Thursday, December 29, 2011

Year in Review

As the date of the penultimate post shows, this blog has been quiet for some time—a year, to be more precise.

The reason is pretty simple: Any and all spare time went to feeding the creature that is Retraction Watch.

That's not entirely true, however. I did manage to do a little pitching in 2011. The problem—if it IS a problem—is that it was successful. As near as I can recall, nothing missed.

Here, then, are links to those articles:

1. From Scientific American Mind, a piece about how we choose our neighbors, and vice versa.

2. From Pharmaceutical Executive, a feature article on how academics and industry can play together better.

3. From Proto, a short piece on anesthesiologist-ethicist Henry Knowles Beecher.

4. From Technology Review, an article on the use of nanotechnology to cleanse the bloodstream.

5. And from Nature, more than you ever wanted to know about the ostrich penis.