Sarah Kendrew selects interesting and notable ResearchBlogging.org posts in the physical sciences, chemistry, engineering, computer science, geosciences and mathematics. She blogs about astronomy at One Small Step.
Here are some choice physical sciences picks from the last week on ResearchBlogging!
Neuroskeptic discusses recent research about the rates of false positive detections in functional MRI data. With fMRI a hot topic in subjects from neuroscience to the law these days, it’s an interesting read with good discussion in the comments.
In the geological sciences, GrrlScientist talks about new methods in paleontology for studying the extinction of dinosaurs, with some interesting new outcomes.
A more community-oriented post by Nick Nelson on the Eternal Universe blog looks at a study of career progression of physics PhDs. The numbers are stark, the lessons all the more important.
That’s it for the week. I’ll be back next Monday with more selections.