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The “Geo-journey” of a PhD Candidate Geophysicist from Sicily to Uppsala.

The “Geo-journey” of a PhD Candidate Geophysicist from Sicily to Uppsala.

Does the sound of pursuing a Ph.D. terrify you? Well, fear not because this week we have Samuel Zappalà from Uppsala University to tell us more about his inspiring story as a Ph.D. student at the Department of Earth Science in Uppsala. And, who knows maybe you will be inspired to pursue a Ph.D. in the future? How many times have you wondered if it is worth taking the risk to pursue a Ph.D. abroad, ...[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]

The toxic and wondrous world of academia with Science Sisters

The toxic and wondrous world of academia with Science Sisters

Good morning, dear readers, this is your editor-in-chief speaking. We are currently experiencing some difficulties in academia, but we ask you to stay calm and remain in your seats with the seatbelt fastened. In the event of loss of pressure, make sure to publish your own paper first (to increase the pressure on your peers). Yes, it’s me! Your favourite (and only) editor-in-chief! And because runn ...[Read More]

Continental drift in academia

Continental drift in academia

After spending about three decades in the hustle-bustle of Asian megacities, I landed up in a quiet European town to continue my research work as a postdoc. When you know you will not meet your family soon in person, you know that you will not get the food you love and, the climate that has guided you in the sun and shadow will be very different; you may expect a life struggle. Yet, people have di ...[Read More]