Some problems with risk reward in the sciences!

For a while wanted to write something about imbalances in the science career structure and in how people are rewarded in science. I have never quite been able to articulate it particularly well and so haven’t got around to posting something. The article above is something I found very interesting and illustrates my general views and thoughts in a manner more coherent than I would probably have managed. Well worth a read. I’ve also never reblogged anything, so thought I should try. Hope I’ve done it properly.


The final hidden gem is this article on reforming science. Although it appears in the journal Infection and Immunity it is concerned with the culture of science as a whole and will be of interest to all scientists. The authors Arturo Casadevall and Ferric Fang diagnose some serious systemic problems with 21st century science and prescribe some reforms by way of treatment. At the bottom of this article there is a survey for you to express your views.

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