Paleontologists find fossils from at least seven species of the flying reptiles in Morocco.
September 2015's selection of notable quotes
September 1, 2015|
—NASA scientist Jon Jenkins, talking about Kepler-452b, the newly described extrasolar planet that has the highest probability of any so far discovered for harboring liquid water and perhaps life (July 24)
—Clarissa Dirks, microbiologist at the Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington, and cochair of the US National Academies Scientific Teaching Alliance, on the use of active learning in STEM teaching (July 15)
—Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, structural biologist who won the 2009 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, discussing the state of science in his native India (August 6)
—New York Times editorial about the importance of including female laboratory animals in basic research studies to ensure that findings apply to both sexes (July 18)
—University of Portsmouth paleobiologist David Martill, responding to questions that arose about the possible illegal exportation of a Brazilian four-legged snake fossil he recently found in a German museum (August 4)
—Brazilian Forum of Public Health Journals Editors and the Associação Brasileira de Saúde Coletiva, responding to librarian Jeffrey Beall’s comparison of some open-access publishers to low-income
neighborhoods in Brazil known as favelas (August 2)
—Fusion financial journalist Felix Salmon on the lack of replication in science (July 27)
September 4, 2015
There is a great deal of truth in the following sentece:I worry about the breadth of the Indian scientific enterprise. I think there’s not enough investment in training people properly. There’s a divorce between research and education, by putting research in central institutes and leaving universities to fend for themselves. —Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, structural biologist who won the 2009 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, discussing the state of science in his native India (August 6).