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January 15, 2015

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4:39 PM | Lady Scientist Spotlight: BiodiverSeed
My story: I am two courses away from finishing a Bachelor’s Degree in Anthropology, with a Minor in Social Studies of Medicine at McGill University. Most of my coursework was related to Environmental and Medical Anthropology, but I also did coursework in Nursing, Public Health, and Primatology. I am Canadian, but immigrated to Denmark when I got married, and I have been trying to find a way to finish my last few courses for the last three years, but it’s a little difficult while I […]
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2:00 PM | When Curiosity Kills
Categories: ScienceTags: DestructionHigh EnergyphysicsResponsibilitySci-FiScienceWeaponsScience is a tool, and is inherently about understanding and knowledge. But science has also been used to destroy, a topic often explored in science fiction. Science is a double-edged ...(Read more...)
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1:30 PM | Quickies: Don’t be a brogrammer, the feminization of Catholicism, and feminist sex positions
Categories: QuickiesMan’s advice to women in STEM: Don’t be a brogrammer – From the department of, “Gee, thanks for the advice.” Former highest-ranking US cardinal blames “feminization” for Catholic church’s problems ...(Read more...)

January 14, 2015

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6:11 PM | What’s your chemistry question?
Categories: Science SkepticismPerhaps you’d like to know… How is a chemistry mole different from a furry mole and saucy mole? Is CS smoke different from tear gas? What’s the chemistry of personal lubricants and what’s a lube ingredient ...(Read more...)
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2:00 PM | Quickies: GMO Potatoes, an Impossible Photograph, and Life in the Coldest Town on Earth
Categories: QuickiesIf a gay Mormon man marries a woman, divorce is likely, study finds – “The LDS couples profiled on TLC’s ‘My Husband Is Not Gay’ may find these statistics sobering: ...(Read more...)
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5:01 AM | Want to Stay Married? Then Don’t Become a Reality TV Housewife
Hello. My name is Sadie, and I am addicted to TV. If you read my articles, then you are already aware of this, but you may not know that one of my guilty pleasures is Bravo’s The Real Housewives franchise. Although my relationship with the show has been on-again/off-again due to the (almost) unbearable level of cat-fighting, I have probably not missed an episode since the show’s inception in 2006. Over the years, I have followed the “real” lives of women across the […]

January 13, 2015

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5:05 PM | Breaking: Big Bang Theory Actress Isn’t a Feminist; Also Sheldon Isn’t a Real Nerd
Categories: FeminismSupport more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Sort of transcript: In an interview with Redbook this month, actress Kaley Cuoco, star of Big Bang Theory on CBS, was asked if ...(Read more...)
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3:51 PM | Quickies: DIY bot fly, gay marriage in Texas, and rape jokes
Categories: QuickiesDIY bot fly – “Entomologists are not like other people. Lucky enough to score a cool parasitic larva burrowing in your skin after a visit to Central America? The obvious ...(Read more...)

