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March 13, 2015

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2:48 AM | What about Mary Kenneth Keller?!?!
Again, sorry, I didn’t get a notification!  (Not sure if you’re referencing a post but) I see that this lady scientist was pretty incredible!
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2:46 AM | Can you point me in the direction of anyone who is adept when it comes to stat analysis because I have questions youtube and Google can't answer o.O
Oops, sorry I missed your question jennysaysno!  Apparently the notification didn’t show…Anyway, I would check out Khan Academy - he’s super helpful!  I’m sure people around here who have used stats more recently can give you more sources.
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2:10 AM | exchangealumni: Are you an aspiring innovator? The GIST Tech-I...
exchangealumni: Are you an aspiring innovator? The GIST Tech-I Competition is an annual competition for science and technology entrepreneurs. Innovators submit their ideas via an application consisting of an executive summary and promotional video. Thirty finalists receive an all-expense paid trip to the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) to showcase their ventures and to receive intensive training. Tech-I winners, selected by experts at the GES, win mini-grants, and receive one-on-one […]
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12:32 AM | Only Organic Promotes Chemophobia in #NewMacDonald Delusional Utopia, Throws Itself a Failed Twitter Party
Categories: Science SkepticismTags: GMOsNew MacDonaldorganicScience“Old MacDonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O, and on that farm he sprayed some crops, E-I-E-I-O, with some GMOs here and a pesticide there, here a spray there a spray, everywhere ...(Read more...)

March 12, 2015

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10:29 PM | sweetteascience: malferret:u ever procrastinate so hard u loop back around to being productivelike...
sweetteascience: malferret:u ever procrastinate so hard u loop back around to being productivelike u will do literally anything but homework so u like clean ur entire house or some shit The term for this is “Procrastocleaning.” And apparently I’ve typed that word often enough that my iPhone auto filled it. *sigh* Oh, I’ve coined the term “procrastibake.” Fresh cookies start magically appearing in my kitchen when a deadline looms…
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9:46 PM | the-madscipanda: In fact, you’re awesome! ladieslovescience...
the-madscipanda: In fact, you’re awesome! ladieslovescience scientific-women scientistsarepeopletoo stemettes smartgirlsattheparty Aww, thanks! Right back atcha :)
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4:02 PM | dead-men-talking:thebrainscoop:The Brain Scoop:MUMMY BRAINS!If...
dead-men-talking:thebrainscoop:The Brain Scoop:MUMMY BRAINS!If you’ve been following along with our updates from JP’s lab, you’ll remember a post from last week where I mentioned the discovery of unlikely brains found in the skull of this Late Period mummy. Here’s the interview and discussion with JP himself!These artifacts are being conserved to ensure their stability prior to joining the traveling exhibit, Mummies: Images of the Afterlife. Stay tuned to the […]
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2:16 PM | Quickies: The woman behind Marvel’s heroines, Sarkeesian’s “What I couldn’t say,” and millenial’s racism
Categories: QuickiesThe woman behind Marvel’s newest team of heroines – “I think now more than ever, the voices of women in comics are really coming to the fore.” From mrmisconception. Anita ...(Read more...)
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10:00 AM | "DEAR EMILY, It’s me, your pal Maggie. I wanted to write to you to tell you how my school year has..."
“DEAR EMILY, It’s me, your pal Maggie. I wanted to write to you to tell you how my school year has gone, so far. I just started kindergarten. When we visited the Field Museum last spring, I told you about being scared to start school. You told me to remember that I had lots of knowledge to share with the other kids and that for this reason I should be excited about going to school.  Well, I took your advice and I am now the class go-to-gal for science information. My teacher […]

