Monthly Archives: January 2011

Saturday Sciuridae – Jan 29, 2011

Yellow-bellied marmots (Marmota flaviventris), mother and juveniles. Source.  On a personal note, today happens to be my and Hannah‘s half-birthday. I didn’t know we had the same birthday until today. I also want to add, on the heels of my … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on the zeitgeist.

Unless you live under a rock, you’ve probably noticed that the topic della settimana is *~women in science blogging*~. Kate Clancy posted a summary of the #scio11 panel discussion on women who blog under their real name. A few days … Continue reading

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MRI study on transsexual brains

NewScientist reported today on a study (slated for publication next month) suggesting that transsexuals can be identified early in life by white matter patterns in parts of the brain. Brain MRI scans of untreated (I assume this means hormone therapy, … Continue reading

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Links – Jan 23, 2011

It’s been quiet lately, I know. I was under the weather early last week and spent the remainder of the week in a job application frenzy. I’m also trying to revive my doctoral program application. There’s a lot on my … Continue reading

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Saturday Sciuridae – Jan 15, 2011

  Sciurus carolinensis (eastern gray squirrel), taken in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. Source.  I did a class research project on S. carolinensis in my mammalogy class during undergrad. It had something to do with the giving up density of … Continue reading

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Links – Jan 11, 2011

Freshwater officially fired. Remember that Creationist middle-school science teacher who got suspended for burning crosses into his students’ arms? Yeah, that was in my state. And the board of education finally got to fire him… after spending $900k on a … Continue reading

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Links – Jan 10, 2011

This list was supposed to go up much, much earlier today, but I had a panic attack in the late afternoon about my thesis, took my anti-anxiety medicine, and then spent the rest of the day in what might appear … Continue reading

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