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Discover the BASE of academic writing to become a better writer

Discover the BASE of academic writing to become a better writer

Has anyone ever had a chat with you about your writing? Or their writing for that matter – and I don’t mean about their last publication but their writing process? Writing and in particular academic writing is one of those skills that people assume everyone has and picks up somehow by doing it – without ever really being properly shown how to write. I definitely haven’t been to any writing worksho ...[Read More]

Job opportunity at the EGU General Assembly: photography press assistant

Job opportunity at the EGU General Assembly: photography press assistant

We have one vacancy for a photographer with an interest in science communication to work at the press centre of the EGU22 General Assembly which will be held in Vienna, Austria and online, from 23–27 May. The successful candidate will be required to attend the General Assembly in-person in Vienna. Applications from geoscience students with experience in science communication are also very welcome. ...[Read More]

Women in science: Inspiring and honest stories that call for support and change

Women in science: Inspiring and honest stories that call for support and change

Sometimes, a simple story in a book or movie lights a spark and makes a young person curious about science. These young minds grow up dreaming to be mathematicians, scientists, doctors, engineers, technologists, and astronauts. But the road to being a woman or girl in science is rarely an easy one – even today in 2022! Despite the collective awareness of and push to break gender barriers and dispa ...[Read More]

GeoPolicy: Don’t Look Up – could better science advice have saved the planet?

GeoPolicy: Don’t Look Up – could better science advice have saved the planet?

Note: Spoilers Ahead! If you haven’t already seen it, go and watch Don’t Look Up – and then come back to this blog to find out what the scientists in the film could have done to better connect and communicate with the policymakers involved! Don’t Look Up gives us a terrifying example of what could happen when policymakers ignore the science. The film tells the story of two astronomers, PhD candida ...[Read More]