March 11, 2015

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10:01 PM | Practical guides : Statistics for Biologists
Practical guides : Statistics for Biologists: sweetteascience: A collection of articles from the publisher of Nature that discusses statistical issues biologists should be aware of and provides practical advice to improve the statistical rigor of their work.Check it out! My two favs together in one place. A bunch of these were written by Naomi Altman, a professor in my department. 
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6:51 PM | New Video: Yes, Mike Cernovich, Straight Men Can Get AIDS
Categories: Anti-Science ScienceSupport more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Sorta transcript: Mike Cernovich is man currently famous for being one of the loudest and proudest voices of #Gamergate, the movement to terrorize ...(Read more...)
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4:02 PM | theolduvaigorge:Trauma X-ray - Lower limbfrom Radiology...
theolduvaigorge:Trauma X-ray - Lower limbfrom Radiology Mastercourse"Fractures and dislocations of the forefoot (metatarsals and phalanges) are usually straightforward to identify, so long as the potentially injured bone is fully visible in 2 planes. The contour of the bone cortex of all bones must be checked carefully.Standard views:Dorsal-Plantar (DP) and Oblique - are standard projections of the forefoot. If only a phalangeal fracture is suspected then DP and oblique views of the toe(s) […]
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1:00 PM | Quickies: Transgender Students, Scientology Secrets, and Sleater-Kinney Comedy
Categories: QuickiesTransgender Students Learn To Navigate School Halls – “In many ways, it seems like gender non-conformity awareness is at all-time high. Last week Congressman Mike Honda announced via Twitter that ...(Read more...)
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10:01 AM | What blogs are your favorites so that I can follow more cool blogs like yours? :)
thanks! some of my favorites (in no particular order): sweetteascience stemettes mo-mtn-girl parttimebiologistfulltimeninja markscherz s-c-i-guy eternalacademic buggirl radioactivepigeons femscinerd If you guys have any to add, go for it!
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4:01 AM | Self-Expansion: A Key for Lasting Love?
Although passionate love typically decreases over time,1 are there things couples can do to keep the flame alive in their relationships? According to the self-expansion model2 (see our articles on self-expansion here), people grow as individuals by having experiences that are new, interesting, and challenging. Luckily for those in relationships, romantic partners are a great source of self-expansion, and relationships help to enhance individuals by providing a place for them to learn about […]

March 10, 2015

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10:02 PM | sweetteascience: theaatproject: For those who would like to...
sweetteascience: theaatproject: For those who would like to experience the wonder of science without specializing, or can’t specialize just yet, there’s always citizen science. Here are our top citizen science picks: Moon Tours is a free app from NASA that makes it easy to conduct detailed explorations of the lunar surface using a mobile device. Moon Tours is the mobile version of the NASA’s Lunar Mapping and Modeling Portal (LMMP). LMMP (http://www.lmmp.nasa.gov) is the […]
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9:31 PM | Fatphobia, Health, and Fat Activist Ragen Chastain’s Bad Science
Categories: Anti-ScienceLast week, my fellow Skepchick writer Olivia wrote this post about fatphobia, and how people who claim they fat-shame people out of concern for their health are, generally, full of ...(Read more...)
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4:35 PM | #AskAChemist: How natural is Astroglide Natural Liquid?
Categories: Science SkepticismTags: ask a chemistchemistrylubelubricantnaturalThis week on Ask A Chemist, an anonymous inquiring mind asked, “what makes Astroglide’s Natural Liquid ‘natural’?” Well, that’s a short one. Of course not! Allow me to wax chemical… ...(Read more...)
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4:02 PM | thejunglenook: guacamolllie:silversarcasm: if you had to drop out of a class you are not a...
thejunglenook: guacamolllie:silversarcasm: if you had to drop out of a class you are not a failure if you had to take time off school you are not a failure if you had to leave school for good you are not a failure your worth is not determined by academia and this goes doubly so for disabled people and others for whom school is set against them I needed this today if you have to retake a class you are not a failureif you have to take five (or more) years to get your […]
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1:23 PM | Quickies: Climate change, spinsters, and comment sections
Categories: QuickiesIn Florida, officials may ban term “climate change” – “The policy goes beyond semantics and has affected reports, educational efforts and public policy in a department with about 3,200 employees ...(Read more...)
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10:01 AM | endeavorist: In our second episode of ‘Ponderlust’, we discuss...
endeavorist: In our second episode of ‘Ponderlust’, we discuss ethics in science. From animal testing to Mars One, our resident scientist Rynne Ambrose, creative director Jess Timmons, co-founder Colin Matthews, and science evangelist Rich Evans weigh in on this heavy and forever-relevant topic. Watch here.Tune in Thursdays at 5:30PM EST to Ponderlust, presented by Endeavorist: The World’s First Curiosity Network which seeks to democratize science and empower the

