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The Scicurious Brain

The Good, Bad, and Weird in Physiology and Neuroscience

It's all about sex: the connectome of a C. elegans male

Our brains are made of millions of neurons. Tons. A lot. We scientists spend a lot of time studying those neurons, how they function individually, and how they respond to outside stimulation.

August 6, 2012 — Scicurious

On Work/Life Balance: the Kansas Problem

I like to call it the Kansas problem. This is the issue that many young scientists (and older scientists!) face many times in their careers. The best offer, the best money, the best a terrible location.

July 25, 2012 — Scicurious

Is that guy threatening you? Or is it that extra cup of coffee?

Ah, coffee, the beautiful stimulant without which about 90% of science and medicine would instantly retreat to the dark ages. Seriously, who hasn't needed that extra cup of joe (or two, or three) to make it through another 14 hour experimental day, a 10 hour surgery, or, you know, both?

July 23, 2012 — Scicurious

Friday Weird Science: Pee sniffin'

...for asparagus!Can you smell it in your urine when you've had asparagus? It turns out that some people are a lot more sensitive than others. And why?

July 20, 2012 — Scicurious

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