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"john bohannon" Discussed on WSB-AM

WSB-AM

02:33 min | 3 weeks ago

"john bohannon" Discussed on WSB-AM

"Knowledge. 95.5 WSB will update the search for the gunman who shot of water boy on old National highway after we check in the morning drive. Our triple team coverage starts with Mark McKay starting flowery Branch. We had a crash that held up the left lane for a while. 95 South bound exit. 12 Start Springs Road. It's cleared and most of the delays southbound. Have a send out. 3 16 is much improved now approaching Sugarloaf Parkway, 85 just half of the breaks between Duluth and nor cross. Little more than that, as you work your way across the North side perimeter 25 West found from I 85 had a crash in the construction zone on the shoulder, holding things up on 25 west Beyond the outer loop in Ashford, Dunwoody Road Exit 29 Ashley Fresca Cooray Carrier Traffic Center, starting a crowd in just a bit in Sandy Springs, 400 south before and after Abernathy still have that crash off to the left and Woodstock 5 75 south before Highway 92, but no One really minds you don't even need to use the express lines to get around at 75 South. All right, ride past Delk and Windy Hill Roads. Triple team traffic. 95.5 WSB. This is the eight a.m. nonstop news feed on Atlanta's Morning news. What do you have? Don't miss our in depth report coming up in about six minutes, a sneak preview of the ethics varsity memorabilia going up at an online auction beginning Monday. Meanwhile, Deputy rescue News time is a does Senator. Water on an I 25 exit ramp in college Park is shot several times and what appears to be a drive by three other 17 year old scatter when two men pull up in a white four door sedan and opened fire. Two assailants then got back in the vehicle drove Como Old national and they got on 25 College Park police major Lance Patterson tells Channel two action News. The wounded teens are Grady No. One's in custody decay. Police arrest two drivers involved in separate road rage shootings. 22 year old Damon Fleming of Covington allegedly fires at a mother and daughter after the woman accidentally cuts him off and I 20 near Wesley Chapel lemmings jailed on charges of aggravated assault and child cruelty and the other incident, a pickup truck driver fires at a woman on I 85 when she honks at him, Benjamin O'Connell of low Burn Post bond on the aggravated assault charge. State Fire marshal's investigating a fatal accident at Hartwell Speedway in north Georgia. The steering shaft of a race car brakes on the dirt track, sending the car into the fence. One race fans killed and two others injured, including an 11 year old child. The driver John Bohannon, of Toccoa, escaped unhurt, said investigators are checking the tracks up to code. The speedway's closed this weekend. Atlanta rapper Little Babies busted in Paris on drug charges. Little Baby and NBA star James Harden are in Paris for fashion week. Video shows police patting down hardened, but he is not detained,.

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"john bohannon" Discussed on WDUN AM550

WDUN AM550

04:02 min | Last month

"john bohannon" Discussed on WDUN AM550

"Gears talking. So you do you and From the access Wdun Hardy Chevrolet newsroom. I'm B J. Williams. We've had some mishaps on the lakes around north Georgia for the Fourth of July weekend. We'll talk about a few of those incidents and have more news as well. It's been a crystal clear drive here on the fifth of July, and it's starting to wind down. I'm Caleb Hutchins. I'll have another look at traffic after news and weather ring returns tomorrow becomes likely. When's day Thursday and Friday. And we're tracking the risks with mornings on Main Street Coming up on Wdun Good morning to everyone. A boat fire on Lake Linear sent two people to an Atlanta area hospital Saturday. Hall County Fire Services Division chief Zack Brackets says this fire broke out near Big Creek Park and resulted in two adults being transported Grady Hospital with burn related injuries. A cause of that fire is under investigation by the Hall County Fire Marshal's office. More details expected to be provided at some point this week, the fourth of July holiday also marred by a drowning death on northeast Georgia's Lake Hartwell yesterday. Georgia D N. R. Says a 22 year old man was pulled from the water by the time authorities got to the big Oak Day Use area yesterday evening, right around 5 50. He died at the scene. For now. His name is being withheld. Also in the Hartwell area over the weekend. An accident during a race at Hartwell Speedway ended with the death of one person and the entry of two others, including a child. Wdun Lauren Hunter tells us what happened, according to a report from the Georgia State Patrol, the steering shaft of a race car broke during the race, causing the car to crash into a nearby wall and fence. Several Spectators were hit by the fence as a result of the crash, including 57 year old Paul Bollinger of Royston, who was pronounced dead at the scene. And then identified 11 year old was taken to Greenville Memorial Hospital with injuries and another spectator reported minor injuries. The driver of the race car 36 year old John Bohannon, of Toccoa, was not injured. Donations pouring in for the family of a golf pro from Kennesaw Jean Sylar died Saturday after a man drove a pickup truck onto the golf course and shot him in the head That was on the 10th hole of the Pine Tree Country Club. Investigators saying yesterday two additional bodies were found in the bed of the pickup truck. The suspect left that truck behind on the golf course go fund me account has been set up to help Sylar's family. Wdun news time. 8 34 Lawrenceville man finds himself in trouble with Gwinnett County Police were pointing a laser at the cockpit of a police helicopter. Investigators say Theodore Row, was arrested Thursday after he was caught on police video pointing that laser at the helicopter is as it was making some surveillance rounds in the Lawrenceville area. The pilot of the helicopter was able to guide officers on the ground to the location of the laser Rose case also going to the F A a for a federal investigation schools across Georgia, urging parents to start the process of vaccinating their Children before classes start this fall. But some parents in one Georgia said he aren't really convinced yet, officials in the Columbus area say now is the time to vaccinate your Children that are of age to receive one. Pam Kirkland, communications director for the Department of Public Health. Tells WBBM that it's important not to wait until the last minute to get vaccinated. The only difference is that anyone who was underage under the age of 18 has to have their parental consent or their guardian consent. But many parents and Children are still unsure about getting the Covid vaccine. Columbus parent Holly Powers tells w. T v. M. She's worried about peer pressure to vaccinate her kids. I'm on the fence about him already not really excited about New vaccinations. Already. Some Children also say they're worried about getting the shot. That's GNN, Rossiya, Rivera and trade workers who have.

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"john bohannon" Discussed on WDUN AM550

