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Figshare: Take my data! Take my money!

I love Figshare! We are getting used to the idea of using this wonderful resource for sharing all sorts of information as they become available. It is easy. It provides valuable statistics in real-time. Figshare is progressively becoming an integral part...

Dear Editors

Dear Editors, Thank you for the rejection of our paper. As you know we receive a great many rejections, and unfortunately it is not possible for us to accept all of them. Your rejection was carefully reviewed by three experts...

Play time: life science games

Our job is fun! We spend our days playing with DNA sequences. We design oligos, verify sequences, make sizable amounts of DNA out of thin air. We also play with yeast cells. We make them change gender. We make them...

The A-Myth

In 1999, I left a tenured position in a French university to create a software company in Seattle. This was the high of the dot com boom when investors would put a seven figure valuation on any PowerPoint presentation. We...

Twice or half the money?

In the January 31st, 2013 issue of Nature, Skip Garner published a comment entitled “Research funding: Same work, twice the money?“. In this article Garner and his collaborators report the results of a large scale analysis of grant applications submitted to...

Why You Should Get Your Flu Vaccine

There are many reasons why people claim that they will never get the flu vaccine. I would like to respond to some of those “myths” and unfounded concerns, and encourage all whom are not contraindicated from receiving the vaccine to...

First data set published on Figshare

First data set published on Figshare

Publishing my first data set on Figshare Putting it together I had read about Figshare for several months thinking that I should find ways of experimenting with this new media. The opportunity presented itself when we were looking for a...

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