Speak Like a Scientist: 4 Words to Try Using Differently

by • April 27, 2015

Scientific writing is known for its precision and accuracy. Other forms of written and spoken communication, however, are often filled with confusing and ambiguous vocabulary. Here are four words we’ve poached from the scientific world that should be adopted in non-scientific communication. Abstract In scientific writing, an… MORE →

A Daily Dose of Poetry: Day 18

by • April 27, 2015
Stopping by Woods in a Snowy Evening

Help us to celebrate National Poetry Month; share this poem with your friends! “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” Robert Frost Whose woods these are I think I know. His house is in the village though; He will not see me stopping here To watch his… MORE →

Confusing Words: Versus vs. Verses

by • April 27, 2015
Verses and versus do not mean the same thing

Versus: against (especially in sports and legal use); as opposed to, in contrast to. (Often abbreviated as vs.) For example: The rivalry of the Green Monkeys versus the Blue Barracudas has raged for years. I’m weighing the pros and cons of the white-and-gold dress versus the blue-and-black… MORE →