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"The true legacy of Gregor Mendel: careful, rigorous and humble science." Nature Vol. 607, 21 July 2022.

"Scientists find DNA from 1,200 different insect species in tea. Here's why that's actually a good sign." ZME Science, July 22, 2022.

Decoding Science - free resource from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. All vetted by experts and ready to use in classrooms!

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NIH to Require Data Management Plans

NIH logoStarting in January 2023, the NIH will require researchers to submit data management plans (DMPs) with their grant applications, and eventually to openly share all "scientific data" generated in their projects.  The impetus for this mandate is the reproducibility crisis in life science research - one study has found that less than half of published studies can be reproduced.  Some scientists are concerned about the added administrative burdens and costs placed on underfunded and understaffed labs and programs.  The NSF has been requiring DMPs with its grant applications for a number of years.  Read more in Nature

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Remembering DENNIS TROMBATORE, Colleague & Friend.

The Deep Sea - The Challenger Deep, the deepest known point in the ocean. Just how far would YOU go?! Check it out and see what two men, Jacques Piccard and Don Walsh, witnessed in the submarine Trieste on January 23rd, 1960. Slowly descend into the Mariana Trench and find what marine life exist at different depths and then hit bottom at 10914 meters!   

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"The End of Journal Impact Factor Purgatory (and Numbers to the Thousandths)"
By Angela Cochran | Jul 26, 2022

Clarivate Analytics announced changes to the 2023 Journal Citation Reports All Web of Science Core Collection Journals will have Journal Impact Factors.

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