March 09, 2015

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11:00 PM | University Violates Rape Victim’s Medical Privacy – Legally
Categories: FeminismSupport more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca SORTA TRANSCRIPT: There’s been a lot of talk lately about how college campuses in the US deal with rape reports, and a lot ...(Read more...)
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10:01 PM | scientiflix:From Math to Ants As a young girl, Corina Tarnita...
scientiflix:From Math to Ants As a young girl, Corina Tarnita found herself with a talent for mathematics, something she had thought was the norm. As she grew up, however, she quickly realized the difficulties of being a woman in a male-dominiated field. But when legendary biologist E.O. Wilson needed an expert mathematician, she found herself taking a crash course in ant biology and gaining new insight on the true nature of science, which values expertise above all else. By: World Science
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9:00 PM | Guest Post: ‘Mommy PhD’ Launches Scientists are People Campaign
Categories: Guest BloggersTags: #ScientistsArePeopleassault on scienceScienceEditor’s note:  Today’s guest post is by the once anonymous Mommy PhD. Here, she reveals her identity and explains the #ScientistsArePeople campaign. ****** I started my once anonymous page, Mommy, ...(Read more...)
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8:13 PM | Amy Schumer’s Hilarious Take on Sexism: I’m Too Disgusting for LA
Categories: FeminismLast night, Comedy Central’s fundraising program Night of Too Many Stars aired, and one of my favorite bits was the comedian Amy Schumer, who was hilarious while detailing the trials ...(Read more...)
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4:02 PM | scientiflix: Career Spotlight: Research Scientist and...
scientiflix: Career Spotlight: Research Scientist and Mechanical Engineer Meet Dr. Vi Rapp. She is a research scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. She has a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering and focuses her research on improving combustion and combustion systems. As part of her job she is working on designing a cleaner, more efficient cookstove. By: QUEST Science.
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1:00 PM | Quickies: Invisible Disabilities, Exploring the Gut Microbiome, and the Cost of College
Categories: QuickiesPeople With ‘Invisible Disabilities’ Fight For Understanding – “Some disabilities are more obvious than others. Many are immediately apparent, especially if someone relies on a wheelchair or cane. But others ...(Read more...)
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10:01 AM | scientiflix:Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology: Crash...
scientiflix:Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology: Crash Course A&P №1 In this episode of Crash Course, Hank introduces you to the complex history and terminology of Anatomy & Physiology. By: Crash Course. Support on Subbable: http://subbable.com/crashcourse
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4:01 AM | The Scientific Merits of Tinder: Swipe Left or Right?
In the age of online dating, science-based information about the ins and outs of dating services is both timely and important. One digital dating app has seen tremendous rises in popularity since its release - we're speaking of course about Tinder.  Tinder is a bare bones dating app that allows users to filter in rapid succession through photos of other users who are potential matches. Who you see in your pool of potential matches is based on a very limited set of criteria, customizable […]

March 08, 2015

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11:01 PM | startalkradio:‘SciGirls’: Real-Life STEM Role Models in...
startalkradio:‘SciGirls’: Real-Life STEM Role Models in Action(Content originally from Geekdad.com)“Mom, this is interesting! Come and watch with me!”The second my kindergartener started watching SciGirls, she was hooked. As she’s a big fan ofFETCH! With Ruff Ruffman, I knew she enjoyed watching real kids take on challenges and learn real-life science, but SciGirls captured her attention in a different way. SciGirls features diverse groups of girls […]
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