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Context and Variation

Context and Variation

Human behavior, evolutionary medicine… and ladybusiness.

Why do those who advocate home birth feel the way they do?

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.

August 24, 2011 — Kate Clancy

Non-science majors: now it's your turn

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.

August 23, 2011 — Kate Clancy

Non-science students in a science class

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.

August 16, 2011 — Kate Clancy

SciAmChem: Don't douche, she declares acidly

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.

August 2, 2011 — Kate Clancy

Iron-deficiency is not something you get just for being a lady

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.

July 27, 2011 — Kate Clancy

How do we define populations?

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.

July 19, 2011 — Kate Clancy

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