Here’s a summmary of some posts from nature.com staff blogs over the past month or so that might be of interest to scientists as authors, communicators and peer reviewers:
Sceptical Chymist: Why Johathan Clayden became a chemist.
The Great Beyond: Update on the controversial change of rules for grant applications to the UK Engineering and physical science research council.
Nautilus: Nature Structural and Molecular Biology on the NPG press office service for authors.
The Niche: NIH issues draft guidelines for stem-cell research.
In the Field: Quirin Schiermeier blogs from the 2009 European Geosciences Union conference.
The Great Beyond: "Voodoo” no more.
Climate feedback: Is climate change research really social science?
The Great Beyond: Rally in support of research on live animals.