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conference room carpets

Sometimes, I’ll admit, I get bored in conferences. I know! Even when surrounded by scintillating intellectual exchange and lots of PowerPoints! Since I basically always have my camera, this means I end up with a lot of pictures of floors. … Continue reading

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very bright lights

I blogged again! This one is about using synchrotrons to look at ancient things. A synchrotron is a really bright x-ray machine the size of a football field. If you point it at a bug in amber or an ancient … Continue reading

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it happened again!

Someone said hi! She used my name! I had no idea who she was! Fortunately, I saw her again later before she saw me, read her nametag, and realized I’d just met her last night. So, it was a recent … Continue reading

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bad news, bared

Friday was a good news day at the AAAS conference, with the fisheries scientists putting on a happy face. Today was bad news day for climate change. Chris Field, a very smart guy who I worked for briefly in 2002, … Continue reading

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an inconvenient speaking time

The big featured speaker this year at AAAS was Al Gore. He spoke Friday night. Don’t tell my mom – ok, she reads this blog – but I didn’t make it to his talk. I didn’t even try. I was … Continue reading

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telling fish tales

Hey, lookit, I blogged. I mean, somewhere other than here. It’s over at ScienceNOW, the daily online news service of Science magazine. The topic: fisheries. Not *all* of the world’s fish are completely doomed. Fisheries scientists have decided that if … Continue reading

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red, orange, yellow, fuschia, bronze…

I mean, really. This is how I’m supposed to be navigating this hotel: …What? So there are apparently four levels. I think they’re all subterranean (it’s a little unclear how the topography works here). I am almost certain they are … Continue reading

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nametags are your friend

So, I’m at AAAS. It’s the big science writer party of the year. Uh, I mean, it’s the big general science conference of the year, and many science writers go to the conference so they can write up news, find … Continue reading

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