Healthy hiring (at a cost to diversity?)

I recently interviewed for a position with a fast-growing startup in food tech. The position checked all my boxes, and because I didn’t make it past the interview stage, the following may be some sour grapes 🍇.

Advisor or Adviser?

Photo credit: Michael Popowich In written language there are rules to explain away most uncertainties. When there are no explicit rules, there is context. But without a rule and without context, what are we to do?

Life in the Baby Universe: The Physics of Babies

This article was originally published in Physics World September 2013, copyright IOP Publishing, reproduced here with permission. I became a first-time father around the same time my postdoc contract ended.

Data are Beautiful: Data's story in grammar

Photo credit: Flicker:binaryape A datum is a single piece of information. There are two plural forms for datum. The lesser known form, datums, is used exclusively in surveying and geodesy.