Archive by date | June 2013

So you want to be a science blogger?

So you want to be a science blogger?

Are you interested in becoming a science blogger? A panel of top bloggers at the World Conference of Science Journalists (WCSJ) 2013 shared their experience today – with tips and insights that would be a great starting point for anyone who wants to start a science blog.  Read more

NME’s weekly science dose (June 13-20)

Egyptians have access to around 750 cubic metres of water per person per year. That’s significantly less than the water scarcity limit of 1000 cubic metres. The realisation that the Nile cannot continue to sustain Egypt’s growing population has pushed researchers to tackle the possibility of water desalination.  Read more

NME’s weekly science dose (June 7-13)

Let’s face it: asexual reproduction is not exactly “fun”. In flowering plants, where some species commonly transition from cross-fertilization to self-fertilization, the effect can come with a loss in genetic variety and ability to eliminate harmful mutations.  Read more

Post-revolution higher education in Egypt

Post-revolution higher education in Egypt

A little over two years ago, and following the public uprising that ousted long-time president Hosni Mubarak in Egypt, academics in the most populous Arab state starting calling for change and upheaval in the country’s aching higher educational system. Various calls ranging from more transparency in choosing university leadership to more democracy for both faculty and students went out. Some where answered and others remain unheeded – yet there has been little signs of improvement on the ground.  Read more