Category Archives: Research

A shallow thought about depth

Late at night, while I was browsing through my favourite blogs, it occurred to me that blogging is a shallow activity. Blog thoughts, like this one, scrape the surface of subjects that could be investigated in depth. Even a blogger … Continue reading

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We are not Stephen King

“But don’t you make money off your publications?” Academics — university professors like me — get the question all the time. Those outside the ivory tower assume that when we publish a paper, we get royalties. They couldn’t be more … Continue reading

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Which countries are research giants?

On its news website, the journal Nature recently published a graphic illustrating scientific research activity around the world as measured by the number of papers published from January to October 2011. Nature obligingly arranged the data by country. A glance … Continue reading

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