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January 28, 2015

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5:03 AM | The Sense(s) of Attraction
According to a survey by the National Retail Federation, Americans spend upwards of $10 billion on for Valentine’s Day. And in true Valentine’s Day fashion, most of the adults surveyed were expecting to purchase candy, flowers, and/or a nice evening out for their partners. If you are one of those who celebrate Valentine’s Day, you might be thinking that these behaviors sound pretty familiar. The smell of roses and cologne will fill the air. Succulent wine and chocolate will […]

January 27, 2015

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8:18 PM | This American Life Didn’t Censor Lindy West, and That’s Important
Categories: FeminismThe brilliant and hilarious comic writer Lindy West did a piece for This American Life last week, which you can listen to here. In the story, West talks about online ...(Read more...)
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6:00 PM | Valentine’s Day Gifts: Pleasure or Obligation?
image source: askmen.comDo you enjoy giving Valentine’s Day gifts? Or is it an unpleasant obligation? Your feelings about giving presents depends on your attachment style. Across two studies, secure people reported that giving gifts to partners was more pleasurable and not done out of obligation. Conversely, people high in avoidance experienced less pleasure, whereas those high in anxiety felt more obligated to give gifts, possibly because they feared losing their partners when their […]
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3:39 PM | Quickies: Sexism makes women sick, Kamala Khan, and outing adulterous “family values” lawmakers
Categories: QuickiesSexism is making women sick – “A study published this month in the journal Sex Roles reveals that some of the sexism women face – from catcalling and sexual harassment ...(Read more...)
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5:01 AM | Warning! Valentine’s Day May Be Hazardous for Your Relationship’s Health
Valentine’s Day typically serves as a time to show appreciation for that special someone in our lives or as an opportunity to take a relationship to the next level. It’s a time to celebrate love in all of its forms. But can it be a dangerous time for the health of your relationship?  Holidays can be stressful, but your relationship probably made it through Thanksgiving, Christmas, Chanukah, Festivus, and New Year’s in one piece. Congratulations! Valentine’s Day […]

