January 07, 2015

7:54 PM | A RefreshED Look Back at STS's First Year
Sweet Tea, Science, the idea, was proposed by Rachel in November of 2013. However, it was during our annual get together with our wildly amazing group of friends for New Years 2013/2014 that the ball really got rolling over on our Tumblr. Recently, we've brought in the New Year once more with some of our favorite, most inspirational people in the world. Among these friends is the creative whirlwind that is J.D. VanSlyke, one half of the voices behind our favorite podcast: RefreshED! He was kind […]

January 06, 2015

10:43 PM | Donuts make it BETTER
I think a couple of weeks ago I found this photo just surfing the internet: “I thought it is an incredibly fun explanation for why square donuts feet better in the box, and also we get extra product, too. The thing with the explanation in the photo is that it is perfect for the 2D […]
5:24 PM | Chemistry Literature Feature Vol. VII
Have you seen a good paper lately? Written one? Send it in and have it featured here! treetownchem@gmail.comIn 2015's very first Chemistry Literature Feature, we'll take a look at a lot of interesting, technique-based studies for new types of analyses. We'll see mass spectrometers that can track drugs through fingerprints, detection of tiny protein intermediates that might lead to Alzheimer's, real-time tracking of single proteins through cells, and more. But first, a little snapshot of what […]

January 05, 2015

6:30 AM | The year ahead – twenty fift-green?
Firstly, happy New Year from all those at BaR! The start of January always seems to herald a surfeit of navel-gazing blog posts. Therefore, I thought I would attempt to broaden my horizons and consider whether, with only five years to go to meet the 20-20-20 EU climate targets, will 2015 be the greenest year yet? One topic sure to dominate the news agenda in 2015 is the price of oil. In the last six months of 2014, it fell by almost 50% from $115 to $60 a barrel. The root cause of the slide has […]
1:52 AM | Scales vs. feathers vs. Jurassic World
By Bird and Moon and David Orr And just in case you don't know the context for this comic, the velociraptors in the upcoming Jurassic World film will not be feathered, despite more and more fossil evidence to the contrary! Here's an article from when the news first broke (Jurassic World was only known as Jurassic Park 4 back then), and a more recent reaction by various palaeontologists. The director's view? "I think it makes sense to just stick with the initially created rules rathe [...]

January 04, 2015

6:17 PM | 2015
I thought it will be a good idea to spend a little time and understand the number 2015 and it’s properties, because this is way more interesting than doing resolutions for 2015.  So lets start: 2015 – two thousand and fifteen  it is an odd number; its divisors are 1, 5, 13, 31, 65, 155, […]
10:27 AM | 5 Ways Google+ Can Advance Your Research Career
Google+ never became quite as popular as Facebook, Twitter, and other social media outlets. So if you're already struggling to keep up with your social media accounts, it's easy to write Google+ off as just one more time waster. But if Facebook is the place to share family photos and Twitter is the spot to spout off witty one-liners, Google+ is the place for grown-ups to network, engage in substantive discussion, and capitalize on the fledgling social network's impressive array of […]

January 03, 2015

6:00 PM | Academic on the inside?
Who can help you get a job outside of academia when you finish your PhD? Career counselling professionals with a special interest in PhD student issues are rare. In December last year I was invited to give the keynote at the annual meeting of Australian post graduate careers advisors in Sydney. Naturally leapt at the […]

January 02, 2015

8:44 PM | 2014 Favorites
I thought it would be a great idea to make a post with my favorites of 2014 with the most interesting and important things that I discovered this year from the maths domain. You could see a nice 2014 review made … Continue reading →
3:02 AM | 2014 Reflections, Resolutions, and Round-Up
Hello, 2015! Rachel and I are living it up with our lovely friends in Boston. This year has been wonderful thus far, but we wanted to take a few moments and reflect on the wonderful things that 2014 brought to us.  One of the most rewarding things for us, in the last year, was starting this blog.  From the launch of our Tumblr blog in January of 2014 to occupying this space in May, we feel so blessed to have this space to share our experiences as travelers, learners, and burgeoning […]

January 01, 2015

2:42 AM | 2014 in review
WordPress decided to do a nice report for 2014 for this blog (nice thing in a way) ^_^ I decided to make it public because YOU are the reason I am still writing this blog. YOU with all your nice … Continue reading →

December 31, 2014

6:38 PM | 2014 in review
The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for Scepticemia.
3:42 PM | These agents prevent disease. Why aren’t we using them?
The life cycle of a medical advance usually goes something like this: from discovery at the research bench and replication of findings, to translational research and clinical trials, to... -- Read more on
12:35 AM | December Favorites
December is my favorite month of all and I always get super excited. Unfortunately the university changed its academic calendar and I had my exams this month and it didn’t make things happier, but I had the opportunity to enjoy … Continue reading →

December 30, 2014

1:35 PM | 2014 in review
The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,000 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 17 trips to carry that many people. Click here to see the […]

December 29, 2014

4:05 PM | Upcoming classes: Dogs! Brains! Hormones!
I have two new courses being offered online with the APDT that I’m really looking forward to teaching:Canine Hormones: from molecules to behavior, February 3 - March 11, 2015 (12 CEUs).  Hormones — those chemicals that float around the body to pass messages between different organs — have a lot to do with behavior. What exactly is a hormone? How do hormones pass messages around? What is the stress response, how does it work, and what does it tell us about a dog's stress […]

December 28, 2014

6:02 PM | Games
So, Christmas is over. It went to fast, like blinked and it finished. Hope you like my small posts Christmas related, but I feel that maths needs to come back to this blog. I enjoy writing about other things, but … Continue reading →
4:18 AM | Stereotypes, Prejudice, Bias, & Deaths of Young Black Americans: My intro to social justice neuroscience.
So I got to Rome, where I'm doing work on Social Stereotypes. I've been very busy (more on that next time), but I've been working on this "Shooter Bais" post for a while now. Since I started, there have been number of recent articles on the psychology and neuroscience of shootings of  young black men. […]

December 27, 2014

5:10 PM | The Future of Research Symposium
Date: October 2-3 2014 Location: Boston MA, USA Website: http://futureo...
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