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Story Collider Podcast

February 11, 2014 by


Hi Everyone! The Story Collider Podcast of my story came out today! It is an account of my first dive in Alvin. A very fun story. The Story Collider is a fantastic group of people humanizing science by bringing together storytellers and audiences. They rely on listener support so sign up for their podcast (free!) […]

Happy 2014!

December 31, 2013 by


Dear Readers, I know there hasn’t been much in the way of new posts this last quarter of 2013, but I assure you, there is more on the way in 2014! I am in the midst of preparing for doctoral exams and am hoping that after completing them, I will be editing and writing new […]

Thank You from the Bottom of My (Scallop) ‘Nads

March 7, 2013 by


Author: Skylar Bayer As may of you know, I appeared in the The Colbert Report’s special, The Enemy Within — Dr. Skylar Bayer. I stated in the clip that I’m not actually a Dr. but hope to be within the next three years (crossing fingers). For the original post where I wrote about it, click […]

Why My ‘Nads are so Important

November 30, 2012 by


Author: Skylar Bayer     Revised: January 31, 2013 Without meaning to, my (scallop) gonads have made internet fame in the last few days. I’d like to followup with a few short comments on why these samples and this kind of research is so important. I actually wrote about this topic previously in the context of policy meetings. […]

Found: My Lost ‘Nads

November 28, 2012 by


Author: Skylar Bayer This is my version of what happened Monday. That morning I drove up to Mount Desert Island to take care of a few things. The first item on my agenda was to have a meeting regarding my thesis progress. The second item was to recover scallop gonads that had been carefully collected […]

A Guide to your First Summer at Skamnooket Harbor Field Station

August 31, 2012 by


Author: Skylar Bayer This was my sample piece for the McSweeney’s Internet Tendency Column contest. N.B. This is a work of fiction. Hello and congratulations on your first internship at Skamnooket Harbor Field Station! Your summer will be filled with adventure, science, and you’ll certainly be educated on what happens when a group of subjects […]