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A study published Monday in the journal, The Archives of Internal Medicine, shows that women who drink moderately gain less weight they are middle-aged.  I first stumbled across mention of this yesterday on the BBC news website in this article, Women Who Drink Wine ‘Likely to Gain Less Weight’.  Then I ran into it again today on the front page of the LA Times website in this article, Women Who Drink Moderately Tend to Gain Less Weight in Midlife.  Being a moderately drinking woman myself, I’ve decided to delve further into this supposed new, exciting, scientific discovery! Read the rest of this entry »

Marcia McNutt, Director of the U.S. Geological Survey

I just returned from the 2010 AAAS meeting in San Diego.  Since I am really interested in science writing and communication, I attended most of the sessions along those lines.  While I took away many awesome tips and saw many fantastic presentations, I was still shocked at how bad some people were at communicating.  At a conference where communication and engaging the public was a key topic, it was a shame. Read the rest of this entry »

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