January 26, 2015

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9:55 PM | Monoculture and the Future of Hardware
Monoculture and the Future of Hardware: Hardware is too often ignored when it comes to improving inclusivity.
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9:30 PM | JILL TRENT, SCIENCE SLEUTH
women-in-science: Pre-order and support JILL TRENT, SCIENCE SLEUTH #1 now on Kickstarter! Jill Trent, Science Sleuth was a comic book heroine published in the mid-1940s who solved mysteries and caught crooks using her scientific genius, improbable inventions, and the fighting prowess of her faithful partner, Daisy Smythe! Now, more than 65 years later, we’re bringing Jill and Daisy back in JILL TRENT, SCIENCE SLEUTH #1, a 28-page comic book featuring 5 stories by 5 creative […]
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9:06 PM | The First Woman in America to Receive an M.D. Was Admitted to Med School as a Joke
The First Woman in America to Receive an M.D. Was Admitted to Med School as a Joke: When the students at Geneva Medical College voted in jest to admit a woman, they unwittingly paved the way for Elizabeth Blackwell’s trailblazing career.
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8:28 PM | "I want to support young girls who are in their 20s now and tell them: You’re not just imagining..."
“I want to support young girls who are in their 20s now and tell them: You’re not just imagining things. It’s tough. Everything that a guy says once, you have to say five times.” - Björk (via ravenzoe)
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8:28 PM | Hey. I was wondering if you know of any good feminist newsletters? My dad always sends me articles from the newsletters he reads (about old white business dudes and their great accomplishments) via e-mail. Most of it is really terrible. My plan is to start sending him one feminist article for each misogynist/chauvinist/plain stupid article he sends me. Any suggestions on where to start? He is kind of a "beginner" on this topic :)
I don’t know any off the top of my head but you can probably look up these authors to see what they have written (or where it’s been published): 1. Janet Mock 2. Roxanne Gay 3. Bell Hooks 4. Audre Lorde Off the top of my head the one I can remember is everydayfeminism. If you look them up, they have a lot of articles. You can also look for feminist articles by researching them based on topic you want to talk to your dad about. Hope this helps! -Intern S.H.
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8:27 PM | scienceyoucanlove: Ten new Rosetta images that reveal comet 67P...
scienceyoucanlove: Ten new Rosetta images that reveal comet 67P in all its glory In August 2014, the European Space Agency’s Rosetta spacecraft arrived at comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Once in orbit, it swooped as low as 10 kilometers to get unprecedented data from the comet (and to drop off its short-lived Philae lander). Today, Science is publishing a suite of new papers detailing some of the mission’s first findings, including discoveries from […]
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8:23 PM | dead-men-talking: Dude guys, I’ve got another good show for you: Forever.  Medical doctor who can’t...
dead-men-talking: Dude guys, I’ve got another good show for you: Forever.  Medical doctor who can’t die, 200 years later is a forensic pathologist.  It’s really witty and clever so far, with historical flashbacks and crime drama.  I’m diggin’ it. Also, check out the podcast Sawbones.  Hilariously told medical history.  You’re welcome.
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8:21 PM | Educate your self in STEM subjects because yes, you too can do it.
Educate your self in STEM subjects because yes, you too can do it.: whoberi: Chemistry/Chemical Engineering Khan Academy Chemistry - start your Chem learning here, then move on to http://www.learnapchemistry.com/ - learn AP Chemistry, which is the equivalent of a college level entry course. An AP Chem textbook Organic Chemistry - morefrom…
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8:21 PM | Real-life CSI: What can investigators really tell from gunshot residue?
Real-life CSI: What can investigators really tell from gunshot residue?: fuckyeahforensics: The popular TV series CSI is fiction, but every day, real-life investigators and forensic scientists collect and analyze evidence to determine what happened at crime scenes. Scientists say they have developed a more rapid and accurate method that could allow crime scene investigators to tell what kind of ammunition was shot from a gun based on the residue it left behind. Great article!
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8:19 PM | laboratoryequipment: Today in Lab History: Gertrude Belle...
laboratoryequipment: Today in Lab History: Gertrude Belle ElionGertrude Belle Elion, born Jan. 23, 1918 in New York City. She was a biochemist and pharmacologist who received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1988. She developed drugs using methods of her own devising that later led to the development, of AZT, used to fight HIV/AIDS.While Elion graduated from Hunter College with a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and then NYU with a master’s she wasn’t able to get a […]
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8:18 PM | "Nonmathematicians are often surprised that research is currently being done in mathematics. They..."
“Nonmathematicians are often surprised that research is currently being done in mathematics. They seem to believe that all possible questions have already been answered. At this point an analogy may be useful. Think of all that is known as being contained in a ball. Adding knowledge enlarges the ball, and this means that the surface of the ball - the interface between known and unknown where research occurs-also becomes larger. In short, the more we know, the more questions there are to […]
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8:15 PM | skunkbear: Remember those skulls I posted a couple days ago?...
skunkbear: Remember those skulls I posted a couple days ago? Well, you can see 360 degree views here.
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8:15 PM | "It’s been my experience that answers are most likely to be found at the intersection of the..."
