Search Results: research
Food, Science: Apiaceae, birth control, hormones, peer-reviewed research, poison hemlock, poisonous lookalikes, wild carrot · 5 comments
This summer I leveled up in foraging by carefully studying poison hemlock (Conium maculatum) and Queen Anne's lace (Daucus carota), which both grow in profusion along the bike trail. Poison hemlock is one of the first plants, possibly the first, that every ...
2 Jul 2013: Red Elderberry Juice
Food: Adoxaceae, kale, red elderberries, toxicity · 2 comments
Image credit: Scott Loarie Nancy Turner summarizes the general PNW native opinion of red elderberries (Sambucus racemosa, not to be confused with the much more delicious black and blue elderberries) as follows: "Red Elderberries were not generally re ...
20 Jun 2013: The Not-So-Many Uses of Dehydrated Knotweed
Food: infusions, knotweed, peer-reviewed research, Polygonaceae, resveratrol · 2 comments
I have a foraging shame: The plants I've been calling Japanese knotweed (Fallopia japonica, or Polygonum japonica if you are an old-school genus-lumper like the King County noxious weed people) are probably actually Bohemian knotweed (Whatever x bohemicum) ...
25 May 2013: Chaladnik (Belarusian oxalic acid soup)
Food: Eastern European cuisines, oxalic acid, Oxalidaceae, peer-reviewed research, Polygonaceae, sheep sorrel, wood sorrel · 3 comments
... the other night I was reading this cool open-access research paper on the ethnobotany of Belarus. As you might expect, (1) ...
2 Apr 2013: Dandelion Mead
Food: Asteraceae, brewing, dandelions, Food, honey, mead, metheglin, natural dyes, Onagraceae · 3 comments
... 75 is pitching temperature. (00:40) Got absorbed doing research for another blog entry - it'll be a monster if I ever finish it but the research and writing are both super slow going. Must is now 74 degrees, time to ...
20 Mar 2009: Are the Tonga Earthquake and Eruption Related?
Science: coincidence, earthquakes, volcanoes · 11 comments
... with the volcano, either. So while it's possible that research in the distant future might uncover an explanation for the close ...
21 Jan 2009: Delicious Internet Noms
Links: Links · 1 comment
The science of espresso, with a dash of geology -- Darcy's law! Four Stone Hearth (58th Edition) -- Anthropology carnival! Association of American Geographers Anne U. White Fund -- A grant for doing field work with your partner. Would've been nice to kno ...
20 Jan 2009: What Does it Mean to “Learn Science”?
Meta, Science, Teaching: edutainment, unfinished drafts · 2 comments
... through 3 [crackpots, sloppy journalism, and peer-reviewed research, and I love seeing those things lumped together like that -MB] may ...
14 Jan 2009: Delicious Internet Noms
Links: Links · 1 comment
I finally fixed up a semi-automatic link-posting script that fits my needs - if you're interested in the gory details, or using the script yourself, see my post on the B-Sides. Enjoy all the backlogged links! Call for Submissions: Carnival of the Arid -- ...
18 Dec 2008: California is Safe?
Aimless: · 10 comments
According to a study of deaths from natural hazard "events"* across the U.S., earthquakes, volcanoes, and other spectacular geophysical hazards are much less deadly than common weather events like heat waves, floods, and thunderstorms. The study was publis ...
26 Sep 2008: What Planet is my Clafoutis From?
Aimless: · 12 comments
... of steep-sided domes on Venus, Journal of Geophysical Research 105 (E11) 26757-26771. 2 3 eggs, 2/3 c. flour, 1 1/3 c. milk, 2 t. ...
24 Sep 2008: Carnival of Feminists #65
Aimless: · 9 comments
... aren't always feminist: I'd love to see the focus group research on this one. I can only assume that they sat a group of young hetero ... for over a decade now are being believed without scads of research to back up my every word (and without being seen as such a nutjob). ...
8 Aug 2008: Shirts Belonging to the
Aimless: · 12 comments
... make it drink," says Dr. David Handelsman, an Australian researcher who has spent two decades studying male contraceptives, including an ...
Aimless: · 11 comments
... the entire planet. Talks on bread-and-butter basic research would not be accepted. The standard answer to weird or pointed ...