January 12, 2015

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10:08 PM | markscherz replied to your post: markscherz reblogged your post dead-m… alright alright...
markscherz replied to your post: markscherz reblogged your post dead-m… alright alright alright I’ll make a post about researchgate good plan LOL! I like you!
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9:40 PM | markscherz reblogged your post dead-men-talking:Hey, so for someone… and added: Yes. Call...
markscherz reblogged your post dead-men-talking:Hey, so for someone… and added: Yes. Call yourself a Physical Anthropologist. If you have a Bachelor’s degree related to it, then you are it. If you are no longer affiliated with the undergrad institution, write “Independent Researcher” instead - it’s more accurate right now. (Or you can get rid of it entirely). OH, and get rid of the Academia.edu page and replace it with a ResearchGate account. Academia.edu is […]
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9:33 PM | Re: Margaret Mead's Sexuality (/sexual identity)
Margaret Mead was an anthropologist.  As an anthropologist, she recognized cultural relativism is a thing.  So do modern anthropologists. Labels do not exist in a vacuum.  They are created within a cultural context.  Same goes for one’s identity.  The point of uscalling her bisexual, but adding the caveat that she did not identify as bisexual, means that in her culture there was no such thing as being bisexual, and it was considered a mental […]
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9:18 PM | approachingsignificance: Body of Knowledge: New Machine Can See...
approachingsignificance: Body of Knowledge: New Machine Can See Bones, Organs in Stunning Detail Computed Tomography (CT) scanners are often the first imaging technology many patients encounter when doctors suspect serious disease or injury. The machines use a narrow beam of X-rays processed by a computer to create slices of the body and assemble them into detailed 3D images.
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9:17 PM | dead-men-talking: Hey, so for someone like me who’s academically homeless, what should I put on a...
dead-men-talking: Hey, so for someone like me who’s academically homeless, what should I put on a business card?  I assume this is something I should do since I’m going to a major conference.  I’m thinking: NAME, BA Undergraduate institution Physical anthropologist* Email address; Academia.edu page *But like, can I call myself a physical anthropologist?  I mean, to me I am, as I’ve been involved in the field for 5 years and it’s […]
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9:16 PM | You realize that sexuality is not an identity? It's an urge. You FEEL sexual attraction. It's an urge. You either get boners to the same sex or you do not. You either get boners for the opposite sex or you do not. You can even get boners for both. I think you mean the LABEL didn't exist? But as long as she got turned on by both sexes. She was Bisexual. I repeat, sexual attraction is not an identity.
I’m kind of confused about what your point is, but I’m inclined disagree with it.  I’m not part of the LGBT community though, so I’m just gonna leave this here for those more qualified to add their two cents.
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4:49 PM | A Brief List of What Russia Considers Relevant To Whether I Can Hold A Driver’s License
Categories: Skepticism1. My generalized anxiety disorder 2. My borderline personality disorder 3. My support for GLBT+ individuals 4. The fact that my car is very dirty 5. I do not have ...(Read more...)
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2:00 PM | Quickies: Darwin Misquoted, Petting Puppies Banned, and Figuring Out the Cold Virus
Categories: Quickies‘Manslamming': A Verb, a Gerund – “Terms that put the “man” in “portmanteau” tend to catch on because they describe a behavior that men (usually) adopt unconsciously and that women ...(Read more...)
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1:32 PM | How to Fake Your Way Through a Wine Tasting
Categories: SkepticismTags: BSimpressing peopleparlor trickspretensiontastewinewine tastingI’m currently in the final preparation stages for a wine course and subsequent certification exam that, if I pass, will render me a WSET Level 3 sommelier and thus eminently ...(Read more...)
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5:01 AM | Sign Me Up: How Participating in Break-Up Research Helps Coping
In order for the scientific discipline of psychology to exist, we need participants who are willing to take our studies, come to our labs, fill out our measures, or answer our questions online. If you took Intro Psychology in college, chances are that you have been in a psychology study. If you’re planning on taking Intro Psych in college, this is one more thing to look forward to. When people sign up for a study they often have to meet certain criteria. So we can study what makes […]
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2:50 AM | Field Museum Lady Scientist Needs Help!
Field Museum Lady Scientist Needs Help!: I received the following email from the Field Museum Women in Science Steering committee: Hello Field Museum Women In Science Members and Friends,Sonia Leon, who was a Field Museum Women In Science intern this past summer, went into cardiac arrest on December 29th due to the flu and strep throat she had, which ended up attacking her heart.  She has had two surgeries since this occurred and is now waiting for a heart transplant. The […]
