Nature's new blog: Spoonful of Medicine
Nature's editors have started a new blog, Spoonful of Medicine: musings on science, medicine and politics.
My two favorite posts so far:
- Nature Medicine 2.0 - ponders Web 2.0's potential effects on scientific publishing, with some great reader comments (related editorial in Nature itself, "Nature Medicine 2.0" with the headline "In the future, Nature Medicine will be famous to 15 people.")
- The figure police - considers the journal editor's responsibility to scrutinize images in submitted or accepted manuscripts, discussing at what point the law of diminishing returns kicks in and how to reasonably address the issue of image quality and "truth" (related posts here - "How pretty are jellyfish?" and "Image editing in the medical literature")