Aimless: · 6 comments
There's an article in last Friday's issue of Nature describing some changes in the rocks near the San Andreas Fault that occurred in the hours before two small earthquakes. Here's the BBC's writeup; for those of you who can sneak behind the Nature paywall ...
28 Jun 2008: Delicious Internet Noms
Links: · 1 comment
... Brumms, continental shelf oil, and commodity prices. ResearchBlogging.org wants you to help refine the list of subtopics for ...
20 Jun 2008: Someone Punk’d the CBS Science Desk!
Aimless: · 17 comments
... "science" "reporting" I have seen in yonks: New research compiled by Australian scientist Dr. Tom Chalko shows that global ... times more energetic than it was just 20 years ago. The research proves that destructive ability of earthquakes on Earth increases ...
18 Jun 2008: Advice for a Mathphobe?
Aimless: · 25 comments
... about it, and was still committed to the idea of qual research for the topic I wanted to study. Then I got an advisor who was highly bent toward quant research. She was also pushy. And I got to see that the big goal was probably ...
Aimless: · 7 comments
It's been two years* since the ground opened near Sidoarjo, Indonesia, spewing mud over the homes, farms, and businesses of tens of thousands of people. The disaster quickly acquired the rather endearing name of "Lusi", which is short for "lumpur" (Indone ...
28 May 2008: Borrowing Geek Cred from the Mathematicians
Aimless: · 1 comment
... that links me to Erdös is an obituary, not actual research. As far as I can tell, this is not especially impressive, but I'm ...
5 May 2008: Tag Clouds for my Papers
Aimless: · 7 comments
Brian posted tag clouds for two of his recent papers. Having no shame, Lab Lemming followed suit. Since I have even less shame, I'm just going to jump on while the bandwagon is rolling. So here's the tag cloud for Davies et al., 2008, currently in review ...
29 Apr 2008: Confessions of a Grad School
Aimless: · 25 comments
... packed with angst, and convinced I was too stupid for a research career, I crawled out from under the mountain of popcorn* with B.S. in ... that I'm smart enough for any career I want, including a research career, but at this point I can barely even remember what it was like ...
6 Apr 2008: Giving the Lie: Blogs and Scientific Criticism
Aimless: · 10 comments
I have been slowly wading through A Social History of Truth, Steven Shapin's study of how early modern English gentleman's etiquette was appropriated for scientific purposes - primarily to help decide who to trust, and to handle disagreements about the nat ...
21 Feb 2008: And the Three Billion Dollar Grant Goes to…
Aimless: · 5 comments
... poll: If $3 billion were yours to spend on scientific research, how would you spend the money? ... For the sake of variety, let's ... superconductivity, and DrugMonkey picked Alzheimer's research. I pick... I pick carbon sequestration. Will $3G be enough to ...
4 Feb 2008: Why I Don’t Use the BPR3 Icon
Meta: · 14 comments
... blog post should report accurately and thoughtfully on the research it presents. ... 7. The post should contain original work by the post ... of a good joke I might write a straight summary of the research, together with a blurb about why I find it interesting and how it ...
17 Jan 2008: RSS Feeds for AGU Journals
Science: academic journals, american geophysical union, RSS · no comments
... will take you right to the XML files): Geophysical Research Letters G Cubed JGR - Solid Earth Reviews of Geophysics Tectonics Water Resources Research Update: Mailbucket is... suboptimal. It truncates long messages ...
10 Jan 2008: Saline Injections for Venice?
Science: ground water, subsidence, Venice · 3 comments
... their plans for a pilot project in Water Resources Research*. Thirty centimeters is not enough to fix everything - high tides ...
31 Dec 2007: Year in Review
Meta: clip show · no comments
... the Good News of Geology? - What is the message? Fund my research or San Francisco gets it? Honorable Mentions: The Comic Potential of ...
18 Dec 2007: Grading Codes I Want to Give
Teaching: funny, grading, students say the darndest things · 1 comment
... to submit an assignment that explicitly asks for outside research, without citing their sources in any way. I mean, I can understand ... this question and the answer was "no, you must do your own research but you don't need to cite your sources"? I want to throttle their ...
