Carbon dioxide emissions continue to increase and has not stabilized

A recent New York Times article (Link) posits that carbon dioxide concentration in the atmosphere continues to increase, due to the failure of Earth’s oceans and vegetations at absorbing carbon dioxide in a scenario that carbon dioxide emissions have stabilized across the world. The pertinent time period is 2015 and 2016.   My personal opinion … More Carbon dioxide emissions continue to increase and has not stabilized

Declining standard of articles in Nature’s Careers section

I am a keen reader of the front matter of Nature as well as the Careers section of the journal. However, I have noticed a precipitous drop in quality of reporting and topics discussed in the Careers section of Nature over the past year.   Specifically, issues of what scientists should avoid in their interactions … More Declining standard of articles in Nature’s Careers section

Increasing politicized content on the front matter of Nature and Science

Nature and Science magazines are the premier general scientific journals of the world; thus, the types of articles published as well as their topic do set the trend and standard for particular research fields. Besides hardcore scientific research reported in their pages, both journals also carry news stories on the current issues in science as … More Increasing politicized content on the front matter of Nature and Science

Zotero Connector is able to catalogue webpage and blogs with a single click on the Zotero extension button in Chrome browser

A short note to describe the utility of Zotero Connector extension in Google Chrome browser, where a single click of the Zotero Connector button in Chrome browser helps automatically add a reference in your opened Zotero standalone desktop application on your computer.   Adding citation information of journal articles is also the same with a … More Zotero Connector is able to catalogue webpage and blogs with a single click on the Zotero extension button in Chrome browser

Zotero Connector on Chrome browser as an efficient way to collect references for bibliography

I recently discovered that Zotero Connector on Google Chrome browser is an efficient way to collect references and citation for the building of a bibliography database in scientific and social sciences research.   Previously, one would need to click on “export citations” on a journal article’s webpage to start the process of collecting the article’s … More Zotero Connector on Chrome browser as an efficient way to collect references for bibliography

High cost of registration fees at scientific conferences

A short note to indicate that the registration fees for members and non-members of scientific societies at national meetings and conferences are excessively high, and may be a deterrent to young promising scientists and graduate students from attending meetings, where they could learn a lot about scientific presentations, exchange ideas and meet new colleagues in … More High cost of registration fees at scientific conferences

Zotero, a free open source citation manager

Citation reference management software such as Endnote are requisite tools for all scientists given the need to organize the plethora of references and PDF documents that we gather in our daily work. Most important for the creation of manuscripts with citations, the “cite while you write” feature of most reference managers is a must have … More Zotero, a free open source citation manager

Lack of citation capabilities in word processing apps on Android

We often use the “cite while you write” function from Endnote to cite an article in Microsoft Word through Endnote plugin in Word. But we cannot do the same in any of the word processing apps on Android. Yes, there exists reference management apps on Google Play store, but their primary function remains the retrieval … More Lack of citation capabilities in word processing apps on Android