WDUN AM550

02:52 min | Last month

"john bohannon" Discussed on WDUN AM550

"You and From the access Wdun Hardy Chevrolet newsroom I'm B J. Williams are drowning on Northeast Georgia's Lake Hartwell yesterday that story and others just ahead. We are still seeing a problem free drive around the area here on the day after the Fourth of July. I'm Caleb Hutchins with the latest on traffic after news and weather ring returns tomorrow becomes likely Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. And we're tracking the risks with mornings on Main Street coming up on Wdun, the Fourth of July holiday marred by a drowning death on Lake Hartwell in northeast Georgia yesterday evening. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources, says 22 year old man had been pulled from the water at the Big Oak Day use area. By the time emergency crews arrived. He died at the scene. For now, This man's identity is being withheld until his relatives can be notified An accident during a race at Hartwell Speedway Saturday night killed a man from Royston. And injured two other people, including a child, wdun Lauren Hunter with that story, according to a report from the Georgia State Patrol. The steering shaft of a race car broke during the race, causing the car to crash into a nearby wall and fence. Several Spectators were hit by the fence as a result of the crash, including 57 year old Paul Bollinger of Royston. Who was pronounced dead at the scene and identified 11 Year old was taken to Greenville Memorial Hospital with injuries and another spectator reported minor injuries. The driver of the race car 36 year old John Bohannon, of Toccoa, was not injured donations pouring in for the family of a golf pro from Kennesaw. A gene Sylar died Saturday after a man drove his truck onto the course and shot him on the 10th Hole of the Pine Tree Country Club investigators saying yesterday. Two more bodies were found in the bed of that truck, which the suspect left behind on the golf course. A go fund me account set up to help Sylar's family has already pulled in more than $160,000. Wdun news time 704 schools all over Georgia, now urging parents to start the process of vaccinating their Children before classes start in the fall. Some parents in one Georgia city aren't convinced just yet. CNN's rosacea Rivera with that story, with officials in the Columbus area, saying now is the time to vaccinate your Children that are of age to receive one. Pam Kirkland, communications director for the Department of Public Health. Tells WBBM that it's important not to wait until the last minute to get vaccinated. The only difference is that anyone who was underage under the age of 18 has to have their parental consent or their guardian consent. But many parents and Children are still unsure about getting the Covid vaccine. Columbus parent Holly Powers tells w. T v. M. She's worried about peer pressure to vaccinate her kids. I'm on.

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"john bohannon" Discussed on The TWIML AI Podcast

The TWIML AI Podcast

05:51 min | 8 months ago

"john bohannon" Discussed on The TWIML AI Podcast

"It's a question answering data said that includes impossible questions and so the model doesn't necessarily have to produce an answer to every question. Sometimes there's no actual answer in the text and you would want it to not produce an answer so yeah once once you Fine tune it on squad you then fine tune it on kind of your own custom data set depending on what relation you wanna do so we found that for you know the employer example that i gave before it takes around eight hundred labeled data points which is actually quite low for typically for a deep learning use case so it turns out that squad can kind of do a lot of the heavy lifting thereby by basically teaching the model reading comprehension and there are only a few specific patterns that you kind of need to get doubt depending on what your question is and so in that case did you can curate your own label dataset or did you try to a main. There's a lot of effort that you'd have to go into may be used something from wikipedia. Something for only eight hundred but did you. Yes so thankfully at primer. We have like millions of news documents that we can work with and so Well not already tagged I went over to our elastic search database and they are already tagged with the named entities. And so i just queried for you know documents that have both a person organization in them for example and then i was able to like kind of extract train examples from that but i would still have to actually label them as to whether or not relation actually exists between a given person in an organization so a lot of that work happened kind of by hand just by myself. I outsourced it to our team. At first. And then i i kind of wanted to create a little bit faster so i kind of just Labeled the rest by self now didn't have access to that database that primer has. How would you go about trying to solve that particular problem or collect that the data for that particular problem find news articles. Yeah i would probably try scraping the web. You could probably use wikipedia for some examples. But i'm not sure that it would capture all of the cases so for example sometimes the way that journalists are referred to as like you know Cnn's ashley williams and like you're not really gonna see that in wikipedia. But you do want the model to know that ashley williams works for cnn and so yeah you would want to make sure you're getting diverse examples. If possible cures along the the lines of the data collection. And i guess. I'm curious you know from what i know of primer dear primarily trying to solve these nlp projects for kind of large large scale projects for large companies for folks that that aren't familiar with the name. I've got an interview that we can drop in us with john bohannon from back in the day where he walked us through this project. That essentially tried to extract information out of archive. Not sure if that's something that is still alive at primer but it was a really interesting project and one of the things we touched on. The net interview was the All that has to go into kind of real world production and peace systems and he talks about how you still have your projects in your pipeline and all these traditional techniques. This was now two three years ago. And i'm curious how you know you've seen that evolve and what the What are some of the that you're doing in the real world to make these. Nlp projects work at scale..

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"john bohannon" Discussed on Science Friction

Science Friction

07:12 min | 1 year ago

"john bohannon" Discussed on Science Friction

"Junk. hunk is the science in predatory journals. You and colleagues have have conducted a study to analyze the quality of the research that the studies that Mike it into that are accepted by predatory journals. What's striking observations? Did you make the Quick Tanko. Messages at the quality of reporting of these articles is really horrendously bad epidemiologist David Moa at the University of Ottawa. And when we compare that to do what we might consider is the legitimate literature it. It's very very much worse. And that's not to say that there aren't problems in the quality of reporting sorting of Legitimate Journal. There are but when we moved to predatory journals it suggests that there's the the screening that's going on so for example. We consider peer review in a sense of screen of the integrity. And the scientific composer of the research is perhaps not going on many of these papers. These are funded by Reputable agencies and so in a country like Canada where much research is paid out of You taxpayer dollars. It's really very very wasteful. It scientifically very problematic won't be seeing won't be cited and of course it's a waste of money any and it. It may also contribute to sort of adding layers of fakeness to what people are trying to get at is the truth because they don't conduct a proper period view and their publishing bogus science. If you have an agenda A nonscientific agenda agenda pseudoscientific agenda. You can use predatory publishers to publish your work. You know two of the biggest open questions in in science are what what is the nature of dark matter and what is the nature of dark energy this is from cosmology. And there's no scientific consensus as to the answers to those two questions in their big big questions in cosmology and physics. The biggest questions of all I think so but those questions have been answered. Many times in predatory journals are knows. There's lots of people writing articles claiming that they've discovered the answers to those questions in the predatory. Publishers are happy to accept them as long as the authors pay the fee and and they're published. There's some out there that would happily publish your paper saying that. Vaccines Cause Autism or that. There's no global warming occurring or that nuclear power is is going to destroy everybody. A bread causes cancer. Anything you want to write you can ride it and they'll publish as long as you. Pay The fee David. Mo- assays that like fake news scientists and citizens and clinicians and now struggling to distinguish fact from fiction in predatory publications and he wants a global observatory. Set Up to scrutinize they practices the problem. Is that many of these predatory predatory journals they are now making their way into Trusted sources over example for many researchers clinicians enjoy patients. They may look a pubmed put out by the National Library of medicine. The United States and big data rice of scientific pipers a huge database. And and what we see is that they're getting infiltrated. With articles from predatory journals they are funded by esteemed institutions funding institutions such as the National Institutes of health. And what is the patient to do. What's a clinician to do? Will these people make decisions based on on on that sort of evidence and I think that that's an incredibly problematic. Geoffrey beale believes makes international will survive despite the recent US federal fifty million dollar court ruling against them but we'll save science from they sorts of publishers of predatory journals. I don't see the problem going away. In fact. In some a lot of countries the open access advocates have been successful flagging governments. To pass laws requiring federally funded work to be published in open access journals. So they're there. When the predatory publishers here about these laws they are ecstatic about them because it helps them because a certain percentage of the people are going to be publishing in in the predatory journals whether by mistake or or intentionally in they will be the market the market is there and it's encoded in law now increasingly so they had a we stop the open access movement? which many says a positive thing you don't From being infiltrated by predatory publishes. I don't know a way to stop them. Publishers have freedom of the press. And there's really no laws. They're not breaking any laws in most cases unless they engage in and identity theft or other things like that but for the most part they're they're completely sanctioned by by governments because of freedom of the press. Uh John Behan. I think we're GONNA have to reinvent how we do things this old fashioned way of submitting a paper and having some mysterious peer review ooh that no one ever sees happened behind a curtain and results in yesterday. No I think we may have to really put some effort into alternative models and they do exist. I it's just that that's a big culture change. You could make pure review transparent for example you can have the review part of the record of the paper. Let's really embarrassing harassing. It's scary for most scientists to think of a worldwide. That's the norm. So there's a lot of resistance there are certainly if it's on the to open up that whole peer review prices Isis and in fact even crowd source at. Yeah that's one way forward another would be you have some kind of Global Auditing System. Where you know someone like me me doing a sting operation like I did is just continuously rolling along to find out if you're keeping your word of doing period view that's expensive and unlikely likely to happen because everyone has to agree to do it well in some sense? Some might be surprised to hear that it's not happening at all and that anyone everyone pretty much anyone could establish a scientific journal put it online make it look legit and start making money. Oh Yeah you and I could make a journal right now. I can and fifteen minutes to wordpress site and attach a bank count to it. I mean what he reckon these a fancy name. What should we used? Ralian Million Journal of Melbourne San Francisco Melbourne Frisco Journal where we can work. On that the John Bohannon Geoffrey Beale and David Moa joining may today and thank you for your ears. Thanks to co-produce Jane Lee Talk to me on twitter at the tash cashew Mitchell or email me at the science friction website. And I'm back with all spanking brand new shows twenty twenty next week June in shared the podcasting getting touch by..

