Monthly Archives: April 2014

The spring 2014 issue of the Berkeley Science Review is out!

First, a bit of shameless self-promotion: My piece is here. It is about massive viscous fingering, so, if that sounds like a good time to you, go check it out. To learn about it, I spoke with Scott French about his super … Continue reading

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Fake it ’til you make what, exactly?

So I hear women have a confidence problem. Claire Shipman & Katty Kay, authors of the 2009 book Womenomics, claim that (at least part of) what’s holding women back is their lack of confidence. Tracy Moore and Jessica Valenti posted … Continue reading

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How would you explain what color is to an 11-year-old?

This was the challenge posed by the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science‘s ‘Flame Challenge‘ this year. The finalists were announced today, and I learned a lot from looking at their entries. For anyone working on principle #1 of science … Continue reading

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On being taken somewhere special.

Part of the “let’s all panic about the future of science” narrative is, for me, finding things that remind us that we are more than just our jobs. Sometimes it is hard. This latest post of mine, over at Greenfriar, is … Continue reading

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The double bacon cheese salad

A while back I came across this recipe for a dandelion green salad with hot bacon dressing. It is awesome for two reasons: First, who knew dandelion greens could be so delicious? Anything peppery, mustardy, zippy–I am into it. Second, … Continue reading

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