By Sarah Nason
Here at Le Beagle, we are all about publishing serious scientific content for professionals. We also recognize our responsibility to share with you the freshest memes possible. That’s why we’re starting our #SciTwitter round-up series: each month (for as long as I can handle it), I will be bringing you the highlights of what went down on Science Twitter in the last 30 days – with a special focus on biology. With no further adieu:
1. #MyOneScienceTweet: scientists shared the most important 140 (or 280…) characters about their research!
Check out a round-up of #MyOneScienceTweet here!
2. Finally, a reliable scientific source provided a system for rating how weird foxes look.
Check out the whole thread for more excellent fox information here.
3. Exponential growth became a mainstream concept.
4. Biologists found new and exciting ways to relate to their study organisms.
Click here for the thread to explore more exciting animal outfits.
5. #AcWriMo: apparently, November was Academic Writing Month! How did you do?
6. After a list of 100 must-read articles for ecologists dominated by male authors was released, we were reminded that women write scientific papers, too.
For a thread of suggestions for influential ecology papers to read that are written by women first authors, click here.
7. #GradStudentTax: Americans are fighting the imposition of a new tax on graduate student tuition fees.
For our American readers: a thread on how to oppose this tax is here.
8. #fakegnus: biologists shared common misconceptions about their study species.
Complete thread can be found here!
9. #PolarBearWeek: we got an amazing behind-the-scenes look at polar bear research in Canada!
You can find the whole thread of captivating trail camera photos here!
10. “We don’t need to save endangered species”: A Washington Post op-ed made scientists (and Twitter generally) angry.
11. A new community collaborative ecology blog is looking for members for its editorial board (students included!):
12. Shark paleobiologist Dr. Lisa Whitenack called out sexual harassment in the American shark research community.
13. An article in Diverse shed light on the issue of lost productivity for professors of colour (although the headline could have used some editing): their time is diverted to pro bono services to their universities in order to improve diversity.
Did we miss something? Share with us in the comments!