Author Archives: mcdonouce

Austen & Darwin, Love Doctors? A Valentine’s Day/ Darwin Day Tribute

Originally posted on Metathesis:
A few months ago my Google Scholar alert for mate choice turned up a paper not about insect courtship behavior or sexual selection, but Jane Austen.[1] The only time previously I had ever thought about Austen and evolution together was while I wrote lab reports and wished I could watch Pride and…

A Scientist Walks into an English Blog: Language, Gender, Feminism, and the Science of Sex

Originally posted on Metathesis:
I spend my day thinking about sex. Mostly, sex between male and female fruit flies. I am curious about what happens after they finish doing the deed and sperm move through the female reproductive environment on their journey to the egg. Interested in the changes that occur within the female after…

Introduction to ‘Science Fiction Science’ Posts

I like to say that reading science fiction makes me a better scientist. Although it is entirely possible I am just rationalizing my voracious consumption of the genre, I see connections between novels and research all the time. I first realized the similarities between science fiction and science during a course reading and discussing Darwin for his […]

A Genital by Any Other Name …

Originally posted on Molecular Love (and other facts of life):
People are talking about insect genitalia more than ever before, because a paper was published with the title: “Female Penis, Male Vagina”. It was even mentioned on the Colbert Report: Tip of the Hat, Wag of the Finger 2:48 – 4:28 The Colbert Report 5/7/2014 This sensational…

Whewell's Ghost

History and Philosophy of Science

Diversity Journal Club

The premise of this journal club is to discuss articles and blog posts about Diversity in STEM and academia. We post the paper/topic the 2nd week of the month, and discuss the third Friday of every month at 2pm EST, under #DiversityJC on Twitter. Hope to see you there!

Molecular Love (and other facts of life)

the nitty gritty science of sex and reproduction

Brain Pickings

An inventory of the meaningful life.

Explorations Scientific

"whoa" inducing science

Gap Junction Science

Storage of ideas on science and etc.

Sociobiology

So you want to be a biology professor

Dynamic Ecology

Multa novit vulpes