Being a Book Addict (aka Bibliophile)

I am a book addict. There, I said it. Luckily being a book addict doesn’t have too many negative connotations. Except when it comes to moving house, and suddenly your book collection expands into a sea of packing boxes and you wonder if they’ve been procreating when you weren’t looking. It doesn’t help that I’m…

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Talking to Interesting People

I just had an article published in Terrain.org: Journal of the Built + Natural Environments. It’s a Q&A with Margo Farnsworth, a fellow nature writer and biomimicry expert based in Missouri. In our interview, we talk about biomimicry itself, as well as finding and making home (even when it is lost), connecting to local communities,…

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International Women’s Day 2016: Link Roundup

[Updated March 9th to add the @IAmSciComm list of women science communicators] Today was International Women’s Day, a day we celebrate the achievements of women around the globe. Obviously my personal focus is on women in science and academia, and I ran across a lot of interesting stuff on the web today. I thought I’d…

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The Perils of Writing About Women in Science

Writing about women in science is a tricky business. While you want to champion their contributions across a range of research fields, you also don’t want to single them out as mere “symbols” of women in science. The suggestion is that the term “woman in science” is unnecessary – that women are scientists on par…