Category Archives: communication

Science, reporting, & communication

Last night, I posted about a basic research paper that has gotten some press attention. As is often the case, much of the nuance and context of the original work is missing from the press coverage or buried at the … Continue reading

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Canvas or club?

There is a breed of scientist who believes in the power of eloquence and clarity in communication. The writing is straightforward but tells a story. The figures are well-wrought murals that bring it all together. They make technical writing an … Continue reading

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The art of the sale

It was that time of the year again. I went to class, intent on my coursework as usual, but there was something else waiting for us at the end, the thing I dreaded all year*… Catalogs and order forms. It … Continue reading

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Alphabet Soup: Abbreviations and acronyms in scientific communication

Acronyms and abbreviations abound in scientific communications. With the lengthy and at times complicated names scientists give to molecules and methods, it is no surprise that we need to shorten these into something that doesn’t take up half a line … Continue reading

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Of public transit and science communication

I haven’t owned a car for almost 6 months, so I’m now completely dependent on public transportation. It’s a weird thing, coming from a place where most areas are so spread out and public transportation so barebones that it’s nigh … Continue reading

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