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April 18, 2015

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4:02 PM | foodieallen:This is Munira Khalif, a Minnesotan high school...
foodieallen:This is Munira Khalif, a Minnesotan high school senior at Mounds Park Academy (MPA), and she was just accepted to all 8 ivy league schools!! According to KARE 11, “in addition to a stellar academic record and a sky-high ACT score, Munira is a state speech champion and founder of MPA’s Social Consciousness Club. She is a tireless advocate to make education accessible for East African Youth, especially girls.” Definitely an awesome lady to look out for in the […]
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3:00 PM | Global Quickies: Exsorcisms, Measels on a Plane, and the Threats of Atheism
Categories: Anti-Science Feminism Quickies ReligionMEDITERRANEAN SEA “Muslims who were among migrants trying to get from Libya to Italy in a boat this week threw 12 fellow passengers overboard — killing them — because the ...(Read more...)
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10:01 AM | thenotquitedoctor: lifealamed:satoori:thenotquitedoctor:lifealam...
thenotquitedoctor: lifealamed:satoori:thenotquitedoctor:lifealamed: There are currently Three of us in med school… Though one is more of a hitchhiker till early October… Hoping for another future pathologist :P This is just too darn cute. Congrats! pls someone tell me… HOW ARE YOU AN EXPECTANT MOTHER IN MED SCHOOL!?!?!?! Hi! Well aside from the birds and the bees answer which I’m assuming you’re not looking for ;) …..I spoke to lots of attendings […]

April 17, 2015

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10:02 PM | donlifted:It would be a crime against melanin if I didn’t post...
donlifted:It would be a crime against melanin if I didn’t post my queen! She’s graduating nursing school next month. Show her some love! BLACKOUT!
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6:38 PM | Men vs Women: Who Would Murder Hitler with a Time Machine?
Categories: ScienceSupport more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Sorta transcript: If you had a time machine, would you use it to go back to when Hitler was a young artist so ...(Read more...)
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4:09 PM | Pop Psychology, Personality Types, And Thick Skin
Categories: Science SkepticismTags: internet dialoguesensitive peopleIf people love anything, they love pop psychology, especially if they get to take a little test that tells them what kind of person they are. Of course many of ...(Read more...)
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4:02 PM | dead-men-talking: Post-sheep brain dissection goggles face.
dead-men-talking: Post-sheep brain dissection goggles face.
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2:00 PM | Quickies: Banned books, gender in politics, and Science Babe
Categories: QuickiesThe most banned and challenged books of 2014 – The ALA notes, “attempts to remove books by authors of color and books with themes about issues concerning communities of color ...(Read more...)
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10:01 AM | Tagged by tjwock
jangojips: 7 People I Wanna Get to Know BetterName: Jangojips aka Jango aka KassieAverage Hours of Sleep: 8-9The Last Thing You Googled: ThisNicknames: All of my names are actually nicknames, but some of the more creative ones: Don, Nag’nor the Terrible, Wizard…Birthday: March!Sexual Orientation:  I am happily married to a man.Height: 5′5″Favorite Color: Teal. Green. Red. One Place That Makes You Happy: Snuggled up in my bed.How Many Blankets Do You Sleep […]

April 16, 2015

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10:48 PM | Bad Chart Thursday: Nielsen’s Pretty . . . Useless Charts
Categories: Random Asides SkepticismTags: bad chart thursdayinfographicsmarketingnielsenIf you’ve ever seen a Nielsen report or article, you’ve seen the company’s charts. In fact, the reports often read more like brochures, as though marketing their market research is ...(Read more...)
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10:01 PM | smilesandvials: (x)
smilesandvials: (x)
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6:45 PM | On the Need for Shiny New Facilities
I’m off to open a new block at Brighton and Hove Sixth Form College tomorrow. A shiny new building to provide fresh classrooms and additional study space, something many schools would dearly love to have. A decent working environment is … Continue reading →
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4:02 PM | tjwock: 7 People I Wanna Get to Know Better, from tjwockName: Jess (cause y’all are my...
tjwock: 7 People I Wanna Get to Know Better, from tjwockName: Jess (cause y’all are my friends)Average Hours of Sleep: Pffttt 8-10 because I don’t have enough to do.The Last Thing You Googled: Reverse-image searchNicknames: Nothin’ good.  Of course I’ve been called Bones a few times.Birthday: Oct. 26Sexual Orientation: StraightHeight: 5′Favorite Color: PurpleOne Place That Makes You Happy: Anatomy labHow Many Blankets Do You Sleep With: Three […]
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12:30 PM | Quickies: Science reporting ethics, Zoe Quinn attends Congressional briefing, and Karlie Kloss’ coding scholarship
Categories: QuickiesHow should journalists cover quacks like Dr Oz or the Food Babe? – “How do you communicate to a popular and deeply flawed messenger of health concerns, such as a ...(Read more...)
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10:01 AM | blackgirlsinlove:Yes!
blackgirlsinlove:Yes!
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4:02 AM | Negative Consequences of Emotional Suppression: Relationship Matters Podcast 46
In SAGE’s newest edition of the Relationship Matters podcast, hosted by Dr. Bjarne Holmes of Champlain College, Dr. Stephania Balzarotti (Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Italy) discusses the consequences associated with frequently holding back, or suppressing, communication  of emotions within marriage.  The work, carried out with Patrizia Velotti (University Genoa, Italy), Semira Tagliabue (Catholic University), Giulio Zavattini (University of Rome, Italy), and […]

