Crofton

The Costs of Fossil Fuel Use

This week I have a guest post up on the Science Borealis blog, examining the combined environmental, economic, and public health impacts of fossil fuel exploration and development. I’m not anti-fossil fuels – I completely understand how tied up our society and our economy is in the stuff. I’m also well aware that renewables have…

cattails

Are you experiencing science overload?

This week I had a post up on the Canadian Science Publishing blog discussing the current boom in scientific publishing (2.5 million papers published per year!), and how this firehose of scientific information won’t stop flowing any time soon. “Do you feel overwhelmed by the number of research papers in your field? Do you wonder…

ice

Out with the old, in with the new

*Updated Jan 9 with info from CSP. Now is the time when everyone posts their ‘best of 2015’ lists, so I thought I’d join in on the fun. Over at Science Borealis, we counted down our top ten most read editorial posts on the Borealis Blog. Our talented group of volunteer editors cover a broad…

adrift

Hate networking? Try this approach

I have a post up over on the Canadian Science Publishing blog about academic family trees. They’re a way of situating yourself within a research community based on your connections to your fellow grad students, your connections with your supervisor and his/her fellow grad students, etc. And if you really don’t enjoy networking, they can…