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16 January 2017
By Shane M Hanlon “What do you do?” This is a question that I’m asked almost daily as a DC resident where interest in one’s profession is only surpassed by interest in politics. But back in 2010, when I was a 2nd-year PhD student, I was not used to this question. I had successfully avoided (i.e. didn’t try) making friends outside of my program during my first year, so when I …
10 January 2017
For many, emojis have become a part of everyday life. They act as signatures – smiley faces, frowns, you name it. Personally, I never really strayed far from those two, but there are hundreds, if not thousands out there. And, even though there are so many and such diversity, the sciences are not well represented. We’re out to change that.
5 January 2017
Good popular science writing matters more than ever.
30 December 2016
In the Boulder, CO area? Stop by NCAR for their public lecture Explorer Series!
22 December 2016
Your research can have an impact in someone’s life…even if you’re not a great tipper.
21 December 2016
One last cartoon from Miles Traer: “Inspired by the up-goer five comic from XKCD where I try to explain tsunami science using only the 1,000 most commonly used words in the English language and the AGU Fall Meeting 2016 session NH51D: Interdisciplinary Tsunami Science.”
15 December 2016
Dry scientific descriptions can be so…terrifying!
How the surface of Venus is like the ocean…or not.
14 December 2016
So, who’s on Mars?
Recreating adorable life on Earth and elsewhere.
13 December 2016
By Miles Traer Stanford University postdoc Miles Traer, once again, is cartooning from the AGU Fall Meeting in San Francisco. Follow him on Twitter @Geo_Miles
If Shakespeare had written on the “Death of Darkness” and anthropocene light pollution.
The Stages of Dealing…with the Anthropocene
8 December 2016
I’ve had to back out of attending the Fall Meeting this year, but I didn’t want to abandon my yearly Social Media roundup even though I won’t be joining in. It’s been great over the years to watch the social media and science communication activities balloon from a couple of sessions and a meetup or two to scads of activities.
30 November 2016
Wildfires can perpetuate mercury contamination by releasing it from soil and plants and spreading it through smoke and ash. It doesn’t take much heat to convert mercury to a gas.
28 November 2016
How do you get middle school students excited about science? Show them through videos!
21 November 2016
Learn how climate scientist Dr. Hayhoe expands her passion for communication and advocates about the reality of global warming through a YouTube video series, Global Weirding.
17 November 2016
By Shane M Hanlon We in the Sharing Science program often get questions about opportunities about how to be a scientist in a non-traditional capacity, mainly how to transition (or flirt with transitioning) out of academia and into science communication or policy roles. I wrote about some opportunities previously as I, and many members of the Sharing Science staff, have personal experience in this. However, I wanted to highlight two …