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Happy Science Trails.

Happy Science Trails.

As I mentioned here a few weeks ago, I am excited to say that I have started a new, FULL TIME job as the Science Education Writer at Science News for Students!

October 23, 2013 — Scicurious

Can we build a new normal?

I’m over at Neurotic Physiology today, asking about the new normal. Everything that’s been happening the last week has shaken our faith in who we are, what we thought we had.

October 21, 2013 — Scicurious

Guest Post 5: Accommodasians don’t make waves.

Please welcome our fifth guest post, from AmasianV! In the aftermath of SciAm’s recent snafu handling of DNLee’s post, in which she recounted her interaction with an editor who called her an “urban whore,” Sci asked me to guest blog for a series of posts aimed at getting more diverse voices heard.

October 17, 2013 — Scicurious

Guest Post 2: Automatic ‘othering’

Please welcome the second in the guest post series, the fantastic D-list monktress, Hermitage! So, I’m one of the ‘bloggers you’ve never heard of’ that Scicurious has graciously invited to be part of her diversity guest post series.

October 15, 2013 — Scicurious
Friday Weird Science: Oral Sex Gets Fishy

Friday Weird Science: Oral Sex Gets Fishy

I’m over at Neurotic Physiology today for Friday Weird Science! You might think that oral sex, though possibly fun, wouldn’t be a very evolutionarily USEFUL thing to do.

October 11, 2013 — Scicurious
On Genes and Eating Disorders

On Genes and Eating Disorders

At Neurotic Physiology today, I’m talking about eating disorders. We’ve long suspected a genetic basis, but it’s been hard to pinpoint which genes might be involved.

October 9, 2013 — Scicurious
On Genes and Eating Disorders

On Genes and Eating Disorders

At Neurotic Physiology today, I’m talking about eating disorders. We’ve long suspected a genetic basis, but it’s been hard to pinpoint which genes might be involved.

October 9, 2013 — Scicurious
Did Your Daddy Raise You to Sing Like That?

Did Your Daddy Raise You to Sing Like That?

When most of us hear birds twittering away in the trees, we hear it as background noise. It’s often hard to separate out one bird from another.

October 7, 2013 — Scicurious
As the World Turns…

As the World Turns…

Over the past few weeks, some very new and exciting developments have happened here in Sci-land! I’m very happy to say that I’ll soon (in about two weeks) be taking up residence as a full time blogger at Student Science, a part of Science News!

October 4, 2013 — Scicurious
Questions for Educators.

Questions for Educators.

Today, I’m over at Neurotic Physiology, asking educators a question. Have you ever used my blog in the classroom? Have you used it because you liked it?

October 3, 2013 — Scicurious
Scicurious Guest Writer! Where do hunger and cognition intersect?

Scicurious Guest Writer! Where do hunger and cognition intersect?

Please welcome this month’s Scicurious Guest Writer, Zarja Muršič!! Imagine it is Sunday morning. The day when you may finally be free in the morning and have time to go get your king-size breakfast, the one you probably should eat every day.

October 2, 2013 — Scicurious
Practice Spinning, Tiny Dancer

Practice Spinning, Tiny Dancer

In another life and probably like many little girls (or at least, all the ones in my dance classes), I took 14 years of ballet lessons. They gave me grace and a pretty good sense of balance.

September 30, 2013 — Scicurious

IgNobels 2013! Could you walk on water?

Some might say there’s only one person who could do that. But it turns out it might not be so impossible. The real trick to it? An exotic locale.

September 26, 2013 — Scicurious