Do journalists need to understand the scientific process to write good science stories?

Do journalists need to understand the scientific process to write good science stories?

Since returning from a workshop on science communication for journalists I have been thinking a lot about science journalism both...

What caught our eye last week

What caught our eye last week

As the site description says, this blog aims to “explore ideas, discuss issues and share learning around research, information and...

Does usage of electronic resources by researchers plateau?

Does usage of electronic resources by researchers plateau?

Several years ago I was discussing usage statistics with Ann Snoyenbos from ProjectMUSE during a break in a conference. We...

Is brain drain relevant in an increasingly globalised world?

Is brain drain relevant in an increasingly globalised world?

Brain drain is a very emotive issue. Even the word ‘’drain’’ conveys a certain sense of siphoning off resources from...

How do you measure development?

How do you measure development?

What does it mean when a country is classed as ‘developed’? It’s certainly not a finite state. For the World...

Going Home

Going Home

A couple of weeks ago I heard an anecdote about a woman leaving Lagos airport. An immigration officer chided her...

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