Was there ever a golden age of the apostrophe, when everybody used it the same? No.
Advice for students on how to do well in university level examinations, fairly and honestly. There are no secrets here, but it's amazing how many students do less well than they should because they haven't understood how university teaching works.
Misrepresentations of scale are common in the literature of organizations that seek to deceive. However, it's sometimes difficult, or unhelpful, to draw diagrams to scale. This article tries to explain the difference between benign and pernicious distortions of scale. I'm picking on the flat-earthers for the purposes of illustration, but the presentational devices they use are common in business and politics as well.
Some guidance, mostly for students, on how to make a scientific or technical presentation.
Some guidance, mostly for science and engineering students, on how to write a scientific or technical paper. I've updated this slightly to deal with the rise in web-based publication but, frankly, I don't think that different standards apply to electronic and print reporting.
We only see one face of the moon from the Earth, and that isn't a coincidence. The same process that causes this effect also affects other celestial bodies, often in more interesting ways.
Why was the non-existent planet Vulcan so frequently sighted by astronomers in the nineteenth century, and what can contemporary scientists and science students learn from this episode?