Dr. Jason McDermott is a Computational Biologist at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. He also happens to draw awesome academic cartoons under the alias RedPenBlackBen. Jason has agreed to grace the Academia Obscura book with his artistic flair and I am absolutely thrilled that he is on board!
In other news, we are currently working on the 2nd Annual #AcademicsWithCats Awards! Last year's spontaneous awards were so much fun that I'm going to do it again. Only this time Unbound is helping out: we are going to have cool prizes, a shortlist panel, and cats. Lots and lots of cats! Stay tuned (and let me know if you want to get involved).
Finally, if a busy start of term caused you to miss out on the Ig Nobels this year, there's a blog post to give you all the best bits. Seriously, check it out, there are chickens walking like dinosaurs: http://www.academiaobscura.com/igs-2015/
PS. The crowdfunding effort is going well, 83% done! Woo! Just a final push needed to get over the line :)
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