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Fish with Melanoma - Our Enduring Environmental Legacy

We've all heard the horror stories. Melanoma is one of the most dangerous kinds of skin cancer, killing around 50,000 people worldwide every year. If caught early enough, it can be cured, but once it invades past the skin, it's deadly.

August 1, 2012 — Christie Wilcox

Biochemically, All Is Fair

There's nothing in this world so sweet as love. And next to love the sweetest thing is hate. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow I stare hard into his hazel eyes.

July 26, 2012 — Christie Wilcox

A Birthday Wish

On Sunday, I celebrated my 27 th birthday. But today is an even more special birthday: today, the entire Scientific American Blog Network celebrates its first birthday.

July 5, 2012 — Christie Wilcox

Social Media for Scientists Part 6: The Wiki

I just returned from a wonderful week in Washington DC, where I gave workshops on social networking to scientists at the Fourth Biennial National IDeA Symposium of Biomedical Research Excellence (NISBRE).

July 1, 2012 — Christie Wilcox

Prettier tits (the bird!) get more help from their partners

After a long, cold winter, nothing says spring like the hopeful songs and dances of horny male birds looking for mates. Throughout Europe and western Asia, the blue tit is one of the most colorful birds to engage in this annual hormone-driven spectacle.

June 25, 2012 — Christie Wilcox

AI Takes Baby Steps: RoboBaby Learns Words

In 1998, a strange fad swept the nation. Standing a mere 5 inches tall, the gremlin-esque talking robots known as furbies became the season's must-have toys for kids (much to Hasbro's delight).

June 13, 2012 — Christie Wilcox

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