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To debrief or not to debrief

It’s a situation one never hopes to encounter: the situation where you witness someone’s death. Some 200 metres from my office, in the early and sunny morning, a woman was killed in a truck versus cyclist accident. I did not witness the accident myself,...

Nano heroes

Communicating to a lay audience can be hard enough. Especially when they are journalists who don’t have any scientific training. But some scientists have the ability to be both brilliant at their scientific craft and also to be able to communicate about it in a...

Science Idol contest

Although the practise of attemtping to control and distort the science of political issues is commonplace in many governments, the Bush administration has a reputation for raising this art to perfection. Therefore, the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), which...

Diplomacy

Diplomacy is the art of saying ‘Nice doggie’ until you can find a rock.  – Will Rogers