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How to Be Like Me: My seminar on alternative science careers

Last month, I was invited to Northwestern University to give a seminar at the Department of Physics and Astronomy. Each semester, they invite one speaker who talks on a topic that is “outside of the box,” as my host put it. 642 more words

Science And Society

Threshold talks to Chris Clack about the grid

At Threshold Podcast, new ideas about energy and the environment excite us.

So when we heard Chris Clack’s idea to save the world and save money — by revamping the grid — we were pretty pumped. 21 more words

Boot Camp

Science Weekly: Effects of Ozone Pollution on Plants

Ozone is still a problem–but not for the reason you’re thinking of.

At the National Center for Atmospheric Research, scientist Danica Lombardozzi studies how ozone pollution is detrimental to living organisms. 594 more words

Science Writing

A Landfill is an Ecosystem unto Itself: a Treatise on the Organisms that call Landfills Home

Looming over Colerain Township is Mount Rumpke, the highest point in Hamilton County, Ohio. Visitors are taken by bus to the top, and from the summit, you can see the valley below, stretching to the reaches of the mountain’s domain. 8,295 more words


Mapping the Milky Way

Stop reading. Go outside, look up. What do you see?

Now, astrophysicists can help you find your way through the stars overhead. Scientists created the most detailed map of our galaxy ever last week using traces of hydrogen that fill the sky above us. 280 more words


Picky about their pollen

I like grocery shopping. There is something about the variety of foods and all the options available for the choosing. Lots of micro- and macro-decisions to make about what will go into our mouths and fuel our bodies. 541 more words



Hi! Please excuse the banging in the background–that’s just the sound of me building the remainder of this site. In the meantime, I’ll give you a synopsis. 95 more words