Category Archives: Opinions and personal

Beware of Scientific “Claims” in the Media

Sir David Spiegelhalter knows a thing or two about statistics. At the University of Cambridge, one of his areas of study is how the concept of risk and statistical evidence are discussed in society, and he is also the current president

Could a New Material Be the Latest Weapon Against Greenhouse Gases?

One of my favorite things about the weekend is that I have time to be outside. There is a great park close to our house where you can play table tennis, run on the loop on the perimeter of the

What I Learned Marching for Science in Geneva

There were nearly 40 organizers for the March for Science, Geneva, that was on Saturday in the Jardin Anglais. By the time the march started (a bit late), at 11h30, we estimated around 800 people had joined us. The experience

Welcome to Science Daily Dose!

If you’re checking out Science Daily Dose for the first time, welcome! On this page, I will list some of my most popular posts as an introduction. If you have an idea for something you’d like to see here, if

What is the March for Science, Geneva?

“Every person is, at heart, a scientist, irrespective of title, age, or culture. Curiosity is human, and is the foundation of all scientific endeavors. Science is everywhere and affects everyone.” // What? A march for science in solidarity with other marches

The Technical Side of Science: The Cost of Disease Research

Part of the reason that I started Science Daily Dose is because I wanted to share the interesting discoveries in science with a more broad audience. Most publications that scientists write are not for a broad audience. Indeed, sometimes even

Programming Note: March for Science, Geneva

Even though my goal in 2017 was to write more and produce more content for Science Daily Dose, I have definitely not met this goal so far this year, but it’s been for a very good reason. I am busy organizing

Science in the News: Why the EPA Matters

The Headline, 3 February 2017, United States Congress // H.R. 861 – To terminate the Environmental Protection Agency A few weeks ago, I wrote about the importance of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), after an article published in the New York

An Atypical Day in the Life of This Scientist

Diary of a Scientist // 4 January 2017 I’m typically awake before my alarm goes off at 6:30, my mind already racing through the things I need to do for the day. My Google calendar looks like a confetti explosion

Science in the News: Why the FDA Matters

  The Headline, 5 February 2017, New York Times // Trump’s F.D.A. Pick Could Undo Decades of Drug Safeguards   New and Startling Beauty to the Skin Thru Radium! Tho-Radia, Méthode Scientifique de Beauté Exciting Public Demand for Amazing Beauty Discovery