Thursday, July 8, 2010

Links post

  • The Chicken Project: Hope: La Vida Locavore has been writing about her project to convince her town to legalize ownership of chickens. I could explain why chickens make great pets (and more useful ones than dogs), but she does it so much better.
  • How to win a Nobel Prize: fail, persist, iterate (Ars Technica)
  • A treat by any other name... (Dog Star Daily): Some great philosophy of dog training. Do you know the difference between treats and reinforcement?
  • Out with the old, in with the noobs (Pet Connection): The new veterinary interns are starting around now. My old roommate is starting her internship this month, too. This is a nice overview of what a veterinary internship is, and why (and why not) someone might choose to do one.
  • PLoS ONE: Is a High Impact Factor a Blessing or a Curse? (The Scholarly Kitchen): insights on open access publishing, and how it will handle increasing popularity
  • The Third Reviewer: a blog of anonymous reviews of peer-reviewed literature. This seems to me to be a great way to get feedback on journal articles, in a way that hasn’t been well supported before. We’ll see how the experiment goes.

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