Ph.D. opportunity studying kelp development

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A Ph.D. position studying the development of the brown alga Saccharina latissima is available at the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS). The project is a collaboration between Bénédicte Charrier at CNRS and Hilde-Gunn Opsahl Sorteberg at the Norwegian University of Life Science (NMBU).

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Buy your Ph.D.

100 pages ought to do it, I think. If you’re worried that that won’t pass the weight test, just add on a great big appendix; nobody’s going to read it. Think of the time and money you can save! Think of the poor slobs pipetting their youth away while you’re partying. Don’t think about how your committee is going to react to a data-free dissertation at your defense. What can they say? They have to pass you; it’s 200 pages!


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Pussyfooting around evolution


I have been lucky to work with some excellent science teachers here in Montana. The state’s science education in general, though, could be better. In 2012, the Thomas Fordham Institute released its report The State of State Science Standards, and Montana didn’t fare so well. With an overall rating of ‘F’, Montana’s science standards were described as

…a thin amalgam of wooly commands and vague expectations…permeated with vague if high-sounding generalities that are of little or no use in setting up a course of study.

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