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Tweeting Armageddon

• Uncategorized • January 12, 2010

Ok, it wasn’t really armageddon, but the twitter feed from today’s port incident was priceless. It began with a few tweets by @SFriedScientist SFriedScientist – Morehead Port is closed due to nine containers being punctured; inside are highly explosive materials know as PETN. SFriedScientist – Why in the hell are there nine containers of pentaerythritol tetranitrate […]

Responsibility to creatures great and small


Part 2 of 3 in the series “get to know your fry-entists” It’s easy to assume that the graphs and tables produced by scientists for use in policy briefs are meant to speak for themselves and that it’s the legislator’s job to interpret the data and make appropriate decisions as a result of the knowledge.  […]

The Data Speak

Life in the Lab, ScienceJanuary 11, 2010

Part 1 of 3 in the Series “Get to know your fry-entists” It is impossible for a biologist, ecologist, environmental scientist not to think about conservation. The problems our planet is facing are so concrete, so quantifiable, so visible that to ignore them would be to betray the very thing we’ve dedicated our lives to […]