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So Hot Right Now: Triggered

Amber L. Madden-Nadeau The explosion of Krakatau in 1883 attracted a significant amount of attention, as discussed in my previous blog: The Explosive Roars of Krakatau. You would be forgiven, therefore, for believing that we’ve discovered all there is to... Continue Reading →

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100 Journeys – Exploring the world as a PhD student

Isabelle Taylor Sometimes it’s easy to complain about being a PhD student. The low pay, the long hours, the repeated arguments with your computer/lab equipment. But PhD life is not all bad. After all, we get to do new and... Continue Reading →

One Eyed Brutus and the Whistling Kites

Brooke Jonson We sat on cheap plastic deck chairs, hazy clouds thankfully obscuring the worst of the tropical Australian sun.It was still warm though, as even the breeze from the nearby river was moist and clammy and smelled of damp... Continue Reading →

Three things I learned during my last fieldwork trip

Kaja Fenn In June 2017 I travelled to Bulgaria and Romania to collect samples for my PhD. A month earlier I drove almost 1300 km across both countries in search of a perfect field site. And a year earlier I... Continue Reading →

The Carbon Conundrum

Ben Fernando All life on Earth is ‘organic’, in that it has a biochemistry based on the element carbon. Carbon forms the molecular backbone of every biologically important complex molecule, from the DNA nucleotides which encode our genetic information, to... Continue Reading →

So hot right now: My first volcano

Amber L. Madden-Nadeau As we approached Krakatau by boat, it was hard to believe that this was the site of the catastrophic eruption in 1883 that killed around 35,000 people. All of the islands were very much alive: green and... Continue Reading →

The ‘Warming Hiatus’ – Did Global Warming Really Slow Down After 1998?

James A. King There is no doubt that the average temperature of the planet is increasing due to the burning of fossil fuels. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) brings together experts on climate science from all over the... Continue Reading →

All these worlds…

Ben Fernando This blog wasn’t originally going to be about exoplanets, but given exciting NASA announcements on this subject in the last few months I couldn’t resist. To anyone who follows science news, the discoveries of planets orbiting other stars... Continue Reading →

The Great American Eclipse

Isabelle Taylor I remember seeing a solar eclipse from London in 1999, and even though I was very young at the time it’s an experience I’ve never forgotten. One of the great things about doing a PhD is the opportunity... Continue Reading →

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