Category Archives: ranting

The scientist-journalist divide: what can we learn from each other?

Last week, the journal Nature published two research papers on the effects of human-caused global warming on extreme precipitation events. I’m working on a post on the papers, and they’ve already received quite a bit of attention in the media. … Continue reading

Categories: by Anne, climate science, public science, ranting

Chris’s brain gets drained

You may have noticed that I’ve been a bit quiet on the blogging front in recent weeks. The fact is, I’ve been a little busy in the real world. The funding for my project in Edinburgh ended at the end … Continue reading

Categories: academic life, ranting

Today’s Hot Topic? Bottled Water

On this hot, hot day, when much of the eastern United States is beset by a record-breaking heat wave, what could be more refreshing than a nice cold, fresh bottle of water? After all, that’s exactly what is recommended by … Continue reading

Categories: by Anne, environment, hydrology, ranting

Boobquake: a slightly silly test of a ridiculous scientific hypothesis

Do immodestly dressed women cause earthquakes? Of course not.
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Categories: antiscience, by Anne, ranting