Category Archives: academic life

Scenic Saturday: Echoes of Mary Anning

On March 9th, 1847, the world lost a great scientist to breast cancer. She was poor, lacked formal education, and practiced a minority religion, but she had a keen eye and mind that helped see things that others couldn’t and … Continue reading

Categories: academic life, by Anne, fossils, Mesozoic, outcrops

The diminishing returns of lecture preparation

It seems that like so many other things, lecture preparation expands to take up the time available. Continue reading

Categories: academic life, teaching

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