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Stories by Krystal D'Costa

The Cost of Healthy Eating

    S has taken the lead in preparing our weeknight meals. It helps us get dinner on the table earlier but he's also interested in helping us eat more healthfully.

April 16, 2012 — Krystal D'Costa

Editor s Selections: Speaking In Tongues, Bi-Gendered Individuals, And The Prisoner s Dilemma

Highlighted in my column this week: At Geneaology of Religion , Cris Campbell has a nice summary of dissociative speech patterns—in layman’s terms, that’s to say he breaks down different ways of “speaking in tongues.” The Neuroskeptic discusses a small, self-selected study on “bi-gendered” individuals which highlights the ways social pressures can color our identities...

April 12, 2012 — Krystal D'Costa

#NYCSciTweetUp is Coming!

What are you doing next Thursday? I'll tell you what—if you live in the New York City area, you're going to the #NYCSciTweetUp!Join the gang on March 29th, at the Peculier Pub in NYC for an informal evening of science and networking....

March 22, 2012 — Krystal D'Costa

The Open Lab Cover Unveiled!

Earlier this week, Bora Zivkovic revealed the cover design for the annual anthology of the best science writing on the Web. A hearty congratulations to all who made this edition.Design by Jason Heuer (click to see larger)...

March 21, 2012 — Krystal D'Costa

Closing the Monkey House: The End of a Shared Experience

Change is afoot and people aren't sure what to make of it. Last Monday, the Bronx Zoo officially closed its 111-year-old Primate ("Monkey") House, citing a need for change in the ways the animals are exhibited—an evolution, if you will...

March 5, 2012 — Krystal D'Costa

Fitting Room Confidential

"You-know-who would have loved to join us.""Hah, yeah.""Well, we might be friendly, but she'll never be in our inner—""No, she won't be anything.""Well, we might be friends, but not friends-friends."[Silence]"Look, I'd like to like my brother's wife—""She is your sister-in-law!""But I don't like her."--"I can't let you buy that...

February 27, 2012 — Krystal D'Costa
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