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Michael Eisen

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Michael Eisen is an American computational biologist and the editor-in-chief of the journal eLife. He is a professor of genetics, genomics and development at University of California, Berkeley. He is a leading advocate of open access scientific publishing and is co-founder of Public Library of Science.
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University, Inc.
The Corporate Corruption of Higher Education
Jennifer Washburn - Aug 22, 2006 (first published in 2005)
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Our federal and state tax dollars are going to fund higher education. If corporations kick in a little more, should they be able to dictate the research or own the discoveries? During the past two decades, commercial forces have quietly transformed virtually every aspect of academic life. Corporate funding of universities is growing and the money c...
Michael Eisen
Nov 27, 2019
I've written previously about how patents are corrupting academia And I encourage everyone to read University Inc. by Jennifer Washburn - a fantastic book that goes into these and other issues in detail.     source
We Found a Hat
Jon Klassen - Oct 11, 2016
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Hold on to your hats for the conclusion of the celebrated hat trilogy by Caldecott Medalist Jon Klassen, who gives his deadpan finale a surprising new twist.Two turtles have found a hat. The hat looks good on both of them. But there are two turtles. And there is only one hat. . . . Evoking hilarity and sympathy, the shifting eyes tell the tale in t...
Michael Eisen
Nov 06, 2018
@reina_sabah @HarmitMalik That’s my favorite book!     source
I Want My Hat Back
Jon Klassen - Sep 27, 2011
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A picture-book delight by a rising talent tells a cumulative tale with a mischievous twist.The bears hat is gone, and he wants it back. Patiently and politely, he asks the animals he comes across, one by one, whether they have seen it. Each animal says no, some more elaborately than others. But just as the bear begins to despond, a deer comes by an...
Michael Eisen
Nov 06, 2018
@reina_sabah @HarmitMalik That’s my favorite book!     source
Pride and Prejudice
Jane Austen - Jul 19, 2016 (first published in 1813)
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Pride and Prejudice is an 1813 romantic novel of manners written by Jane Austen. The novel follows the character development of Elizabeth Bennet, the dynamic protagonist of the book, who learns about the repercussions of hasty judgments and eventually comes to appreciate the difference between superficial goodness and actual goodness. A classic pie...
Michael Eisen
Jan 08, 2018
@Spacekatgal 1. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen 2. War with the Newts by Karel Čapek 3. Snow Crash     source
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The War with the Newts
Karel Capek - Dec 20, 2014 (first published in 1936)
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War with the Newts, also translated as War with the Salamanders, is a 1936 satirical science fiction novel by Czech author Karel Capek. It concerns the discovery in the Pacific of a sea-dwelling race, an intelligent breed of newts, who are initially enslaved and exploited. They acquire human knowledge and rebel, leading to a global war for supremac...
Michael Eisen
Jan 08, 2018
@Spacekatgal 1. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen 2. War with the Newts by Karel Čapek 3. Snow Crash     source
Snow Crash
Neal Stephenson - Jan 01, 2011 (first published in 1992)
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After the Internet, what came next?Enter the Metaverse - cyberspace home to avatars and software daemons, where anything and just about everything goes. Newly available on the Street - the Metaverse's main drag - is Snow Crash, a cyberdrug. Trouble is Snow Crash is also a computer virus - and something more. Because once taken it infects the person...
Michael Eisen
Jan 08, 2018
@Spacekatgal 1. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen 2. War with the Newts by Karel Čapek 3. Snow Crash     source
Death's End
Cixin Liu - Sep 20, 2016 (first published in 2010)
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Half a century after the Doomsday Battle, the uneasy balance of Dark Forest Deterrence keeps the Trisolaran invaders at bay. Earth enjoys unprecedented prosperity due to the infusion of Trisolaran knowledge. With human science advancing daily and the Trisolarans adopting Earth culture, it seems that the two civilizations will soon be able to co-exi...
Michael Eisen
Oct 06, 2016
Death's End by @liu_cixin (3rd book of Three Body Problem series) is one of greatest sci-fi books ever written     source
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