Me, but Italian

December 19th, 2007

I was interviewed a week ago by an Italian Master’s student in science communication, Chiara Ceci. We had a great conversation, and she turned it into a podcast. It’s kind of weird to hear myself translated. If you are interested in hearing what I had to say, or in brushing up on your Italian you can take a listen here.

Making Science Political

December 10th, 2007

I know many people out there like their science and politics to mix about as much as a red sock in a load of white laundry. However, the two are inextricably linked no matter how furious the protestations.

This is one of the reasons that I have made The Weird From Washington with Dr. Michael Stebbins a regular part of the TWIS line-up. Politicians are making decisions about our lives that should be informed by science, yet science remains the red-headed stepchild of the United States government. Science is ignored. It is attacked. It is misused and mistreated.

There is a light in the woods, and we will see how bright it can burn over the next year as scientists and bloggers band together to force science into the Presidential debate. Will independent media be able to put science and the environment on big media’s plate? Will it become an issue outside of the halls of academia?

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December 10th, 2007

I am a huge fan of the holiday season. Not for christmas persay, but for the general spirit of the season. I just got my very first very own xmas tree ever. I decorated it this evening with lights borrowed from friends, stuffed animals, mini disco balls, a hand-puppet, and my keychain collection.


Yummy Chocolate

December 5th, 2007

I just finished shooting an episode of Food Science that’s all about chocolate. It should be coming out in a month or so… whenever all the post-production is finished. But, in my recent infatuation with the dark and tasty treat, I came across this website about chocolate from the American Chemical Society. It is… ahem… choc full of great information.

Pretty Picture

December 3rd, 2007

I love Hubble…

Messier 74