The early years 1. Could your parents afford to live on the good side of town? The one with the right schools? Did they send…View More Can you afford to be a marine biologist? Or a scientist?
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
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
As science communicators, we are constantly looking for new and innovative ways to translate the ramblings of the ivory tower into a relatable and accessible public…View More The Writings on the Sea-Wall: Climate Science Alliance
An interesting discussion is playing out on NOAA Coral List regarding how we define “internships.” This got started after the Roatan Institute for Marine Science…View More When Is An Internship Not An Internship?
How do we solve the diversity problem in marine science? This a complicated question without a single answer – but there is no question that we…View More Support LUMCON ocean scholarships, and get rural, low-income kids hooked on marine science!
A beautiful jelly was just sighted by the Ocean Explorer as they cruise the deep sea near American Samoa live at oceanexplorer.noaa.gov. According to Dr. Allen Collins–a zoologist at NOAA and…View More This deep-sea jelly looks like something from a dream
Throughout the years my dad and I have had some duke-out contests wrapping the holiday gifts. We aren’t just talking about fancy bows and ribbons here.…View More Have you been nautical or nice? Take your present wrapping game to the next level
Friends, Americans, country people, lend me your ears. You need to get your respective s#%@ together. Both my right and left leaning friends have bombarded my…View More Calibrating Your Internet BS Sensors in 9 Easy Steps