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NeuroDojo · 1W ago

“Explain it like you would to...”

People like to tell scientists what sort of explanation counts as “clear.”So you get clich...
NeuroDojo · 1W ago

More March for Science thoughts

A while back, I noted that the planned March for Science had gotten a lot of flak, much of which seemed... unhelpful.I want to be clear, though: this is not to say that March for Science sho...
NeuroDojo · 2W ago

Bilingual university plans; more program woes

The Texas observer has a profile on UTRGV focusing on plans to make the university a bilingual institution.When this has been brought up on campus within faculty, I had heard that there was ...
NeuroDojo · 2W ago

My heart beats true

It’s only the second round, and I am absolutely hooked on the AFL’s women’s competition. Why am I hooked? Check out the 8 February edition of the Outer Sanctum podcast. Listen to how people flooded out to the first round of games because they recogni...
NeuroDojo · 2W ago

Staying active in the lab and/or field when you’re the boss

For many scientists, there comes a point in their careers where they are not collecting their own data. They supervise students, and the students collect the data, leaving the senior scientist (or, to use grant-speak I hate, the principle investigato...
NeuroDojo · 2W ago

The name game and fame

  There have been several “Scientists need to do more outreach!” editorial lately. Some ha...
NeuroDojo · 2W ago

The current and future fights between universities and the White House

I make a cameo appearance in this Times Higher Education piece that focuses on the US administration threats to stop sending federal money to the University of California, Berkeley if they d...
NeuroDojo · 2W ago

Tuesday Crustie: Sticker shock

Last week, I polled people on Twitter, asking what people thought was the highest price pa...
NeuroDojo · 3W ago

The best ad during a football game was in AFL Women’s, not the SuperBowl

Nope, the best advertisement I saw this weekend was during Round 1 of the inaugural AFL Women’s competition. Powerful and emotional.(There are a lot of shorter versions that snip out a secti...
NeuroDojo · 3W ago

An outsider’s perspective on protest

Here is the latest criticism of the March for Science. William Happer, a physicist from P...