Author Archives: Erika Cule

The New Awkward

Blogging lends itself to the meta. Over the years, when I have been battered, bruised and even left bleeding from online exchanges, I think back to my abrupt and unintentional induction into science communication; to my first forays into blogging. I … Continue reading

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Ten papers for ten years

Blogging Beyond is about ten years old now.  To celebrate, here are ten papers I like, in chronological order by publication date. Each is accompanied by a short justification for its inclusion in this list.  Ridge Regression: Biased estimation for … Continue reading

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Making real change happen

For those of my readers who are new to my writing, karibuni. Stay with me. The video is for the sake of nostalgia. I am going through a nostalgic phase at the moment. It has been a while since I … Continue reading

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Nostalgia

I do love how I used to be as an undergraduate. During a clear out, I found an academic diary from the first year of my undergraduate studies. In it, in the notes pages, in between a note about booking … Continue reading

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Commuting and communities

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Self promotion

I do find the trope that women do not self-promote tiresome. If I self-promote, does this mean that I am not a woman? 😕 It is not in my nature to do disco moves in a lab, but I do … Continue reading

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Father’s Day

One of the few issues on which my parents both took the same, apparently unwavering and absolute position was that of the sanctity of the secret ballot. Vote, my father said. No vote, no voice, he said. People died for … Continue reading

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Bibliotherapy

When in doubt, read the instructions is to productivity what aphorisms are to meaning.

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Budapest

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Birthdays on the brother blog

This week, I reviewed Having a Birthday as part of Ant Cule’s project antcule.reviews, (Subtitle: An Extremely Subjective View of Being A Human). For the uninitiated, Ant and I collaborated on this blog post about giving a talk, back when … Continue reading

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