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Tis the season of giving

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Thank you to everyone who came out and donated for the annual Science Bloggers for Students Donors Choose drive – we raised $25,074 for student science programs across the country! How amazing is that? But, if you missed out on the giving, fear not – there are still plenty of ways you can hand your cash over to some worthy causes.

For those who aren’t aware, November is Movember: that special time of the year when men desecrate their pretty faces in the name of men’s health. The rules are simple: Nov 1, the guys are clean shaven. For the rest of the month, fueled by sponsors, they grow mustaches to raise money to support prostate and testicular cancer initiatives. Sadly, I know a few of these daring Mo Bros, and they could use your support! Head over to Áki’s, James’, Chris’ or David’s movember giving page to pledge for their ‘staches.

Finally, there are some great scientific projects in need of a little cash-y love on SciFund right now. Want to help support research on chemical warfare in the intertidal (with a RAP VIDEO)? How about sexy shrimp or butterfly STDs? You can be an integral part of real scientific research! There are tons of great research projects that need your help, so head on over to the SciFund page and see what tickles your fancy.

Remember, ’tis the season of giving, so open your hearts and empty your wallets!

Christie Wilcox About the Author: Christie Wilcox is a science writer and blogger who moonlights as a PhD student in Cell and Molecular Biology at the University of Hawaii. Follow on Google+. Follow on Twitter @NerdyChristie.

The views expressed are those of the author and are not necessarily those of Scientific American.





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