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Have you hugged your postdoc today?

Did you know that it’s National Postdoc Appreciation Week? Probably not, if I had to guess from the lack of mention on various social media, but it’s a real thing– in 2010, the House of Representatives even passed H. Res. 1545, officially recognizing the event. Postdocs, do you feel appreciated? […]

Can you help me get to ScienceOnline2012?

ScienceOnline2012 is the sixth annual meeting on science and the web, taking place in Raleigh, NC from January 19-21. It’s structured in an “un-conference” format of discussions and workshops, attended by science writers, editors, scientists, artists, and others who participate in, communicate, and discuss science on the internet. This will […]

Why did I start blogging?

I’ve been selected as a finalist for the CollegeScholarships.org Blogging Scholarship! You show your support for The Contemplative Mammoth by voting for me here from now until November 23rd. (Update: due to ballot stuffing– not for my blog– all votes have been re-set to zero, and there’s a new ballot. […]