- Submissions are currently being accepted for OpenLab 2008, the anthology of the best science-blog writing of 2008.
- Philip E. Bourne et al's 10 simple rules for getting published, for getting grants, for organizing a scientific meeting (should have paid more attention to rule #3), for selecting a postdoctoral position (Quote: “For a future in academia, the most tangible outcomes are publications, followed by more publications [...] Strive to have at least one quality publication per year.” - is exactly the kind of advice that turns science it into a paper production factory, thanks so much, just what I needed). And more simple rules for a successful collaboration (applying rule #7 early protects me very efficiently from any kind of collaboration), and for graduate students (lots of nice words).
- From the Science Blogging 2008 conference, organized by NatureNetwork, originated the 'Science Blogging Challenge': “to persuade a senior scientist to start writing a blog. One prize will be to be featured in next year’s Open Lab 2008 – the best of science writing on the web. The other prize – which caused an extensive collective intake of breath – will be an all expenses paid trip to Scifoo next year for both blogger and the encourager.” [Via Shirley]
- Quotation of the week:
“Too many of us look upon Americans as dollar chasers. This is a cruel libel, even if it is reiterated thoughtlessly by the Americans themselves.”~Albert Einstein