The world of scientific publishing continues to excite. Long-standing readers will recall that I have addressed this topic before. My remarks have even been quoted by The Guardian, no less … Continue Reading A long and tedious blog post about scientific publishing
I had the privilege of visiting India the other week. Seriously, no kidding, I totally did. To an outsider India is a highly complex and puzzling place, a complete assault on the … Continue Reading Keeping it light
So, lots of people (in the UK at any rate) are pleased at proposals to provide free access to the results of publicly funded research. Here’s George Monbiot’s tweet: This … Continue Reading Be careful where you put that paywall
Late last year, I posted a piece on a hoax news story then doing the rounds online, concerning a local councillor in Ireland who claimed that his area was especially … Continue Reading Scientific literacy on the rise (Must put a stop to that then…)
Last September I blogged about this very exciting discount available from Amazon.com. Now, please restrain yourselves…I’m only talking about a mere $467 price reduction on a single-volume book! I guess the downside was … Continue Reading That sensational Kindle bargain: UPDATE (includes rant)
Happy Solstice everybody! As James Brown (above) puts it, it’s time to hitch up your reindeer and go straight to the ghetto! This is because it’s time for Part 2 of … Continue Reading Scientific advice for Christmas (Original Soundtrack), Part 2
Typically, I get uncomfortable when I’m in the presence of more than, say, five other people. Therefore, you might expect me to be particularly perturbed by reports that the world’s … Continue Reading Seven billion Earthlings: So what’s the problem?
I don’t know much about Marie Claire, but it appears to be some sort of magazine/website for people who hate women. At least, that’s the conclusion I drew from reading … Continue Reading What women want…to be exploited by capitalists
The world of book publishing is a notoriously fraught business, with science and academic books suffering particularly badly in today’s marketplace. Where once books were sold primarily in specialist stores … Continue Reading Kindle bargain: Whopping discount on science publishing sensation!