Why was #PLoS ONE blamed for the media hype about the Darwinius and Red Sea papers, but when it comes to the latest overblown #Science paper (http://bit.ly/h62Lm3), it is #NASA that's blamed for the hype? (same applies to Venter's synthetic life: Venter gets the blame not Science)
Sarah Palin kicked out of hospital fundraiser in Canada. Palin has said that "Canada needs to dismantle its public health-care system and allow private enterprise to get involved and turn a profit" - http://www.reddit.com/r...
Overheard regarding papers published in PLoS ONE - "it was rejected somewhere else", "The bar is 'not crackpot'", "people publish in CNS because that's where the attention is, I don't know anyone who reads PLoS ONE", "The reputation of the journal is a good way to filter out noise". Is there truth to these claims? Discuss.
What do you think of web-based research collaboration tools such as: 2Collab; MyNetResearch; Laboratree; MyExperiment; LabMeeting; and BIOCORE? Are they useful tools for internal and distance collaborations? What features would nake them more attractive?