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Rattlesnakes in the Sonoran Desert: Close Encounters With The Venomous Kind

Posted by on Feb 27, 2016 in SLIDER, The Tenacious Telomere | 0 comments

Spring weather is here in the Sonoran Desert and, although I haven’t seen any, I hear that the rattlesnakes are out.

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Hello again, hello!

Posted by on Feb 27, 2016 in Blog Posts | 2 comments

Hello Readers and SciLogs colleagues, I miss you! I was on a semester-long hiatus while I adjusted to my new position as an assistant professor at the University of Arizona. There was a lot to learn (I still have a lot to learn). In September of 2015, I also put on a workshop/conference funded by the National Association of Science Writers. “With Conviction: Reporting On Science in the Courtroom,” took up quite a bit of time and energy. The workshop, about the use and abuse of junk science in our criminal justice system, brought together a nationally-known forensic scientist, a number of attorneys who practice criminal law (both prosecutors and defense attorneys) as well as journalists and exonerees. One of the most interesting speaker was a former death row inmate, since fully exonerated of his crime. His conviction was...

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