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Why do public engagement? Diamond Nine activity

This week I had the pleasure of attending the BIG ‘How to train researchers’ event at Newcastle University. It was an excellent and thought-provoking day and I took away a lot of useful tidbits and ideas. 137 more words

Science Communication

House Committee Passes Legislation to Ensure Federally Funded Science Supports the “National Interest”

Washington, D.C. – A bipartisan act that requires the National Science Foundation to justify, in nontechnical writing, how each awarded research grant supports the national interest was approved by the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology on October 8. 679 more words

Geology And Public Policy

Using Effective Language

Physicists like to use silly names for things, but sometimes it’s best to just use an everyday word. It can trigger useful intuitions, and it makes remembering concepts easier. 483 more words

Theoretical Physics

New giant 'raptor from hell' discovered!

For those who haven’t seen, recently a new ‘giant raptor from Hell’ was discovered! As a cousin to the infamous Velociraptor, it represents one of the largest members of the group known as Dromaeosauridae, which were the close relatives of early birds. 104 more words


Networking at academic conferences

For junior academics, networking at conferences is both a great opportunity and a terrifying prospect! They offer unparalleled chances to enhance and develop your career, but one false move and you could be doomed for all eternity! 244 more words