specimen identifiers #TDM http://t.co/BsFXSAZJpK cc @rdmpage @robgural thoughts?— Ross Mounce (@rmounce) May 19, 2015 Class EMuMedia phpThis post is a response to Ross Mounce's post Text mining for museum specimen identifiers.

Nice story from Dan Potter on KQED about Women Science PhDs

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Nice story on KQED from Dan Potter: Women Getting Science Ph.D.s Still Face Gender Barriers    
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This is from the "Tree of Life Blog"
of Jonathan Eisen, an evolutionary biologist and Open Access advocate
at the University of California, Davis. For short updates, follow me on Twitter.

The value of ION to GBIF

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Ion hdr homeThis a quick writeup of an analysis I did to make the case that the list of names held by the Index of Organism Names (ION) (part of Thomson Reuters) would be very useful for GBIF.

Time to boycott Oxford Global meetings due to blatant sexism

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I don't even know what to say or do about this it is so stunningly pathetic.  I saw this Tweet earlier in the day:Oxford Global’s Pharmaceutical IT Congress: All 38 speakers male! (it seems)http://t.co/ctu18mKLAw@phylogenomics @GenderAvenger #YAMMM— Elisabeth Bik (@MicrobiomDigest) May 13, 2015I figured even in an era of blatant sexism in science, this must be a mistake right?  How could there be a conference with 38 male speakers and 0 female speakers.  So I went to the site: Who is Speaking – Oxford Global's 13th Pharmaceutical IT Congress, September 2015.

Koalas, Chlamydia, Antibiotics and Microbiomes - what else do you need?

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Katie Dahlhausen, a PhD student in my lab, has become really really interested (perhaps a bit obsessed) with a really interesting case study regarding koalas, Chlamydia, antibiotics, and microbiomes.  Since we do not have funds to work on this in the lab, she has started an Indiegogo campaign to raise funds to work on this.  For more information on this project and how Koalas, Chlamydia, antibiotics and microbiomes are connected see "The Koala Project" page.

9 things PBS Newshour famously gets horrible wrong in story on fast food and microbiomes

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Well, this is one of the worst microbiome news stories in a long time: Fast food kills gut bacteria that can keep you slim, book claims.  So many things wrong with it I don't even know where to go.  Here are nine:1.

Cell Symposia have a problem with gender balance of speakers

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With apologies I don't have time right now to tease apart all the details on these meetings. But, yuck. Cell Symposia have a big and persistent problem with gender balance of speakers.

Coming today to a cat near you - microbes

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Only three years after first imagined ...
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This is from the "Tree of Life Blog"
of Jonathan Eisen, an evolutionary biologist and Open Access advocate
at the University of California, Davis. For short updates, follow me on Twitter.

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