As you can see, I took a brief blogging break… and during Asexual Awareness Week too. But I don’t believe in apologizing for that sort of thing.
Two years ago, I spotted an IFLScience article about my particular field of research. The article’s title? Crucial Superconducting Theory Confirmed. I remember chortling over the absurd idea that superconductivity would be solved, and that the first place I’d hear about it would be IFLScience of all places.
As I read the article, I realized how familiar I was with the research being discussed. I knew Chandra Varma, a famous superconductivity theorist. I had already read the scientific article they were talking about. And one of the authors on the paper was a close colleague. Small world, eh?
Anyway, I found the article interesting as a tiny little case study on science popularization. Let’s go through the article, starting with the title.