I had been meaning to check out Lois McMaster Bujold’s sci-fi novels for a couple of years (because I really enjoyed her Sharing Knife fantasy series), but my local libraries and bookstores never had the straight-run of her popular Vorkosigan Saga novels. As a slightly off-topic aside: nothing puts me off a writer or a […]
Oh boy, that is a terrible, terrible pun, but once you know what exactly I am talking about, I hope that you will be able to forgive my punning audacity. Because, see, this whole article is about a recent study out in the journal Science that talks about bees and how they behave. And there’s […]
I’ve posted about some of the issues associated with science journalism, like created controversies and the disconnect between scientists’ and non-scientists’ concepts and views of “uncertainty,” and over the weekend, Slate Magazine reposted an article from the New Scientist that delved more deeply into some of the problems facing science journalism. They ask the same […]
Exporting ethics is tricky business. Whether you are the sole vegan at Thanksgiving dinner, or out with a bunch of new travel buddies while traveling abroad, handling ethical issues without seeming like an insensitive, self-involved jerk can be a conundrum.