Matthew Salganik: The Open Review of Bit by Bit, Part 3—Increased access to knowledge

This is the third post in a three part series about the Open Review of Bit by Bit: Social Research in the Digital Age. This post describes how Open Review led to increased access to knowledge. In particular, I’ll provide information about the general … [Read More...]

Bird Fact Friday– the American robin, a wood thrush & their song

Adapted from pages 2-4 of Listening to a Continent Sing: A robin begins to sing, 5:34 a.m., about half an hour before sunrise. His low, sweet carols drop from above one by one, cheerily, cheer- up, cheerio, cheerily. He … [Read More...]

Christie Henry on the Ecosystem of University Presses

  Adapted from a presentation given at UGA by Christie Henry, Director, Princeton University Press I have had the incredible fortune of living in the university press ecosystem for several decades, having moved in the fall of ‘17 to … [Read More...]

Matthew Salganik: The Open Review of Bit by Bit, Part 2—Higher sales

This post is the second in a three part series about the Open Review of Bit by Bit: Social Research in the Digital Age. This post describes how Open Review led to higher sales. The other posts in this series describe how Open Review led to a better … [Read More...]

Plants That Kill: Capsaicin

Adapted from pages 122-123 of Plants That Kill: The fruit and seeds of species of chilli peppers (Capsicum spp.) in the potato family (Solanaceae) contain a pungent compound, capsaicin, that makes food ‘hot’. As well as being used by humans … [Read More...]

Presenting the trailer for “The Serengeti Rules”— a new documentary based on the book

We're pleased to share the trailer for The Serengeti Rules, a new documentary premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival this weekend. The film is based on the book of the same name by Sean B. Carroll, and has been adapted by Emmy and BAFTA winning … [Read More...]

Matthew Salganik: The Open Review of Bit by Bit, Part 1—Better books

My new book Bit by Bit: Social Research in the Digital Age is for social scientists who want to do more data science, data scientists who want to do more social science, and anyone interesting in the combination of these two fields. The central … [Read More...]

Insect of the Week: Question Marks

Adapted from page 46 of Butterfly Gardening: Butterfly guides describe the Question Mark as a butterfly found in and at the edges of woodlands, and specifically moist woodlands. Even if your garden does not happen to be ideally … [Read More...]