Category Archives: Biology

Curiosity…

No, not the Mars rover.  Though the Curiosity rover is a brilliant example of the result of the pure curiosity that drives so many.  Curiosity, that drive to understand the unknown and  unseen.  From wind, rain, and thunder to what … Continue reading

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The Politicizing of Science

Science has always been ruled by facts, the facts and evidence of any question or hypothesis has always been held above all else.  This has always been the great equalizer in science; where a Nobel Laureate can be proven wrong by an undergraduate … Continue reading

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The Other Side of the Fence

The whole graduate school thing can be very tough some times, as a few of us know.  It is in those times that I find myself wondering whether my friends that chose to be done with school at the bachelors … Continue reading

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The Darwin Effect

A few days ago, the 12th of February, was the 204th birthday of Charles Darwin.  As the father of evolution Darwin was and still is one of the most controversial scientists in history.  While Darwin’s story doesn’t have the dramatic flair of … Continue reading

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Traditions in Academia

Traditions are a part of every culture, from holidays to formalities to how guests are treated.  And of course in academia there are traditions that are unique to countries and continents.  Since I spent several months contemplating going back to graduate school … Continue reading

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Spreading the Word About Research

Tomorrow a half dozen middle school students and I are going to Skype with a teacher who is on a research cruise. The scientists want to help spread marine science literacy and decided to do so by setting up live … Continue reading

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Explorers Lost

We seem to have forgotten that exploration has always been part of our culture.  I am not just referring to the American idea of Manifest Destiny, but to humanity as a whole.  There has not been a culture in existence that hasn’t strived to … Continue reading

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