Author Archives: Anne Jefferson

Augers v. Augurs

These are augers.   This is an augur.   The free dictionary defines augur as follows: n. 1. One of a group of ancient Roman religious officials who foretold events by observing and interpreting signs and omens. 2. A seer or prophet; … Continue reading

Categories: by Anne, field gear

Antarctica field log: Ice in a multitude of forms

Sifting through more than 30 gigabytes of photos and videos from our trip to Antarctica is taking longer than we expected. (The start of the semester might have something to do with that too.) To tide you over until we … Continue reading

Categories: Antarctica, ice and glaciers, photos

Megaphones, broken records and the problem with institutional amplification of sexism and racism

This week in the science communication world has been a broken record, playing over again a suite of unappealing sounds designed to again remind people of color and women that they are not seen as equal members of the scientific … Continue reading

Categories: by Anne, ranting, society

Festering Questions from the West Virginia Chemical Spill

The massive impact of last week’s chemical spill into the Elk River in West Virginia continues to cause hardship for the up to 300,000 people affected by the water ban and to pose tough questions for scientists and authorities involved … Continue reading

Categories: by Anne, hydrology, public science, society

Highly Allochthonous’s 2013 adventures

With a few hours of the year to spare in our current time zone, here’s a quick look back at some of the places your Highly Allochthonous bloggers have found themselves in the last 12 months. We started the year … Continue reading

Categories: Antarctica, geology, photos