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The Urban Scientist


A hip hop maven blogs on urban ecology, evolutionary biology & diversity in the sciences
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    DNLee DNLee is a biologist and she studies animal behavior, mammalogy, and ecology . She uses social media, informal experiential science experiences, and draws from hip hop culture to share science with general audiences, particularly under-served groups. Follow on Twitter @DNLee5.
  • You Should Know: Paulette Vincent Ruz and Adventures in Chemistryland

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    Welcome to the eighteenth installment of You Should Know, where I give my own #ScholarSunday salute to Science Bloggers and the Blogs you may not yet know about. Introducing Paulette Vincent Ruz and Adventures in Chemistryland Adventures in Chemistryland is a blog about are Ms. Ruz’s experiences as a rookie chemistry teacher.  As she learns how [...]

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    Wordless Wednesday: 2015 TED Fellows named

    2015 TED Fellows announcement

    I am over the moon excited to be included among the 2015 class of TED Fellows. The genius represented by this list blows my mind. I’m trying not to let nervousness and anxiety keep me from bringing my A game to the TED meeting in March 2015. Surely, my co-hort will bring it and so [...]

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    Wordless Wednesdays: here, have a science cookie


    Wordless Wednesday: This Stops Today

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    fergusonaction.com #ThisStopsToday: Some of the last words of Eric Garner, the man who died on camera in police custody while being taken down in an illegal choke hold on July 17, 2014. Today the Grand Jury has announced that the NYPD Police Officer responsible for ending this man’s life, Daniel Pantaleo will not be indicted. [...]

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    Black Girls serving as their own Role Models in STEM

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    This world sends many different messages. Today a rather poignant message was sent to America, it was directed at Americans who care about justice in particular. In a world that tells black children and black girls, especially that they are less than I felt like sharing some good news – some good STEM news.   [...]

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    You Should Know: Dr. Umberto Cannella and Dr. Cinnamon blog

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    Welcome to the seventeenth installment of You Should Know, where I give my own#ScholarSunday salute to Science Bloggers and the Blogs you may not yet know about.   Introducing Umberto Cannella, also known as Dr. Cinnamon! Dr. Cinnamon, the blog, is based on Dr. Cannella’s personal exploration of the physical sciences. Through his posts he [...]

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    Wordless Wednesday: #EBONYPower100 for Social Media (& Science Outreach) Influence

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    EBONY Magazine announces the 2014 honorees of their 2014 Power 100 List – names of the most influential African Americans in every facet of life from politics, entertainment, health, science, academics, and media. I am very honored (and surpised) and humbled to be named as a recipient of this recognition. I grew up reading EBONY [...]

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    You Should Know: Dr. Cynthia Coleman and Musings on Native Science

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    Welcome to the sixteenth installment of You Should Know, where I give my own #ScholarSunday salute to Science Bloggers and the Blogs you may not yet know about.   Introducing…Dr. Cynthia Coleman and Musings on Native Science. Musings on Native Science is a blog  about science but the main topic is how Western science and [...]

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    You Should Know Dr John A Johnson and Mahalo.ne.Trash

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    Welcome to fifteenth installment of my You Should Know Series. It’s where I give my own #ScholarSunday salute to Science Bloggers and Blogs I believe the rest of the world should follow. You Should Know Dr John A Johnson and Mahalo.ne.Trash The blog name comes from the Hawaiian word Mahalo which means thank you; and [...]

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    Wordless Wednesday: We did it for Lindsey and The Fab Lab!

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    I am over-the-moon delighted to announce that Lindsey Murphy, a.k.a. Crazy Aunt Lindsey has successfully reached her crowdfunding goal to bring back her fan-favorite science edutainment show – The Fab Lab with Crazy Aunt Lindsey. I really wanted to see Season 3 and I am happy that you all wanted to see it, too. Here [...]

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