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How to read a scientific paper – if you’re not a scientist
How do we science? / Science

How to read a scientific paper – if you’re not a scientist

If you don’t use phrases like heteroscedasticity, dynamic convection, or quantitative polymerase chain reaction in your everyday life, join the club. I don’t either. But words like these can make scientific articles seem abstract and inaccessible. Have no fear, dear readers, I am here to tell you that you too can enjoy the pleasure derived … Continue reading

Two steps forward and one step back: Philae and #shirtstorm
Policy / Science / Science and Communication

Two steps forward and one step back: Philae and #shirtstorm

Yesterday The European Space Agency (ESA) did something really awesome. They landed a probe on a moving comet. Let’s just think about that for a minute. ESA has been running the Rosetta mission for 13 years and it has traveled over 6 billion Km to reach its destination (Comet 67P). This is obviously much more … Continue reading

Old Men Go Fishing with Black Line and Spoons
Marine Life / Marine Preservation / Policy / Science / Science and Communication / Scientists in Action!

Old Men Go Fishing with Black Line and Spoons

I don’t study fish. It’s one of my limits. I don’t study anything with a face. Or cells. So when I first learned the word “fisheries” I threw it into that chum-bucket of knowledge I’ve grown accustomed to knowing the existence of, but essentially ignoring. But there’s an aspect of fishery study that I connect … Continue reading

Found: Missing Deepwater Horizon Oil?
Energy, News, and Climate / News

Found: Missing Deepwater Horizon Oil?

5 million barrels of oil—794,936,475 liters, equivalent to about 318 olympic swimming pools or about 714,000 inflatable kiddie pools—that’s the official estimate of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill’s size. And until earlier this week, we had no clue what had happened to 2 million barrels of it. How, you might wonder, do you lose that much oil? … Continue reading

Reefs at risk- How temperature, policy, and energy needs are harming the Great Barrier Reef
Energy / Energy, News, and Climate / Marine Life / Marine Preservation / News / Policy / Science

Reefs at risk- How temperature, policy, and energy needs are harming the Great Barrier Reef

One of the biggest environmental questions facing our society today is this: Is our reliance on fossil fuels leading to the destruction of natural beauty (and natural resources). If you are a reader of The New York Times, then perhaps you have already seen this amazing piece. It’s a killer piece of long-form written to discuss … Continue reading