A(68)nniversary

  A year ago, the megaberg, A68, broke away from Larsen C (ok, so it was more than a year ago, but I've been away... allow me). I spoke to the BBC's Jon Amos about it, and they made this snappy little video about it. Check it out: https://twitter.com/BBCScienceNews/status/1016334382636978176 So what's happening to it now? … Continue reading A(68)nniversary

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Dispatches from Davos

This week, a huge number of polar scientists across many disciplines have descended on Davos, Switzerland to attend the #Polar 2018 joint SCAR/IASC (Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research/International Arctic Science Committee) conference. It's the first time in many years where scientists working on polar science at opposite ends of the earth have been able to … Continue reading Dispatches from Davos

Why science communication matters

There's an old joke that people go into science so that they can write papers and not talk to anyone. But what's the point in doing science, if you can't talk about it? Teaching is the best way of learning First of all, if you can't explain your research to a ten-year-old, then you don't … Continue reading Why science communication matters