There is a large and important debate in the scientific community at the moment which concerns access to research publications. Currently, a large amount of research is only available if a r… Read More
This is a bit of a weird post because, in one sense, I’m actually criticising a journal publisher for making articles open access but, the bigger point, is that it is for a limited tim… Read More
I published a new article in Bio-Protocol this week describing how to isolate strains of Ustilago bromivora from the spore material that forms on infected plants. It’s certainly n… Read More
At the beginning of this month I was able to spend the whole week at a furry convention. In addition to seeing old friends, meeting some great new people, hiking and other fun things…… Read More
People are very quick to make judgements, especially in our current society which seems to favour outrage as a response. This happens especially quickly when it comes to topics like sexism… Read More
I have now created a Twitter account for Evidence & Reason. It will probably have a lot of links and things that are worth pointing attention to but which I do not have the energy to wri… Read More
I can now update my 2017 Book List with two new entries (Neither of which is 120 Days of Sodom, although I am still reading that). One is a pretty cool science book, which you will hopefully… Read More
One of the most frustrating things about hearing news about Donald Trump is the complete disconnect between the fantasy world in his head and the real world that we all live in. Most of the… Read More
I was thinking it might be nice to have a record of the books that I have read over the year. It could help me to make sure that I am at least reading something. I do plenty of reading &hell&hell…Read More
I get the contents from a number of journals emailed to me and I then browse through to see if there’s anything interesting or relevant to me. Some might wonder why I do it that way wh… Read More
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