TEDx Nashville Ticket Winners

Rebecca Helton, MA

Congratulations to the winners of our TEDx Nashville ticket giveaway! Check out their and others' favorite TED talks here.

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Leave Your Island. Career Inspiration from Richard Blanco

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

NPR did a fabulous interview a while ago with Richard Blanco, who was born to first generation Cuban émigrés. Blanco visited Cuba for the opening of the US embassy …

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Taking Science Personally

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

A few months ago one of my favorite Twitter/blogger types, Pascale Lane, shared the story of her adorable husband who was diagnosed with a very aggressive form of brain …

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Get Your Genetics Questions Answered

Rebecca Helton, MA

Dr. Nancy Cox, Director of the Vanderbilt Genetics Institute, is participating in Reddit’s Human Genetics AMA week with an “Ask Me Anything” Q&A session.  Check it out …

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Why Your Favorite Journals Need to Put a Dog in the Ethics Fight*

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

There is nothing an journal editor loves more than seeing a late night email from my best friend, Paul Brookes, in their mailbox. Paul is a genius. Well, technically he’…

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"Hi, I'm Alex." Pouya's Story and His Mother's Fears

The Edge for Scholars

The higher education system in the United States is in many ways the envy of the world. For this reason, countless individuals from all corners of the globe leave the …

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A Monday Morning Giggle from The Onion

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

In grad school, a new investigator was pressuring me to come to his lab to study the molecular basis of learning in sea slugs. Sea slugs are dreadful little creatures …

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