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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.
  • Urban Science Adventure: Catching and Watching Fireflies

    firefly lightening bug

    What do you see when you go into your backyard in the evening time?  Most people don’t even think about being outside at that time until the warm rays of summer touch their skins.  Summer nights mean warm nights where you can be outside until dusk and beyond and see the wonders that Mother Nature [...]

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    You Should Know: Dr Robin G Nelson

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    Welcome to the tenth installment of You Should Know, where I give my own #ScholarSunday salute to Science Bloggers and Blogs you may not yet know about. Introducing … Dr. Robin G. Nelson Dr. Nelson is a Biological Anthropologist whose research explores family dynamics and how they may impact the health of individuals and communities. She [...]

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    Sports and Sharks – James Jones and South Florida youth go deep for science outreach

    Sharktagging RJ Dunlap Lab

    NBA Player James Jones, formerly with the Miami Heat, is spending time with the youth he serves through his foundation tagging sharks. Yes! TAGGING. SHARKS! DOING SCIENCE! And having a ball. They spent the day on a research boat with the RJ Dunlap Marine Conservation Program affiliated with the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of [...]

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    Wordless Wednesday: Making Panyabuuku Plans

    Cricetomys ansorgei African Giant pouched rat in a pot

    I’m in planning mode for my return trip to Tanzania to study African Giant Pouched Rats, Cricetomys ansorgei This is what I spend a good portion of my time doing, live-trapping and capturing pouched rats, called panyabuuku, in the wild. This is what I actually have in store for me – literally! A large pile [...]

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    You Should Know: Stephani Page and #BLACKandSTEM

    Spotlight Stephani Page

    Welcome to the ninth installment of You Should Know, where I give my own #ScholarSunday salute to Science Bloggers and Blogs you may not yet know about. Introducing … Stephani Page and #BLACKandSTEM. #BLACKandSTEM started as a hashtag that quickly became a twitter community. The #BLACKandSTEM blog is connected to the weekly discussions or ‘Twitter chats’ that happen [...]

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    Urban Science Adventure: Appreciating Bees

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    Now is the time to get outdoors and experience what the world has to offer. One thing that you can keep in mind is that there are insects everywhere, including our back yards! A simple past time that you can enjoy alone, with a group, or with your family is taking a step outdoors and [...]

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    You Should Know: Dr. Marie Daly

    Dr Marie Daly phd Chemistry

    Welcome to the eighth installment of You Should Know, where I give my own #ScholarSunday salute to Science Bloggers and Blogs you may not yet know about. But this week is a little different. I’m shining the spotlight on a scholar from history that you should definitely know. Introducing Dr. Marie Daly… Thanks again to [...]

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    Wordless Wednesday: I study the most adorable species in the world – Pouched Rats

    African Giant Pouched Rat Cricetomys ansorgei in trap looking adorable and eating banana 2

    We can’t all study the most adorable, photogenic rat ever known, so I generously share all of the cuteness with you. Pouched Rats – the most adorable little beasties!

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    Urban Science Adventure: 100+ things to do outside

    Me holding a Fowler's toad

    It’s summer. The kids are out of school. You want to keep them engaged and active. Most parents also want to keep them on track academically, but not necessarily with a strong hand approach to learning. I get it. Cultivating some old-fashioned out of doors play and reflection time is just what this doctor recommends. [...]

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    You Should Know: Dr. Michael D L Johnson and Black Science Blog

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    Welcome to my seventh installment of You Should Know, where I give my own #ScholarSunday salute to Science Bloggers and Blogs you may not yet know about. Introducing Dr. Michael D L Johnson and Black Science Blog Black Science Blog is the youngest blog I’ve featured so far. It is a science blog for non-scientists.  [...]

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