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Welcome to The PhDrawer

We are looking for interesting data and stories about experiments that did not make it to the public eye – maybe they failed completely, maybe authors couldn’t agree on what they meant, maybe they just got forgotten. A PhD may not fit in a scientific article, and we want to hear what was left out of yours.

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Chatting with our guts: in search of the ideal control

I am an academic rookie: a late-PhD rookie, but still a rookie. During all these rookie years, if there is one thing I believe to have learned, it is the importance of looking for the ideal experimental control. And if I am second-guessing the whole experiment, the importance of performing an entirely new experiment as a control for the first one. Hence the title. If I may add some context: ...