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When a child is raised, we provide them with a home, food, education, love and encouragement. Within a couple decades, give or take, the kid grows up and is expected to care for itself. You can’t really expect the same of federally funded ventures. Yes,…
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Some fundamental lessons from ten years of sciencing. You know you want to look at this church shaped like a chicken. A meth lab at the National Institutes of Standards and Technology exploded. I imagine more news will be forthcoming. I don’t know what is…
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Ants With Superhero Powers and Real Ant-People #RealAntPeople

As an ant man, I’m psyched for the release of Ant-Man. There are so many ants with real superpowers, that we know about because of amazing Real Ant People, genuine ant savants. Let me tell you about some ants with amazing superpowers. Two classic…
As an ant man, I'm psyched for the release of Ant-Man. There are so many ants with real superpowers, that we know about because of amazing Real Ant People, genuine ant savants. Let me tell you abou...
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Liberal arts college, or celebrity baby name? The New Yorker has a great piece about the backyard biodiversity work being done by the entomologists of the Natural History Museum of LA County. Carl Zimmer on writing about science: “Imagine you’re a crime…
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The Flying Spaghetti Monster, creationism, science education and religious tolerance

I had to renew my driver’s license this month. I considered heading to the DMV dressed like this: But I decided to go sans colander, and my driver’s license ended up looking like this: Meh. I’ve looked worse. In California, you’re not supposed to be able…
I had to renew my driver's license this month. I considered heading to the DMV dressed like this: But I decided to go sans colander, and my driver's license ended up looking like this: Me...
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One of my funnier stories comes from a conversation at a social gathering. I think it was a party involving parents of preschool-aged kids, but the details are fuzzy because I only really remember the funny part. I was standing around with group when a…
One of my funnier stories comes from a conversation at a social gathering. I think it was a party involving parents of preschool-aged kids, but the details are fuzzy because I only really reme...
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LinkedIn, Facebook, ORCID, Twitter, Instagram, Klout, Mendeley, ResearchGate. I’m signed up for all of these things. Some are useful, some can be annoying, some I just ignore. Some vague time ago, a friend in my department mentioned that I should sign up…
LinkedIn, Facebook, ORCID, Twitter, Instagram, Klout, Mendeley, ResearchGate. I’m signed up for all of these things. Some are useful, some can be annoying, some I just ignore. Some vague time ago, ...
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I once participated in a departmental retreat from the Twilight Zone. Or it might have taken place in an alternate-universe wormhole. Details are fuzzy, but when I searched my google calendar, I found it still sitting there, way back from Spring 2006.…
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Imagine that your neighbor sometimes goes into your house and takes some food out of your fridge. Sometimes you catch her, but you don’t get violent about it, you just push her out and tell her to not come back. But she keeps sneaking in. Imagine that…
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Last week I had the great pleasure of being a guest “science mentor” for a summer science camp. I got to spend about an hour and a half with a group of 7 and 8 year olds and talk to them about science and spiders. It was super fun, and exhausting. These…
Last week I had the great pleasure of being a guest “science mentor” for a summer science camp. I got to spend about an hour and a half with a group of 7 and 8 year olds and talk to them about scie...
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Universities that want research but don't want researchers

I’ve done most of my fieldwork at a biological field station. Many people come and go, but there are a lot of common interests and some longstanding friendships. I’ve had the chance to befriend people over the course of several cohorts of doctoral…
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Researchers should be available for rent! That way, no long term capital investment is necessary. /s
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I’m on vacation. But while I was posting a few photos on social media (amazing National Parks and a wooden carving of bigfoot drinking a beer) I stumbled on some extended silliness among fellow scientists that I want to discuss. Luckily, I woke up early,…
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The Dr. Seuss iOS apps -- digital, interactive versions of childhood classics like The Cat in the Hat and Green Eggs and Ham -- have been up