Links To The Damn Paper
Hello and welcome to Links to the Damn Paper, an open discussion community showcasing the best in freely-available biology research. If you’ve ever tried to have a discussion about science on the Web and been stymied and frustrated by inaccessible articles, misrepresentation of research in science journalism, or a community that seems uninterested in digging into the actual research behind a topic, then welcome: you are our people. If you’ve ever wished for a place to talk about the Science of Life where you could be sure that the actual articles were available, where compelling research was presented in a way that allowed it to speak for itself, and where you could discuss science with actual scientists and with other people who are passionate about science for its own sake, then you have found your haven.
Links to the Damn Paper strives to be an oasis away from shallow and misleading science media, from the abuse of science as an excuse to have the same tired arguments about the “controversies” of the day, and from the Ontological Oncological Quest (the quest to sort all substances, foods, and activities into things that either Cause or Cure cancer). We are a community of people with a deep interest in making real biological research interesting and accessible, who really dig on digging into the research process and its results. We are striving to keep alive the unpopular notion that scientific research is inherently interesting and doesn’t need to be dressed up and sensationalized to be worth discussing substantively, and for that matter that substantive discussion of primary research is even possible outside the halls of academia.
This is in many ways a continuation of the kinds of posts I've been making on metafilter under the linkstothedamnpaper
tag only now with help from metafilter's own amazing Scientist