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Christie Wilcox
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Smelly pregnant lemurs: my latest for +Discover Magazine about research from the +Duke Lemur Center!
A new study in Biology Letters suggests that lemurs can smell the sex of their unborn children.
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‪#‎SharkWeek‬ loses nine million viewers, but according to +Discovery  "everyone is absolutely thrilled." ‪#‎FactCheckSharkWeek‬
"Highest-rated" Shark Week ever? Not if you look past the PR spin. Shark Week 2014 lost 9 million viewers, but Discovery would rather no one noticed.
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If they had trouble making proper a proper graph for their Sharkageddon episode [ http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/science-sushi/2014/08/16/sharkageddon-vies-worst-shark-week-show-time/ ], then it shouldn't be surprising that they don't understand their own graphs on viewership.
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Discovery Channel and Shark Week created a fake video to fool Canadians into believing Lake Ontario had bull sharks in it—for publicity.

My critique of the stunt features +Greg Gbur +David Shiffman +Janet D. Stemwedel and more!
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After the Megalodon nonsense, I am actually finally done with shark week...
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A new PNAS study adds to the mounting evidence that bottom trawling is irreparably damaging deep sea habitats.
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This is possible to fight.  My uncle helped draft the law of the seas, international agreement that addresses deep sea mining.  Deep sea fishing can be regulated.  This is heartbreaking.  The wet equivalent of strip mining.
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Just goes to show you, those golden oldies never go out of style, rather they are reimagined and given new life. 
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Are allergies a good thing? Some new research suggests that maybe they are. 
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X'mas, the festival of hope, brings the same to all those who are hopeless, oppressed and killed . Wish  you prayerful greetings of the season.
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Coming next year! 
 
After nearly 2 years of quiet work, I'm really happy to announce The Complete Guide to Science Blogging, a book I'm co-editing with +Bethany Brookshire and +Christie Wilcox, due out around Spring 2015.

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Discovery doesn't just lie in their mockumentaries - even their regular programming is scripted to deceive. Why #Sharkageddon might be the worst #SharkWeek show ever made:
Shark Week has faked documentaries and pulled unethical PR stunts. But with Sharkageddon, they really cross the line to vilify Hawaii's sharks.
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very good  keep it up
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“Endangered”—You keep using that word, Rosie O'Donnell. I do not think it means what you think it means. 
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George Will thinks college women are making up assaults for the "coveted" status of victimhood. Stats, he says, prove his point. In my latest for +Discover Magazine I show why his math is just plain wrong. 
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Thanks for this.  A lot rests on what defines sexual assault, and it seems many assume assume it means penetrative rape. 

I think Heather Mac Donald may be doing the same in her writings: 
"Parroting over 20 years worth of feminist propagandizing, the White House claims nearly 20 percent of female college undergraduates are sexually assaulted during their college years. To put that number in perspective: Detroit residents have been fleeing the city for years due to its infamous violent crime. And what constitutes an American urban crime wave? In 2012, Detroit's combined rate for all four violent felonies that make up the FBI's violent-crime index — murder, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault — was 2 percent. The rape rate was 0.05 percent. And yet, despite an alleged campus sexual-assault rate that is 400 times greater than Detroit's, female applicants are beating down the doors of selective colleges in record numbers." (from  http://www.manhattan-institute.org/html/miarticle.htm?id=10328#.U8IurY2Sxws)

But she raises an important point: is campus life at top US institutions really this dangerous? Are you told this when applying for college? Or does  the 20% stat also include regretted sexual hook-ups for which both parties share responsibility?
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Ever wanted to lick things in the name of science? Well, +Carin Bondar  does just that in this awesome music video remake:
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Brilliant!
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PhD Student, Science Writer, and complete and total nerd.
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    PhD in Cell and Molecular Biology, 2009 - present
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    BS in Marine Science, 2003 - 2007
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8 Foods The USA Bans But Other Nations Don't
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Many factors that have nothing to do with scientific evidence drive decisions to ban or not to ban, and the US is really no better or worse

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Silkworms in a Japanese lab are busy spinning silks with a colorful glow. But these silkworms, unlike others that have been fed rainbow-colo

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Sorry I'm a week late in posting this: it's been a busy October so far. Without further ado... This just in: women aren't toxic. You get more ...

September's Scishimi: Musings on menstrual blood and spraying sperm. | S...
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Sorry I'm a week late in posting this: it's been a busy October so far. Without further ado... This just in: women aren't toxic. You get more ...

Wild Sex! | Video of the Week, Scientific American Blog Network
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Video of the Week #70 November 21th, 2012: From: Sticks and stones may break my bones, but Wild Sex excites me by Christie Wilcox at Science

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The contradictions of the reality TV show Wicked Tuna, which follows fishers out of Gloucester, Massachusetts, as they use hook-and-line to

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I spend a lot of time thinking about the scientific method. I don’t mean that thing you learned in high school, where you make an observatio

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Video of the Week #78, February 4th, 2013: From: Welcome to SciAm Cinema! A New Monthly Video Series at Scientific American by Carin Bondar

Why America’s Kids Need New Standards for Science Education | Budding Sc...
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Later today, the public will get a glimpse of the newest draft of the Next Generation Science Standards, which lay out ambitious expectation

You are bitching about the wrong things when you read an article about s...
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