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Science in the Open

Otto von Bismarck might never actually have said, “Laws are like sausages, it is better not to see them being made,” but either way, the same is definitely n...
February 11, 2009

Thanks, Guys

Monday is my heavy teaching day: I have my third-year intro to software engineering 12-1, then two back-to-back sessions with the students in my consulting c...
February 11, 2009


Steve Eddins has posted an xUnit-style testing harness for MATLAB called MTEST on the MATLAB Central File Exchange. It’s a nice piece of work, and I hope nu...
February 11, 2009

Carl Zimmer’s Readers’ Reading List

Carl Zimmer (prolific and talented writer on biology and evolution) has posted a crowd-sourced reading list of great science writing. Lots of good stuff…
February 11, 2009

Python Textbooks for Biotech

Jan Erik Moström recently posted a request for textbook recommendations for teaching programming (using Python) to biotechnology students. He has now posted...
February 11, 2009