Paradigm Shifts in academic publishing: Is how we write a problem?
Science / Science and Communication

Paradigm Shifts in academic publishing: Is how we write a problem?

Recently I have been exploring the topic of science writing and communication, through a class on science comm, this blog, and through reading tons of papers (because you know, grad student). Throughout my adventures I have discovered something very interesting. Often I will read a paper inside of my own field, tangentially related to my … Continue reading

The importance of spreading science responsibly
Science / Science and Communication

The importance of spreading science responsibly

[Full Disclosure: I wrote this article for the express purpose of sharing this gifset: Cosmos with Carl Sagan] It is unsurprising that the recent creation/evolution debate stirred up some voracious animosities both in real life, and in comments on our very own blog. Discussions about the nature of science are rarely brought to center stage … Continue reading

Invisible technicians on the seven seas
How do we science? / Policy / The HumanitSEAS

Invisible technicians on the seven seas

Ships have an allure in oceanography.  Even the most misanthropic scientists become oddly affectionate when describing research vessels, whether those ships exist only in the misty memory of graduate studies or are used in ongoing fieldwork.  RVs are not simply a means of accessing offshore study locations, but provide the physical and mental space for … Continue reading

Bill Nye the Science Guy versus Ken Ham the Creation Man: Who Won the Debate?
Policy / Science and Communication

Bill Nye the Science Guy versus Ken Ham the Creation Man: Who Won the Debate?

Instead of doing my homework, last night I sat down and watched the entirety of the Bill Nye vs. Ken Ham debate/showdown. For those who avoided the whole thing, Bill Nye (a famous science educator) and Ken Ham (a Christian author who believes that Creationism should be taught in schools alongside evolution) agreed to meet … Continue reading