The Urban Scientist

The Urban Scientist

A hip hop maven blogs on urban ecology, evolutionary biology & diversity in the sciences

  • Scientists versus #Cucumbers--No Lab is Safe

    Scientists versus #Cucumbers--No Lab is Safe

    November 23, 2015 |

    No lab is safe when cucumbers are near. Disclaimer: Yes, this is my lab and awesome colleagues in the Department of Psychology. Check us out: The Integrative Neuroethology Lab     […]

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  • #BlackLivesMatter but Does Black Tech Expertise Matter, too?

    #BlackLivesMatter but Does Black Tech Expertise Matter, too?

    By DNLee | November 6, 2015 |

    This is happening now on Twitter (afternoon, Friday, November 6, 2015). Only a few hours to get your questions in for @deray ! We want to know: who's your favorite follow? #AskDeRay — blackbirds (@blackbirds) November 6, 2015 But two days ago (Wednesday, November 4, 2015) this was happening. […]

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  • Hotline Bling Sodium-Potassium Pumps

    Hotline Bling Sodium-Potassium Pumps

    By DNLee | November 4, 2015 |

    I haven't blogged anything Hip Hop and Science in for-ever...and I found the very thing to bring me out of retirement. Someone created this most FANTASTIC Hip Hop Science explanation of Sodium-Potassium Pumps and active transport. Now, now, wikipedia does a bang up job, but who can deny the beauty of Drake and Hotline Bling. […]

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  • #DispatchesDNLee Week 12 Recap

    #DispatchesDNLee Week 12 Recap

    By DNLee | September 28, 2015 |

    I've been hustling..still hustling. Science is challenging, doubly so when infrastructure (electricity, water, internet) are glitchy. Pray for me y'all. Pray for me.   [ View the story "Week 12 in Tanzania and word on the street is...#DispatchesDNLee" on Storify ] […]

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  • #DispatchesDNLee Week 11 Update

    #DispatchesDNLee Week 11 Update

    By DNLee | September 21, 2015 |

    More than half way through the field season and I feel like I'm being worked over. Hungry, tired, physically spent..and did I say Hungry. I'm ALWAYS Hungry! [ View the story "It's week 11 in Tanzania, and Dr. Lee is having a 'time' there; follow with #DispatchesDNLee" on Storify ] […]

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  • Want a postcard? Sign up for an official #DispatchesDNLee correspondence

    Want a postcard? Sign up for an official #DispatchesDNLee correspondence

    By DNLee | September 16, 2015 |

    Whenever I travel internationally for science, I offer friends, family and readers a chance to get a post from me. This field season is coming to a close, only 3 weeks left. (Yes, the weekly recaps are a little behind). If you want a postcard from me, from Tanzania, then now is the time to sign up. […]

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  • #DispatchesDNLee 2015 Week 10 Update

    #DispatchesDNLee 2015 Week 10 Update

    By DNLee | September 13, 2015 |

    Here I am ten weeks in...and I am discovering how much I love local fabrics and clothes. And always, a BIG thank you to my amazing and awesome intern who has been curating my tweets weekly, CaT Bobino -  @IntheKnowShow  . […]

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  • #NaCl2015: I'm salty but is that always bad?

    #NaCl2015: I'm salty but is that always bad?

    By DNLee | September 12, 2015 |

    I beleive in listening to what universe is trying to tell me. I stare at the 'noise'. I search for patterns, that seem non-existent or non-sensical. I observe. A LOT. I believe it makes me good at what I do. It's also why I do what I do. I surveyed my options and decided an academic science career was a good fit for me. […]

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  • #DispatchesDNLee 2015 Week 9 Recap

    #DispatchesDNLee 2015 Week 9 Recap

    By DNLee | August 31, 2015 |

      Week 9 - lots of hiccups, but still the show must go on. (Special thanks to CaT B, my social media intern who curates these tweets each week. You should follow her on Twitter @IntheKnowShow and Storify )   [ View the story "It's week 9 and everything is going just fine! […]

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  • #DispatchesDNLee 2015 Week 8 Recap

    #DispatchesDNLee 2015 Week 8 Recap

    By DNLee | August 20, 2015 |

    Eight weeks in and I'm finally taking a little break. And I mean little. I still haven't traveled outside of the town limits. But I am relaxing...and searching for a massage. Well, at least I can get my hair done. So, So Tenderheaded. […]

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