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Pseudonymity versus Anonymity

Let’s talk about pseudonyms, shall we? Because interestingly, the recent debacle concerning Dr Isis has highlighted something. Most people out there have no idea what the word “pseudonym” means, and how it differs from being anonymous. Because I find this rather … Continue reading

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Caffeine and ambiance!

I’ll freely admit that I’m something of a seigneur-terraces. As well as enjoying freshly brewed coffee, I do like the atmosphere found in most coffee shops. Actually, I’m quite glad that I live in a city with rather a vibrant … Continue reading

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Why can’t science reporting be both critical AND awesome?

So sometime yesterday afternoon, I found myself reclining in a crowded coffee shop amidst an eclectic assortment of undergrads studying, using a similarly eclectic assortment of electronic devices… When I stumbled across an article posted on twitter, which a friend of … Continue reading

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Dual Career Wielding

So after crawling out from the thesis cocoon, I’ve been taking a few days to straighten out some thoughts and take stock of things. I’m a little behind on my e-mail, and my head contains a tangled mess of unmade … Continue reading

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8 science journalism clichés

Science literacy is, it has to be said, very important. Honestly, it’s likely to grow and continue to be more important. Times are changing. Things which are considered to be common knowledge are changing. Unfortunately, science journalism isn’t keeping up. … Continue reading

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Writer’s Block

Again. For about a week now. Damn…  

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I wouldn’t have said “genius” per se…

So I don’t really do these test thingamajigs that often, but this one looked amusing to me. Especially as I like to grumble about people getting some of these things wrong (growing up with parents who’re both journalists will do … Continue reading

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To split, or not to split?

Actually, I could add a literary pun to that sentence by rewriting it as “to split, or to not split?” So a matter which may occasionally concern anyone who spends a lot of time writing in English is that of … Continue reading

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Feedback

Just to remind me that it can always be worse… Conversely, my paper writing’s not going badly. I have a whole bunch of alterations and things still to do, but at least it’s cohesive. We’ve set a new deadline for … Continue reading

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The Plan

So one of the reasons I’ve been so busy lately is that I have a paper deadline to work to! This is quite exciting, because it’s actually my first paper. Assuming it gets accepted. Which it will. So Amit and … Continue reading

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