Posts by Heather Falconer

Heather Falconer

Heather Falconer holds undergraduate degrees in Graphic Arts and Environmental Science, as well as an MFA in Writing and an MLitt in Literature. She is currently completing her PhD in Rhetoric and Composition, with an emphasis on rhetoric in/and/of science. Heather has worked internationally in academic publishing as both an author and editor, and has taught a wide range of topics – from research writing to marine biology – in the public and private educational sectors.

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August 17, 2010

New Publication of The Process of Science

We’ve had a lot of requests to make content available in book form, and are happy to announce that, as of today, our collection of ‘process’ modules are available in a beautiful new paperback through

August 13, 2010

A Fascinating Learning Opportunity for Us All

In 1968, construction began on the Maine Yankee Nuclear Power Plant in Wiscasset, Maine. Part of this construction involved building a dam on the Lower Montsweag Brook, creating a mile-long reservoir to serve as a backup...

August 11, 2010

It’s Nice to Be Appreciated!

As a free resource for educators, students, and the general public, we spend a lot of time thinking of the best ways to get you the information you need. In the last year or so, we’ve...

August 9, 2010

Imagine Science Film Festival — Time is Running Out!

Have you been working on a film that is grounded in science? Does it have a compelling narrative and characters? Then now may be your chance to win big! The Image Science Film Festival taking place...

August 5, 2010

Scientific Ethics in the Spotlight Once More

A full review of three clinical trials being run at Duke University has recently begun after the integrity of individuals involved in the project was called into question. The trials involve assigning treatment methods to cancer...

August 3, 2010

A Rare Opportunity to See Auroras

This week there is a rare opportunity for people living in the northern regions of the US to see the spectacular light show, aurora borealis. (Those living toward the South Pole, particularly in New Zealand and...

July 28, 2010

Data Interpretation in the Gulf

Reports out of the Gulf of Mexico come at us every day: the status of the well head closure, wildlife death counts, weather effects. Many of these reports conflict. As we start day 100 of the...

July 26, 2010

What Did We Do Before Google?

We’ve all had the thought on occasion. How, exactly, did we function before Google? (Some of us even marvel at how much we were able to accomplish before the internet.) And it seems that this ubiquitous...

July 21, 2010

Preparing for Summer Learning Loss

We’ve heard a lot of talk in the news lately about summer learning loss in K-12 students. First Lady Michelle Obama recently added the importance of summer reading to her campaign to get children leading more...

July 13, 2010

You Have Until August 2nd!

Yes, that’s correct. If you would like to have some input into the standards that will be used to assess science knowledge across the US, you have until August 2nd to review and comment on the...