Monday Mirthiness: Severely unsettled science?

Dr. Jerome Ravetz writes in with this humorous research post job advertisement, writing: Here’s an extract from an advertisement for a research post at the London School of Economics: Advertisements

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Veterinary Research and Global Warming

Guest post by Michael Oxenham Best use of taxpayers’ money? I have been an admirer and daily reader of WUWT for over 5 years, which, together with many other sites, links and papers have given me, I feel, a good insight into the climate debate. Veterinary research projects related to global warming/climate change have not…

Editorial in Nature calls for open access data – 'Science's capacity for self-correction comes from its openness to scrutiny and challenge.'

An excerpt: Open your minds and share your results An open approach is the best way to maximize the benefits of research for both scientists and the public, says Geoffrey Boulton There is a compelling case for having open access to scientific papers, to enhance the efficacy and reach of scientific communication. But important though…

SLACing the soot

From the DOE/SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory X-ray vision exposes aerosol structures Laser probes microscopic components of air pollution Menlo Park, Calif. — Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have captured the most detailed images to date of airborne soot particles, a key contributor to global warming and a health…

The Journal Science – Free the code

In my opinion, this is a testament to Steve McIntyre’s tenacity. Via the GWPF: At Last, The Right Lesson From Climategate Fiasco Monday, 16 April 2012 11:21 PhysOrg A diverse group of academic research scientists from across the U.S. have written a policy paper which has been published in the journal Science, suggesting that the time…

Winegate: Red wine health researcher falsified data

From Medical News Today, word of a major failure of peer review spanning years and 11 journals. Researcher Who Studied Benefits Of Red Wine Falsified Data Says University An extensive misconduct investigation that took three years to complete and produced a 60,000-page report, concludes that a researcher who has come to prominence in recent years…

RFP's and the sad state of climate science funding

From the “more study is needed” department and Dr. Roger Pielke Senior, it seems that the RFP (request for proposal) might be one of the biggest problems with climate science today, as some read like recipes. He posted this article today, which I share in entirety here. Perceptive Article On The Sad State Of Research…

On being a scientist – a manual

Bruce Foutch writes about this book in Tips and Notes to WUWT, Phil Jones might benefit from a gift copy. ON BEING A SCIENTIST A GUIDE TO RESPONSIBLE CONDUCT IN RESEARCH  THIRD EDITION This book is now available from The National Academies Press. Some very interesting guidelines for scientists in this book. from page 9:…