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The Benefits of Thanks

Today is Thanksgiving – a day to relax, take a step back, and honestly express gratitude. Gratitude. By definition, it is the state of being grateful or thankful.

November 24, 2011 — Christie Wilcox

Two Words: An Open Letter To Ed Rybicki

Dear Ed, It seems you are upset at the torrent of outrage your Futures piece has caused. You're "dumbfounded" that anyone could read so much into your frivolous little tale, and honestly didn't mean for your short story to harm or offend anyone.

November 23, 2011 — Christie Wilcox

The Joke Isn't Funny - It's Harmful

I am one of the people who reacted strongly to a science fiction story sexist piece of crap published by Nature in their Futures section titled Womanspace .

November 18, 2011 — Christie Wilcox

The Charismatic Misogynist

If you skim the twitter hashtag #mencallmethings, it's clear that there are plenty of blatant misogynists to go around. As a woman, it's impossible to ignore this kind of clear and dangerous language.

November 16, 2011 — Christie Wilcox

Science Bloggers Compete for $10,000

Last year, I entered this $10,000 blogging scholarship on a whim. After all, why not? $10,000 is a lot of money, money that as a poor grad student, I could definitely use.

November 16, 2011 — Christie Wilcox

Observations | Evolution: The Curious Case of Dogs

This is the first in a series of post of mine about Evolution that I started posting in January of 2010. I'll be reposting the series over the next two months, culminating in a brand new post for the set in Jan 2012!

November 13, 2011 — Christie Wilcox

Your average, everyday zombie

“The purpose of man's life...is to become an abject zombie who serves a purpose he does not know, for reasons he is not to question.” - Ayn Rand Of all the cryptic, creepy and cruel creatures that emerge each Halloween, few captivate our imaginations like the living dead.

October 31, 2011 — Christie Wilcox

Time - and brain chemistry - heal all wounds

I know I'm not physically hurt. Though it feels like I've been kicked in the stomach with steel-toed boots, my abdomen isn't bruised. Spiking cortisol levels are causing my muscles to tense and diverting blood away from my gut, leading to this twisting, gnawing agony that I cannot stop thinking about.

October 24, 2011 — Christie Wilcox

My Interview With Brian Lehrer!

Yesterday, I talked to Brian Lehrer about social media use by scientists - check out the video! Spreading the Science Message from Brian Lehrer on Vimeo

October 13, 2011 — Christie Wilcox

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