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"john bohannon" Discussed on Science Friction

Science Friction

09:54 min | 1 year ago

"john bohannon" Discussed on Science Friction

"This is an ABC podcast Sir. Science Fiction Hey on the Tesha Mitchell. Welcome search this week. The pursuit of a Predator as a reporter. You you get all kinds of of little suggestions. Tips complaints yes. And you can't deal with them all. This one intrigued me. I had started to hear about similar complaints and sort of once. You hear enough of of them. The signal adds up. You think. Maybe there's a story here. What was I seeing? What what the clues that? That major smell a rash. I was a researcher myself. I was a faculty librarian at my university and I did a research probably starting five six years ago I I was always looking for publishing opportunities. I started getting letters and I started to receive these emails. Sort of saying extremely nice. Nice things to me that basically said call for Paper Journal Editors Wanting Me To submit my manuscript to their journal and they had lots of grammatical errors in addition to that one in the emails and then generally speaking editor. I don't say very nice things about you and they don't typically they don't write to you and ask you to submit a manuscript. Will you ever tempted to submit. No no I mean I'm a clinical epidemiology in some of these journals were literally from Soil Science Right. Why would somebody from soil science be asking me and saying Nice things about me? They wouldn't no me from anywhere he's smell. I did maybe several but that rash or several thousand rats via now well and truly on the loose predatory publishes and the predatory journals have become a mega industry global in reach ending ending destructive potential. In fact you're going to hear from someone who believes that this industry represents the biggest threat to science since the inquisition Shen the. US Federal Court recently ordered one of the biggest of these companies to pay up over fifty million US dollars. Only international headquartered voted in Hyderabad in India but also operating in the US claims to publish hundreds of scientific and medical journals. It was found to employ deceptive business practices essentially entrapping scientists to other publishing their journals or participate in conferences. So does the ruling site. bye-bye predatory publishes. Well let's see if Any of that money actually moves anywhere. It's not clear with a mix ex-group will cough up that fifty million dollars which is an estimate of how much the company made from customers over a six-year period or whether it will appeal. We sent a list list of questions to its representatives but yet to receive a reply but it is nice clear message to all the Sake Journal. Publishers of the world that they're being watched touched and there could be consequences. John Bohannon a science journalist and now director of science at an artificial intelligence startup in San Fran called primer. They didn't basically slipping under the radar and using American Canadian and European banks to move money millions of dollars of money from elicit gains. So this court ruling basically makes extremely inconvenient to do now. Joan was asked to present evidence in the case brought against the annex group by the US Federal Trade Commission because he'd had an unusually Hansa with the publisher so mix was one of hundreds of publishers offers. That I tested in sting operation. I wrote some computer code to generate thousands of very bad scientific papers. And what happened next these kind of legendary in science circles back in two thousand twelve John was reporting for the Journal. Science and the expression expression predatory journals wasn't in common news There was a guy named Jeffrey. You who was probably the only person around making a big stink about this and trying to actually Shine a light on it. It was very very bold effort. He had something called feels list or at least it became known as beal's list. My name is Jeffrey Bill. And I'm a retired academic librarian from the University of Colorado Denver professor. Beal beal's blacklist fame and a climb and Notaro He was the first to coin. The phrase predatory journals the Journal. Publishers hated being malysz because it stigmatizes them and meant that their income was decreased. Most of the predatory publishers are predatory not only in their publishing but in just the way they operate in general and they would use the heckler's actors veto. They would call the library director and complain about me and they would try to annoy people at my university as much as possible in order to manipulate those people at the university to make me stop the list so that their complaints would stop. I also received several threats of legal action including think it was in twenty twelve international threatened to sue me for one billion dollars one billion dollars. It was just a threat what I learned from it is that you can basically basically pay an attorney five hundred dollars in all right a threatening letter so they they did that but they never followed through with. It was never introduced in any court personal consequences consequences for Jeffrey of running. That black least were immense. And I'll come back to that. One estimate suggests that there are at least eight thousand predatory journals. This is just one publisher of many. But Jeffrey Bill provocatively calls it. The Evil Empire of Predatory Publishing I stand Dan by that statement and what they do is. They've really hurt a lot of people. You know the scholarly publishing system works on the honor system and people operate in good faith but oh mix international has has totally broken all that down. They use a lot of spamming to solicit article manuscripts from researchers they have journal titles that match the titles of respected journals. Usually one word off enough to confuse people that might be the respected journal in the `field they will at People's names to their editorial boards without the person's permission people from top universities top researchers in the field and they'll use their identity to promote the journal and when the person finds out about it and ask them to remove their name. They don't remove it they just leave it there because they're operating operating from foreign country. There's really nothing you can do about it and especially prey on young researchers in emerging researchers researchers who don't speak English as their first language it's not just scientists from developing countries that are targeted although that easing acknowledged problem clinical epidemiologist. David Mo- assays the crosses reaches into some of America's most delayed institutions including Harvard in an analysis that we did where we looked at a close to two thousand thousand articles published in Predator journals. We found that actually the most frequent corresponding authors were from what we would call first. World countries countries would lots of money and lots of resources that is troubling very very troubling because it suggests that at these institutions authors may not Be Aware of predatory journals and we need to obviously ramp up some educational activities. People think that they're sending the manuscript to a legitimate respected journal. When it's really just a phony dough mix international journal and then they quickly accept the paper without any peer review and then send them an invoice and at that point the authors realized that something is wrong because There was really no peer reviewed done yet. The papers accepted and they have this two thousand dollars invoice that comes through email and the olmecs demanding payment. Most of them asked to withdraw the paper when they realized that they've been duped. But then oh mix says has you can't withdraw your paper unless you pay US withdrawal fee. An often than olmecs will publish the article quickly and one of their journals and then and they can't submit it anywhere else. Because that would be duplicate submission it would be publishing the same article twice. which is something not supposed to do that? Nothing about predatory regionals. He's what he's supposed to happening science as John Bowen discovered when he sent them a taste. Yes yeah so I just wanted some data. It's frustrating to have such an enticing story of you know bad actors that Potentially Ricky and millions of ill gotten dollars dollars and not get some data to find out if it's true so we appear stay in molecular biology from Oxford oppy slave. He plotted an experiment which was pretty straightforward. And the idea in a nutshell is if I submit a really and I mean truly bad scientific paper to your journal title and you accept it with no sign of any peer review and you ask me for money then you're you're a fake journal publisher. Yeah John Wanted to test how easy it was to get published in a predatory journal it can usually take many months years even to get a pipe into a reputable scientific journal. And even then it's not a given. That's partly because of what's called Peer Review essential to the scientific process. So you do an experiment. You brought it up reporting your results. Submitted to a journal and then it gets pulled to shreds.

