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Explaining geoscience using only the 10 hundred most common words

Take the challenge and join the growing list of scientists explaining their discipline using only 1000 common words. Continue reading

Categories: academic life, public science, science education

2012: A Year of Moving Adventures

As another year draws to close (and without the Apocalypse that no-one sensible was expecting) we take a moment to reflect on what has been a busy and exciting year for Anne and Chris. The year started off with lots … Continue reading

Categories: academic life, bloggery, photos

AGU Dispatches: Final Day and Final Thoughts

Unless you are presenting, the final day of a 5 day-conference can be a test of your intellectual fortitude: it can be tough to force your tired and stuffed-with-cool-new-science brain to take an interest in any more talks or posters. … Continue reading

Categories: academic life, conferences, earthquakes, geohazards, geology, geophysics, tectonics

AGU Dispatches: Earthquakes, Education and Edification

Another packed day, although for me, today was less about consuming science and more about both disseminating it, and learning how to teach about it. Nonetheless, I kicked off my morning in an interesting session on the links between short-term … Continue reading

Categories: academic life, conferences, earthquakes, geohazards, teaching

AGU Dispatches: Posters and Pontification

There are two main ways to get your science at AGU: by sitting in on one of the dozens of sessions of themed talks, or browsing the monstrous poster hall in Moscone South. I spent Tuesday morning mostly wandering around … Continue reading

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