‘Parents in Science’ series

There's an elephant in the room. Instead of openly and honestly discussing the difficulties of raising children and navigating an academic career, many choose to ignore the issue, sugarcoat it, or throw blame back on those of us who have chosen to do both. Well, if others aren't going to paint an accurate picture, I propose we do... Continue Reading →

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Mixing motherhood and science

Warning: I interrupt your regular open science blogging service to bring you a more personal and emotional post. But this has to be said. Normal service will resume when I calm down. Yesterday, Nature published an article about women building successful careers as scientists while also building families. I think they had the best of... Continue Reading →

My Dad, the scientist.

Dedicated to my Dad, who turns 65 today. My Dad is a scientist. He wouldn't tell you that. And neither would the majority of the scientific community consider him one. He hasn't published a paper, or presented at a conference. He doesn't hold a position at a university. But my Dad is a scientist. In... Continue Reading →

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