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"john bohannon" Discussed on Science Friction

Science Friction

06:07 min | 1 year ago

"john bohannon" Discussed on Science Friction

"You don three. IB Theory and with main attaches Mitchell. We're looking at predatory publishes and the threat. They poke dawn. Goal is sheep in truth so back took don gentlest John by Hannah. And he's Sting Operation Own Predatory Journal mm-hmm. You wrote a psych paper in fact you you actually wrote a computer program to write hundreds of pipers. Yeah actually it spat out thousands. I ended up only needing hundreds. He's computer program changed the authors affiliations chemicals Chantelle and other ingredients fairmont but funding was pretty much time and the world potentially will changing. Yeah it was a thrill Cuba Canada. John I was basically claiming that this chemical that I found in this little lichens little plant plant like creature was able to kill cancer. Cells in solution. So you know in principle you could inject this stuff into your blood like you. Doing chemotherapy be and it would hopefully kill off the cancer cells and I had these very impressed with charts showing the results very impressive. Yeah it fights value the pipe hypoc standard convicting but they will all dated with glaring eras. And this would take literally one minute just one glance really of any reasonable title science. Who was doing peer review of this paper you just look at the numbers representing this charts and they just make no sense at all? Just don't make any sense and the design if the experiment that was fatally flawed too. I mean these are the kind of mistakes that high school stupid make like these. This isn't even college mistakes. This is just like the biggest most most embarrassing scientific mistake imagine. This isn't subtle stuff and then John Wind even I just wanted to like bring it to the next level so at the into the paper I have the authors say that you know. The next thing we're going to do is test. This humans which to any reviewer should be the biggest red flag I mean aside from the fact the science it looks like completely junk. That's just completely unethical. Then he targeted general predatory including two run by tape one cold medicinal chemistry another biology amid the eight-month he admitted ten pipers awake and what happened. Next is incredible incredible. Any reasonable publisher should have looked at that paper and said not in no way on that publishing this a lot of journals. Dd Yes it gives us the very murray doc stats well. The darkest of dark stats is that sixty percent of the publishers accepted. My article did any any of those sixty percent off to you to make any kind of amendments almost never when they did it it involved. Formatting trivial changes often they would asked me to add citations two papers that they'd published which is also really not a good practice but now they almost never did any substantial reviews and even in the Buick that DDP to conduct some kind of Conduct Peer Review John Piper with open accepted. Anyway I even after a damning review. What more to mainstream todd and the publishing L. V. and Daij court out not much to their embarrassment? Yeah it was grim. That was not a great day for Scientific Publishing and so over. The course of that experiment took months to finish. I just sort of got more and more pessimistic about the publishing world. It really changed my view of the whole industry that I was part of some people who a had been caught up in the sting did contact me afterwards effect. We got at least one angry letter to the editor from one of these journals. Yeah that got caught with its pants down but I don't have that much sympathy for them because they had the one job. You know if you're the editor of journal all you gotTa do is withhold the integrity of the journal and clearly weren't doing that as of the more reputable journals a betrayal of trust and. I wonder what you'll respond CANETTI's Oh yeah. Yeah absolutely everyone craft all over the whole thing. How else would they have reacted? It was basically like taking the giant dump on their entire world. A couple of editors lost their jobs but considering that they had jobs that a fake journal. I I don't see that it's such the big loss so it either a handful of us now. In the industry the Predatory publishing industry has not gone away has not left. Scott team fact all indications that it has grown Mac. Delay going strong. If you carried out the sting operation again. What do you think? Oh I think the picture would probably be worse if I were to do it again. Though I'll tell you what I would do is I would Send a sample papers to the the publishers. Who have the more traditional model as well it? It's kind of amazed me that this whole problem that I uncovered was dismissed by many for the simple fact that I hadn't also submitted fake papers to different kinds of journals at so they felt like they were being unfairly picked picked on the people in the Nexus Publishing Movement and Compassionate Movement. Did they think that you had unfairly. Targeted them in particular. Oh yeah absolutely they drag me through the mud. It was really unpleasant claiming that I'm Michelle's for the traditional scientific publishing world which is hilarious if if you've known me at all it's really quite the opposite. I'm quite an advocate for open access everything but whatever it's fine God's gentlest John Bohannon.

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The predatory publishers sucking science's blood (Summer Season)

Science Friction

05:58 min | 1 year ago

The predatory publishers sucking science's blood (Summer Season)

"Don three. IB Theory and with main attaches Mitchell. We're looking at predatory publishes and the threat. They poke dawn. Goal is sheep in truth so back took don gentlest John by Hannah. And he's Sting Operation Own Predatory Journal mm-hmm. You wrote a psych paper in fact you you actually wrote a computer program to write hundreds of pipers. Yeah actually it spat out thousands. I ended up only needing hundreds. He's computer program changed the authors affiliations chemicals Chantelle and other ingredients fairmont but funding was pretty much time and the world potentially will changing. Yeah it was a thrill Cuba Canada. John I was basically claiming that this chemical that I found in this little lichens little plant plant like creature was able to kill cancer. Cells in solution. So you know in principle you could inject this stuff into your blood like you. Doing chemotherapy be and it would hopefully kill off the cancer cells and I had these very impressed with charts showing the results very impressive. Yeah it fights value the pipe hypoc standard convicting but they will all dated with glaring eras. And this would take literally one minute just one glance really of any reasonable title science. Who was doing peer review of this paper you just look at the numbers representing this charts and they just make no sense at all? Just don't make any sense and the design if the experiment that was fatally flawed too. I mean these are the kind of mistakes that high school stupid make like these. This isn't even college mistakes. This is just like the biggest most most embarrassing scientific mistake imagine. This isn't subtle stuff and then John Wind even I just wanted to like bring it to the next level so at the into the paper I have the authors say that you know. The next thing we're going to do is test. This humans which to any reviewer should be the biggest red flag I mean aside from the fact the science it looks like completely junk. That's just completely unethical. Then he targeted general predatory including two run by tape one cold medicinal chemistry another biology amid the eight-month he admitted ten pipers awake and what happened. Next is incredible incredible. Any reasonable publisher should have looked at that paper and said not in no way on that publishing this a lot of journals. Dd Yes it gives us the very murray doc stats well. The darkest of dark stats is that sixty percent of the publishers accepted. My article did any any of those sixty percent off to you to make any kind of amendments almost never when they did it it involved. Formatting trivial changes often they would asked me to add citations two papers that they'd published which is also really not a good practice but now they almost never did any substantial reviews and even in the Buick that DDP to conduct some kind of Conduct Peer Review John Piper with open accepted. Anyway I even after a damning review. What more to mainstream todd and the publishing L. V. and Daij court out not much to their embarrassment? Yeah it was grim. That was not a great day for Scientific Publishing and so over. The course of that experiment took months to finish. I just sort of got more and more pessimistic about the publishing world. It really changed my view of the whole industry that I was part of some people who a had been caught up in the sting did contact me afterwards effect. We got at least one angry letter to the editor from one of these journals. Yeah that got caught with its pants down but I don't have that much sympathy for them because they had the one job. You know if you're the editor of journal all you gotTa do is withhold the integrity of the journal and clearly weren't doing that as of the more reputable journals a betrayal of trust and. I wonder what you'll respond CANETTI's Oh yeah. Yeah absolutely everyone craft all over the whole thing. How else would they have reacted? It was basically like taking the giant dump on their entire world. A couple of editors lost their jobs but considering that they had jobs that a fake journal. I I don't see that it's such the big loss so it either a handful of us now. In the industry the Predatory publishing industry has not gone away has not left. Scott team fact all indications that it has grown Mac. Delay going strong. If you carried out the sting operation again. What do you think? Oh I think the picture would probably be worse if I were to do it again. Though I'll tell you what I would do is I would Send a sample papers to the the publishers. Who have the more traditional model as well it? It's kind of amazed me that this whole problem that I uncovered was dismissed by many for the simple fact that I hadn't also submitted fake papers to different kinds of journals at so they felt like they were being unfairly picked picked on the people in the Nexus Publishing Movement and Compassionate Movement. Did they think that you had unfairly. Targeted them in particular. Oh yeah absolutely they drag me through the mud. It was really unpleasant claiming that I'm Michelle's for the traditional scientific publishing world which is hilarious if if you've known me at all it's really quite the opposite. I'm quite an advocate for open access everything but whatever it's fine God's gentlest John Bohannon

