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You’re Invited to my Blender Reveal Party!!!!

Catherine Bartlett, 2018-2019 Fellow. This piece was first publish in Medium. "Exciting news! 37 minutes ago I took an “What did I order on Amazon” test and learned I’m receiving a blender — and I couldn’t be more…
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School’s out for summer — keep kids learning at museums

Catherine Bartlett, 2018-2019 Fellow. This piece was first published in The Hill. "It’s summer vacation. The birds are migrating, the grad caps are tossing, and parents are wondering: what am I going to do with my…
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Climate change destroys insects like Daenerys in King’s Landing

Catherine Bartlett, 2018-2019 Fellow. This piece was first published in The Hill.  "Climate change will burn us all. Last week the UN released an ominous report: nature is disappearing at unprecedented and rapid rates. "
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THOUGHT EXPERIMENT In ‘Game of Thrones,’ Daenerys Targaryen taught Jon Snow not to fear dragons. You can learn not to fear snakes.

Catherine Bartlett, 2018-2019 Fellow. This piece was first published in NBC Think. "Once you understand a creature, it makes no difference if that animal is soft and cuddly, or if it sports scales and a split…
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Want to Be a Better Scientist? Take an Improv Class

Catherine Bartlett, 2018-2019 Fellow. This piece was first published in Scientific American. "Active listening and a sense of humor offer benefits for both communication and research."
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Friendly springtime reminder to leave snakes alone

Catherine Bartlett, 2018-2019 Fellow.  This piece was first published in the Arizona Daily Star. "Spring has sprung in the Southwest and evidence is everywhere. Gambel’s quail are calling, brackets are busted and the first fearful snake…
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Cockroaches are better than any of your exes. So why let a zoo name one after a person you hate?

Catherine Bartlett, 2018-2019 Fellow. This piece was first published by NBC Think. "In an effort to help animal lovers exact a modicum of revenge from their terrible exes during a season that celebrates couplehood, a number…
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Life Gender Isn’t Binary In The Animal World, Either

Catherine Bartlett, 2018-2019 Fellow. This piece was first published by RoleReboot.  "Gender isn’t binary with humans. With identities such as gender-fluid, genderqueer, and gender-nonconforming, we as humans need to remain aware that the traditional boy and girl labels are…
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Recession Coming? For Millennials, it Doesn’t Matter | Control spending, look for fees, and pay yo’ self: a financial retirement plan for Millennials

Catherine Bartlett, 2018-2019 Fellow. This piece was first published by Thrive Global.  "There is an economic downturn projected for 2019. This recession follows years of a bull market but here’s a secret I learned: for Millennials, this…
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Scared by Spiders? Get Over It! You should be grateful to have Halloween’s creepiest creature around

Catherine Bartlett, 2018-2019 Fellow. This piece was first published by Scientific America. "Halloween is for celebrating the scary: imaginary monsters—ghouls, goblins and ghosts—along with real but scary-seeming creatures such as bats, black cats and spiders. It’s…
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