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My top ten tips for starting a science blog

Posted December 1, 2013 By Marc Leger

I have been publishing on Atoms and Numbers website for over two years, and I greatly enjoy this as a hobby.  If you like writing, and you are curious about or excited by the idea of writing about science for a worldwide audience, then you may have considered starting a science blog. There are many articles […]

During the Canadian Science Policy Conference on Thursday, NDP Science Critic Kennedy Stewart announced that he would table a Private Member’s Bill in the House of Commons, calling for the creation of an Independent Science Officer to “provide science-based advice to members of Parliament and to vet federal science and technology policies.” According to CBC […]

In recent years, much has been made about the tight job market for scientists with PhDs.  In Canada, it is said that funding cuts to researchers and to universities in general, combined with the accelerated churning out of doctoral students, has left many science PhDs looking for work outside of academia, or out of work, period. This […]

A recent article in Nature, led by Sean Crowe from the University of British Columbia, has posited that oxygen may have first appeared in significant concentrations in the atmosphere 3 billion years ago, much further back than the accepted estimates of 2.3 billion years ago.  This article has received some coverage in the mainstream media, […]

Consider the audience when addressing chemophobia

Posted July 18, 2013 By Marc Leger

In recent months, there has been an ongoing discussion among chemists and other scientists in social media on how to best communicate concerns and responses to those who espouse chemophobia.  Since the ScienceOnline conference in early 2013, I’ve seen a movement that is slowly maturing, as some fundamental questions are debated in this community. What are […]