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We do not publish criticisms of papers published in our journal. Because science.

The December issue of Nature published a letter regarding scientific journals’ willingness to publish corrections when articles are found to be in error (http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v504/n7478/full/504033d.html Note: paywall). They looked at 107 papers that used existing small public datasets and found that … Continue reading

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Four principles for building peace, justice and fraternity – Pope Francis

Just finished reading the Pope’s full Exhortation – quite a document & much food for thought. I’m not a Catholic, but I have to say that I’m very grateful for his leadership. One bit that I found particularly interesting was … Continue reading

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Radical change ahead

I suspect it qualifies as at least moderately unusual when a European civil servant and recent head of the WTO publicly calls us to “break the monopoly of nation states in world government.” I got to hear Pascal Lamy speak … Continue reading

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Creating civic value on a massive scale

Clay Shirky’s TED talk on how cognitive surplus, the 1 trillion hours of human spare time available, can change the world: http://www.ted.com/talks/clay_shirky_how_cognitive_surplus_will_change_the_world.html. Interesting points: Communal value (LOLcats) versus civic value (Ushahidi) Free cultures get what they celebrate (Dean Kamen) Looking … Continue reading

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Eight reasons for real optimism about the future of newspapers

Good article from the Niemann Journalism lab: The newsonomics of outrageous confidence by Ken Doctor.

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My new focus: evil

Earlier this week my nephew and I were discussing what I should take on next. He recommended that I consider devoting myself to evil – he thought I might find it fun and rewarding. Well, it turns out he may … Continue reading

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