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The Sights, Sounds and Science of Yellowstone Park

Posted 29 May 2015 by Paige Brown Jarreau

Big Cone, West Thumb Geyser Basin, Yellowstone. Behind the cone is Yellowstone Lake, with rain falling on the Absaroka mountains. Shot taken with a 50mm lens on my Canon 5D, ISO 100, f/9.0, and a longish exposure of  1/50 seconds. "Jutting out into Lake Yellowstone, Big Cone, a companion to Fishing Cone, is a large sinter cone, and is sometimes seen completely submerged by the lake. Eruptions from this geyser are rare, and only reach heights of one foot or less." - West Thumb Interactive Tour

Yellowstone National Park is one of those magical places on earth that you can't imagine until you see it, or see pictures of it. And even then, to think of standing on top of an active volcano, which last erupted some 640,000 years ago (with a history of erupting every 600,000 years or so) is otherworldly. The central part of Yellowstone Park sits within the Yellowstone Caldera, miles beneath which is the Yellowstone Supervolcano. A caldera is a cauldron-like volcanic feature usually formed by... Read more

New to Science Blogging #10 – Scientist Sees Squirrel

Posted 20 May 2015 by Paige Brown Jarreau

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This post is the tenth in an ongoing guest series on my blog featuring science bloggers who recently got their start in the science blogosphere. This series of posts I've been inviting from new science bloggers, or anyone who started blogging about science in the last year or so, is helping to paint a picture of how science bloggers get their start today. Cross-posted at FromTheLabBench.com -- Tenth up in the "New to Science Blogging" series is Stephen Heard. Stephen surprised me a few weeks ago by... Read more

New to Science Blogging #9 – The Science Gumbo Blog

Posted 17 May 2015 by Paige Brown Jarreau

Pacific oyster, Crassostrea gigas, by David Monniaux. Wikimedia Commons.

This post is the ninth in an ongoing guest series on my blog featuring science bloggers who recently got their start in the science blogosphere. This series of posts I've been inviting from new science bloggers, or anyone who started blogging about science in the last year or so, is helping to paint a picture of how science bloggers get their start today. Cross-posted at FromTheLabBench.com -- Ninth up in the "New to Science Blogging" series is Heather Soulen. Heather is a research technician at the Smithsonian Environmental... Read more

New to Science Blogging #8 – The Quiet Branches

Posted 12 May 2015 by Paige Brown Jarreau

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This post is the eighth in a recent guest series on my blog featuring science bloggers who recently got their start in the science blogosphere. This series of posts I'll be inviting from new science bloggers, or anyone who started blogging about science in the last year or so, will help paint a picture of how science bloggers get their start today. *If you want to contribute to this series, and you recently (within the last year or so) started any form of science blogging, e-mail... Read more

What are the essential topics or materials for a science communication course?

Posted 6 May 2015 by Paige Brown Jarreau

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What would you consider the essential topics and/or materials for a 4000-level science communication course geared at both mass communication and science students? In the Fall (2015), I'll be teaching a Science Communication course at the Louisiana State University Manship School of Mass Communication. As I'm creating my syllabus, I'd love to hear from other scientists, science bloggers, communicators, etc. - what topics do you consider essential for a good understanding of science communication? What does a good science writing skill-set include?... Read more

New to Science Blogging #7 – The Real Labwives of Princeton

Posted 6 May 2015 by Paige Brown Jarreau

Planet Earth, Flickr.com

This post is the seventh in a recent guest series on my blog featuring science bloggers who recently got their start in the science blogosphere. This series of posts I'll be inviting from new science bloggers, or anyone who started blogging about science in the last year or so, will help paint a picture of how science bloggers get their start today. *If you want to contribute to this series, and you recently (within the last year or so) started any form of science blogging, e-mail... Read more

New to Science Blogging #6 – pH7

Posted 4 May 2015 by Paige Brown Jarreau

Ph7

  This post is the sixth in a recent guest blog series on my blog featuring science bloggers who recently got their start in the science blogosphere. This series of posts I'll be inviting from new science bloggers, or anyone who started blogging about science in the last year or so, will help paint a picture of how science bloggers get their start today. *If you want to contribute to this series, and you recently (within the last year or so) started any form of science... Read more

A Survey of Social Media Practices at ARCS 2015

Posted 3 May 2015 by Paige Brown Jarreau

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During Advancing Research Communication and Scholarship ARCS 2015, I asked conference attendees to participate in a small survey about their social media and open data practices. This survey was prompted by the round-table I moderated on socializing scholarly communication - I wanted to know how many conference attendees already used blogs and Twitter for scholarly communication. 31 conference attendees completed the survey, and their responses are represented in the summary graphics below. Survey participants' research or occupational areas included: Humanities research,... Read more

From The Lab Bench has a new website! Enjoy my blog in two places.

Posted 30 April 2015 by Paige Brown Jarreau

From The Lab Bench-logo

Hi all! As you might have seen, I have created a new website to combine all things From The Lab Bench! (I have my own domain name and everything - www.fromthelabbench.com). This new website allows me to combine my many loves (like science blogging AND photography blogging) and professional activities (like workshop and speaking announcements) into a single site. Now you have two great places to read my science blogging content, here, or over there. I thought it was about time... Read more

New to Science Blogging #5 – Sparkly Science

Posted 30 April 2015 by Paige Brown Jarreau

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This post is the fifth in a recent guest blog series on my blog featuring science bloggers who recently got their start in the science blogosphere. This series of posts I'll be inviting from new science bloggers, or anyone who started blogging about science in the last year or so, will help paint a picture of how science bloggers get their start today. *If you want to contribute to this series, and you recently (within the last year or so) started any form of science blogging,... Read more