Depressing news for taxonomists – too specific a title limits your citation rate
Hilarious – A periodic table…of scientists!
Interesting research that suggests trees might improve academic performance in schools in deprived areas
Plastic, plastic everywhere – biobeads litter our beaches
Talk about precision application – using bees to apply fungicide to crops
What maps get wrong – how the projection maps use distorts our picture of the World
A road can be moved a, ecologically important raised bog cannot – planners need to think harder
Who publishes in predatory journals and why they do it – surprisingly quite a few authors report a positive experience
This comment by ecologist Thomas Crowther caused a huge Twitterstorm from ecologists – I must admit I found it rather offensive too “ “The point is, I don’t believe it’s science until you’ve put it in that context: I can say ‘that bird is flying weirdly’ — that’s not science; that’s what most of ecology is at the moment. It’s natural history.” The full story is here.
And see this excellent post by Manu Saunders on science communication and how not to do it