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March 04, 2015

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5:02 PM | thejunglenook: Nothing like my Peggy Carter lipstick and...
thejunglenook: Nothing like my Peggy Carter lipstick and Captain America scrubs to start the week.(Check out my Thor scrubs) 
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11:01 AM | scienceisbeauty: The marvellous world of Microbiology. Via the...
Aspergillus sp. Marburg virus Haemophilus influenzae and Staphylococcus aureus Cell Transportation Network Bacillus anthracis Entomophthora coronatascienceisbeauty: The marvellous world of Microbiology. Via the Microbe World’s Flickr. More at microbeworld.org Read More
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5:03 AM | 3 Brain Systems of Love: Lust, Attraction, and Attachment
While love is complicated and can’t simply be reduced to three biological brain states, there are clear neurochemical processes that do contribute to feelings of love. While not called ‘love’, the desire to mate with a specific individual is not limited to humans, but exists across many species. The drive to find a mate, bond, and reproduce is called the ‘attraction system’. This system is made up of three fundamental pathways -- lust, attraction and attachment […]

March 03, 2015

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11:02 PM | stuffmomnevertoldyou: 15 Women in Astronomy You Should...
stuffmomnevertoldyou: 15 Women in Astronomy You Should Know Meet a constellation of badass lady stargazers who’ve helped map the skies!
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6:23 PM | Idiots Filming Anita Sarkeesian Exposé Break Up
Categories: FeminismJordan Owen and Davis Aurini are two hilariously inept male supremacists who have been raking in thousands of dollars from their gullible loser brethren ostensibly to film a documentary exposing ...(Read more...)
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5:02 PM | Gender Biases In Education Are Made Obvious By This Handy, Depressing Student Eval Chart
Gender Biases In Education Are Made Obvious By This Handy, Depressing Student Eval Chart: Students on RateMyProfessor.com think male professors are “funny” and “genius,” while females are “bossy”
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1:30 PM | Quickies: The myth of vitamins, rats and the plague, and photographing light
Categories: QuickiesVitamin B.S. – “How people came to believe the myth that nutritional supplements could make them into better, healthier versions of themselves.” Plague, fleas, and the rats of NYC – ...(Read more...)
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11:01 AM | Anya Pogharian invents $500 dialysis machine with at-home potential
Anya Pogharian invents $500 dialysis machine with at-home potential: pomme-poire-peche:A seventeen-year-old girl in Montreal has invented a ultra-low-cost dialysis machine that, in addition, could let people with kidney disease do their dialysis at home rather than having to go to the hospital. Anya Pogharian also says that the low cost and small size, compared to traditional machines that cost in the vicinity of $30,000, could help to expand the availability of kidney disease care in […]

March 02, 2015

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11:01 PM | biodiverseed: waeshael:rurikids:Temple Grandin (2010) - Autism...
biodiverseed: waeshael:rurikids:Temple Grandin (2010) - Autism gave her a vision. She gave it a voice. Weird. It was weird to see me on the screen. It was like going in a weird time machine, going back in a time machine into the ’60s. They put a wig on Claire and dressed her up in clothes and she had to wear these ugly false teeth apparatus. She looked like me, except she was shorter than me and we couldn’t do anything about that, but she sounds and moves just like me. She […]
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9:38 PM | Today is a Very Special Day for Mad Art Lab
Categories: Meta Stuff ScienceTags: Mad Art CastMad Art LabpodcastToday is a special day for the Mad Art Lab blog. It marks our 4th year in existence and to celebrate that birthday we are launching a brand new podcast ...(Read more...)
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5:02 PM | starfleetofficeranna:Today in the Unnecessarily Gendered...
starfleetofficeranna:Today in the Unnecessarily Gendered Products: The Earth
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2:00 PM | Cross-post: Why This DMAB Genderqueer Needs Feminism
Categories: FeminismTags: misogynysexismshiri eisnerThe following post was written by Trav and originally posted at Queereka. CN: TRANSPHOBIA, SEXISM, DEPRESSION, SELF-HARM I wasn’t always a feminist. Sure, I always believed in equal rights for ...(Read more...)
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2:00 PM | Quickies: Poor Women Priced Out of Contraception, Passive Racism, and the Emotional Cost of Being Feminist in Public
Categories: QuickiesVA Refuses to Recognize Veteran’s Wife and Child – “The Department of Veterans Affairs has ordered an Iraq war veteran to pay back federal benefits she earned for her wife ...(Read more...)
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11:01 AM | engrprof: taliabobalia:who you are in high school is not who you will be in college and who you are...
engrprof: taliabobalia:who you are in high school is not who you will be in college and who you are in college is not who you will be when you are 30.when you accept that you are malleable and ever-changing, you will be less resistant to new ways of thinking and being and you will grow into the beautiful person you are meant to become.resist the urge to remain stagnant. there are always things to learn about the world and yourself. let yourself learn them. Who you are at 30 is not who you […]
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5:01 AM | Catching Fertility
As a 40-something, married father of two, I’ve experienced a lot of transitions in my life, including some particularly big ones over the past decade or so. I started a new job, got married, had a kid, bought a house, and had another kid. Importantly, I’m not unique in this regard --- many of the people I know my age have gone through most, if not all, of these same transitions (albeit perhaps in a different order). Although I didn’t really notice it at the time, my […]

