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Stories by Christie Wilcox

The Joke Isn't Funny - It's Harmful

I am one of the people who reacted strongly to a science fiction story sexist piece of crap published by Nature in their Futures section titled Womanspace .

November 18, 2011 — Christie Wilcox

The Charismatic Misogynist

If you skim the twitter hashtag #mencallmethings, it's clear that there are plenty of blatant misogynists to go around. As a woman, it's impossible to ignore this kind of clear and dangerous language...

November 16, 2011 — Christie Wilcox

Science Bloggers Compete for $10,000

Last year, I entered this $10,000 blogging scholarship on a whim. After all, why not? $10,000 is a lot of money, money that as a poor grad student, I could definitely use.

November 16, 2011 — Christie Wilcox

Observations | Evolution: The Curious Case of Dogs

This is the first in a series of post of mine about Evolution that I started posting in January of 2010. I'll be reposting the series over the next two months, culminating in a brand new post for the set in Jan 2012!...

November 13, 2011 — Christie Wilcox

Your average, everyday zombie

“The purpose of man's life...is to become an abject zombie who serves a purpose he does not know, for reasons he is not to question.” - Ayn Rand Of all the cryptic, creepy and cruel creatures that emerge each Halloween, few captivate our imaginations like the living dead...

October 31, 2011 — Christie Wilcox

Time - and brain chemistry - heal all wounds

I know I'm not physically hurt. Though it feels like I've been kicked in the stomach with steel-toed boots, my abdomen isn't bruised. Spiking cortisol levels are causing my muscles to tense and diverting blood away from my gut, leading to this twisting, gnawing agony that I cannot stop thinking about...

October 24, 2011 — Christie Wilcox

My Interview With Brian Lehrer!

Yesterday, I talked to Brian Lehrer about social media use by scientists - check out the video! Spreading the Science Message from Brian Lehrer on Vimeo

October 13, 2011 — Christie Wilcox

A Moral Gene?

If our moral psychology is a Darwinian adaptation, what does that say about human nature? About social policy, which always presupposes something about human nature?

October 5, 2011 — Christie Wilcox

Observations: Reverse Bestiality

The submissions are now in for The Open Laboratory 2011, an anthology of the best science blogging of the year. There are 721 great science posts in the chase for 52 slots in the anthology!...

October 3, 2011 — Christie Wilcox

Students need your help!

It's back! This year's Science Bloggers For Students giving challenge has commenced! Every year, science bloggers from around the interwebs team up with DonorsChoose.org to help teachers...

October 3, 2011 — Christie Wilcox
Social Media for Scientists Part 1: It’s Our Job

Social Media for Scientists Part 1: It’s Our Job

Scientists. We’re an enigmatic group of people. On the one hand, we are trailblazers. We’re the innovators and inventors whose job it is, quite literally, to expand the world’s technology through knowledge...

September 27, 2011 — Christie Wilcox

Observations: Tuna

Every once in a while, you write something you really, really like. You write something you like so much, you wish you could write it again, over and over.

August 30, 2011 — Christie Wilcox

From Country Bumpkin to City Dweller: Urban Wildlife

"Maybe I'm not cut out for city life the smell of exhaust, the smell of strife" - Lou Reed Not everyone adjusts well to living in a city. Having spent a few days in Manhattan earlier this year, I can say quite unequivocally that I'm one of those people...

August 19, 2011 — Christie Wilcox
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