Every year, the National Association of Science Writers (NASW) sponsors a handful of talented student writers to attend the AAAS scientific conference with $1,000 travel fellowships. Any undergraduate interested in science journalism can apply, and this year the conference will be held in Vancouver, Canada (Feb. 16-20, 2012). The fellowship includes a mentoring program and . . . → Read More: Calling All Fledgling Science Writers: NASW Travel Fellowships to Vancouver
Fudgy chocolate sour cream cupcakes with mocha ganache, inspired by images from Kop's research.
A science geek-foodie’s dream come true. In celebration of her most recent publication, “Mitotic Spindle Proteomics in Chinese Hamster Ovary Cells,” Dr. Ahna Skop of UW-Madison made these delicious-looking sour cream-based fudge cupcakes iced with mocha ganache. Dr. Skop, I . . . → Read More: Mmm, Mitotic Spindles…
On the Pill
On Monday, the Wall Street Journal came out with an article on the Pill (oddly familiar to my PsychToday article, cough cough) on how hormonal contraceptives may be disrupting the sexual attraction chemo-signals we give and receive.
The most recent research that pushed this ‘old’ news into the spotlight again was conducted . . . → Read More: Evolutionary Psychology, ‘The Pill’, and Happiness
In an effort to appease the hungry beast that is UNC Student Congress, and get a little more funding, Carolina Scientific content has officially gone online. I’m really excited to see how our writers will show their creativity and express their research interests in this more-flexible writing forum, and I hope their enthusiasm for science . . . → Read More: Hoorah!