Entries by Olle Bergman

Science Humor: Memes are not a joking matter

Pre-announcing our upcoming theme Science Humour, Crastina writer Ayshan Aliyeva gives us a personal reflection about memes. Imagine how boring our world would be if suddenly we lost the ability to share a little laugh. Dull mundane reality would slowly creep on us. Facial muscles would sink leaving our mouths as rainbows without pots of […]

Science Media Centre (UK) offers guide on dealing with online harassment in academia

Advice for researchers experiencing harassment is a useful guide for science researchers who experience trolling, abusive emails or other acts of hostility from people who represent extreme views.  Especially if you’re a professional in a field that attracts controversy (vaccination, climate change, radioactivity, animal research, etc.) you may be the target for harassment. The organization […]

Agile project management taught to students and researchers at Karolinska Institutet

On 4-5 October, a unique course in Agile Project Management will take place at Karolinska Institutet, the medical university in Stockholm. The initiative comes from Peter Solsjö – biomedicine nerd, communicator, and Agile enthusiast. “In this weekend workshop, students and doctoral students will be introduced to agile and scrum ideas,” Peter Solsjö says. “It will […]

Stefan Jansson: Improve your credibility! (Crastina Column, September 2019)

This Crastina Column by Stefan Jansson, a professor at Umeå University, Sweden, initiates the theme ”Approaching the Disbelievers” at the crastina.org website. While driving to and from work the other day, I listened to two archived episodes of the summer series Sommar i P1 from the Swedish national radio, presented by two different Sommarvärdar. If you’re […]