Dr. Isis wrote a post on how having a home birth is not a feminist choice, cited some papers to support her contention that home births are unsafe, and described the decision to birth at home as “utter nonsense,” warning readers that she will “judge you” should you choose to have a home birth, and compared these women to those who choose not to vaccinate their kids.
Last week, I polled my readers to find out what they thought were the best ways to reach non-science majors to get them to appreciate, even fall in love with, science.
This fall I teach Anth 143: Biology of human behavior for the fourth time here at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. The difference is that most of the time I will be teaching I will be behind a computer or camera lens.
I am starting to incorporate video in my large enrollment course for the fall, Anth 143: Biology and Human Behavior (more on that another time, and yes, I will share at least some of them with you).
Your vaguely suggestive image of chestnuts for the day. In high school, I enjoyed participating in the science fair. I chose fairly random topics each year, but I do remember the year I studied the pH of soil and its impact on the color of flower petals.
I am away on vacation this week. I have decided to share my most popular post to date with the Scientific American audience, in the hopes of getting a few more people excited about physiology, women's health, and culture.
Pregnant warrior by dizznbonn. Academic journals often solicit book reviews from faculty. Faculty get a publication and a free book out of it, so it's especially worth it for those of us clawing our way up the tenure track.
Is he hoping we will communicate well throughout our marriage? Or that I skip the shrimp cocktail later that night? September 10, 2005. The temperature was warm, but not hot.
Welcome to Context and Variation! My name is Kate Clancy, and I am an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Illinois.Within the field of anthropology, my work focuses on understanding human biological variation, particularly in women.
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