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The #IcedBudgetChallenge: Tell Congress to thaw out funding for NSF and NIH!

So a friend nominated me in this viral scheme to raise funds for ALS research, about which you may have heard lately. I’m all in favor of finding a cure for ALS—my grandfather died of it—but I’m also pretty skeptical … Continue reading

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Congress takes a worrying interest in peer review at NSF

Science Insider reported yesterday that Lamar Smith, a Republican congressman from Texas and the chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Space, Science, and Technology, is planning to introduce legislation to change the way the National Science Foundation decides how to … Continue reading

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What we’re reading

As we head into the weekend, here’s some things we’ve been reading that might be worth your screen time. In the journals Irschick, D.J., Albertson, R.C., Brennan, P., Podos, J., Johnson, N. a, Patek, S., et al. 2013. Evo-devo beyond … Continue reading

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Give the NSF a piece of your mind

Cross-posted from Denim and Tweed. This last year, the Biological Sciences Directorate at the National Science Foundation—one of the biggest single funders of ecology and evolutionary biology research in the U.S.—introduced a new process for reviewing grant proposals. Lots of … Continue reading

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