The UK television competition, which has spawned spin-offs in 30 other countries, is back for a tenth series, starting on 27 August. The 2018 winner Rahul Mandal and 2017 contestant Chuen-Yan Tsou (‘Yan’) talk cake, failed bakes, imposter syndrome...
Elizabeth Seiver"You learn from your mistakes [in baking], as in research, by figuring out what went wrong, getting the basics right and applying whatever scientific knowledge you have to solve the problem." #GBBO
For more than five years, PLOS authors have used ORCID to make their professional lives easier. Now reviewers at PLOS can take advantage of the same benefits to track their contributions, claim credit, and build up their research profiles. Same...
Graduate students and postdocs who produce reviews under a senior colleague’s name receive no credit or acknowledgement for their work, and miss a chance to become acquainted with journal editors.
Elizabeth SeiverMany PIs tap their lab members to ghostwrite peer reviews, who often get no credit or recognition for their efforts. This article recommends ECRs better advocate for themselves to their PI, but that doesn't address the inherent power imbalance
The newish 'quarterly review of science' sometimes muddies the waters between science and political ideology. It is funded by Peter Thiel.
Elizabeth Seiver"Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain!"
@FreelanceAstro investigates a pseudoscience magazine secretly funded by Peter Thiel. (Once they knew he was onto them, they got extra petty and panned his book in a review.)