Tag Archives: academia

It’s Hell in the Hallway

– a post by Axon – It happened. I got a job! In industry. I’m stepping off the academic train and dipping my toe into something completely different. To be clear, the company I’ll be working for is definitely science-related and hired me … Continue reading

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The Two-Body Problem

-post by Synapse- Update on that job interview: I killed it. But, in the end, I had to withdraw my name. I loved the school. I loved the people. I loved the program. I also love my husband. And I … Continue reading

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What I learned from Diana Nyad, Soothsayer

– written by Axon – photo of Diana Nyad, by Enrique de la Osa Diana Nyad had three things that she wanted to say as she emerged, swollen, sunburned, and dehydrated from her grueling 103 mile, nearly 53 hour swim … Continue reading

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There’s a Special Place in Hell for Women Who Don’t Help Other Women In Science

–a rhyme by Nucleus– In a quirky little land called Science, the treatment of women is not always fair. Many times our brains get overlooked for the size of our chest, our clothing, our hair. A simple switch of a … Continue reading

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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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