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Can science help the picky eater? Interview with Stephanie V. W. Lucianovic (part 1).

This summer, I reviewed Suffering Succotash: A Picky Eater’s Quest to Understand Why We Hate the Foods We Hate by Stephanie V. W. Lucianovic. This month, with the approach of the holiday season (prime time for picky eaters to sit with non-picky eaters at meal time), Stephanie and I sat down for lunch at Evvia in Palo Alto to talk about pickiness while sampling foods that had previously been in our "no go" categories...

December 25, 2012 — Janet D. Stemwedel

Thoughts on the anniversary of the Montreal Massacre.

On December 6, 1989, in Montreal, fourteen women were murdered for being women in what their murderer perceived to be a space that rightly belonged to men:Geneviève Bergeron (born 1968), civil engineering studentHélène Colgan (born 1966), mechanical engineering studentNathalie Croteau (born 1966), mechanical engineering studentBarbara Daigneault (born 1967), mechanical engineering studentAnne-Marie Edward (born 1968), chemical engineering studentMaud Haviernick (born 1960), materials engineering studentMaryse Laganière (born 1964), budget clerk in the École Polytechnique’s finance departmentMaryse Leclair (born 1966), materials engineering studentAnne-Marie Lemay (born 1967), mechanical engineering studentSonia Pelletier (born 1961), mechanical engineering studentMichèle Richard (born 1968), materials engineering studentAnnie St-Arneault (born 1966), mechanical engineering studentAnnie Turcotte (born 1969), materials engineering studentBarbara Klucznik-Widajewicz (born 1958), nursing studentThey were murdered because their killer was disgruntled that he been denied admission to the École Polytechnique, the site of the massacre, and because he blamed women occupying positions that were traditionally occupied by men for this disappointment, among others...

December 7, 2012 — Janet D. Stemwedel

Book review: Cooking for Geeks.

Cooking for Geeks: Real Science, Great Hacks, and Good Foodby Jeff PotterO'Reilly Media, 2010We have entered the time of year during which finding The Perfect Gift for family members and friends can become something of an obsession...

November 29, 2012 — Janet D. Stemwedel

We dodged the apocalypse, so let's help some classrooms.

We're coming into the home stretch of our annual DonorsChoose Science Bloggers for Students drive: Science Bloggers for Students: No Apocalypse in Sight (Transcript below) And, now until the end of the drive, you can get your donations matched (up to $100 per donor) thanks to the generosity of the DonorsChoose.org Board of Directors...

November 1, 2012 — Janet D. Stemwedel

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