On open access – practical issues

Upulie Divisekera, prolific tweeter and all-around awesome scientist, wanted to write a thing about open access and was nice enough to ask me for some help. The result, which you can find on Crikey and read for free, captures the costs of publishing and the avenues through which journal publishers make obscene operating profits. Long story … Continue reading On open access – practical issues

The Google effect: losing your ability to remember things

Here’s a little test for you - can you remember the phone number of your closest relative, partner or friend? For me, I can barely remember my own phone number and address. Here is an interesting article from Science. Sorry about the lack of open access. For those of us who aren’t psychologists or cognitive … Continue reading The Google effect: losing your ability to remember things