If I look back to 2013 when I started this blog, I couldn’t imagine that I would become a lecturer. This job came with many surprises, as you can imagine, but the PGCert in Higher Education is certainly the most unexpected. So, the day I signed my contract was the day I also turned into … Continue reading Technology Enhanced Learning TEL
It is 2016 and we are still using Powerpoint for presenting science at conferences, meetings, and seminars. We also use it for lecturing. But this post is essentially for oral communication events. Oral presentations need a presenter, so the slides are not self-explanatory, that is why you are there. So avoid clutter, and aim for … Continue reading Powerpoint tips for science folks
We all eat, there is no way around it. Food is our fuel, our source of energy, and life itself. Food is where we meet – mother and child, our friends and family at the dinner table, or around the barbeque. Food gives us health – good or bad, and food has been and will … Continue reading Wanted: sustainable food systems
“Don’t take me wrong, but you have a beautiful aura!” Strange things have happened to me in the past 6 months. Amazing and unbelievable. I … Continue reading Ohh, you are a scientist – then you know everything!
If you don’t find this statement strange, then you must live in the southern hemisphere. I am a Southern European; I am used to a different sky at night. I am used to have strawberries from the south, and the most common farmed fish are seabreams and seabass. If I ever eat salmon, it for … Continue reading Chile: strawberries grow in the North; salmon grow in the South
1,000,000,000 1×109 1 tera dollars Sorry, but I had to come up with a mathematical way of writing it. It seems more real and gives a bit of dimension to the amount of money we are talking about here! This is the total student loan in the USA. This is actually an alien concept to … Continue reading Over 1 trillion dollars
Most posters were unclear, unappealing, had a terrible design and aesthetics. There are graveyards of posters in every institution; some are still hung in unhappy walls, getting yellowish and faded colours. The third world conference on marine biodiversity 2014 is starting today! From the 12th to the 16th of October, researchers from all over … Continue reading Long live the poster, or not….