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2:30 AM | Hi - I'm a high school student, and I will be starting year 12 (final year) in Feb. I deeply regret my subject choices (biology, psychology, English, maths, geography) that I cemented at the beginning of 2014 and feel that without having taken physics or chem I've prevented myself from having access into any advanced science course at university, or from getting any foundation knowledge that would help me succeed if I managed to enter via alternate pathways. Could you offer any advice?
Oh darling, please don’t stress yourself out over this. First off, your subject choices are perfectly wonderful as they are. You have a blend of arts and sciences, and a course load that shows you are anything but a victim of Senioritis (which can result in a retraction of program or college acceptance). 1. So you changed your mind.  These things happen. And you know what? They’ll continue to happen! The National Center for Education Statistics estimates that 80% of college […]
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2:30 AM | i-heart-histo: A Histology Slideshow by i♡histo Heart valve...
i-heart-histo: A Histology Slideshow by i♡histo Heart valve Lip Umbilical cord Nerve Endometrium Developing teeth Mesentery Tongue Eyelid Placenta Finger Hard palate Lymph node Mammary gland Prostate (repeat) i♡histo
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2:23 AM | From one bio major to another, convince me to buy my own microscope. (If you need specs, I'm looking at one that's binocular, 400x-2500x and 1.3MP digital video)
If you feel about microscopes the same way I feel about binoculars, I will say to you right now just buy it because you will be the happiest you have ever been because you are now SELF-SUFFICIENT and A REAL SCIENTIST until you find a better one at which point you will pine away from longing until you upgrade, and then you will continue that cycle forever and it’s amazing.
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2:18 AM | sweetteascience: Hey Science Knitters, anyone else feeling like...
sweetteascience: Hey Science Knitters, anyone else feeling like not putting away clothes and knitting a thing instead? I feel like this is something I should get into. I always see cute patterns with skulls! I envision myself as a sort of Mme Defarge. :P
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2:13 AM | dead-men-talking: Class starts in less than 2 weeks! Prepare...
dead-men-talking: Class starts in less than 2 weeks! Prepare for an onslaught of excited and panicked posts!
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2:10 AM | sweetteascience: thesmileoctopus: hyacynthus: I had a great...
sweetteascience: thesmileoctopus: hyacynthus: I had a great time with thesmileoctopus and spottedsharkheart (aka “Charlie’s Tortoises”) at NightLife at the California Academy of Sciences last night! Of course I had to go to the Madagascar section to say hello to the female leaf-nosed snake (Langaha madagascariensis) and golden mantellas (Mantella aurantiaca). There were also people prepping birds, the highlight being a great blue heron (Ardea herodias). Definitely will […]
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2:08 AM | sweetteascience: bbglasses: Tweeze apartthe pellet an owl...
sweetteascience: bbglasses: Tweeze apartthe pellet an owl coughed upof stuff it couldn’t digest ???!!! Nom Nom Nom Nom Nom Nom — Penn State Science-U Note to self: find out who’s in charge of this and get involved!
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2:07 AM | dead-men-talking: HEY.  HEY GUESS WHAT. I’M OFFICIALLY VOLUNTEERING FOR THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF...
dead-men-talking: HEY.  HEY GUESS WHAT. I’M OFFICIALLY VOLUNTEERING FOR THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FORENSIC SCIENCE MEETING NEXT MONTH! WHO WILL I BE SEEING IN ORLANDO??? YO! Message me if you’ll be there!
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2:06 AM | exchangealumni: Gulalai and Saba Ismail are sisters and...
exchangealumni: Gulalai and Saba Ismail are sisters and Pakistani International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) exchange alumni on an important mission!  Concerned with issues of gender inequality in their country, this dynamic duo founded Aware Girls, an organization which advocates for equal rights for young women and empowers them by providing leadership skills. As Gulalai says, “My vision was to build a community where every girl has control of her own life. Where every […]
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2:02 AM | The MEGA Anthropology Tumblr List!
anthropologydaily: Please add your own anthropology based blog to the list :) Anthropology Adventures Anthropology Stories Anthropology, My Dear Watson Archaeoart Archaeological News Colorado State University Anthropology Department Fuck Yeah Anthropology! Fuck Yeah Forensic Anthropology Gwebarchaeology L’Enfant Sauvage Musings of an Anthropology Student Society for the Anthropology of Europe The Anthropology Chronicles  The Archaeological Society of South Carolina The Bearded […]
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2:01 AM | "I always say dinosaurs are the gateway drug to science."
“I always say dinosaurs are the gateway drug to science.” - Phil Manning, professor of natural history at the University of Manchester. The people behind Walking With Dinosaurs - The Arena Spectacular are using advanced puppeteering to bring dinosaurs to the masses.  (via sciencefriday)
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