• Glimpsing the future one A, T, G, and C at a time

    Glimpsing the future one A, T, G, and C at a time

    Recently, I had the pleasure of attending the annual meeting of the Joint...

  • Parenthood: Trial or Tribulation?

    Parenthood: Trial or Tribulation?

    This is the first post in a four-part series on parenthood and happiness. It was originally posted March 20, 2014 by Amie on Pscyh Your Mind. On New Years Day I celebrated not only the start of a new year, but a new phase in my life. A few (long) hours...

  • I’m Using the New Statistics

    I’m Using the New Statistics

    Do you remember your elementary school science project? Mine was about ant poison. I mixed borax with sugar and put that mixture outside our house during the summer in a carefully crafted/aesthetically pleasing “ant motel.” My prediction,...

  • Let’s talk about science podcasts

    Let’s talk about science podcasts

    In a recent post, we entreated you to communicate your science. One way to do that is to create a science podcast. I have been getting to know the people behind three of my favorite local science podcasts and think it is time to introduce them to you....

  • A Spacetime Odyssey

    A Spacetime Odyssey

    “A generation ago, the astronomer Carl Sagan stood here and launched hundreds of millions of us on a great adventure – the exploration of the universe revealed by science. It’s time to get going again.” This past weekend, the highly-anticipated...

  • The Machinist at Berkeley Lab

    The Machinist at Berkeley Lab

    Ever wonder what it’s like to work at a national laboratory? Well, Rene Delano can tell you. Check out the video below to get a peek into just one of the many fascinating jobs held by national lab researchers. Delano has worked as a machinist in...

  • Are cat bites and depression related? Not so fast.

    Are cat bites and depression related? Not so fast.

    I’m starting to feel like a broken record. Here comes another overhyped study about cats, and here’s where I try to get to the bottom of what is really going on. The latest comes to us from PlosOne: “Describing the Relationship between Cat Bites...

  • Let’s talk about science

    Let’s talk about science

    Quick quiz: Does the earth go around the sun, or does the sun go around the earth? If you answered that the earth goes around the sun, congratulations! You scored better than 26% of respondents in the NSF’s 2014 Science & Technology: Public Attitudes...

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