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Category Archives: Science and Society

Why I won’t go to the #ScienceMarch

This is a difficult post to write. Not because I am not sure about what I think and feel but because many scientists have tried to express their worries with … Continue reading

01/03/2017 · 2 Comments

Beyond the STEM pipeline

I haven’t written a post in a long time. Also I have struggled a lot on what to write and how to talk about it. But I have finally settled … Continue reading

26/01/2017 · Leave a comment

Nobel Prize Data Viz: The Fast and The Spurious

Another year, another group of Nobel Laureates: I’d like to take you on a brief tour of this famous data set from the basic to the absurd…

06/12/2016 · Leave a comment

Authors Contribution Statement: Essential or Redundant?

More than a year ago, I asked Twitter what people thought of the Authors Contribution Statement on scientific papers. Science Publishing Survey: How much do you value the ‘Authors Contribution’ … Continue reading

25/09/2016 · Leave a comment

Academia no more: 1.5 years on

In April 2015, I wrote Academia no more about the reasons that brought me to leave Academia for a job in Industry. PHD Comics: Academic Deadlines by Jorge Cham / PhD Comics … Continue reading

21/09/2016 · Leave a comment

On finding my own way

It’s been a long time since I have written here. Turns out planning a wedding and finishing a semester in gradschool is enough to keep you wishing for more hours … Continue reading

29/01/2016 · 1 Comment

The STEM pipeline as a an analogy and why it is problematic

So, for the last few weeks I have been thinking on the concept of the STEM pipeline as a descriptor of science career and why I think this is problematic. … Continue reading

22/10/2015 · 2 Comments

Helping each other write better science

Hi everyone I am back ! According to wordpress my last post was 3 months ago !!! That is way to long without writing, this new semester has been really … Continue reading

16/10/2015 · 1 Comment

#Plutoflyby showed a side of scientists people rarely get to see… that we are people with feelings

It is very rare that people outside science can catch a glimpse of what it feels to accomplish something in science. Scientists don’t receive a huge media coverage when a … Continue reading

15/07/2015 · 1 Comment

Poll: Have dissertations outlived their usefulness in science?

Several friends of mine have been recently finishing their Ph.D. dissertations, which of course were the cause of much stress: they tend to be quite long (100+ pages usually) and … Continue reading

15/07/2015 · 12 Comments


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