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April 09, 2015

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1:36 PM | Real Anthro Jobs
suzythered: anthrocentric:zomganthro:Tumblr, can we do a thing? If you have a degree in anthropology and are using it in your job can you reblog this and add your occupation? I’m sick of explaining that anthropology graduates aren’t all unemployed. I’m sure a lot of us will be undergrad or graduate students but let’s see how it goes.  I’ll start with two (myself and a friend)I’m an archaeologist.A close friend works for google.Kris here.Graduate student […]
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8:48 AM | Things My Male Tech Colleagues Have Actually Said to Me, Annotated
Things My Male Tech Colleagues Have Actually Said to Me, Annotated: The author recalls actual words uttered to her by sexist male colleagues in the tech sector.

April 08, 2015

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11:12 PM | drkrislynn: Offered to help my sister with her science project...
drkrislynn: Offered to help my sister with her science project and I kind of went overboard.
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11:00 PM | The Friendly Atheist Endorses a Hate Forum
Categories: ReligionHemant Mehta, aka The Friendly Atheist, has written a post characterizing “The Slymepit” as “online forum that frequently criticizes and mocks (PZ MYERS) and is populated by people he deems ...(Read more...)
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6:24 PM | Hi! I just wanted to say you have a great blog, I really admire and am kind of jealous of all the knowledge you have about plants. How did you come to learn all you currently do?
My simple answer is: passion + constant reading + trial & error + practice + questioning + time = competencyDon’t forget about the time variable, and cut yourself some slack while learning. I’ve been working with soil since I was a little kid, and plants since I was a preteen. All of my grandparents were/are farmers, I took years of art classes (which helps with technical drawing and sculpture), worked in the commercial plant business, and also studied how people interact with […]
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5:31 PM | The Psychology of Attractiveness Podcast - Preventing Cheating with "Coalitional Mate Retention"
With a little help from my friends: Robert Burriss discusses two new experiments that examine how people use coalitional mate retention tactics to prevent their partners from cheating. Your friends can help to keep your partner faithful. Check out the newest episode of The Psychology of Attractiveness podcast here.
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1:36 PM | Making waves
nationalsciencefoundation:Jessica Shaw  is a Ph.D. candidate in the electrical engineering department at the University of California Los Angeles under the supervision of Chan Joshi.  She received her B.S. and B.A. degrees in civil engineering and physics, respectively, from Villanova University in 2010 and her M.S. degree in electrical engineering from UCLA in 2013.   Read More
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1:00 PM | Quickies: NASA Deals with Bugs, Innovations in Dairy-Free Cheese, and Food Babe is Ridiculous
Categories: QuickiesThe “Food Babe” Blogger Is Full of Shit – “Hari’s superhero origin story is that she came down with appendicitis and didn’t accept the explanation that appendicitis just happens sometimes. ...(Read more...)
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8:48 AM | engagingthesystem:Women @ NASANASA currently employs 35 percent...
engagingthesystem:Women @ NASANASA currently employs 35 percent female workers, a number significantly below the national average. To combat this shortage, they’ve started their “Women @ NASA” campaign. It profiles the women currently working for NASA and targets new women by relating their stories – how they’ve overcome obstacles to be in prestigious positions today. Moving and inspirational, they hope to reach women who may otherwise have looked for work […]

April 07, 2015

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11:12 PM | npr: Women outnumber men in the nursing profession by more than...
npr: Women outnumber men in the nursing profession by more than 10 to 1. But men still earn more, a new study finds.Even after controlling for age, race, marital status and children in the home, males in nursing outearned females by nearly $7,700 per year in outpatient settings and nearly $3,900 in hospitals.Even In Nursing, Men Earn More Than WomenPhoto Credit: iStockphoto
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6:49 PM | Neil deGrasse Tyson is Wrong about Scientology and Cults
Categories: ReligionSupport more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! I know I just talked about an HBO documentary I loved, but there’s already another one that I have to mention: Going Clear, ...(Read more...)
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6:24 PM | biodiverseed: This is why you shouldn’t believe that exciting...
biodiverseed: This is why you shouldn’t believe that exciting new medical study  By Julia Belluz on Vox // March 23, 2015 A highly regarded service that vets new studies for clinicians finds — on average — only 3,000 of 50,000 new journal articles published each year are well-designed and relevant enough to inform patient care. That’s 6 percent.More often than not, single studies contradict one another — such as the research on foods that cause or […]
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3:00 PM | Cross-Post: The Gay Agenda #1: Advice for friends – knowing what you are saying
Categories: FeminismTags: gay activismgay agendahow to be an allylgbtq rightsEditor’s Note: This Cross-Post from Grounded Parents is written by Cerys Gruffyydd. If you want to read the full post or leave comments, click through the link at the bottom.  ...(Read more...)
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1:36 PM | thatssoscience:I think it’s the day to bring back this That’s So...
thatssoscience:I think it’s the day to bring back this That’s So Science episode. in which i talk about my fav fictional female scientists. and I dress up as Scully. 
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1:26 PM | Biotech Opponents: Enough with “If It’s Safe Then Drink It” Rhetoric
Categories: Science SkepticismTags: #IfItsSafeThenDrinkItGenetic engineeringGMOsScienceThe dose makes the poisonAmericans’ rampant failure to grasp the integral tenet of toxicology, “the dose makes the poison,” demonstrates our nation’s lack of critical-thinking skills. Indeed, there are plenty of substances that like glyphosate, are safe when used as directed. Nevertheless, nobody in his right mind would drink a glassful. Some amusing yet apt examples have made their […]
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8:48 AM | talesofscienceandlove: inappropriatelyadorable:Awesome women in...
talesofscienceandlove: inappropriatelyadorable:Awesome women in STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) fields!cute!

