"The idealized expert-generated, one-way, authoritative reign of science is over". That's from a terrific anthropological study. What does it mean for you personally, and why should you care? It's all on us now, guys! Bias, the Internet, science, and you - my second PLOS post for the month: The Skills We all Need to Move Past "Anti-Science" and "Us".
It started with a comment at Statistically Funny, and escalated rapidly! I dug into who developed the statistical methods that are named after Bonferroni, and realized Olive Jean Dunn is credited with developing them. So now, I've added her name to my cartoon, updated my original post as well - and created a Wikipedia page for her for good measure. My visible product for Women's History Month! With a giant thanks to the anonymous commenter - and to Daniël Lakens, who it turned out, was on the same quest at the same time - and who procured the photo of Olive Dunn on Wikipedia.
That moment when you can't believe someone reported on a study that bad - then someone you admire tweets it! And another, and another... Leading to my first post for the month over at PLOS Blogs: How to Spot Research Spin: the Case of the Not-So-Simple Abstract.
Emily Temple-Wood, a powerhouse behind getting more bios of women scientists in Wikipedia got some great publicity. She also spoke about the harassment she gets. So I decided to speak up about that too. Here's that and the inspiring stuff too.
And commenting again at PubMed Commons on a new study of searching for studies for systematic reviews. While on tumblr, re-visiting my take on the "Keep Calm" meme, with Another Day, Another Health Scare!