Research carries unprecedented validity and authority in today’s rapidly advancing society, where we are constantly looking for the next big breakthrough or some knowledge that is completely counterintuitive to our intuitions. Each week, we hear about how there is a new treatment for a previously incurable disease or how we are at the brink of deciphering the mysteries of the brain. With a growing discrepancy … Continue reading Call for a Mutual Understanding of Scientific Research
Believe it or not, we just can’t do it all. Over the last few years working with Breakthrough, we have observed that science communication is falling by the wayside to our scholastic responsibilities. It appears that each year we receive fewer and fewer submissions for this same reason. This semester, even getting a complete magazine together has been an incredible struggle. We understand and sympathize with our … Continue reading An Open Letter to Tufts Scientists
I’ve just finished the process of applying to grad school, which required defining my research interests and identifying the professor(s) in each department who I would be interested in working with. That identification, of course, required reading a number of their paper/conference abstracts and at least a few of their papers fully to really express why my interests aligned with theirs. While most of these … Continue reading Communicating Science to the Common (Wo)man
As anyone who participates in research knows, it is very very easy to start with a brilliant idea and end up with a blank page. While the blog over the past two years hasn’t quite been blank, it also hasn’t exactly amounted to a complete project. And, as anyone who participates in research knows, it is very very easy to say “I can do that!” without really thinking … Continue reading Welcome back to the blog!