Categories
Women In Academia

Safe Campuses

In the past week, four campuses have experienced bomb threats. The most recent case came at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. So far, it looks like all of the threats have been false alarms, but it’s hard not to feel a little shaken up. Schools are supposed to be safe spaces.

Categories
Science

How Did the Chicken Cross the Road?

The Florida panther is an endangered species, due in large part to habitat loss and fragmentation. Many different projects have been spearheaded by wildlife lovers in Florida to help save this species from extinction, but one of the most effective has been the creation of wildlife crossings.

Categories
Parenting

Racking Up the Miles

Last night, I purchased what I believe will be our last car seat. We’ve been fairly economical, and somewhat futuristic in our planning, but I’m still pretty sure we have somewhere around $500 invested in these bad boys.

Categories
Science

Collecting Data While Playing Sports

Science is nerdy and football is sporty and never the twain shall meet. Well, at least that was the line that pop culture tried to feed me over and over and over again. But by teaming up with the Stanford University football program on a project that studies concussions, scientists have turned that nerds vs. […]

Categories
Ladyguides

Ladyguide: How To Live Alone

With apologies to my boyfriend, there really is nothing quite like living alone. Sure, if you live with a roommate you have someone to split the bills with, and maybe (if you’re lucky) to help with the cleaning, or to kill a spider (or to look on in terror as you dispose of a baby […]

Categories
Life

Talking to Kids about the Internet

I work with an organized group for young girls which is known for selling cookies.  We’re having a meeting tonight (at my house, if posting stops short of six it’s because I found more stuff I need to clean) and we’re going to be working on a badge for using the internet safely and responsibly.