Month: July 2010

Science Blogging Networks

There are a number of science blogging networks out there, with different focus, and different management styles.  I used to blog at Nature Network but I left there last summer.  I never felt particularly comfortable over at NatureNetwork for a variety of reasons including the way the site was set up (registration required to make…

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Cleaner Chemistry?

One of the best things about chemistry at my university is that we have a shiny new teaching lab. [WARNING: there may be shameless plugging ahead].  The building that houses the lab is rated excellent under BREEAM, and comes with all kinds of neat stuff like solar tubes to heat hot water, rain water collection…

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Shaking things up…

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, it is unlikely that you’ve not noticed the big shake up in science blogging that was (in part) started by scienceblogs.com giving Pepsi a blog (which was later removed).   While I’m sad that many bloggers have been forced to up root and move, I can’t help feeling…

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Class of 2010

It was our graduation ceremonies at Keele last week.  I’ve always found graduation to be strange and anticlimactic. It is happy, but the graduands are dealing with family and friends unfamiliar with campus and what it is like as well as celebrating their considerable achievements over the past 3 or more years; sad because the…

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