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The predatory publishers sucking science's blood (Summer Season)

Science Friction

09:46 min | 1 year ago

The predatory publishers sucking science's blood (Summer Season)

"Quake the doot of a Predator as a reporter. You get all kinds of of little suggestions. Tips complaints this. And you can't deal with them all. This one intrigued me. I had started to hear about similar complaints and sort of once. You hear enough of them the signal adds up you think. Maybe there's a story here. What was I seeing What what the clued that? That Mela rash well. I was a researcher myself. I was a faculty librarian at my university and I did. Research probably starting five six years ago I I was always looking for publishing opportunities. I started getting letters and I started to receive these emails. Sort of saying extremely nice. Nice things to me that basically said call for Paper Journal Editors Wanting Me To submit my manuscript to their journal and they had lots of grammatical errors in addition to that one and the emails and then generally speaking editor. I don't say very nice things about you and they don't typically they don't write to you and ask you to submit a manuscript. Will you ever tempted to meet. No no I mean I'm a clinical epidemiologist in some of these journals were lifted from soil. Science right why would somebody from soil science be asking me saying Nice things about me. They wouldn't no me from anywhere he's smells a rat. I did maybe several but that rash or several thousand read via now. Well and truly on the loose predatory publishes and the Predatory Journal has become a mega industry global in reach ending ending destructive potential. In fact you're going to hear from someone who believes that the industry represents the big threat to don in the inquisition shen the US. Federal Court recently ordered one of the biggest of the company to pay up over fifty million. US dollars only make. International headquartered voted in Hyderabad in India but also operating in the US climbed the publish hundreds of medical journals found to employ deceptive business practices essentially entrapping fantasy to offer published in the Journal or participate in conferences. The Doug the ruling bye-bye predatory publishes well. Let's see if Any of that money actually moves anywhere. It's not clear with a the group will cough up that fifty million dollars which is an estimate of how much the company made from customers over a period. All whether we'll appeal we tend to leave leaked of question to its representative yet to receive a reply but it is nice. Clear message to all the Sake Journal. Publishers of the world that they're being watched watched and there could be consequences. Joan Bohannon thought journalists and now director to add an artificial intelligence data in San Fran called primer. They didn't biscuit slipping under the radar. And using American Canadian European banks to move money millions of dollars of money from a complicit gains so this court ruling basically makes that extremely inconvenient to do now. John was to present evidence in the kite board again. Anthem IQ Group by the Federal Trade Commission. Because he'd had an unusually Hansa with the publisher so all mix was one of hundreds of publishers offers that I tested in sting operation. I wrote some computer code to generate thousands of very bad scientific papers. They have been negative kind of legendary inside the back in two thousand twelve John Reporting for the general died and the Expression Predatory Journal Common News. there was a guy named Geoffrey Yu who was probably the only person around making in a big public. Stink about this and trying to actually Shine a light on it. It was very very bold effort. He had something called feels list or at least it became known as beal's lest my name is Jeffrey Bill. And I'm a retired academic librarian from University of Colorado Denver. But make the deal. Beal Blackley fame and a climb and karate he was the first to coin. The Phrase Predatory Journal the Journal. Publishers hated being malysz because it it stigmatizes them in meant that their income was decreased. Most of the predatory publishers are predatory not only in their publishing but in just the way they operate in general and they would use the heckler's actors veto. They would call the library director and complain about me and they would try to annoy people at my university as much as possible in order to manipulate those people at the university to make me stop the list so that their complaints would stop. I also received several threats of legal action including think it was is in twenty twelve international threatened to sue me for one billion dollars one billion dollars. It was just a threat. What I learned from it is that you can basically basically pay an attorney? Five hundred dollars all right a threatening letter so they they did that but they never followed through with. It was never introduced in any court consequences consequences. Jeffrey of running that black leaked were immense. And I'll come back to that. One estimate suggests that there are at least eight thousand predatory journals it is just one publisher of many but Jeffrey Bill provocatively cold. The the evil empire of Predatory Publishing I stand Dan by that statement and what they do is they really hurt a lot of people. You know the scholarly publishing system works on the honor system and people operate in good faith but oh mix international has has totally broken all that down. They use a lot of spamming to solicit article manuscripts from researchers they have journal titles that match the titles of respected journals. Usually one word off enough to confuse people that it might be the respected journal in the `field they will at People's names to their editorial boards without the person's permission people from top universities top researchers in the field and they'll use their identity to promote the journal and when the person finds out about it and ask them to remove their name. They don't remove it they just leave it there because they're operating operating from foreign country. There's really nothing you can do about it. And they especially prey on young researchers in emerging researchers researchers who don't speak English as their first language. It's not just dont. As from developing countries that a toggle though that even acknowledged problem clinical epidemiologist. David moas taste the Croats at reaching into some of America's most delayed institutions including Harvard in the analysis that we did where we looked at a close to two thousand thousand articles published in Predator journals. We found that actually the most frequent corresponding authors were from what we would call first world countries countries with lots of money and lots of resources that is troubling very troubling because it suggests that at these institutions authors may not Be Aware of predatory journals and are we need to obviously ramp up some educational activities. People think that they're sending the manuscript to a legitimate respected journal. When it's really just a phony dough mix international journal and then they quickly accept the paper without any peer review and then send them an invoice and that point the authors realized that something is wrong because There was really no peer reviewed done yet papers accepted and they have this two thousand dollars invoice that comes through email and the olmecs demanding payment. Most of them asked to withdraw the paper when they realized that they've been duped. But then omits says says you can't withdraw your paper unless you pay US withdrawal fee. An often than olmecs will publish the article quickly and one of their journals and then and they can't submit it anywhere else. Because that would be duplicate submission it would be publishing the same article twice. which is something not supposed to do that? Nothing about Predatory Street Journal devoted to pose to happening time as John Bohannon Govett when he hit them. Attest yes yeah so I just wanted some data. It's frustrating to have such an enticing story of you know bad actors that potentially raking in millions of ill-gotten dollars dollars and not get some data to find out if it's true. We stay in molecular biology from offered. Clave he plotted experiment which was pretty straightforward. And the idea in a nutshell is if I submit a really and I mean truly bad scientific paper to your journal final and you accept it with no sign of any peer review and you asked me for money then you're you're a fake journal Publisher Sharma sure. Yeah John Wanted to take to how easy it was to get published in a predatory journal it can usually take many months used even to get a pipe into a reputable contact general and even then it's not a given that partly because of what's called Peer Review essential to the conduct protest. You Do Fairmont you. You brought it up reporting your results. Submit it to a journal and then it pulled destroyed by a bunch of other daunting