“It’s been my experience that answers are most likely to be found at the intersection of the qualitative and the quantitative. If you’ve got a qualitative insight, it helps to get some quantitative validation. The reverse is also true. When you’ve reached a quantitative conclusion, it’s best to be sure it works in practice. Although it’s often hard to keep a dispassionate distance, you can learn a lot by just looking and listening. We need the qualitative […]
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8:11 PM | Science Tumblr, I have a question
xiphoidprocess: So, hypothetically, say you found an awesome study that was exactly the kind of data you need for a big point you’re making in your thesis. And the study population is even YOUR study population. For the same time period as your population. And it’s the only study of its kind that exists. And say this peer-reviewed paper in a major journal called this population by the wrong species name through the ENTIRE PAPER.  What would you do?
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8:07 PM | Bones Discovered in Montana Are of the World’s Earliest Primate, Study Finds
Bones Discovered in Montana Are of the World’s Earliest Primate, Study Finds: zomganthro: westerndigs: Tiny fossil bones excavated from the Tullock Formation in eastern Montana are the first complete bones ever found from the earliest known primate on Earth, paleontologists say. And they hold hefty implications for our evolutionary history. Read on to learn all about petite Purgatorius » We often forget about plesiadaptiforms here on tumblr, but the paleontologists studying […]
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8:07 PM | andwomenworebloomers: Dr. Justina  ’The Lady Doctor’ Ford b. 22...
andwomenworebloomers: Dr. Justina  ’The Lady Doctor’ Ford b. 22 January, 1871, d. 14 October 1952 Dr. Ford was an American physician, most notably the first African American female physician in Colorado.  She graduated from Hering Medical College in 1899, and worked briefly in Alabama before moving on to Colorado with her first husband, Rev. John Ford, in 1902.  It was in Colorado that she was granted her medical license, though the examiner told her that he […]
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8:06 PM | 3D Printing Takes the Place of Traditional Clay Modeling in Forensic Facial Reconstruction
3D Printing Takes the Place of Traditional Clay Modeling in Forensic Facial Reconstruction: 3D printing is now proving extremely useful in the field of forensic facial reconstruction, a method of identifying skeletal remains. The process consists of re
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8:04 PM | rachelignotofsky: New art print for my Women In Science series....
rachelignotofsky: New art print for my Women In Science series. Mary Anning was a Fossil, collector, dealer and paleontologist who changed the way we understand the prehistoric world with her findings.  Get your’s here https://www.etsy.com/listing/220026943/women-in-science-mary-anning?ref=shop_home_active_1
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8:00 PM | Guest Post: Intersex in the Media
Categories: Guest BloggersTags: bailey de youngfaking iti.w. gregoriointersexmtvnone of the abovetaylor lianne chandlerEditor’s Note: Check out Amy’s other pieces on what being intersexed is all about. Today’s post is about the different ways in which being intersexed has been featured in the ...(Read more...)
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6:44 PM | Yes We Should Talk About Bodies
Categories: Feminism SkepticismTags: bodiesembodied cognitionfemininefeminismselfBody positivity, skinny shaming, fatphobia, fitspiration. The internet has brought the age of infinite scrutiny of bodies. There are a lot of problems with this. There are fights, there’s an ...(Read more...)
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6:00 PM | Bad Valentine’s Day Gifts: Do They Hurt Your Relationship?
Now that Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, you may be worried about picking out the perfect gift for your partner. Is it something he will like? Will she be disappointed by your efforts? And how is a partner’s response to your Valentine's Day gift related to thoughts about the future of your relationship? Click to read more ...
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3:00 PM | #AskAChemist: What’s making up my make-up?
Categories: Anti-Science Science SkepticismTags: ask a chemistbareMineralschemistryfoundationmake upThis week on Ask A Chemist… I recently purchased bareMinerals’ liquid foundation ‘BARESKIN’ at Sephora. The package insert says it’s “formulated without” water, oil, or silicone. What the hell is ...(Read more...)
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2:00 PM | Quickies: UFO Pictures, Debunking Bulletproof Coffee, and White Privilege Classes
Categories: QuickiesHere’s How The Anti-Abortion Movement Plans To Modernize Its Approach – “Speaker after speaker talked about reclaiming the language and co-opting the label of feminism for their efforts. In doing ...(Read more...)
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5:03 AM | She Said/He Said: What to Get Your Partner for Valentine’s Day
Editor's note: Relationship researchers Drs. Charlotte and Patrick Markey give us "his and her" takes on how to approach Valentine's Day gift giving. She said... I went to the mailbox this morning and found a turquoise blue catalogue amongst the undesirable bills and solicitations. On the cover, heart-shaped jewelry reminded me that Valentine’s Day was quickly approaching. I was tempted to strategically place this little blue reminder from Tiffany’s in my husband’s view -- on […]

January 25, 2015

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6:15 PM | Skepchick Sundaylies! Women Ruin Everything, The Brain Thief, and Anti-Vax Parents
Categories: Meta StuffTags: anti-vaxxersbook reviewschildlessnessEscepticafeminismgrounded parentsParentingphysicsPUArunningScienceTeen Skepchickthe gameSunday Funny: Right Angles (via Tree Lobsters) Teen Skepchick The Physics Philes, lesson 127: Kinetic-Molecular Model of Ideal Gases, Part 2 Mindy continues trying to parse the kinetic-molecular model of ...(Read more...)
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