Monthly Archives: June 2013

Postdoc Purgatory

– written by Synapse –   I’m pregnant. And yes, I realize that, unfortunately, this statement takes on a different weight coming from a lady-in-science. I will be the third of the 5 Brainy Birds to enter the world of … Continue reading

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Fathers don’t “babysit” their kids… Love and thanks to all the great fathers out there this Father’s Day

– written by Nucleus – “So while you were away, your husband babysat the kiddo, eh?” No. He didn’t. It’s his child too. We pay our babysitter to babysit. How many dads out there get asked this question? I don’t … Continue reading

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Introducing the youngest Brainy Bird, “Golgi”: a lab technician considering grad programs

– written by Golgi – I would describe myself as the fledging of the brainy birds bunch. I received my bachelor’s degree in biology not long ago. I have aspirations of attending graduate school, but currently I find myself in … Continue reading

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Momma, do you mate like tigers?

– written by Axon – “Momma, do you mate like tigers? “ My eight year old asked me this question sitting at the breakfast table completely straight-faced. My son has had a long-standing love affair with tigers. He reads about them, … Continue reading

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The Guilt: One Mama’s Thoughts From the Field.

– written by Nucleus – I’ve been in the field for two weeks now and I miss my kid. She’s only one and a half years old, and yet I’ve abandoned her to go romp around in the wild, collecting data … Continue reading

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