Advice

Why don’t you get your ears pierced and wear drop earrings? They will make your face look smaller and less round. Why don’t you settle in one place and start a family? It’s what everybody else is doing. You don’t like your nose?┬áThere are non-invasive procedures for that these days. You’re doing a PhD? I’m … More Advice

“Always wear sunscreen” and other bits of advice

I recall making a promise last year to continue documenting the less academic parts of research-life in China in a series of retrospectives, which never came to fruition. This year I make a second attempt, and will (try to) keep things bite-size for benefits yours and mine. I shall be dreadful (dreadful because one of … More “Always wear sunscreen” and other bits of advice

Vanessa Heggie and Matthew Cobb talk about science-blogging

Jumbled up notes, but quite useful. All thoughts and ideas belong to the persons in the title, unless otherwise stated. 1. Write. 600-800 words once or twice a week to begin with. Shows commitment and consistency. 2. Worry not if there are no visitors – you are building a portfolio. 3. Get into a dialogue … More Vanessa Heggie and Matthew Cobb talk about science-blogging