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Stories by Christie Wilcox

Tis the season of giving

Thank you to everyone who came out and donated for the annual Science Bloggers for Students Donors Choose drive - we raised $25,074 for student science programs across the country!

November 14, 2012 — Christie Wilcox

Musical Monday: Stay Near Me

I've always loved music. It was my first passion—long before I was traveling the world diving for lionfish or writing up science news for Scientific American , I was writing songs.

November 12, 2012 — Christie Wilcox

Prop 37 Loses, Scientists Cheer

It comes as no surprise to anyone who reads my blog regularly, follows my Twitter or Facebook feeds, or has talked with me in person lately that I'm pleased to see that Proposition 37 has failed to pass in California...

November 7, 2012 — Christie Wilcox

Taking Einstein's Advice

Einstein once said that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over while expecting different results. Yet as scientists, we are taught to fundamentally question this assumption...

November 4, 2012 — Christie Wilcox

Don't forget to donate!!

I know you're busy trick or treating or pegging houses with eggs, but the Science Bloggers Donors Choose drive is still going! And now, there's even more incentive to give.

October 31, 2012 — Christie Wilcox

On Measuring Social Media Impact

In case you've been wondering about the blog silence, it's been a busy month. I turned in my over 20 page dissertation proposal, had my first PhD committee meeting, and just this weekend was off and away in North Carolina for Science Writers 2012...

October 30, 2012 — Christie Wilcox

Do male limpets have cooties?

Working on Coconut Island has many upsides, but one of my favorite is getting to see science in action. I've been in the lab for the past few years, watching as Dr.

September 30, 2012 — Christie Wilcox

Open Lab Is Here!

I'm so excited - finally, the newest collection of the best science blogging has arrived! In it are 50 of the best blogs about science that were written last year.

September 18, 2012 — Christie Wilcox

Stressed Men Like Bigger Butts

Weight is a big issue in America. More than half of Americans are unhappy with their weight, spending 33 billion on dieting and weight loss programs and products every year.

August 8, 2012 — Christie Wilcox

Evolution: Out Of The Sea

Thursday 26th July saw the launch of, a new English language science blog network., the brand-new home for Nature Network bloggers, forms part of the SciLogs international collection of blogs which already exist in German, Spanish and Dutch...

July 28, 2012 — Christie Wilcox

Biochemically, All Is Fair

There's nothing in this world so sweet as love. And next to love the sweetest thing is hate. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow I stare hard into his hazel eyes.

July 26, 2012 — Christie Wilcox
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