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Show and tell of science

“Show me, don’t tell me!”, the English professor cried at us for the 15th time that week. It was frustrating, really. How does one show a dog walking with its owner? If I thought that was hard, then showing the various aspects of my own research would be a challenge. Fast forward to several years …

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Field trips: A good way to become interdisciplinary in your own field

If you work in a particular field, you know that it’s all about specialisation. I am a geoarchaeoligist that dabbles in chemistry. Like any good archaeologist, I’ve taken classes in the basics, and I’ve even had the chance to practise a few of the skills in the field. Moreso with being a geologist since I’ve …

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Speaking interdisciplinarily — a parable

Many times when working across fields, there is a lot of miscommunication, misapprehension, and misunderstandings. Sure, there may be an overlap in ideas, but it’s the nitty-gritty details that trip people up. This poor fellow had a classic case of what a lot of interdisciplinary people feel when they are just starting out: lost for …

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