14 Nov 2007: Hiking the Transgondwanan Supermountains
Science: Cambrian, Cambrian Explosion, Gondwana, Neoproterozoic, orogeny, Proterozoic · 4 comments
... Joe Meert, who had a much timelier writeup of the actual research. Because the other intersection between geology and life is that ...
13 Jun 2007: Leaking From the Pipeline (Again)
Personal, Politics, Science: academia, grad school, life as a leak, Phi Delta Qoppa · 14 comments
... my strengths and weaknesses as a student and a researcher, the health of my various mentor relationships, and the culture of ...
Politics, Science: blog carnivals, peer review, scientiae, sexism · 5 comments
... distribution of fellowship recipients (and am too lazy to research the matter right now, but perhaps the lazyweb can do it for me?), but ...
18 Mar 2007: Iconic Figures: Energy Release by Earthquakes
Science: earthquakes · 10 comments
... up over and over again, and not just because a particular research group is really working the lecture circuit. A handful of such images, ... In other words, they're a handy encapsulation of the research zeitgeist. So this is the first in what I hope to be an occasional ...
30 Jan 2007: What’s the Good News of Geology?
Politics, Science: fund my research or San Francisco gets it, lay science, philosophy of science · 16 comments
... ducks an important question: What is the message? Fund my research or San Francisco gets it? Appealing to a scientist's desire for grant ... precautions. Earth science saves lives. Yes, "fund my research or San Francisco gets it" is a vital part of the message. We can ...
12 Oct 2006: Seismograms from North Korea
Politics, Science: earthquakes, nuclear weapons, seismograms · 4 comments
There's one basic difference between earthquakes and explosions. Earthquakes happen when two pieces of rock slide against each other; they generate both push-pull and side-to-side waves. Explosions, by contrast, just push everything outward in all directio ...
11 Sep 2006: TA Training for Berzerkelers
Teaching: blog carnivals, grad school, teacher training · 6 comments
... Takehome lesson: something something undergraduate research and pedagogy synergy something, OMG ROBOT GECKOS!!1! ...
Links, Science: Bay Area geology, blog carnivals, gender, patents, work vs. family · no comments
... Bunker Whittington, Smith-Doerr's co-author, who is researching the question for her dissertation. She finds that women without ...
30 Aug 2006: Block, Writer’s
Personal, Politics: domesticity, sewing, sexism · 7 comments
... I don't seem to have the requisite oomph to type them. My research productivity is inching slightly upward, though. Slowly. Slooooow-ly. ...
11 Aug 2006: Predicting Volcanic Eruptions Months in Advance
Science: hazard mitigation, volcanoes · 12 comments
... study was performed on the volcanic island of Montserrat. Researchers from the University of Leeds and the British Geological Survey ...
Politics, Science: academia, earthquake engineering, gender, Science · 5 comments
... first analyzes the careers of 51 highly esteemed senior researchers and examines citation patterns in earthquake engineering generally, ...
3 Aug 2006: Truth, Justice, and the Academic Way
Politics, Science: academia, gender, rhetorical tactics, scientific culture · 32 comments
... succeed at the career parts of science, and not just the research, I think it's fair to go from "sex differences make women do better in ...
27 Jul 2006: Coming Down from the Link Rush
Links, Meta: anti-racism, blog carnivals, doing science, erase racism, NASA, panta rei, race in science, racism · 1 comment
... like, the blog carnival most specifically tailored to my research interests ever. And it's not in the carnival, but Arunn's description ...
18 Jul 2006: One More Way in which Global Warming Can Kill You
Science: climate change, unlikely catastrophes, volcanoes · 16 comments
... paper in this week's Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research. Lucia Capra looked at the dates of volcanic collapses during the last ...
15 Jul 2006: Call for Interviewees: Women in STEMM
Politics, Science: women in science · 29 comments
... STEMM. The author will combine information gathered from research studies with actual women's experiences. Interviewees will include ... professors female doctors women doing STEMM research in industry, at museums, at nonprofits, and in government labs women ...
10 Jul 2006: Sunday, Day of Links
Human Fuzzies, Links, Politics, Science: fascist police states, Joseph Campbell, science studies · 2 comments
... actually knowing the math or being able to produce new research. This has implications for sociology, blah blah Sokal hoax blah, but ...
