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Proofreading and post-grammatic stress disorder

Am I letting the side down?

Well it’s been three weeks now since I left the lab for good.  I’m feeling a lot more rested after the stress of the last eighteen months at work, when I was trying so hard to make that breakthrough without success. 1,336 more words


Nature's toughest surprises again

Research into life elsewhere in the universe must begin with life on our own planet. For in finding life in extremely harsh and inhospitable conditions here, scientists can determine how likely it is to find life on planets both suitable for life, and also those planets that at first glance, are not. 184 more words


My writing rituals

Author: Brianna

This post was inspired by the podcast on writing rituals over at James Hayton’s blog. He focuses especially on the beginning and end of the writing day, which I agree are critical times. 1,741 more words


8 things I didn't know about native bees

I have a confession to make; I’m an insect geek.

And when it comes to social insects like bees and ants I’m even geekier than usual. 1,320 more words

Science Writing

Stuff Matters: Exploring the Marvelous Materials that Shape Our Man-Made World, by Mark Miodownik

Have you ever wondered why, despite putting one in your mouth every day, you don’t taste your spoon? I had never considered cutlery’s marvelous properties that mean it is simultaneously malleable in production, slow to corrode and unreactive in our acidic mouths.   381 more words


Obsolete 13-Year-Old Ukrainian Boys

If you’re a 13-year-old Ukrainian boy, you should be worried right about now. You will be the first make and model of humanity to fall into obsolescence. 1,010 more words