Author Archives: Rebecca

Four wheels that changed my approach to packing

In the past, I’d always been a “checked bag, minimum carry on” type of packer. Even in the face of luggage fees. Especially in the face of luggage fees. Living in the US, my biggest travel pet peeve was arguing … Continue reading

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Isle of Skye, Part I

Hello everyone (all three of you)! I’ve got another travel-related post for you, though there’s not much science involved. Instead there’s kilts, whisky, monsters, and sheep! Lots of sheep.  A friend from Australia came up to visit, and he wanted … Continue reading

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A Floating Monument to Fieldwork

Over the weekend I had the opportunity to visit the RRS Discovery, a floating monument to fieldwork. Continue reading

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When Fieldwork Goes Wrong

Well, it’s been a while since I posted anything. I’d like to catch up on what happened over the summer holidays. First, I had to do another autumn stint back in Australia. As usual, I managed to pack a lot of … Continue reading

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The agony and ecstasy of doing a joint PhD

If I had a dollar for every time I’ve had to explain my PhD programme to someone, I could retire a few years from now. If I had another dollar for every time I had to explain that no, I’m … Continue reading

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Murry Salby and the Sloppy Gospel of Anti-AGW

A few evenings ago I attended a lecture by Murry Salby, a notable and vocal opponent of Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW). This presentation was a stop on his latest European speaking tour, a way to fill the time and spread … Continue reading

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Lit Review: Folks, This Ain’t Normal by Joel Salatin

Lit review week here at the Science Cabinet is brought to you by the letter “P” (for procrastination) and a need to think about something other than programming languages.  This book was finished several months ago, but I’m just now … Continue reading

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