April 15, 2015

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10:01 PM | 45, 57, 70.
45. Favorite Dinosaur? Fossil? whatever…When I was a kid my grandparents lived on Lake Michigan, so we would collect lots of Petoskey stones.57. White latex gloves or blue ones?I’ve only used blue ones!  But I’m about to order myself a pack of purple extra smalls…70. How much science is too much science?Not possible.
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7:28 PM | Physicians Speak Out Against Dr. Oz’s Position on Columbia Medical School Faculty
Categories: Science SkepticismTags: Dr OzGenetic engineeringmedicineDr. Oz is America’s trusted television doctor. Though his expertise is cardiac surgery, the Dr. Oz Show covers myriad subjects and tops ratings, with millions tuning in daily to heed ...(Read more...)
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1:00 PM | Quickies: Creationists and Aliens, Asexual and Intersex TV Characters, and Bill Maher’s Understanding of Vaccines
Categories: QuickiesModcloth Spotlights Transgender Comedian Rye Silverman – “When asked to name one thing that people should know about the trans community, or about her experiences as a trans-identified person, and ...(Read more...)
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10:01 AM | ‘Come As You Are': Book Explores Old Lies And New Science On Women And Sex
‘Come As You Are': Book Explores Old Lies And New Science On Women And Sex: A new book, ‘Come As You are,’ explores the new science on female sexuality – some of it developed during the hunt for a 'female Viagra’ – and highlights the incorrect expectations that may hinder women’s sex lives.
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4:01 AM | Face It, Recover the Self to Recover from Break-Up
Break-ups are tough. Your world changes and you may be left feeling sad, confused, and lonely; When you lose a relationship, you not only lose your partner, you also lose part of your self.1 In fact, after breaking-up, people have fewer responses to provide to the question “Who am I?”, and they generally feel more unsure about who they are as a person. Given the potential damage to one’s self-concept, recovery from break-up should go more smoothly when individuals focus on […]

April 14, 2015

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10:01 PM | 34, 15, 32, 62, 68, 67
15.  Ever tasted an experiment?I hope not.32. Why are biology majors so….you know..Wouldn’t know, I wasn’t a bio major…I didn’t hang out with those kinds of people…34. Do you like being supervised?At the start of a new lab I tend to be nervous and have low confidence, so knowing a supervisor is close by to answer questions is very helpful.  However, once I get the hang of it I don’t like lots of hovering.62. What would you do a […]
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8:22 PM | Rapist Darren Sharper’s Magical Penis Monitoring Machine
Categories: Anti-Science SkepticismSupport more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Sort of transcript: Darren Sharper is a former NFL player for the New Orleans Saints who was recently found guilty of drugging, sexually ...(Read more...)
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4:02 PM | Riding Out Rejection
Riding Out Rejection: dead-men-talking: How to navigate the choppy waters of scientific publication.
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4:00 PM | Cross-Post: Star Trek and Humanism – The Novels Part One
Categories: ReligionTags: chi-fihumanismKirkNomadPrime DirectiveSpockSpock's WorldStar TrekEditor’s Note: This cross-post originally appeared at Grounded Parents and is written by Lou Doench. ***** At last month’s panel on The Humanism of Star Trek at the Chi-Fi convention, moderated ...(Read more...)
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2:28 PM | Quickies: Health disparities, conflicts of interest at the FDA, and mystery radio signals
Categories: QuickiesGenes don’t cause racial-health disparities, society does – “Researchers are looking in the wrong place: White people live longer not because of their DNA but because of inequality.” From Will. ...(Read more...)
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10:01 AM | humanoidhistory:WAVING GOODBYE — The crew of mission STS-51L on...
humanoidhistory:WAVING GOODBYE — The crew of mission STS-51L on the way to board the Space Shuttle Challenger on January 28, 1986. The flight would end in tragedy shortly after liftoff. Front to back: Commander Francis R. (Dick) Scobee; Mission Specialists Judith A. Resnik and Ronald E. McNair; Pilot Michael J. Smith; Payload specialist Christa McAuliffe; Mission Specialist Ellison Onizuka; and Payload specialist Gregory Jarvis. (NASA)

April 13, 2015

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10:01 PM | anthrocentric:Jane Goodall Is Still Wild at HeartHalf a century...
anthrocentric:Jane Goodall Is Still Wild at HeartHalf a century ago, she journeyed into the Tanzanian jungle to change how the world saw chimpanzees. Today the world’s most famous conservationist is on a mission to save their lives.By PAUL TULLISJane Goodall was already on a London dock in March 1957 when she realized that her passport was missing. In just a few hours, she was due to depart on her first trip to Africa. A school friend had moved to a farm outside Nairobi and, knowing […]
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6:20 PM | 2015 Susan Niebur LPSC Networking Event Summary
Photo by Heather Dalton Many thanks to all the participants (120!), volunteers, and supporters, especially LPI and DPS, for making the annual Susan Niebur Women in Planetary Science Networking Event at LPSC a great success! The format of table discussions enabled us to cover a wide variety of topics in a short amount of time […]
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