Scientific objects are different enough from the things you might find in your house and home that academics treat them differently. But is that the right approach?
International Women’s Day is never easy for me. I love celebrating other women, but I see myself as too awkward and abrasive to do anything worth celebrating. This year was especially hard, because it was my first International Women’s Day since I left physics properly and became a science communicator. I’m still in touch with […]
It’s out. You can listen to it. And there is even better to come! Episode 1 had just released and there was already more work to do. We had some material left over and the beginnings of a script, but here I was with final exams looming, no immediate interviews coming up and a deadline… […]
Image credit: Georgine Burnett Back in January, I posted about some “exciting things” coming up in a few months. It’s now been more than a few months – we are almost halfway through 2018 – and one of the “exciting things” is nearly due. I’ve been commissioning and editing the news section for Popular Astronomy, […]
In April, Cassini began its Grand Finale, a set of daring dives between Saturn’s rings and the planet itself. Come September 15, it will plunge into Saturn’s atmosphere, where it will keep transmitting data until its antenna can no longer keep locked onto Earth, over a billion kilometres away. Cassini has done so much science: […]