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This new science podcast is nerd bait (and we love it)

There’s a delicious moment in the first episode of the newly launched podcast, Science Vs, when host Wendy Zukerman gets representatives of Seneca Resources to acknowledge that their fracking chemicals have contaminated water. 219 more words

Climate & Energy

Writing 'The Communication Scarcity in Agriculture'

Recent years have shown an extraordinary shift in our country. For most of history, people were content with their food as far as it was abundant, affordable and safe. 1,163 more words

Science Communication

25th July 2016 - Sam Urmy, Stony Brook University

I am a PhD candidate in Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook University.  Broadly speaking, I’m interested in how marine animals move through and inhabit their environment–which is often unpredictable, patchy, and turbulent–and how the decisions of individuals lead to the distribution of populations.  202 more words


The Legacy of L.E.Richdale

“The fight to save these birds for all time is now, please help us win this fight” – Lance Richdale 1900-1983

The northern royal albatross were first sighted landing and nesting at Taiaroa Head in the early 1900s but it wasn’t until 1938 when the first chick successfully fledged (refer to…

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Back on Track: The Biology of Lying

Repeatedly over the years, this little science of blog mine has sat patiently waiting on the backburner for some love.

This past year in particular has been exceptionally busy for me – I dismantled my life in Canada to move to London and do my Masters in Science Communication, while still editing and writing for… 1,375 more words


Lies, damned lies, and public trust

When I was a child, my grandfather blew my mind with a bit of basic probability and statistics. If you play the lottery, he explained, you might as well just play the numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. 681 more words