Doubling down on Markdown for science

Scientific authoring workflow is a beast. You keep notes on paper (hopefully, a notebook, and not just loose pages), in word-processing documents unhelpfully named “notes” followed by “notes1,” “notes2” or worse, “notes_old,” “notes_old1.” You manage your bibliography on your desktop or on the web, you have a directory folder full of images, charts, photos and … Read More “Doubling down on Markdown for science”

PLOS and figshare make open science publishing more open

PLOS and figshare announced a partnership earlier today that will allow authors publishing in PLOS journals host their data on figshare. The authors would also benefit from the visualization capabilities that figshare provides right in the browser alongside the content. This partnership symbolizes all that is good about a healthy scientific publishing process that is … Read More “PLOS and figshare make open science publishing more open”

Geoscience Australia to License Satellite Images Under CC BY

Landsat 5, Tiwi Islands, Darwin, AustraliaGeoscience Australia / CC BY Geoscience Australia recently announced that it will license all images from the Landsat 8 satellite under CC BY. (Geoscience Australia is a partner of the United States Geological Survey in the Landsat program.) Creative Commons Australia reports: The new Landsat 8 satellite is scheduled to … Read More “Geoscience Australia to License Satellite Images Under CC BY”