Monthly Archive: December 2010

Dec 21

I’m not the only one thinking about science communication

Happy Holidays everyone!  Given the busy time of year, my brain is currently occupied with other things (anyone else still need to finish their holiday shopping?), so rather than creating original content today I thought I’d share a useful resource for science communication. AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science) has a strong focus …

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Dec 12

To hype or not to hype…what a question!

Last week NASA held a press conference “to discuss an astrobiology finding that will impact the search for evidence of extraterrestrial life.”  The blogosphere went wild in the days before the announcement, speculating everything from the discovery of ET to possible life on Mars (just do a Google search for “NASA press conference”).  As many …

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Dec 11

Telling (True) Stories

As scientists we’re taught to stick to the facts, rather than to tell stories.  However, facts on their own are just that – facts.  Collections of information that on their own don’t come together into a larger whole, one that tells us something new about the world.  To convey that bigger picture, the importance of …

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Dec 11

Strengthen Your Core

I’ve been working out a lot lately (I refuse to believe that I’m getting older) and many of my workouts focus on my “core” muscles (for you non-gym rats, those are your abs).  Stronger core muscles help improve our posture, support our back, and look great in a swimsuit.  Similarly, a strong core message improves …

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