New Project: Science in the Developing World

14 Dec


It’s hard to talk about science. It’s really hard to talk about science outside of the US and Europe. I’m studying for my Master’s in Science Journalism at City University, London and as part of the program, some other graduates and I have started a website dedicated to science in the developing world. Check it out at


Posted by on December 14, 2014 in Uncategorized


6 responses to “New Project: Science in the Developing World

  1. Alex

    December 16, 2014 at 9:48 am

    The link to Science 151 is broken because WordPress is interpreting it as a relative (local) link due to the lack of http:// in front of the URL. To fix add http:// or even just // in front of

    Interesting project. I will keep an eye on it. I’ve followed your blog for some time but I didn’t realize you were in the UK.

    • Alex

      December 16, 2014 at 9:49 am

      Amusingly WordPress’s comment system autocorrected my deliberately broken link.

    • theglyptodon

      December 16, 2014 at 9:56 am

      Just moved here a few months ago, actually.

      And thanks for the heads-up. That’s got to be one of the most annoying features WordPress has implemented.

      • Alex

        December 16, 2014 at 11:56 am

        Welcome to the UK! 🙂
        I’m in Gloucester, around 100 miles west of London.

        Best of luck with the new project. I am extremely interested in the developing world and in economic development so your new site has content which is interesting to me. I’ve subscribed to the (currently empty) RSS feed. The RSS button on Science 151 doesn’t go anywhere by the way. 😉

        I was about to suggest that the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap efforts might be a subject you could cover when I noticed you already have an article on that on the site, which is great!

      • theglyptodon

        December 16, 2014 at 12:12 pm

        Thanks! Haven’t been lucky enough to get outside London yet, but I’m hoping to soon.

        Tch, it’s always the little things when setting up something new. I’ve taken it down from the website for now while I get it set up. And yeah, it’s a super interesting subject, everyone here was really excited to start working on it.

        Also, yeah! One of our authors pitched that as a story – I’m really happy with how it turned out!

  2. Alex

    December 18, 2014 at 5:35 am

    When you do get a chance to head out of the M25, take a look at the Brecon Beacons (Bannau Brycheiniog) national park in South Wales ( It is a biodiversity hotspot and contains beautiful countryside too. Sgwd yr Eira is worth a look as is the waterfall country in general.

    The Wye and Avon Gorges on opposite sides of the Severn Estuary are also worth visiting and in the same general area. One of my fields of interest is botany and I am especially interested in Sorbus species. These are being studied by various researchers due to the ease with which Sorbus species hybridize and the resulting hybrids are often apomictic producing geographically restricted distinct populations. They are providing a great case study for evolution in progress due to these features. It is thought that the apomictic species may be transitional species occurring due to environmental stress and that once ecologically fit species could decline and be replaced by successors through this process.


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