Photo: Cpl. Jo Jones [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons The Background Most of you are probably aware of the GRE or Graduate Record Examination. Those…View More Let’s Kill the GRE
Was there a tipping point? When had this all started? This uncomfortable sensation in my gut. This nagging thing rolling around inside my head. It…View More Tipping Points, For-Profit Scientific Publishing, and Closed Science
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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
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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
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