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Stories by Christie Wilcox

This Week's Scishimi: Spoiler Alert

What's your favorite scientific name? I still put my vote on Crepidula fornicata . Science graffiti. Nuff said. Turns out spoilers don't actually spoil the fun - go figure.

August 17, 2011 — Christie Wilcox

Instant Zombie - Just Add Salt.

Those of you who follow me on Google+, facebook or twitter might have seen this neat little video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwvaEpYbUIM Yeah, it freaked me out, too.

July 28, 2011 — Christie Wilcox

This Week's Scishimi: Rock, Paper, Sexism and More

I hate to admit this, but I'm not perfect. Stuff happens, even sciencey stuff, and I don't write about it. It's not that I don't want to write about all this cool science-y stuff, but the sad fact is I'm only human, and even I need to eat, sleep and somehow get a PhD at the same time...

July 22, 2011 — Christie Wilcox

What's in a name?

This past weekend, I sat down at my computer hell-bent on writing this post. I knew I couldn't about write about just anything - not for my first real post on Scientific American.

July 13, 2011 — Christie Wilcox

Grand Opening of Science Sushi!

Welcome to grand opening of Science Sushi! For all of you who were regulars at Observations of a Nerd – hello again! I hope you like the new name and décor.

July 5, 2011 — Christie Wilcox

How do you ID a dead Osama?

Osama bin Laden is dead. At least, that's what we've been told, and I tend to believe such things. But how do they know it's him? Well, they have the visual evidence and the body, for one...

May 2, 2011 — Christie Wilcox

Bambi or Bessie: Are wild animals happier?

We, as emotional beings, place a high value on happiness and joy. Happiness is more than a feeling to us - it’s something we require and strive for.

April 12, 2011 — Christie Wilcox
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Lifestyle Changes. Lifetime Benefits.

Lifestyle Changes. Lifetime Benefits.

A New Outlook for Old Age