Already 12 days into 2020 and things are falling behind. I missed a Week 1 blog post, but am back with the regular Sunday blog post in a new, punchier, format. Longer posts will now be separate and linked to from the weekly posts, while topics that I return to will grow into subsections of the main website. Updates to come soon.
Things I wrote this week:
2019 Altmetric Top 100
I share my thoughts on the most shared scientific papers of 2019.
Things I read this week:
The Pac-Man rule at conferences; how to avoid excluding people by making it easier to join your conversations.
Nature: Boris asks for weirdos to hang out with him
The UK government appears to have a “cinematic” view of scientists.
Apollo 11 (2019)
Despite being well aware of the success of the first mission to the moon, this was a compelling and immersive retelling. I found the interludes of heart rate data amusing.