General

Is our scientific advancement helped or hindered by current publication practices?

As a graduate student, one of my greatest challenges is determining what to read, how much to read, and how skeptical I should be of what I've read. There are so many journals, so many publications, so many people wanting to gain the academic currency of published work. If I do a quick and dirty… Continue reading Is our scientific advancement helped or hindered by current publication practices?

teaching

What if I had invented Facebook?

I'm guessing you think this post will be some sort of whimsical sobfest about how I wish I could have been the one who'd invented Facebook leading to fame and money. Well, thatĀ assumption is wrong. In reality, this post explores and questions our social responsibility(ies). Wikipedia says social responsibility "is an ethical framework which suggests… Continue reading What if I had invented Facebook?

Run

Run of the day

Today marks the beginning of Boston Marathon Training. Actually, it's not the beginning of my training. I've worked hard the last few months...year...years, to stay fit. Today marks the first double-digit day of Boston Marathon Training. The sun shone into my home, illuminating the dust I must have missed in my last cleaning frenzy. I… Continue reading Run of the day