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Vancouver: social disaster and recovery

I’m a physical scientist, and any education I have in social sciences comes from breadth requirements and conversations with eager graduate students about their projects. Therefore, commenting on the recent post-hockey riot in Vancouver falls strictly outside my usual areas … Continue reading

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Twitter and Disaster Response

I’ve been repeatedly asked why a serious scientist would use Twitter as a communication method. In addition to my interest as a science outreach professional, I am interested as a disaster researcher. Twitter is rapidly becoming an unparalleled tool for … Continue reading

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On Things that go Suck in the Night

I tease that planetary formation is a delightfully broken science, one where every exoplanet we discover seems to poke an unpatchable hole in the latest and greatest theory. In contrast, I am astounded by the beautifully precise mechanics of orbital … Continue reading

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