Thursday, April 24, 2014

Frontiers for Young Minds

Frontiers for Young Minds is a web-based scientific journal with an editorial board of kids.

Frontiers for Young Minds page has been launched in an improved version this morning! With many more articles.

Contact if you want to get involved!

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Frontiers - Editorial Assistant

Update of the last posts (here and here): I am now working as editorial assistant at Frontiers!

So I did it. I quit science. Well, not totally, I quit research but I still have a foot in science!
Frontiers is an academic publisher of peer-reviewed, open access journals. I started working there two weeks ago and I love it! This is great opportunity to discover a totally different world. Working there and working as a researcher is sooooo different!

I will explain in details why working in a company and working in a University is so different, and what I am doing at Frontiers soon!

Monday, February 17, 2014

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Sentence of the day (5)

"I don't know for you, but my friends are sexually more like birds than bonobos"

This is what Prof. Tamas Szekely said during his talk at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. Tamas Szekely is professor at the University of Bath, UK. He is an evolutionary biologist working on sex roles, mating systems and parental care. His talk was "Family life of birds: sex roles, conflict and cooperation". The joke is that even if we are more related to bonobos, our sexual life style is more like birds than bonobos.

A year of weather 2013 in 8 minutes! with the typhoon Haiyan

Cool video compiled by EUMETSAT (European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites) showing day by day the weather of 2013.

The formation of the typhoon Haiyan can be seen on the video at about 6.50, on November 2013.

From wikipedia:

Typhoon Haiyan, known as Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines, was an exceptionally powerful tropical cyclone that devastated portions of Southeast Asia, particularly the Philippines, in November 8, 2013. It is the deadliest Philippine typhoon on record,[1] killing at least 6,201 people in that country alone.[2] Haiyan is also the strongest storm recorded at landfall, and unofficially the strongest typhoon ever recorded in terms of wind speed.[3] As of January, 2014, bodies are still being found.[4]

  1. Typhoon Haiyan death toll rises over 5,000 (Report). BBC. November 22, 2013. Retrieved November 22, 2013.
  2. 2^ Jump up to:a b c d "SitRep No. 92 Effects of Typhoon "Yolanda" (Haiyan)" (PDF). National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council. January 14, 2014. Retrieved January 14, 2013.
  3. Jump upFischetti, Mark (November 27, 2013). "Was Typhoon Haiyan a Record Storm?".Scientific American. Retrieved November 27, 2013.
  4. Jump up4 Joey Gabieta (January 9, 2014). "More bodies turning up in Tacloban"Philippine Daily InquirerAsia News Network. Retrieved January 21, 2014.