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Research? You must be joking!

Kate Cross is a researcher at the University of St Andrews and performs stand-up comedy for the Bright Club. Here she explains why scientists shouldn’t be scared to stand up and tell a few jokes   What’s this all about then?...

October 22, 2013 — Felicity Muth

The Birds in my Backyard

I'm an animal behavior expert and I've lived in Los Angeles all my life. Why don't I know the birds in my backyard? In my latest piece, at Zocalo Public Square, I argue that I should know who my wildlife neighbors are, and that understanding our natural world can create a better human community, too...

October 22, 2013 — Jason G. Goldman

Talent on the Sidelines: The Widening Gap in Excellence

An alarming report on the current state of excellence in the United States has been released today. The conclusion of the report "Talent on the Sidelines: Excellence Gaps and the Persistence of America's Permanent Talent Underclass" is that the United States is relying on less than half of its talent, with large percentages of our brightest students [...]..

October 22, 2013 — Scott Barry Kaufman

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