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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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Cultivating a Confident STEM Girl

–post by Synapse- Innate biases.  Confidence issues.  Concern about being “smart”…. and pretty much everything that could happen during those teenage years. Let’s just say, I’m a bit nervous about having a baby girl. Yes, yes, I know.  She already … Continue reading

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Coffee Cart Chat with 5 Brainy Birds: What makes you feel productive?

– things the Birds talk about (**VERY informally**) during their morning walks together for coffee/tea- After gathering at a central lab location, all the 5 Brainy Birds grab their mugs and head off for coffee/tea. During their walk to and … 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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What a generous maternity policy you have!

– written by Synapse– I was bitching about my maternity leave policy to a friend the other day. First, I should say that I am currently on an NIH NRSA and I would actually consider their maternity policy very “generous” … Continue reading

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Into the ether….

-written by Axon- I’m becoming a statistic. I don’t think my reasons for leaving academia are accurately described in this recent Atlantic article, or really in USA Today either, but I can say they are ‘family related.’ I suppose I’m … Continue reading

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