Monthly Archives: December 2014

Resolutions: The Science Behind Their Failure and Success

The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry. Read on to learn about scientific reasons why resolutions often fail, and ways to make 2015 the year of resolution success.

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The first annual holiday gift-giving guide from Eco-Evo Lab

Buying gifts when you have to buy gifts is hard. For this holiday season, I’ve put together a list of ideas for your scientifically inclined loved ones (although many of these gifts would be great for anyone).

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I can haz ecology?

There is a lot of debate about whether or not scientists should be advocates or not. My general feeling is that if one has expertise or knowledge that can help to better inform a solution to a problem, they should feel free to share that information. Sharing one’s knowledge does not bias the pursuit of […]

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Women in Science Highlight: Gertrude B. Elion (1918-1999)

Even though she graduated from Hunter College, summa cum laude, with a degree in Chemistry at only 19 years old, Gertrude B. Elion was rejected from over 15 graduate programs1 as well as several lab technician jobs. Because she was a woman. “In my day I was told women didn’t go into chemistry. I saw […]

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