BB100 – Read broadly and carry a big horn with Dr. Doug Emlen

In a very special episode #100, we talk to Dr. Doug Emlen, Professor of Biology at the University of Montana and author of the new book Animal Weapons, about animals that don’t back down from a fight (unless it makes evolutionary sense to do so), and Doug shares all his tips on how to tell the story of evolution to everyone when you’re used to writing for academics.

Show notes:

  • Animal Weapons: The Evolution of Battle
  • Competition among body parts in the development and evolution of insect morphology
  • The evolution of animal weapons (Review Paper)
  • Evolution: Making Sense of Life (co-authored with Carl Zimmer)

Follow Doug online:

  • Lab Webpage – http://hs.umt.edu/dbs/labs/emlen/default.php
  • Book Website – http://www.animalweapons.com/
  • Twitter – @dougemlen – https://twitter.com/DougEmlen
  • Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/Douglas-Emlen-Author-Page-505276909609174/timeline/

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Episode 63 – Movies, TV and Science Communication with Dr. Crystal Dilworth

Al Jazeera America science correspondant Dr. Crystal Dilworth gave us the scoop on some of her work spreading science on the big screen. From playing Tajel in the PhD Movie, to interviewing scientists for AJ Tech Know on Al Jazeera America, and from inspiring TEDx talks to projectile vomiting in the name of science, Crystal tells all about her unusual path to becoming a high-profile science communicator.

You can follow Crystal on Twitter @PolycrystalhD, and be sure to check out her TEDx talk, her web series Fail Lab (probably don’t watch the final episode over lunch), and her feature on PBS’ The Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers.