Category Archives: Science

News and updates from science, be it environmental or atmospheric

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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“How do I land a gig like that?”

I’m the first to admit that when it comes to grad school programs, I’ve got it pretty good. I’ve got nice advisors who are also known and respected in their field, I get to live in cities other people visit … Continue reading

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PhD “Aha” moment: I am the expert

So I’m feeling mighty cheerful for a girl who currently has no data. On the other hand, I do have a bit of a mystery to solve, so that’s probably covering up what should be feelings of frustration. The mystery … Continue reading

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Think you know how to lose weight? Not so fast…

If you’re one of the 1.4 billion adults who are overweight or obese, chances are you’ve looked for ways to trim the waistline. According to a new review published the New England Journal of Medicine, some of the things we … Continue reading

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Awfully Convenient Timing

Thanks to Al Gore, I will always have a job. His 2006 documentary, An Inconvenient Truth,  transformed my meteorology degree from an obscure corner of science into a hot commodity. One thing I always appreciated about the film was that … Continue reading

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Lit Review: Merchants of Doubt

I recently finished “Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming” by Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway. This book was recommended to me by Anne W. If you’ve got some … Continue reading

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