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Return from the Cayman Abyss: cruise post-mortem and some thoughts on media coverage

deep sea, Life in the Lab, marine science, Natural Science, ScienceMarch 1, 2013

At 7 AM EST on Monday, February 25, the ROV Isis rose from the depths of the Cayman Abyss, bringing to a close the 82nd cruise of the RRS James Cook. During JC82, we explored two recently discovered hydrothermal vents fields in the Cayman Trough: Von Damm, named for the late marine geochemist Karen Von […]

The top eleven science hashtags of 2011

UncategorizedDecember 30, 2011

Science is a conversation, and in 2011, a significant portion of that conversation happened on twitter. 2011 saw some fascinating new discoveries, bizarre assertions, disheartening revelations, and brilliant discussions. Twitter, it seems, is both a petri dish for nuggets of insight and an autoclave for steaming piles. So, without any further ado, here are the […]

Traveling the world in 140 characters or less: How Twitter got me a trip to New Zealand

• Uncategorized • November 7, 2011

Last May, I attended the 2nd International Marine Conservation Congresss, an interdisciplinary conference that brought together scientists, NGOs, policymakers, and interested members of the general public. It was the largest professional meeting dedicated to saving the oceans in history, and it was an honor to be a part of it. In addition to seeing old […]

Southern Fried Science Best of the Web 2010

BloggingNovember 30, 2010

Southern Fried Science is on vacation! Once again, we’ll be taking a break from blogging during the month of December. Weekly dose of TED and Biodiversity Wednesday will continue (since they don’t require any work on our part). While we’re gone, please enjoy a selection of exclusive penguin videos shot by Antarctic Adventurer David Honig. […]

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 […]

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