March 01, 2015

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11:01 PM | wefuckinglovescience: Manipulating levels of a protein...
wefuckinglovescience: Manipulating levels of a protein associated with memory can stave off Alzheimer’s symptoms.Learn more: http://bit.ly/1z9AOGo
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10:25 PM | American Atheists’ Outreach at CPAC: Who’s Afraid of the Big, Bad Conservatives? I Am.
Categories: Activism Religion SkepticismTags: atheismFeaturedpoliticsI first connected with Jamila Bey because of Skepchick. Back in late 2005 or early 2006, months before working for the Center for Inquiry, I responded to a journalist’s request on a Black Freethinkers ...(Read more...)
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8:29 PM | #SciArt is Beautiful, Smart and Inspiring
Categories: Random Asides ScienceTags: #sciartarttwitterThe brilliant mind of Glendon Mellow from the blog Symbiartic has instigated what may be the best Tweet-storm of all time. Starting today and running through March 7th. Glendon is ...(Read more...)
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6:30 PM | Skepchick Sundaylies! The Dress, Dangers of Anti-Vaxxers, and High School Dating
Categories: Meta StuffTags: anti-vaccination movementbirth controlbook reviewcolorcraftingdatingEscepticafood allergiesgrounded parentsMad Art Labmargaret sangerParentingpick-up artistssexual assault mythsTeen Skepchickthe dresswomen in STEMSunday Funny: Embarrassing. (via Liz Climo) Teen Skepchick The Not So Beautiful Game, Step 11 and Last: In Which Our Narrator Dispenses Parting Cliches Elizabeth has finally finished the mostly-boring ...(Read more...)
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5:02 PM | exchangealumni: This exchange alumni video made our day! Alumni...
exchangealumni: This exchange alumni video made our day! Alumni in Armenia warmly welcomed U.S. Ambassador Richard Mills with creativity and style. This isn’t the first Armenian alumni video to wow us— check out the exchange community’s “Happy Yerevan” video here. 
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4:05 PM | Want to Increase Your Happiness? Science says…
On Friday I went to a great talk by Dr. Matthew Killingsworth wherein he gave us some data-based pro tips on how to increase happiness. The secret? Interacting frequently and deeply with other people. As part of his research project, Dr. Killingsworth developed a smartphone app called Track Your Happiness. At random moments during the day, the app will prompt a few simple questions about your activities (e.g., “How are you feeling?”; “What are you doing?”; […]
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11:01 AM | scienceyoucanlove: ASM was founded in 1899 (as the Society of...
scienceyoucanlove: ASM was founded in 1899 (as the Society of American Bacteriologists.) During the first 77 years, only two women served as President: Alice Evans in 1928 and Rebecca Lancefield in 1943. Yet by 1991 these six women had served as President: (l. to r.) Helen Whiteley; 1976; Rita Colwell, 1985; Jean Brenchley, 1987; Barbara Iglewski, 1988; Alice Huang, 1989; and Joan Bennett, 1991Visit the Center for the History of Microbiology/ASM Archives at www.asm.org/chomasource 
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8:01 AM | The Sex Talk By Millennials
Click here for our articles on having "the talk" with your kids.

February 28, 2015

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11:01 PM | sweetteascience: tomandmarta:My kid is playing a paper piano. I...
sweetteascience: tomandmarta:My kid is playing a paper piano. I think I might be more wowed than anyone else in my house. Besides the nerdy factor of circuit completion and conductivity of graphite… It’s just kind of kickass that a paper piano that I drew can work just like a real one with minimal effort AND my kids can play it way easier than a real piano. Awesome!  Music plus science!
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5:59 PM | How Sex Changes Across Stages in Relationships
Thursday during the sexuality preconference, Gurit Birnbaum and Eli Finkel gave a talk about how the functions of sexual cues and desire change across different phases of a relationship. People in relationships tend to think about sex as having several different functions. Sex feels good, helps us to intimately connect with our partners, and is necessary for reproduction--these are just a few examples. But the truth is that these functions matter more or less depending on how long a couple has […]
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5:02 PM | scienceyoucanlove: A female scientist uses a gauge...
scienceyoucanlove: A female scientist uses a gauge interferometer to measure the length of light in wave-lengths at the Metrology Division of the National Physical Laboratory in Middlesex, England, 1944.Imperial War Museum Archivessource 
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4:00 PM | Global Quickies: Men Showing Support in Skirts, IS Destroys Art, and Terrible Football Chants.
Categories: Feminism Quickies ReligionIRAQ Islamic State militants ransacked Mosul’s central museum, destroying priceless artifacts that are thousands of years old. Mosul’s central library has also been attacked by Isis and 100,000 books and ...(Read more...)
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11:01 AM | lemoro:Im trying to learn my anatomy and drawing what Im...
lemoro:Im trying to learn my anatomy and drawing what Im studying tends to help me remember things better, so I made this! I made this for personal reference but figured it might be helpful to some of you trying to learn hands too? It helped me a lot so I just figured, eh. I tried to keep it short and simple without going into too much detail, so pardon if there’s some stuff I omitted. Feel free to use it if you like! Im planning on making a Part 2 soon, which will have the hand […]

February 27, 2015

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11:01 PM | suzythered:jangojips:arsanatomica:I don’t usually do this, but I...
suzythered:jangojips:arsanatomica:I don’t usually do this, but I saw this on my facebook page today, and just can’t stand by and let this happen. »This is from the fb page of the new museum opening in Florida. «This is absolutely egregious. Artists, especially scientific illustrators are some of the most skilled people out there. It’s a craft that takes a lifetime of study and draftsmanship to master. Scientific Illustrators offer an invaluable service to […]
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5:02 PM | Open question for the Science Side:
thejunglenook: Hi, I was wondering if you knew of any STEM-related programs in or near Portland, Oregon or if you know people who do? I’m part of LSAMP (Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation) in STEM. We are advised to participate in activities that may be of interest to us. I wanted to ask if you or people you know may know science, technology, engineering, or mathematic events in the North West area, or preferably closer to the Portland. I am a biology major and I want to be […]
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