27 Jun 2006: Blissfully Unaware of my Peril
Human Fuzzies, Politics: evolutionary psychology, marriage, wedding-industrial complex · 8 comments
... eyeballs rolling at that one would be enough to run a nice research outpost in Tanzania for a week. Fortunately, she stops with the ...
16 Apr 2006: Hello world!
Meta: anonymity, Internet branding, pseudonymity · 12 comments
... to be pretty impersonal, as even a vague description of my research interests is enough to pin me down to a very small community I've ...
13 Mar 2006: Quickies
Aimless, Links, Politics, Science: better living through science, mystery rocks, scientific culture, sexism · 9 comments
... human well-being" when we're begging the government for research money, but it's like Richard Feynman said about sex and physics: it ...
20 Jan 2006: Friday iTunes iChing: Martian Edition
Science, Whimsy: Friday random ten, iTunes iChing, Mars · 2 comments
... iTunes predicting that I'll grow up to be a graceful Mars researcher after all? If it's right about the rest of this, it's likely that ...
19 Jan 2006: Go Grey Lady Go!
Politics, Science: evolutionary psychology, lazy journalism · 2 comments
... satisfaction than women when witnessing retribution, research suggests. Both leads highlight the gender differences found in the ... possibly have been expected to consider the actual research in the field in his remarks. I think it's also the universe where Dr. ...
13 Jan 2006: Rehydrated AGU
Science, Teaching: american geophysical union, conference blogging, mass communication, science journalism · no comments
... promptly assumed meant that actively working to get your research popularized is (potentially) good for your career - and it would ... and The Journal of the American Medical Association. All research faces lousy odds of breaking in to the popular press*, but if it's not ...
22 Dec 2005: All I Haven’t Said
Links, Personal, Politics, Teaching: ambition, Caltech, death penalty, liberty, white studies · 3 comments
... projects designed for double-dipping in the students' own research are a godsend; scheduling finals so that they're not the week after ...
8 Dec 2005: AGU Four
Links, Personal, Politics: american geophysical union, feminism, peer review, pharmacists, socks · 3 comments
... socks. But I have to say, socks that said "Geophysical Research Letters" or "Tectonophysics" wouldn't be nearly as cool as socks that ...
6 Dec 2005: AGU Two
Personal: american geophysical union, beer, conference blogging · no comments
... by to chat was affiliated with the Institute for Creation Research. Having that on your badge is kinda like having a huge booger hanging ...
8 Nov 2005: Increasingly Tending to Non Sequiturs
Links, Politics, Whimsy: boobies, geomythology, grad school, memes, myth, patriarchy, rape, t-shirt slogans · 7 comments
... of myth and geology: Myths can sometimes alert researchers to previously unheeded geohazards; in other cases, where science ... same place: you're too lazy to be an academic! Go do more research! Exclamation points containing imitation whip noises! I'm not sure how ...
23 Oct 2005: Peevishness and Science
Human Fuzzies, Links: pep bands, project management · no comments
... acceptance tests (and will discover what that implies in a research setting), and try at every turn to make sure that the stuff we're ... we'll be trying to discover a useful and formal agile research methodology. Hell, if I knew C++ (or gave the slightest shit about ...
4 Oct 2005: Whereas
Human Fuzzies, Personal: grammar · 1 comment
... noticing lately, particularly in journals like Geophysical Research Letters where the length limit can produce some rather strained ...
20 Sep 2005: Climate Change in Human Teeth
Science: climate change, stable isotopes, teeth · no comments
... a bit of quirky research (link for any of you with subscriptions to Climatic Change): In ...
2 Sep 2005: Friday iTunes iChing
Science, Whimsy: Friday random ten, iTunes iChing, search requests, Sierra Nevada · no comments
... only to the Great Mother Mandelbrot, I pray that you do my research for me answer my query: can heat loss via ground water circulation ...
27 Aug 2005: What I Learned in the Field This Month
Science: field work, photoblog, Yosemite · no comments
... two were taken just north of Lake Tahoe, where UCB has a research station. The rest are from Yosemite National Park, mostly outside ...
