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Balance Special on the WFSJ blog

Balance, i.e. juxtaposing different opinions on a topic with equal weight in a journalistic article, is a hot topic in science journalism. Balance is a golden rule in journalism, but it’s validity in science journalism is debatable. Four Master students in my...

The mind of Nobel Prize winners

After hearing the excellent lecture by Angela Belcher yesterday, I decided that the topical lectures around lunch time would probably be the best place to hear some hard science. Real hard science sessions are hard to find amongst the many revolving around policy...

Role model

Scientists very often have the stigma of being dull, old, grey men labelled on them. One of the ways in which we can show the general public and especially the young public that science isn’t (necessarily) boring and that not every scientist is by definition...

Down under

Hanging off the earth by the soles of my feet, I have arrived in Melbourne, Australia. For me this is the first time I’ve ever crossed the Equator and landed on the Southern Hemisphere, and much to my relief I haven’t fallen of the earth. Reason for my...