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Posterior Samples

Interested in collaborative use of R, MATLAB, etc. for analysis and visualisation within a webpage? Combining plotly and iPython can help you with that.

Cosmopolitan (yes, … 159 more words


Moscow Calling: Lost Gecko Sex Rocket Found

For all of you following the progress of the Russian gecko sex rocket, tonight you can sleep easy; communication with the reptile sex pad has been restored. 109 more words

Citations and the problem of capturing impact

As this week there is again a lot of talk about journal impact factors with the release of this year’s data later today, I like to take this timely opportunity to look at citation metrics more broadly, in terms of fundamental flaws in weighing data, and important data missing in the underlying data sets, which in my view miss important data when it comes to practical, technological impact of a study. 1,039 more words

Science Communication

Frogs and roads don't mix (Part 2)

In Part 1 of this series, I showed how difficult it was for frogs to cross busy roads without getting run over.  The second reason that frogs and roads don’t mix flows on from the first one – if frogs can’t cross roads safely, then they can’t move safely between different areas of habitat that are separated by roads.  537 more words


All Quiet on the Sapphicscientist Blogging Front

I have been extremely inactive on my blog since October last year. Writing for an online Feminist magazine, making my first forays into learning and performing burlesque, and finally studying science communication at university took my away from my blogs. 87 more words


Blogiday, Big Bangs and Microbiological Superheroes

I ended up taking an extended hiatus from blogging, but now that I’m back, I plan on being back with a vengeance.

During my blogiday / blogcation / sabblogical (?) I wasn’t not doing science-y things, in fact it was quite the opposite; I volunteered at the Big Bang Fair, a microbiology science roadshow and the Cheltenham science festival, joined a forum for young people at the Thintank science museum in Birmingham, began and completed my dissertation, finished uni and graduated with first class honours in Human Biology! 595 more words

How do you like your science? Rare, medium or well-done?

How do you like your science? Rare, medium, well-done?

And your public engagement? Would you like that with a little more public or a little less? 469 more words