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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. Let’s get a towel and wipe it up together.” But she can’t stop crying. I comfort her for a while, being patient with [...]

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AAAS Happenings: Ladyparts and Roller Derby Shenanigans

I’m attending the AAAS Meetings in Chicago this year in both my capacities as a scientist: as someone who does reproductive physiology research and as a science communicator. And it all happens tomorrow! Check out the press briefing today for the Building Babies session. Katie Hinde is the symposium organizer, and fellow session speakers are [...]

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“I had no power to say ‘that’s not okay:’” Reports of harassment and abuse in the field

It was getting late, the student center all but deserted. My old friend and I had a table to ourselves, awkwardly wedged among the chairs that had been set in a circle for an invited talk I had just given to some undergraduates about issues for women in science. My friend alluded to having a [...]

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Building Babies now available online

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Building Babies: Primate Development in Proximate and Ultimate Perspective was a macrosomic fetus* that took quite a few twists and turns down the pelvic canal to finally be born. But get borned it did! Edited by me, Katie Hinde and Julienne Rutherford, our hope is that this volume will be both inspiration for future work, [...]

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Here is Some Legitimate Science on Pregnancy and Rape

Trigger warning: discussion of violence against women and graphic mention of miscarriage.

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SciAm Beginnings: When a Beginning is Not a Beginning

Thursday 26th July saw the launch of SciLogs.com, a new English language science blog network. SciLogs.com, the brand-new home for Nature Network bloggers, forms part of the SciLogs international collection of blogs which already exist in German, Spanish and Dutch. To celebrate this addition to the NPG science blogging family, some of the NPG blogs [...]

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On Bad First Drafts

This post first appeared on my old blog on March 16, 2011. I’m writing a post tomorrow relevant to this topic so thought I would re-post it today, to have it fresh in my reader’s minds. And I’ll just tell you the good news if you are a more recent reader: the book I refer [...]

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Link love: Parenting, SCIENCE, Boobs and Other Objects

I’ve accumulated a number of interesting readings over the last few weeks, most related in at least some way to ladybusiness, and I thought I would give my readers a chance to procrastinate too. Parenting PhD in Parenting: 4 Ways Parents Can Help Break Down Society’s Gender Assumptions. This is the fourth in a four-part [...]

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Trade Time and Energy So You Can Live Slow, Reproduce Fast

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Who makes your food? Do you live alone and do everything yourself, or are you part of a partnership, roommate situation, or extended family where food is shared? Most likely, the more complicated your living situation, the more complicated the food allocation. Perhaps one person buys the food and another cooks it, or everyone shares [...]

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American Association of Physical Anthropology Meetings this week: Portland, Oregon

Another year, another podium presentation. This year I want to redeem myself: last year I rocked my first presentation on hormonal contraception (woo hoo!), then was too exhausted to be remotely coherent for my second on diet composition and C-reactive protein (though to be fair, I was also chairing that session). This year I have [...]

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