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GMO study is pseudoscience

I abhor the exploitative practices of Monsanto and companies like it. But truth is more important than politics, and I am always going to speak out when I see false information being touted as “science” to further an agenda. I wanted to make this clear because I seem be writing a lot about the misrepresentation … Continue reading

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Cutting edge science

I’m attending my first Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution conference this week, and learning about some terrific research that my colleagues are doing. I just thought I’d share a few of the really neat things I’ve learned today.

What exercise does for your brain

My friends are extraordinary people. The people I’m attracted to are very driven and highly intelligent (and perhaps more than a little neurotic). The majority of them are also passionate about exercise. “Exercise” is maybe too mild a term for this group: they are athletes devoted to a sport (either professionally or as committed amateurs), … Continue reading

Wednesday morning bats!

Over the last few weeks, I’ve been in the midst of transitioning into my new position as a Research Fellow in the Anthropology Department at the University of Texas. As part of this process, I took a quick trip to Austin on Monday, and was happily surprised to find that a dear friend happened to … Continue reading

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