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Context and Variation

Context and Variation

Human behavior, evolutionary medicine… and ladybusiness.

Striking out on my own

Striking out on my own

This post is many months in coming, yet I know I will not be able to give it the kind of attention I would like. I am leaving Scientific American.  There is no mystery to the reasons.

July 25, 2014 — Kate Clancy
Stag Parties: Awareness and Elegant Solutions

Stag Parties: Awareness and Elegant Solutions

Kiddo spills her milk. We lock eyes, and she dissolves in a puddle of sadness, crying about how it's all her fault and she feels SO BAD. "Kiddo, honey, it's really okay.

April 10, 2014 — Kate Clancy
If You Want Normative Reporting, Reporting Needs to be Independent and Anonymous

If You Want Normative Reporting, Reporting Needs to be Independent and Anonymous

Please forgive me for the quickie posts this week. I have bigger ones planned for the next two weeks. I don't have time to fully unpack this, but I think the Science Online community could stand to read this article (and the associated links therein that tell the backstory): On Prosecutors Having Survivors of Assault [...]

February 28, 2014 — Kate Clancy
Students Blog Evolutionary Medicine

Students Blog Evolutionary Medicine

Just wanted to draw your attention to this year’s student-run class blog for my Evolutionary Medicine class here at the University of Illinois.

February 27, 2014 — Kate Clancy
Link love

Link love

It's been a while since I shared what I've been reading. Here are a bunch of things that have made me think, or helped me think, in the last few months.

February 27, 2014 — Kate Clancy
Toxic or Just Tough?

Toxic or Just Tough?

I’m working against too many deadlines as usual and am unable to write a long blog post. But I was pretty troubled by this piece in The Nation the other day… troubled because the hard work and brilliant insights of black women I respected were being turned into something far more sinister.

January 31, 2014 — Kate Clancy
Welcome or Not Welcome: Off the Air Thoughts

Welcome or Not Welcome: Off the Air Thoughts

I was asked to be a guest on a local NPR affiliate show today with Amanda Hess (in a previously recorded interview) and Emily Graslie (with me in the second half).

January 29, 2014 — Kate Clancy
The Edge’s Annual Question: The Way We Produce and Advance Science

The Edge’s Annual Question: The Way We Produce and Advance Science

This year, I was invited to contribute to the Edge Foundation’s Annual Question. Other contributor include Helen Fisher, Irene Pepperberg, Alan Alda, Nina Jablonski, Jay Rosen, and, well 150 others: http://www.edge.org/responses/what-scientific-idea-is-ready-for-retirement The question was, “What scientific idea is ready for retirement?” My contribution: The Way We Produce And Advance Science Last year, I spearheaded a [...]

January 14, 2014 — Kate Clancy
Women in Science: Welcome But Not Welcome

Women in Science: Welcome But Not Welcome

A few months ago, I received the following email from one of the leaders of a Cool Science Thing. Well call him Dude from Cool Science Thing (DCST).

January 14, 2014 — Kate Clancy

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