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Context and Variation

Context and Variation

Human behavior, evolutionary medicine… and ladybusiness.

Striking out on my own

This post is many months in coming, yet I know I will not be able to give it the kind of attention I would like. I am leaving Scientific American.  There is no mystery to the reasons.

July 25, 2014 — Kate Clancy

Stag Parties: Awareness and Elegant Solutions

Kiddo spills her milk. We lock eyes, and she dissolves in a puddle of sadness, crying about how it's all her fault and she feels SO BAD. "Kiddo, honey, it's really okay.

April 10, 2014 — Kate Clancy

If You Want Normative Reporting, Reporting Needs to be Independent and Anonymous

Please forgive me for the quickie posts this week. I have bigger ones planned for the next two weeks. I don't have time to fully unpack this, but I think the Science Online community could stand to read this article (and the associated links therein that tell the backstory): On Prosecutors Having Survivors of Assault [...]

February 28, 2014 — Kate Clancy

Students Blog Evolutionary Medicine

Just wanted to draw your attention to this year’s student-run class blog for my Evolutionary Medicine class here at the University of Illinois.

February 27, 2014 — Kate Clancy

Link love

It's been a while since I shared what I've been reading. Here are a bunch of things that have made me think, or helped me think, in the last few months.

February 27, 2014 — Kate Clancy

Toxic or Just Tough?

I’m working against too many deadlines as usual and am unable to write a long blog post. But I was pretty troubled by this piece in The Nation the other day… troubled because the hard work and brilliant insights of black women I respected were being turned into something far more sinister.

January 31, 2014 — Kate Clancy

Welcome or Not Welcome: Off the Air Thoughts

I was asked to be a guest on a local NPR affiliate show today with Amanda Hess (in a previously recorded interview) and Emily Graslie (with me in the second half).

January 29, 2014 — Kate Clancy

The Edge’s Annual Question: The Way We Produce and Advance Science

This year, I was invited to contribute to the Edge Foundation’s Annual Question. Other contributor include Helen Fisher, Irene Pepperberg, Alan Alda, Nina Jablonski, Jay Rosen, and, well 150 others: http://www.edge.org/responses/what-scientific-idea-is-ready-for-retirement The question was, “What scientific idea is ready for retirement?” My contribution: The Way We Produce And Advance Science Last year, I spearheaded a [...]

January 14, 2014 — Kate Clancy

Women in Science: Welcome But Not Welcome

A few months ago, I received the following email from one of the leaders of a Cool Science Thing. Well call him Dude from Cool Science Thing (DCST).

January 14, 2014 — Kate Clancy

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