On the heals of being inspired at #scifoo at GoogleX, I’m a little fired up. Monday morning at the American Library Association meeting–after flight delays,…View More 10 Things Science, Science Communication, and Just Maybe All of Academia Needs
For more updates on my research, follow along at jellybiologist.com, or on twitter @RebeccaRHelm As a scientist, I love jellyfish, and I suffer for it. Up…View More New Research Reveals How to Easily Grow Jellyfish In Captivity
Currently, one of the most pressing questions in science communication is what impact does participating in these kind of activities have on individual scientists. These…View More Will Tweeting About Your Research Paper Get You More Citations? Meh.
My friend Roxanne Beinart studies deep-sea hydrothermal vent ecosystems—work that sometimes takes her out to sea for weeks at a time. When on land, Roxanne and…View More When real-life marine biologist and mom goes to sea, she takes the octonauts with her
I firmly believe that good science must always be accompanied with good storytelling. Now more than ever, we must connect those around us to the…View More Support Sea Stories
I am oceanographer. My research occurs on big boats in the middle of big oceans. Of the list annoyances I must deal with most can…View More Are the floral smells of Victoria’s Secret fragrances needed for marsh field work?
In the pages of a scientific paper one does not often glimpse the human element of scientists. Although these papers reflect countless hours of dedication…View More The humanity within the pages of scientific manuscripts
It’s June, and that means the end of the NBA, the start of summer, and the celebration of LGBT Pride across the USA. I must…View More Pride, Actually.
UPDATE (5/27): Here’s our Reddit AMA link – ask us anything about deep-sea science! https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/6dng31/i_am_a_marine_scientist_im_on_a_boat_right_now_in/ WE’RE ON A BOAT! That’s right, The Blogfather Dr. M…View More Reddit AMA (Saturday May 27th): DSN on a boat, throwing wood in the ocean!
I first met Kimberlee Leroux on a rare, rainy day on the beautiful Central Coast of California. We had both enrolled in a weeklong intensive…View More On the Importance of Doing Science With Your Kids