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Awesome Eight-Year-Olds Publish Bee Study in Legit Scientific Journal

You can read the full paper online for free And it is fun! Where else will you get a Materials & Methods section with this in it:

(b) The bees

The bees had black and yellow stripes with white bottoms. The type of bee was Bombus terrestris. The beehive was delivered from Koppert (UK).

Date: 2010-12-23 07:20 pm (UTC)
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I wrote up a rather long-winded rant in response to this paper. In case anyone cares.

Date: 2010-12-23 10:38 pm (UTC)
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I loved this -- saw a link to it in Nature online. Perhaps not the most rigorous science ever, but it breaks down that wall that says only professional scientists get to carry the torch of science. Science is about asking questions and trying to get verifiable, reproducible answers. I applaud the journal for publishing it, aaaaaaand I hope it's a one-off, Holiday Event sort of thing. There aren't enough publication inches for good science in journals as it stands, and we don't need every kid's cool science fair project to be bandied about. Having said that, some truly excellent questions can be posed by those who have not yet learned what "is impossible."

Date: 2010-12-23 11:19 pm (UTC)
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<3 My little girl thinks this is awesome.

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