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Curious if this bias is predominantly men rejecting PRs from women, or if it also extends to women who review PRs.

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The first thing I did on seeing this article was skim through looking for graphs showing how megajournal submissions and publications have changed through time, to see whether there are visible trends or asymptotes. I was disappointing to see only tables of numbers....

["visualisation"]
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Thanks to excellent instructions in this paper and open source code, I was able to get PeptideBuilder examples running on my ubuntu machine. For me, I had to change the first line in runUnitTests.sh to

#!/bin/bash
Also, as noted in the paper, I needed...

["virtual machine","open source code","reproducibility"]
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Congratulations on what looks a very nice paper. However, I wanted to point out a minor, but important, issue to do with repository information. You cite the holotype specimen of Alligatorellus bavaricus with the specimen number LMU 1937 I 26, and list the...

["taxonomy","repository"]
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tl;dr: are the results really as surprising as the text suggests? You state

Prior work on gender bias in hiring – that women tend to have resumes less favorably evaluated than men (5) – suggests that this hypothesis may be true.
and immediately...

["gender bias","unexpected result"]
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This is an interesting article examining the relationship between personality traits and “well-being” from a cross-cultural perspective, by examining subjects from two different geographical areas who as evidence suggests have different personality traits. The...

["validation"]
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Is there a relationship between SAR theory and rarefaction curves? I see both applied in papers as a 'tool' but the theory appears to be primarily associated with SAR. Are rarefactions simply a subset of SAR? Also, does METE apply to other forms of macroecological...

["SAR theory","rarefaction curves"]
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Convincing undergraduate students to publish in open access or open science journals is not easy, as they don't always understand the issues involved. How do other lecturers approach this situation?

["undergraduates","publishing","open access"]
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Dictated to me by my son Everett, 7 yrs old (Thomas' twin brother): How did dinosaur bones grow bigger as the animal grew bigger?

["DinoJoe"]
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As I kid I always dreamed of becoming one, like most kids probably. Most careers have their downsides once we get past the childhood fantasies. What though hadn't you expected before entering into an academic career, that turned out to be a good surprise?

["DinoJoe","paleontology","careers"]
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Interesting stuff. What are your thoughts on the possibility that the effects of cocaine on honey bee behavior might reflect adaptations for self-medication? Other studies support possible self-medication in honey bees, e.g.: [Increased Resin Collection after...

["self-medication"]
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Sana, Weston, and Cepeda (2013) in two experiments found that students performed worse when using computers. Furthermore, other students not using computers, but who could see the screen, also performed worse. Being experiments, their findings are supportive of...

["multitasking","cognitive science"]
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Great study, enjoyed reading it! Identifying and not linking patients to care shows an area of improvement that is needed. By working on barriers identified for access to care, the community will benefit by seeing less disease burden and hopefully fewer deaths.

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I agree that having classes "taught by quantitative ecologists so that the curriculum is applied and relevant" is important in motivating the quantitative nature of the field. However, I also worry how many departments or universities actually have professors that...

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From the figures it appears that certain areas of the preserved plumage are darker than others. Is this taphonomic or possibly indicative of the color of the organism? Are there plans to sample this to determine the answer? It would be interesting to see if any...

["melanosomes","fossil coloration"]