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2 August 2018
Americans have strong feelings about climate change. In addition to political affiliation, it turns out that how old you are can influence the degree to which you accept human-influenced clinate change
23 July 2018
This is part of a series of posts from our own Shane Hanlon’s disease ecology class that he’s currently teaching at the University of Pittsburgh Pymatuning Laboratory of Ecology. Students were asked to write popular science posts about (mostly) wildlife diseases. Check out all the posts here. By Kausthubha Yaratha Since the postbellum period, Americans south of the Mason Dixon line have been widely stereotyped as lazy and unmotivated. Academics of the 20th …
6 July 2018
This 15th-century altarpiece depicts St. Roch, a Catholic saint from the 14th century known for his work with plague victims. The prominent feature in this, and almost all depictions of St. Roch is the wound/mark on his upper thigh. It has been speculated to be a birthmark, a boil, or a sore and until recently, art historians said this particular piece shows a long drop of pus leaking from a wound. Now, researchers believe this actually depicts Guinea worm disease (GWD).
25 June 2018
My first year in grad school, I was wrapping up a check-in meeting with the PI of the lab I was doing a rotation in; we’d stopped talking research and were just chatting. As she sipped her coffee, apropos of nothing in the conversation, I asked, “So, are there queer people in biology?”
5 April 2018
By Shane M. Hanlon In mid-2014 we launched our Postcards from the Field campaign through our shiny-new Tumblr account where we asked you to share stories and photos from your field experiences. We’ve also created calendars from postcard images voted on by our members and the public. It’s that time of year again. Flowers are blooming, trees are greening, and scientists are prepping for field season. Whether you’re in the middle of a field season or preparing for …
28 February 2018
Our next episode of Third Pod from the Sun is out TODAY!
12 February 2018
Our podcast is back and this time we’re talking about performing science at the edge of glaciers!
20 December 2017
Fall Meeting was awesome.
4 December 2017
It’s almost here. The time of year we all wait for with baited breath. FALL MEETING!
20 November 2017
Being able to effectively communicate your science is a crucial skill, no matter the audience. We’re offering two workshops, from general communication, to storytelling via multi- and social media. Register today!