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"john bohannon" Discussed on KLIF 570 AM

KLIF 570 AM

09:50 min | 2 years ago

"john bohannon" Discussed on KLIF 570 AM

"Success in ninety nine and two thousand seven a of portfolios were. Overweight tech stocks in ninety nine two thousand seven overweight, Bank, stocks and a lot of portfolios. It was a game of overpaying for a house of cards. Is it turned out who's only solution was to bail out first, and what was the better solution? Well, this week's program presents longer term strategies that address those strategies not dependent on playing timing roulette in overpriced assets. So I'm glad you've joined us. We will help you make empowering decision. Speaking of worry, it is tax time. Just so, you know, if you're a McGowan group, quiet, congratulations, your CPA will get everything they need from the McGowan group in a secure document volt link for each of the CPA's with team support for their questions. In other words, we got this. And you don't have to gather anything concerning the assets held with mcallen group and Pershing that's actually being electrically provided. It to your CPA as soon as it hits our ledgers, and you can actually have the CPA go there directly. You don't have to scramble around and worry if you found out if you couldn't find all the paper, and that includes a realized gain and loss report, which a CPA can actually upload and match to the ten ninety nine. All right. Let's get started on this week's climbing the wall of worry that was a term coined as a bull market unfolds or a recovery in the market unfolds. There's always the worry that it's going to be bad. And there'll be a downturn this week. I did an interview on Westwood One national program John Bohannon and his question was many economists are most economists predicting a recession by two thousand one what should we do? And we talked about a couple of different allocations. These are we talked about. I if we knew it was going to be bad going forward money. Market yields are up to about two point four percent. Now that relates also to the fed, and we'll talk there. But if you wanted no fluctuation in a daily yield the rates up to two point four compared with near zero just a few years ago. Well, climbing the wall of worry says how much do we worry about a recession in two thousand twenty one? Well, one of the things I quoted was seven million five hundred eighty thousand jobs available at the last report that is fifty percent above two thousand seven and that number's actually been growing. So if we looked at the jobs market, we get an all clear for right now on the economy, and that puts that puts that to rest, but the Federal Reserve did something this week. And I want to go back to that before we get to oil topping sixty mid week. And then retreating back all of that's ahead in the headline round up. The research roundup is also coming up in the second half. And we've got some some terms for the second half modern monetary theory. What is it modern portfolio theory? Does it work, and what might be better one this program? One of the things I quoted was hey, right now, it appears that global high yield bond funds that are trading at a discount have a tremendous advantage. For investors that want to be slightly more conservative going into a potential slowdown in the economy and slowdown was the watchword that ended this week looking at the action on the ten year. Treasury two point four two percent in the low yield trading on Friday that was a drop of eleven basis points in a single day. That's point one one percent. Well, if you look at the other yields the t the one year T-Bills stood at two point four four that was an inversion of the yield curve. Wall Street is very superstitious. It underscored a report that manufacturing numbers were down in Europe. And the global slowdown thesis really grabbing hold of the bond markets after the fed we told you right here on the program back in December the Bloomberg probabilities of a rate hike and twenty nineteen had disappeared. And that is still true and the fed. Confirmed it this week. So they were listening to our December broadcast NetWorth radio helping you get out ahead of things. The yield dropped at the end of the week and the inversion Wall Street, very superstitious about the inversion, boom. The Dow gets hit it gets hit by over four hundred points at the low looking at a twenty five thousand six hundred or below level at the end of the week. What does that mean for you? And I well the global slowdown was first fomented in the fourth quarter correction with Goldman Sachs said, hey, we're growing at three and a half percent at the peak this year that's going to be one and three quarters next year, but not a recession. So that was Goldman's take on it as of December right now, we're getting more signs of the slowdown. Chinese exports were down twenty percent year-over-year. Ouch. And preparing for that says, I want to get paid to wait. And so on John Bohannon program one of the things that. We really talked a lot about were the bond funds that are still at a discount. So you can get paid to wait sometimes over seven percent and the energy pipelines, which have already been through a bear cycle. Those earnings being strong, those were the two categories. We said, hey, we can get paid to wait. We can reinvest gain advantage. We can pay the bills and reinvest the difference. Those are the two strategies that say I can ride through a slower growth period. The cash flow revolution is exactly that. I coined that term back almost twenty years ago here on the program. The cash flow revolution is saying we need to do things differently for investors. Then just speculating that the market always goes up, the cash flow panic, what is that that's more relevant, and I would liken it to a two thousand twelve scenario in two thousand twelve. It became lower for longer for interest rates, and certainly Friday underscored that with about a ten to eleven basis point drop in yields the yield curve inverting. Meaning the fed went too far too fast the probability that they'll actually have to trim back the overnight Bank lending rate. That's actually that probability is rising. Meaning they went too far, and they might go down a quarter as opposed to up a quarter. And there is no prediction by the fed interpretation that they'll actually raise rates until twenty twenty at the outside inflation, virtually non-existent at least above the two percent target. So those were the big stories this week. Good news on your mortgages mortgage rates fell substantially. If we look at the average on the thirty year, it was four point two, but Dow that's closer to four and they're even thirty year offers below four percent. So if you're thinking of refinancing, I guess that is that's actually good news. All right getting to the oil markets next. West Texas intermediate crude spiked a little over sixty dollars at the high point this week part of that was the OPEC saying we'll we'll keep our cutbacks right now. What that means for investors at this point is that the energy allocations energy's probably the most underpriced category in the Dow has the best earnings growth year over year, and the energy infrastructure actually has even better earnings growth in the overall energy category. And biggest oil trader Vitale says demand will grow for fifteen years. And they're not worried about electric cars that was part of this spike in oil as they looked at electric vehicles potentially replacing it well, not much so far according to Bloomberg the they're saying it's not a factor for until maybe a decade from now or even longer plastic pipes liquid natural gas Canada gas rushes to avoid oil shales fate. So that Canadian oil producers limp along. Hamstrung by pipeline bottlenecks that have hurt their prices for crude their gas industry working on a flurry of export and chemicals projects to avoid the same fate west Texas intermediate crude actually undercutting lighter sweeter, less sulfur and west Texas intermediate. Crude exportations accounted for a large drop in US inventories. Underscoring the value of Texas, Gulf Coast infrastructure, and in fact, we've got Houston leading eighty percent of the nation's crude exports. Yes net exporter. As of right now. Eighty percent of that coming out of Houston, including natural gas liquids as well as just pure refined or slightly refined. Crude oil, and that says that infrastructure probably worth a lot more than where it's priced in the publicly traded markets. Thanks. You for tuning in today. We'll be back for.

