Category Archives: Biology

Calling All Fledgling Science Writers: NASW Travel Fellowships to Vancouver

Every year, the National Association of Science Writers (NASW) sponsors a handful of talented student writers to attend the AAAS scientific conference with $1,000 travel fellowships. Any undergraduate interested in science journalism can apply, and this year the conference will … Continue reading

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Mmm, Mitotic Spindles…

A science geek-foodie’s dream come true. In celebration of her most recent publication, “Mitotic Spindle Proteomics in Chinese Hamster Ovary Cells,” Dr. Ahna Skop of UW-Madison made these delicious-looking sour cream-based fudge cupcakes iced with mocha ganache. Dr. Skop, I … Continue reading

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Evolutionary Psychology, ‘The Pill’, and Happiness

On the Pill On Monday, the Wall Street Journal came out with an article on the Pill (oddly familiar to my PsychToday article, cough cough) on how hormonal contraceptives may be disrupting the sexual attraction chemo-signals we give and receive. … Continue reading

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