3 Aug 2005: Travelogue! Days 0-3
Personal: photoblog · 5 comments
... of Icelandic history and culture, of the type you can research at home and drop in just where it will make you seem an informed and ...
1 Jun 2005: Academic Insecurity Builds Character
Personal, Politics, Science: academia, brain in a jar, impostor syndrome · 6 comments
... not be just a curiosity machine in a jar, that successful researchers also feel frustrated and apathetic and overwhelmed. Others ...
12 May 2005: Happy Juror Appreciation Week
Personal: jury duty, utter glee · 6 comments
... seal on it, I won it, and it is mine!). Either that, or researching one's judicial ballot is just plain good ...
4 May 2005: California Senate Bill 5: Freedom is Coming!
Politics: academic freedom, California politics · 4 comments
... to apply to data acquired by means of one's own original research. But the sponsors of similar bills typically have a high regard for ...
2 May 2005: Feedtinkery
Meta: blogtinkery, RSS, WordPress · 5 comments
... entries (where it would be redundant). Market research: Does anybody actually use the comments RSS feeds? Would you, if I ...
25 Apr 2005: Feminisms
Politics: feminism, feminisms, ideological boundary police · 7 comments
... reassured that I can still maintain focus for thinking and research and writing. In all other ways, it sucked. One of the things I ...
23 Mar 2005: Where Are All the Earth Science Bloggers?
Links, Science: geoblogosphere · 32 comments
... Science - the weblog of the Roger A. Pielke Sr. Research Group Also of note: Transect Points has a list of soil science ...
5 Mar 2005: Science Friday on Saturday
Science: funny, hydrothermal vents, oceanography, science journalism · 9 comments
... Budget. EVAR. IF: Let me list some of the oceanographic research-funding agencies that have experienced budget cuts lately. RW: Here ... have they been funded? RW: No. By the way, our research fleet is going to explode in three to five years. Not only will the ...
23 Feb 2005: What I’m Reading Tonight
Links, Politics: Caltech, endorsements, feminisms, local elections, Pasadena, political tactics · 7 comments
... against incumbent Susan Kane, who lists her occupation as "research scientist" - she's the associate director of research at the City of Hope medical center. I know Scott; he was one of the ...
11 Jan 2005: Mmmm Rocket Fuel
Politics, Science: earthquakes, ground water, perchlorate, pollution · no comments
Ah, perchlorate - an issue near and dear to my paycheck! I can't comment on the toxicology... but once again I am reminded of just how silly it is to plumb with a single set of pipes. I don't want to drink diluted rocket fuel, but I'm pretty confident that ...
10 Nov 2004: Suckers for Science in the Suburbs
Politics: California ballot propositions, embryonic stem cells, genetic engineering, health care, scientific illiteracy, stem cell research · 5 comments
... a million zillion dollars on speculative stem cell research while spurning measures that would totally, definitely, for-real save ... PASSAGE OF PROPOSITION 71 in California (the Stem Cell Research and Cures Act) was an acute case of electoral folly. As Californians ...
31 Oct 2004: Sample Ballot II: Initiatives Ahoy!
Politics: · 2 comments
... blah blah I can't hear yooooooo! Proposition 71: Stem Cell Research: No This one hurts. I think stem cell research is important enough that someone should fund it; if the federal ...
11 Oct 2004: Weekend: Music, Injuries
Human Fuzzies, Personal: harmonic numbers, prickly pear jelly, righteous indignation, sugar syrup · 4 comments
... Three-Toed Sloth via Crooked Timber, it's a cat research review. Saturday night, I See Hawks in LA was live at my old dorm. ...
31 Aug 2004: Citizens Don’t Let Citizens Watch the RNC
Politics: civic duties, political tactics · 6 comments
... listen more than W. will, and his policy towards stem cell research will make just as much sense as W.'s, if not more!) Stopping to smell ...
13 Aug 2004: I Smell a Thesis
Science: · 1 comment
... McGuire, the director of the Benfield Grieg Hazard Research Centre at University College London, said a huge chunk of rock, ...
Human Fuzzies, Science: · 7 comments
... Red. Unless it is a discussion of historical physics research papers qua literature and the broader cultural narratives constructed ...
15 Apr 2004: Oh Boy an Earthquake!
Science: · 10 comments
... Keilis-Borok said, "so acceptance by some research teams will take time. Other teams, however, accepted it easily." Dude ...
