ScienceBlogs is no more: Confessions of a Science Librarian is moving
31 October 2017 | 4:01 am

As of November 1st, 2017, ScienceBlogs is shutting down, necessitating relocation of this blog. It’s been over eight years and 1279 posts. It’s been predatory open access publishers, April Fool’s posts and multiple wars on science. A long and wonderful trip, career-transforming, network building and an awful lot of fun. Over that period of time,…

Science in Canada: Save PEARL, The Polar Environment Atmospheric Research Laboratory
26 September 2017 | 2:59 pm

Deja vu all over again. Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in. Canadian science under the Harper government from 2006 to 2015 was a horrific era of cuts and closures and muzzling and a whole lot of other attack on science. One of the most egregious was the threat to…

The Trump War on Science: Daring blindness, Denying climate change, Destroying the EPA and other daily disasters
11 September 2017 | 7:20 pm

The last one of these was in mid-June, so we’re picking up all the summer stories of scientific mayhem in the Trump era. The last couple of months have seemed especially apocalyptic, with Nazis marching in the streets and nuclear war suddenly not so distant a possibility. But along with those macro-level issues, Trump and…

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