Category Archives: public science

Ten hundred words of science spreads like wildfire…and gets a Tumblr!

Wow. Wow. Wow. When I challenged you yesterday to explain geoscience (or any science) research using only the 1000 most common English words, I had no idea how many amazing responses I was going to get to read. It is … Continue reading

Categories: public science

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

Re-reflection seismology: an interview with Dana Hunter

Many moons ago, I was pleased to discover that one of my posts had been selected for inclusion in the latest iteration of the OpenLab anthology of online science writing. Also included from the Geoblogosphere was one of its most … Continue reading

Categories: bloggery, geology, public science

Mystery Geology Theatre 2012

Yesterday was, of course, the long-awaited day of the apocalypse, as we reached the end of the Mayan calendar. The fact that the descendants of the Maya didn’t buy this interpretation was, of course, beside the point, as were all … Continue reading

Categories: geology, public science, ranting, reviews

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

Categories: academic life, conferences, palaeomagic, public science