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"john bohannon" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

01:49 min | 2 years ago

"john bohannon" Discussed on KQED Radio

"You say art is is that something that in the midwest. We'd call art. Yes. I I not only have a Rhode Island accent. I have a north providence accent, which is more difficult to win to stay in. But thank you for pointing that out know, it's great to hear. It's great to hear Paul Karachi is also the author of scoundrels defining corruption through tales of political intrigue in Rhode Island. That sounds like an artful book. Thanks so much for being with us. You're very welcome. Thanks so much for having me on. Sometimes the dissertation just isn't enough. A PHD has to get up and dance this weekend at the American Association for the advancement of science convention. They have announced this year's winner of the Dan sheer PHD contest co sponsored by science magazine. We will introduce you to the academic with the most dazzling footwork in a moment. But first, we're going to speak with John Bohannon. He launched the contest now in its eleventh air, Mr. Bohannon, thanks so much for being with us too. So what made you believe dance could illuminate science. Well, I have to admit it all started with a somewhat drunken party, it keep it scientific here, Mr. Bohannon. Okay. Well, all the all the partygoers were scientists, and I wanted to get them to dance so I- tapped into their competitive spirit. And I as a journalist scientists, gifted dancers, I think in general their exhibition if you're willing to stand up, and defend some crazy obscure research. Topic that you've devoted your life to then there's probably something in you that wants to dance. Well, we don't want to delay anymore. We want to introduce the winning entry a gentleman who authored a paper. I know you'll all go about your Saturday homing this title impact of non-local electrodynamics, and flex noise and inductive superconducting.

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"john bohannon" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

02:32 min | 2 years ago

"john bohannon" Discussed on KCRW

"The wire. These electrons form something called Cooper pairs. And in the final act. I bring in some final punk impurities. Jan. Which are just some unhappy little dirt particles that are in superconductors, and they really don't like it. When Cooper Peres near them, and they get very angry and make a lot of noise. Bye. Listen to this noise. You can figure out what the Cooper pairs are exactly doing. And that's the topic of my research. You wrote the music I did write the music, so I've been playing guitar and recording music for something like thirteen years now as super into jazz. So yeah, I wrote all of the music and recorded in my bedroom over the course of six weeks last year. Mr. Bohannon can we work in another question? Do you bet I know you to judge? But what do you think got to the judges about this routine? This year was special because we had not only a great dance promote really just had a wonderful wonderful dance that did these two jobs that were always trying to do it once with the contest, not only explain science. But actually, entertain you to be clear that Mr. center at the up, a you you just can't do this as a dance, right? You have to also like come up with papers, and that sort of stuff. Yeah. I have actually published in an academic journal. So if you wanna go read that the paper should be out in physical review applied soon. But this is also a nice way to think about what's going on at the subatomic level in these really esoteric physics concepts. So you can download the scientific dissertation or you can download the dance or you can do both. John Bohannon is with science magazine, and is the founder of the contest, thanks so much for being with us. Thank you and promoted center is the winner of this year's dance, your ph D contest may your life, be filled with dance and good physics. Thank you very much. Outrageous. This is weekend edition from NPR news. I'm Scott Simon. Support.

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"john bohannon" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

01:32 min | 2 years ago

"john bohannon" Discussed on KCRW

"You say art is is that something that in the midwest? We'd call art. Yes. I I not only have Rhode Island accent. I have in north providence accent, which is even more difficult to win to stay in. But thank you for pointing that out. It's great to hear. It's great to hear Paul Karachi is also the author of scoundrels defining corruption through tales of political intrigue in Rhode Island. That sounds like an artful book. Thanks so much for being with us. You're very welcome. Thanks so much for having me on. You know, sometimes dissertation just isn't enough. A PHD has to get up and dance this weekend at the American Association for the advancement of science convention. They have announced this year's winner of the Dan sheer PHD contest co sponsored by science magazine, we will introduce you to the academic with the most dash lean footwork in a moment. But first, we're going to speak with John Bohannon. He launched the contest now in its eleventh air, Mr. Bohannon, thanks so much for being with us. So what made you believe dance could eliminate science. Well, I have to admit it all started with a somewhat drunken party, keep it scientific here, Mr. Bohannon. Okay. Well, all the all the partygoers were scientists, and I wanted to get them to dance so I- tapped into their competitive spirit. And I as a journalist scientists, gifted dancers, I think in general their exhibition if you're willing to stand up, and defend some crazy obscure research. Topic that you've devoted your life to then there's probably.

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"john bohannon" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

01:49 min | 2 years ago

"john bohannon" Discussed on KQED Radio

"You say art is is that something that in the midwest? We'd call art. Yes. I I not only have a Rhode Island accent. I have in north providence accent, which is even more difficult to win to stand. But thank you for pointing that out. It's great to hear great to hear Paul Karachi is also the author of scoundrels defining corruption through tales of political intrigue in Rhode Island. That sounds like an artful book. Thanks so much for being with us. You're very welcome. Thanks so much for having me on. Sometimes the dissertation just isn't enough. A PHD has to get up and dance this weekend at the American Association for the advancement of science convention. They have announced this year's winner of the Dan sheer PHD contest goes sponsored by science magazine. We will introduce you to the academic with the most dash leaned footwork in a moment. But first, we're going to speak with John Bohannon. He launched the contest now in its eleventh air, Mr. Bohannon, thanks so much for being with us. So what made you believe dance could illuminate science. Well, I have to admit it all started with a somewhat drunken party keep a giant typic- here, Mr. Bohannon. Well, all the all the partygoers were scientists and I wanted to get them to dance. So I taped into their competitive spirit, and as a generalization or scientists, gifted dancers, I think in general their business if you're willing to stand up, and defend some crazy obscure research. Topic that you've devoted your life to then there's probably something in you that wants to dance. Well, we we don't want to lay anymore. We want to introduce the winning entry a gentleman who authored a paper. I know. You'll all go about your Saturday humming this title impact of non-local electrodynamics, and flex noise and inducted of superconducting.

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"john bohannon" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM

