Selections from The Scientist’s reading list:
Computational scientist Peter Coveney hired legal help to challenge a European Commission grant rejection, and won— €5 million (around $5.7 million), Nature reported this month (April 8), noting that such appeals are rarely successful.
“When it comes to the trillions of microorganisms that inhabit our bodies, bacteria get almost all the attention.” —NPR’s Shots on the human mycobiome
The Guardian this month (April 7) on nutrition professor John Yudkin’s lonely fight against excess sugar at a time when fat was largely considered dietary enemy number one
- “Publishers, governments, and leading foundations all know the current publishing model has to change. As it is with the oil industry, so it will be with academic publishing: The current model will end; it’s just a matter of when and how.” —Creative Commons CEO Ryan Merkley in an opinion piece for Wired