Archive for February 2018

A brief history of the Wide Receiver Functions

Back in 2015, when my cousin set up a fantasy football league for my extended family, I named my first (and only) fantasy football team the “Wide Receiver Functions.” At the time I thought this was rather funny, but I was the only seismologist in the league, so instead of laughter I got confusion. Wide…

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Following snails around the world

Written By: Lauren Dykman Many scientists can link their research interests or career trajectory back to a childhood fascination. The ability to recognize beauty and intrigue in the mundane and every-day is a talent strongest in childhood, and many scientists seem to maintain this ability throughout life. Such a childhood fascination struck me when I…

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Once upon a time, scientists were told they should tell stories…

  If you’ve ever been to/heard/read/seen/smelled even the most basic talks on science communication strategies the one thing you’ve probably been told (over and over) is to tell stories. Perhaps I was born without the apparently universal intuition for what a “story” should be, but I always find it incredibly frustrating that many times the…

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The Superb Owl

  JP’ers were too enthralled searching for the Superb Owl this weekend to write a blog post. Turns out we found some eagles instead… We’ll be back next week!  

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