Progressive Talk 1350 AM

04:55 min | 3 years ago

"john bohannon" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM

"The truth of this was shown as far back as twenty thirteen in an experiment conducted by john bohannon a journalist with a doctorate in molecular biology dr bohannon set up a sting operation by reading versions of a paper falsely claiming that a molecule found in lichens inhibits cancer the papers featured he says laughably bad methodology and a shocking conclusion that the molecule is a promising new drug despite an absence of clinical trials which would mean that if someone were actually peer reviewing they would have caught all of these very easily because it was just latently obvious he attributed the papers to two fictional biologists made up african medical institutes ten then submitted them to open access journals of one hundred and twentyone chosen from a blacklist sixty nine percent offered to publish the paper for a fee even when he turned to journals on a wait list of supposedly trustworthy open access journals thirty eight percent of the one hundred sixty seven he approached fell into the trap interesting dr bohannon experiment did lack a true control submission to journals that still charge subscriptions nevertheless his findings were worrying and since then he says things have only gotten darker one aspect of that darkness is that compiling a blacklist has itself become risky mr beale stopped adding to his list last year and left his job at the university of colorado in march he claims to have been subjected to pressure from a superior to go to a research misconduct investigation by the university and to threats of lawsuits by publishers the university for its part says that no pressure was put on him to take down the list as far as it is aware that decision that decision was his his job was never in jeopardy because of his work researching open access journals it cannot however disclose whether or not there was a research misconduct investigation disclosure happens only after a finding has been made in such an investigation mr bills list has been taken up by another researcher who has since appended six hundred and ninety new journals to it this new custodian refuses to be named meanwhile at cabals ms berryman reckitt reckons the publishers of bogus journals are getting even cannier she has seen cases of journals she regards as suspect claiming to be on white lists fabricating citation scores for papers stating plausible timeframes for peer review claims of rapid review or often associated with questionable journals and brazenly listing has sitting on their editorial board scholars who are not in fact doing so well i mean this is an insane level of fraud here that you're talking massive miss berryman says to that some websites copying copy wording and graphics used by legitimate journals other sites go further assuming a name that is confusingly similar to that of a reputable journal and according to ivan renske cofounder of retraction watch a glove at monitor such matters questionable journals now also occasionally retract articles in a bid to appear responsible what is the benefit of committing this fraud so your paid they're paying to put their no the authors are paying to keep their jobs yet the officers are paying the authors published in these journals south these journal seem reputable now you're going to be one often is to want to be published in those journals so they're going to submit to them and pay to get in them right but if you're submitting a questionable study in the first place it doesn't matter you work for the state go to the state and you say you said i had to publish comes down to the this is the state oh well journals are not the people who are the grants are the state oh berkeley professors have a set number of studies they have to publish per year per semester get graded on value of the study or end up to the study or anything like that just whether it's published number of publications you have touch on a little which means that they didn't get a grant from taxpayer money grant they just keep their job wow all right so we're going to continue here in moments and this is the educational government monopoly that is truly what's this before all right eight fifty five four fifty free like freedom you can join us here on free talk live bring applets on your minds from the six letter of captain mark a pirate's life is characterized by voluntary interactions unfortunately.

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"john bohannon" Discussed on WDRC

WDRC

02:56 min | 4 years ago

"john bohannon" Discussed on WDRC

"For city council but just hamady candidates and districts will be involved won't be decided until today one lawyers for the candidates and city officials come before superior court judge barbara bellis robert kiely whose trying to get back into city politics after an eightyear absence sued after he lost the primary for the one hundred thirty third district council seat by one absentee ballot vote their goal those absentee ballots again the mystery regarding the ballot stop me if you haven't heard this story before the mystery regarding the ballot which appeared during a recount only deepened one town clerk charles donned clemens invoked his fifth amendment right not to incriminate himself while on the witness stand before bellis on monday the judge ordered that the office of the chief state's attorney be notified of the circumstances of the case for possible criminal investigation meanwhile take tick doc the clock is ticking toward the november seventeen general election but that far away right three weeks from today isn't it keighley tied with janette hereon as the democratic candidate for the one hundred thirty third district following the september twelve primary and then following a recount on september 19th herron was declared the winner by one absentee ballot vote that absentee ballot the vote had not gone through the voting machine but according to clemens was one of the eleven that was counted by hand and then added to the vote tally as part of the recount bought while all absentee ballot applications after be sworn to as being accurate and then notarized by the town clerk before being accepted as a vote clemens admitted on the witness stand monday that process was done with the sole absentee ballot that cost kaley the election one vote possibly or realizing he had implicated himself clements or pse then as the judge for a moment to speak to his lawyer john bohannon clemens that invoked his fifth amendment right pad stopped his testimony o o let the criminal investigation begin the judge ordered that a transcript of clements testimony be set to the state elections enforce would commission the chief state's attorney and the secretary of the state so that they can conduct any investigation they believe as appropriate dole problem he's a democrat though give him a slap on the wrist and frankly the.

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"john bohannon" Discussed on Let's Talk Bitcoin!

Let's Talk Bitcoin!

01:34 min | 4 years ago

"john bohannon" Discussed on Let's Talk Bitcoin!

"In the also don't forget checkout out anaka polko were probably going to have a discount code coming up for you guys usually it's about ten percent might be more we'll see uh so stay tuned for that don't maybe get your tickets quite yet to eat the discount code set a foia year and we're talking with our guest john bohannon uh always brilliant always insightful always biracial uh and wonderful guest uh to what were we were talking about okay theory am and the job as krypton see in in the match racean of projects understanding what they can do and what they can't do right exactly and i hope you understand where i was coming from i feel like we're on the same page in more saying similar things about uh just you know that the natural limits that people have whether uh more broadly or whether as programmers in there's only so many in the world is full of opportunity cost too so you can't you can't pretend to do everything because that's just not going to happen but you have a comment to make you remember what that was uh well it was it was to the notion that philosophy as well back sometimes you can have two products going after the exact same value propositions but have different philosophies and how they implement and both genuinely be successes at on the basis of their philosophy have fundamentally different products sippy look at a theory i'm uh i i looked it up a month or two ago not sure if they changed it but they're stated mandate is to build unstoppable applications.

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"john bohannon" Discussed on Science Magazine Podcast

Science Magazine Podcast

02:04 min | 4 years ago

"john bohannon" Discussed on Science Magazine Podcast

"Because science is a very global profession and many scientists cross national borders for their work but every country keep statistics differently and also countries may define scientists differently so what john did was to go to a set of data from an organization called orchid so orchid alarz see ids id part is really important is an international organization that basically exists to give researchers a unique identifier so is solves the john smith problem you know where researchers have the same name but different scientific output and we need to be able to keep that straight so how can that data help track people's movements around the world so it turns out that orchid offers you the opportunity offers researchers the opportunity to put their public c v up on the orchid database so in other words your education your affiliations your jobs all this kind of stuff going back several decades so many scientists have done this there are three million orchid users and about one quarter of them have put the details of their education and their work history and it's locations into the orchid system and so that means that what we could do and what john bohannon did is to analyse the profiles in orchid to see who went where and when in order to determine migration patterns the one thing that came out of the story was the cover and the cover science this week has the migration path of the most migratory researchers that he was able to pull out of this data said what do we know about those people this was fascinating what he was able to do was simply to look for the people who had crossed the most borders and the most migratory scientists that we could find in the organ database is a guy name reminds us qazi us is originally from lithuania he says that his home is wherever he works hill he has just moved to shanghai university he's a synthetic biologist.

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"john bohannon" Discussed on Science Magazine Podcast

Science Magazine Podcast

01:56 min | 4 years ago

"john bohannon" Discussed on Science Magazine Podcast

"These cds are persecuted minority from iraq were studying them because the islamic state attacked them and they were forced to leave their homes in iraq their story is one of really surprising resilience in the face of these horrific attacks for example some eusebie women were captured and forced into sexual slavery and now researchers have recovered some of those women and are helping them to heal and so the story of the cds is illuminating the factors that may help refugees he'll from some of these horrific traumas the next story is on bias against emigrants these are people who have migrated and move to a new land and what can research tell us about combating the bias from people who already live there yes we all have a tendency to be biased against outsiders science has shown us that but science also shows us that that biased can wax and wane depending on certain conditions and that in a way is hopeful because if certain things can increase bias certain other things can perhaps decrease it for example contact between refugees and local people is one way to reduce bias from the locals for example if migrants quickly learn the new language of their host country they can better communicate with people and you can have actual conversations person to person and this tends to mitigate bias now i something completely different john bohannon it writes in this issue a data driven story on scientific migrations how researchers move from place to place during their careers where did this data for the data driven story come from he got this data from an unexpected source it turns out that scientists are surprisingly hard to track.

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