Monthly Archives: January 2019

Finding the kernel of truth

Ever wondered where the expression “a kernel of truth” comes from? It is fascinating to me that “truth” is associated with plant kernels. Why this association? Is “truth” hard? Or is “truth” hard to find? Perhaps then, another question could … Continue reading

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The quest to be savvy in scientific outreach

Doing scientific outreach is indispensible for anyone in this age who is serious in wanting to build and sustain a career in the field of science and academia. Science has moved beyond “Publish or Perish” to “Publicize or Perish” (See … Continue reading

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