Monthly Archives: April 2013

#overlyhonestmethods: You aren’t alone.

The #overlyhonestmethods meme on Twitter was haled as amazing science communication, and fretted over as new potential source for public misconception of “Researchers are lazy,” and then, like all memes, it died out. And yet, it still has value. In the archives … Continue reading

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Tropical Geophysics: a post-trip report

I not-so-recently returned from not zapping zebras, my first experience with tropical fieldwork for geophysics. Packing List Aside from the usual collection of field gear and the semi-standard collection of tropical-medication, my retroactive absolute must-pack list includes: Acquiring jugs or … Continue reading

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Time Travel & Paradoxes: Continuum

I’ve started writing about science in fiction not just on my regular, tiny home, but over at Physics Today. The first column is about time travel and paradoxes in Continuum.

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Up Goer Five: writing excercises

The Up-Goer Five meme of explaining science in less than 1,000 words received some belated criticism of being a poor exercise in science communication. Yes, just like not every article should be a one-draft 5-minute stream-of-consciousness quick-write, not every piece should be … Continue reading

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