Women and Veterinary Medicine

The Dog Zombie has an interesting post discussing women in vet med–and why there are so many. She notes that her school is only 12% male, versus more of an even distribution in med schools, and the recent discussion of gender imbalance in science blogging. This is interesting to me, as my personal vet is […]

Moving science communication into the public sphere–how?

Mike and David Dobbs both have great posts up discussing “whither rewards for scientists who communicate to the public?” This ended up being one of the themes of my recent SciencePub talk in Columbus–what are the incentives–and disincentives–to scientists for bringing their work to the public at large, rather than simply publishing in journals?

Danger, Will Robinson? Safety in scientific field work

Interesting discussion over at The Spandrel Shop and Cackle of Rad on doing field work in the sciences–and the potential dangers that might be encountered. Now, Prof-like Substance and Cackle of Rad are discussing field work along the lines of biological sample collection, sometimes in the middle of nowhere, which isn’t something I’ve ever done. […]

Speaking at Columbus Science Pub tonight–Science Denial & the Internet

Just realized that I failed to mention this here, but I’m in the Buckeye state to give a talk at the first Columbus Science Pub get-together. All the details are at the link, but the quick rundown: Hampton’s on King 234 King Avenue Columbus, OH 7PM-whenever Hope to see a few of you there!