Some Frustrating Tweets

In conjunction with my blogging, I’ve taken to Twitter over the past few months. I’m not devoting too much energy to it, but it’s a nice exercise in social media skills, which seem to have become essential in the modern work world. The other nice thing about Twitter is that it is a science communication … Continue reading Some Frustrating Tweets

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words: The Art of Scientific Figures

A simple bar graph with blue and orange bars demonstrating efficacy of two drugs, A and B.

Today's post is a special one. For the first time EVER on Artful Scientist, I am featuring a GUEST BLOGGER. the following was written by Danny Ward, a PhD researcher at the John Innes Centre/University of East Anglia in Norwich. His research focuses on human and bacterial pathogens. He is also an aspiring science writer … Continue reading A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words: The Art of Scientific Figures

Thomas Kuhn and the Art Science Paradigm

“For many centuries, both in antiquity and again in early modern Europe, painting was regarded as the cumulative discipline. During those years the artist’s goal was assumed to be representation. Critics and historians, like Pliny and Vasari, then recorded with veneration the series of inventions from foreshortening through chiaroscuro that had made possible successively more … Continue reading Thomas Kuhn and the Art Science Paradigm