Why Women Apologize more than Men: Gender Differences in Thresholds for Perceiving Offensive Behavior

submitted by: kschuman
Despite wide acceptance of the stereotype that women apologize more readily than men, there is little systematic evidence to support this stereotype or its supposed bases (e.g., men’s fragile egos). We designed two studies to examine whether gender differences in apology behavior exist and, if so, why. In Study 1, participants reported in daily diaries all offenses they committed or experienced and whether an apology had been offered. Women reported offering more apologies than men, but...
Authors: Michael Ross, Karina Schumann

6 Ways to write a bad scientific paper

submitted by: jllebrun

This is a tongue in cheek presentation including for the first time the participation of a Smart Presenter Agent that assists the presenter in his task and improves the quality and impact of the presentation. You can pretty much take every piece of advice given and adopt the opposite attitude to determine 6 good ways to write a scientific paper!

OpenSciNY Open Notebook Science Talk

submitted by: jcbradley
On May 14, 2010 Jean-Claude Bradley presented on Open Notebook Science at the OpenSciNY conference at the New York University Library. He introduced the topic by telling a few stories about how new forms of communication are affecting how we think about concepts like "scientific precedent", "peer review", "scientific publishing" and "scientific scholarship". At the end he spoke about archiving Open Notebook Science projects culminating in the publication of the Reaction Attempts and ONS...

Peer Review and Science2.0

submitted by: jcbradley
Jean-Claude Bradley presents on "Peer Review and Science2.0: blogs, wikis and social networking sites" as a guest lecturer for the “Peer Review Culture in Scholarly Publication and Grantmaking” course at Drexel University. The main thrust of the presentation is that peer review alone is not capable of coping with the increasing flood of scientific information being generated and shared. Arguments are made to show that providing sufficient proof for scientific findings does scale and...

Would you like to be a mentor?

submitted by: Be_a_scientist

Undergraduate students can exert a powerful influence on the scientific education of young learners.

Changes in Scholarly Communication and the Potential Impact on Biocuration

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submitted by: simont

Audio recording of Phil Bourne's plenary lecture at the 3rd International BioCurator meeting in Berlin, April 17th 2009. Slides are available from http://www.sdsc.edu/pb/Talks

Science & Social Media: Chris Condayan, ASM/MicrobeWorld

submitted by: MicrobeWorld
On Jan. 6, 2009, in Arlington, Virginia, the National Science Foundation, The Ballston Science and Technology Alliance, and BioInformatics, LLC, hosted a Cafe Scientifique on Science and Social Media. In part 2 of this 4 part video, Chris Condayan, Manager of Public Outreach for the American Society of Microbiology, shares some examples of new media in action in both communications between scientists as well as with the public at large. Condayan has written extensively on the subject of new...

Microblogology

submitted by: MicrobeWorld
Six Science bloggers talk about why they blog, the role of blogging in science, feedback they've received, and the greatest microbiological discovery in the past decade. Bloggers featured include: John Logsdon Sex, Genes & Evolution http://www.johnlogsdon.blogspot.com Jonathan Badger T. Taxus http://ttaxus.blogspot.com Yersinia http://www.myspace.com/lenore138 Moselio Schaechter Small Things Considered http://schechter.asmblog.org Tara Smith Aetiology...

Ten Simple Rules for Good Presentations

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Authors: Philip e Bourne