I am only able to spot this within my own field, but I am certain that I get misled by experts in other fields when they feel compelled to mix in their own ideas.
There is no harm with stating your viewpoint, but it should be clearly distinct from the rest of the science. In that sense, I like thinking of good science communication like a layer cake. Each part is clearly marked so confusion is left to a minimum.01 Jun 2020
Bad notation will literally haunt you for weeks when you need to translate it in order to compare to your own work.29 May 2020
If you want to confuse a physics student, set a constant to be negative in a differential equation that would be harmonic motion. Chances are, they will zoom on and solve the problem without realizing their error.27 May 2020
I prefer to think of it as simply letting my desk settle into its most natural state: pure chaos.25 May 2020
Warning: The superposition may not always be an equal measure of both.22 May 2020
This is why your supervisor is confused that you are confused.20 May 2020
Ah, the realities of doing science (any almost any other kind of work).18 May 2020
“Oh, and I’ll cover my bases at the beginning by asking for a thousand more wishes!”15 May 2020
The variety among teachers for getting assignments and tests back is remarkable. My supervisor would get our final exams corrected and our grades posted on the same day as the exam, while others try to get as cozy as they can with the deadline.13 May 2020
Why do the issues always pop up the second our professors leave? It’s almost as if we are trying to look smart in front of them when we are really lost.
Oh wait.11 May 2020