Magical things can happen when you enthusiastically open your mouth on the internet. One of these magical things is learning how personal experience shapes people’s lives. Looking into others causes you to look into yourself. And then something really magical happens – we learn we are not alone. Among our unique, personal experiences lies a . . . → Read More: #IamScience: Embracing Personal Experience on Our Rise Through Science
Nature’s online editor Ananyo Bhattacharya wrote a piece for UK paper The Guardian’s science desk that has got me scratching my head today, and judging by the comments at the end of his story, I’m not alone. I started a discussion with him on Twitter that I want to share here too, because I think . . . → Read More: Getting on the same page with Science Journalists
As you know by now, Hurricane Irene was pretty intense storm and it was HUGE! just check out the satellite image from NASA/Goddard. It was at least 1/3 the size of the whole US and affected areas on the coast of Florida through Maine, in addition to its prelude in Puerto Rico and the Bahamas. . . . → Read More: Hurricane Irene
Sunday night I wondered aloud on Twitter: “In 140 or less, why are you (or are you not) fascinated by #sharks? Use the hastags #sharkweek #DSN and I’ll compile a list!” My twitter buddy @jtotheizzoe posted the same on his excellent Tumblr site Its Ok To Be Smart. We both got some great responses at . . . → Read More: Shark Week: What Is Your Fascination With Sharks?
Remember Dr. M’s recent disturbing post about the quelling of independent science in the Gulf? I can now officially announce that my lab was one of the recipients of the rapid response research grants awarded by the National Science Foundation—hurrah! I’m the postdoc assigned to this project, which aims to characterize pre-spill meiofaunal community structure . . . → Read More: Follow Dr. Bik to the Gulf!
A potential new species of nudibranch (white box) on a bubblegum coral You might have noticed that my posting frequency is down recently. Why? 1. Kevin Z convinced me to start Tweeting. There seems to be an inverse relationship to my writing for DSN and posting Tweets. Previous attempts to integrate our Twitter content into . . . → Read More: What’s New With the Dr. M and the Oceans?