“Attracting Diverse Students to Field Experiences Requires Adequate Pay, Flexibility, and Inclusion” is the title of this article in BioScience. Yup.
What the heck is the deal with MDPI? Is it a predatory publisher, or perfectly fine, or something else? Here’s a relatively deep dive into how MDPI works that is really illuminating, if you’re trying to understand the academic publishing landscape I think this is an interesting and important piece.
Who are the best muppets? Before you click through to the top 25, have your faves in mind. And this is a sensu lato list, including Sesame Street, Fraggle Rock, and anything muppety in the Hensonsphere. And I’ll give you an advance warning that, sadly, Robin is not on this list.
While I am taxonomically biased, I do think this new episode might be one of the best True Facts. (And I’d like to point out that something as magical as this could never have become a thing if it weren’t for the outstanding science communication efforts of Dr. Adrian Smith, whose videography is foundational for this.)