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The Urban Scientist

You Should Know: John Edmonstone

Young Darwin learning taxidermy in Edinburgh from freed Guyanan slave John Edmonstone

Welcome to the fifth 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 John Edmonstone… I love Twitter. Thanks [...]

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The Urban Scientist

Spit a Rhyme, Drop Some Science

Kicking it my bro, Chris Emdin at Columbia College Teachers College. He.Is.So.DOPE!

Hip Hop Education is taking over the world. My brother in science and hip hop Dr. Chris Emdin and The GZA of Wu-Tang have rolled out an amazing science education and engagement platform: Science Genius B.A.T.T.L.E.S.  High School students create rhymes and battle each other to demonstrate not only their MC prowess but science comprehension [...]

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The Urban Scientist

Love & Lust in the Animal Kingdom presented by the NY Academy of Sciences

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I’m coming to the east coast in 3 weeks. I’m honored (and excited) to participate in the New York Academy of Sciences Science & the City event on Lust and Love in the Animal Kingdom! It will be a conversational panel discussion (not individual presentations) about the science sex and love. Science & the City, [...]

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The Urban Scientist

Hip Hop Evolution Files: What’s so special about tight vaginas?

Keri Hilson with Lil Wayne Lil Wayne’s monologue really says it all: mami i dig your persona right, you look baby mama type, i know that got you kinda hyped, my ice is albino white, i hope your vagina tight i go underwater and i hope your piranha bite hahaha Why does vagina muscle tone [...]

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The Urban Scientist

The Intersection of Culture and Science – Hip Hop, Feminism, Sex, & Sexual Selection

Lee-poster Denison University

The Intersection of Culture and Science – Hip Hop, Feminism, Sex, & Sexual Selection: That’s essentially what my presentation (and my time interacting with students and faculty) at Denison University was about.  It was a blast and most exciting talk I have every given (outside of my dissertation defense).  Hip Hop and Science is a [...]

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The Urban Scientist

Sexual Politics of Hip Hop Reexamined as Lessons in Sexual Selection

Bird Bee Twerker

I received the great honor of being invited to speak at the Dr. Laura C. Harris Symposium at Denison University. It’s a small (compared to OK State) Liberal Arts College in Granville, Ohio – outside of Columbus. The Symposium is sponsored by the Women’s Studies Department, and has been inviting interesting speakers across the academic [...]

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The Urban Scientist

Black may not crack, but it can sunburn

Dr. Rubidium at Thirty-Seven drops some serious science dispelling the myth that Black folk don’t get sunburn. In verse 3 of Clique, Kanye re-interates this myth. (NSFW) Here’s an excerpt of her enlightening post: @DNLee5 and I are both black, but @DNLee5 has more melanin in her skin cells than I do and has darker [...]

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The Urban Scientist

Feministing Friday: Why Serial Monogamy is bad propaganda for women

Feminsiting Friday is a series of posts dissecting hip-hop and pop culture for its sexist influences and/or portrayals on women and girls. Offering insight as an evolutionary biologist, I promise to be analytical, scathing, and downright snarky.  I began the series at my previous blog, SouthernPlayalisticEvolutionMusic on the Southern Fried Science Network. I still have [...]

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The Urban Scientist

Hip Hop Evolution Files: Heritable Traits vs. Inherited Traits

I got guest lecture for a professor at my new institution. He teaches a senior level undergraduate course in Evolution. It was the very first very public thing that Dr. Lee did before the Zoology Department. I was nervous (I’m always nervous before I give any type of presentation). I warned the prof, also a [...]

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The Urban Scientist

Hip Hop Evolution Files: Quick & Dirty explanation of Natural Selection by Daft Punk

My semester teaching was a bit of a roller coaster for me. I didn’t feel especially prepared for it. After working myself into a lather worried about students complaining or shirking, they turned out to be fine. I taught upper division courses, so they were pretty well-prepared to to do the work. I, on the [...]

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