Does our society think women like science? I’m worried that there doesn’t seem to be an overall acceptance both genders can find science cool. For example, a friend told me to put my Olympics post at the BlogHer network. I then noticed that there isn’t a science category. Luckily, there was a sports category for that […]
I have to watch murder mysteries alone so that my muttering doesn’t disrupt the enjoyment of others. I’m willing to overlook that science procedures take place at an incredible speed in fancy surroundings – I mean, how boring would it be to watch actual PCR? – but I hate the implication that a DNA match […]
We see the DNA helix everywhere. It helps market computers, trucks, and cosmetics. People use the helix as an explanation (‘in my DNA’). But do people understand this famous molecule? In different classrooms, I have asked, “If I left DNA from a wolf in a test tube alone in a classroom, what would you do?” Some students […]
I’m a part of #SciFund – a collection of scientists that are crowd funding to fund research. Instead of using a closed proposal system, we are asking the (interested) public for money. Not only is this a way to raise money but it is also public outreach and hopefully will create awareness of different types […]
I love analogies and use them often to get people to think about scientific concepts in new ways. I’ll share some of my favourite ones on the blog but today, I want to talk about ANALOGIES GONE BAD!
I love talking about science – as family and friends will tell you – and my various jobs all focus on engaging people in science conversations. With the internet and social media tools, these discussions are getting easier.
I have an incredible life – loving husband, supportive family, fantastic jobs, great travels, etc. – so why am I depressed? This is the second time I’ve received medical intervention for major depression so you’d think I’d have some insight – but I don’t have anything amazing.