Category Metathesis

The Fertility of Miró

Originally posted on Metathesis:
I have never quite gotten surrealist, post-modern art. (Left to my own devices I happily spend my museum visits floating around the impressionist era.) I look at abstract symbolic paintings and feel that I miss the intended emotion or meaning—as if the painters and their devotees speak a language I cannot…

Perils of Click-Bait Science Communication, or There’s Many a Slip ‘twixt the Cup and the Lip

Originally posted on Metathesis:
Science communication plays an integral role in bridging the gap between academia and the public. Science writers have the tricky job of distilling complex ideas into digestible pieces, and explaining highly-specialized experiments in a way the public might find interesting. Research highlighted in the media can become part of a larger…

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…

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