I was fairly pleased with this post so I am posting it to my own blog. If you want a little history lesson on quinine (anti-malarial drug) and rubber production in World War II, then this is the post for you. I even found an Indiana Jones article from the Stor of J.

Botanists and the Pacific Theater in World War II Botany (and the Plant Sciences in general) has often been pigeonholed as being a purely scientific enterprise, one devoid of the possible allure of archaeology (well, at least the Indiana Jones version of archaeology),  the academic celebrity of physics (a la Albert Einstein), or even the dizzying charms and structure of mathematics (Nash equilibrium, anyone?). At the end of the day, many associate it with scientists clamoring through the forest … Read More


By Michael Gallagher

My name is Michael Sean Gallagher. I am a Lecturer in Digital Education at the Centre for Research in Digital Education at the University of Edinburgh. I am Co-Founder and Director of Panoply Digital, a consultancy dedicated to ICT and mobile for development (M4D); we have worked with USAID, GSMA, UN Habitat, Cambridge University and more on education and development projects. I was a researcher on the Near Futures Teaching project, a project that explores how teaching at The University of Edinburgh unfold over the coming decades, as technology, social trends, patterns of mobility, new methods and new media continue to shift what it means to be at university. Previously, I was the Research Associate on the NERC, ESRC, and AHRC Global Challenges Research Fund sponsored GCRF Research for Emergency Aftershock Forecasting (REAR) project. I was an Assistant Professor at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (한국외국어대학교) in Seoul, Korea. I have also completed a doctorate at University College London (formerly the independent Institute of Education, University of London) on mobile learning in the humanities in Korea.

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