First, a spot of news. For two weeks starting Monday, I will finally be at the Science Museum in London, learning the ropes and hopefully doing some preliminary work ahead of my fieldwork. I will attempt to do a daily journal podcast entry, which will mostly be for my own benefit, but you are welcome … More A different kind of entry
It is this old nugget about self-presentation again. Whilst browsing for contact details for an academic, I passed by this intro on an “official website” of a colleague of theirs. Never mind that further down the page was an extensive publishing record and many scholarship awards – and I know, “don’t judge a book by … More “Email me at batmanfly@…”
I have been reading Benjamin Elman’s “A Cultural History of Modern Science in China”. Or rather, in researcher style, I have read the parts of it that are of use to my research right now, and filed the rest of it mentally away to read when there is more time for casual reading. The book … More Thoughts on writing about science 100 years or so ago…
After the summer slumber, it is time for a podcast… oh just listen to it, all shall be revealed, including explanations for all the links. Frankly brilliant episode of The Life Scientific, featuring Dame Ann Dowling New tumblr Wildlife Photographer of the Year
This Higgsdependence Day, there has been Higgsteria of Higgstravagant proportions as us Bo-lievers embraced the making of Higgstory. Too much? I blame my friends who provided the ammunition for the above sentence. (Bo-lievers: geek out!) Of course, some mourn the now slightly less likely prospect of non-Standard Model physics, and personally, of all the videos … More In completely different news…
… is happening right now! This year’s theme is “Impact”. Follow #scicom12 if you’re not there. If there, follow anyway.
It is Friday. Nay, it is an excellent Friday. And what does one do on excellent Fridays? One watches youtube videos***. Duh. I do have a predilection for videos of things that have been propelled, one way or another, into space, and then allowed to plummet back to Earth. Here are some of my favourites. … More I never tire of watching these (as cool as the final frontier gets* **)