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The invisible shield from the centre of the Earth

The invisible shield from the centre of the Earth

The Earth’s magnetic field plays a prominent role in our everyday life. From birds and bees to many modern-day technologies rely on the magnetic field, and yet, our understanding on its long- and short-term behavior is far from complete. In this week’s post, Annique van der Boon shows how geology and paleomagnetic studies can help us in understanding the long-term activity of EarthR ...[Read More]

The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship

The summer months are often considered the cucumber season both in politics and in academia. However, there are several young researchers who use these months to work like crazy on proposals for the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Postdoctoral Fellowship call. To give some inspiration to these young academic adventurers, I asked some current and recently awarded MSCA Fellows to share their experien ...[Read More]

Making software available: open source licenses

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When you are writing some code for your upcoming paper, you may want (or need) to make the code available. Just making it available to see somewhere doesn’t automatically make it open source software though. In this post I will provide you, based on my experience of having to choose a license, a brief introduction on what the difference is, why your code needs a license and what license may ...[Read More]

There’s more to Geoscience than just oil and gas

There’s more to Geoscience than just oil and gas

When most people hear Geology, they might think ‘rocks’, ‘diamonds’ or ‘oil and gas’, and these perceptions of the Geosciences vary from country to country. This week, we have PhD student Ayuni Ina Mohamaad from the University of Florida to tell us more about the Malaysian view of geoscientists. Fresh out of high school in 2009, I was still unclear with how I would like to move forward in life, ca ...[Read More]