2 Mar 2004: Personalized Follow-Up
Personal: · 5 comments
... a safe, value priced, quality product. Extensive consumer research is conducted prior to introducing any packaging changes. ...
1 Mar 2004: Describe Your Nose-Picking Habits
Links: boogers, medicine · 2 comments
... The moral of the story seems to be: do lots and lots of research before allowing someone to perform surgery on your nose or you will be ...
8 Dec 2003: Peer Review the Asbestos Way
Politics, Science: · 1 comment
... Why? Because they rule out peer review of government research by anyone who wants or has a research grant from the agency to be peer reviewed, narrowing the pool of ...
18 Oct 2003: Joe Jonah Euclid
Human Fuzzies: · 5 comments
... Fewer Bizarre Disastors & Senseless Crimes. There are research programs to Monitor this fine ...
6 Jun 2003: Someone’s Unemployed!
Meta: · 1 comment
... no fun to play with. for reseach Oh. Dehydrated gerbil research. Oh. I want to be a monkey pirate. Arr, matey, don't steal me ...
8 May 2003: Last Midterm EVAR
Personal: · 8 comments
... market for a car and a job. It's time to write resumes and research repair histories and gas mileage. And if you've got an entry-level surveying/analyst/research assistant position or an itty-bitty 100,000-mile jalopy in the L.A. ...
16 Apr 2003: Green Mung Beans
Meta: · no comments
... how the monkeys escaped from a fenced area outside the research facility Tuesday, said James Hartman, a spokesman for the St. Tammany ...
1 Jul 2002: 404
Links: · 4 comments
... this php switchover will generate, I stumbled upon the 404 research lab. Far-too-enthralling collection of unique error messages - note ...
17 Apr 2002: surface learning
Teaching: · 8 comments
... Also Me: I know you know Caltech is first and foremost a research institution, and that most of the profs only teach because they have ...
11 Apr 2002: Rampaging Hordes of Someones
Meta: · no comments
... any of this constitute valid market research? Do I need market research? I feel like I need a panel of bored ten-year-olds to say dumb ...
3 Apr 2002: Someone’s Hungry
Meta: · 1 comment
... research from the void: If you think it's butter, but it's not., ...
23 Mar 2002: Someone Found Me!
Meta: · 1 comment
... souls? purple monkey dishwasher Dear me, I had to do research to remember that this is a Simpsons reference. As a side note, they ...
18 Feb 2002: Guerilla Feminism
Politics: feminism, gender, sexism, stereotypes · no comments
... own stereotypes can start to influence our offspring. The research cited here is all old (1980s) - and thank god it is, because otherwise ...
8 Jan 2002: Fish-Blooded Bourgeois
Links, Meta, Personal: binders, highlighters, killing brain cells, office supplies, random classes, rollerball pens · 1 comment
... a "randomly spends the whole lecture talking about his research" unenthusiastic prof. This guy's research is the kind of thing that brought me into geophysics. Mmm, deep earth ...
2 Nov 2001: false hopes
Meta, Personal: minions · no comments
... Soc. Geo." along with issues of the Journal of Geophysical Research from 1978) I figured maybe I should wait until I've got a bit more ...
12 Oct 2001: Back in Copenhagen
Human Fuzzies: sandwiches, Scandinavia, smørrebrød · no comments
... a good feeling of camaraderie on that little oceanographic research island. Towards the later part of the week, Christian the Ph.D. ...
7 Oct 2001: Suckers!
Personal: government gravy trains, Sweden, the scientific lifestyle, utter glee · no comments
... governments to pay for your vacations by calling them research, and are instead funding my vacations with your tax money." I'm ... from which to test instruments and do other Important Research. Haha! This has all convinced me of the unassailable correctness of ...
5 Oct 2001: Life in Copenhagen
Aimless, Personal: · no comments
... class is taking me on a most-expenses-paid trip to a research station in Sweden, I think it might be a good idea to go to Ireland ...
20 Sep 2001: incommunicando
Aimless, Whimsy: · no comments
... at the science faculty has arranged a retreat to a research cottage in the middle of Danish agricultural nowhere. It promises to ...