April 06, 2015

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11:12 PM | scienceyoucanlove: through 
scienceyoucanlove: through 
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9:27 PM | Your Self-Perceived Relationship Desirability Influences Your Self-Esteem
Your self-esteem depends in part on your internal “sociometer,” or how socially accepted you feel. To test the importance of social acceptance within romantic relationships (i.e., a “mating sociometer”), researchers measured participants’ self-esteem, self-perceived attractiveness, and romantic self-confidence (“I have no difficulty maintaining a satisfying romantic relationship”). Greater self-perceived attractiveness increased romantic […]
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4:39 PM | Quickies: Unethical Clinical Trials, the History of Caffeine, and Erica Jong Apologizes to Monica Lewinsky
Categories: QuickiesDefending Darwin – “I teach human evolution at the University of Kentucky. There are some students I’ll never reach.” A Virus In Your Mouth Helps Fight The Flu – “Young ...(Read more...)
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4:24 PM | etceteraandwhatnot reblogged your link and added:TAing human evolution in Texas is not nearly as bad...
etceteraandwhatnot reblogged your link and added:TAing human evolution in Texas is not nearly as bad as you’d think. Most students are science majors who don’t have any issues with the idea. Intro to anthropology is the worst. Very young college students with almost no science background. I’ve actually heard the question “Why are there still monkeys if we evolved from them?” more than once. LOL!  I guess I assumed that it’ll be an introductory […]
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4:17 PM | Good morning! I'm going to start my journey into grad school within a year, and I was curious what sort of insight you have to offer. I'm planning to go for marine biology, with a focus on animal behavior in marine reptiles, providing I can find someone to study under for those criteria. I'd love to get started on Ph.D. first thing, but I'm not objecting having to do a masters degree first. Thoughts? (feel free to rope in some victims for discussion)
Good morning to you too!  My #1 piece of advice about education is to talk to current mentors and potential advisers in your field.  They’ll be the ones who know how your discipline works and what will make you the best prepared to work in your field.  Plenty of people certainly do go straight to PhD, but I suppose that all depends on how much experience you have and how focused you are.For me, skipping MA was never an option.  Part of the reason is my undergraduate […]
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1:36 PM | Teaching Evolution to Students Who Tell Me They’ll Pray for My Soul
Teaching Evolution to Students Who Tell Me They’ll Pray for My Soul: sweetteascience: To teach evolution at the University of Kentucky is to teach at an institution steeped in the history of defending evolution education. The first effort to pass an anti-evolution law (led by William Jennings Bryan) happened in Kentucky in 1921. It proposed making the teaching of evolution illegal. The university’s president at that time, Frank McVey, saw this bill as a threat to academic freedom. […]
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1:00 PM | Why Many Autistics Dislike Autism Speaks
Categories: SkepticismOver on Skepchick we recently got a question from Paul about the differences between the organization Autism Speaks and alternate viewpoints on autism. He asked: I’d like to hear (read) ...(Read more...)
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8:49 AM | biodiverseed: tangledwing:Drinking Raw Milk Dramatically...
biodiverseed: tangledwing:Drinking Raw Milk Dramatically Increases Risk for Foodborne Illness, Analysis FindsResearchers discourage the consumption of raw milk, especially by children, pregnant women and the elderlyAn analysis conducted by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future (CLF) found that the risks of drinking raw (unpasteurized) cow’s milk are significant. Consumers are nearly 100 times more likely to get foodborne illness from drinking raw milk than they are […]
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12:35 AM | xiphoidprocess: sweetteascience:ktsaurusr3x replied to your photo “Excuse me while I hover over...
xiphoidprocess: sweetteascience:ktsaurusr3x replied to your photo “Excuse me while I hover over these succulent cuttings for the next…”Once I get some furniture so I can put them out of reach of my cat, you’ll have to send me some cuttings!!Yes! Of course. That’d be for the best. I’m tempted to chop them all up like the little Hydra monsters that they are and propagate them into infinity and beyond! I’m ridiculously charmed by the idea of the Science […]
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12:33 AM | sweetteascience: rudescience:I need to follow people who post science similarly in the way that i...
sweetteascience: rudescience:I need to follow people who post science similarly in the way that i do, any recommendations? Ok, ok, ok! Here we go:ktsaurusr3xvegankeeperthesmileoctopushypotheticalresearchermarkscherzthejunglenookalpestrisfeminaxiphoidprocessspottedsharkheartcarriempoosikchemysteriouslyscientific-womenscientificphilosopher Awww, thanks!

April 05, 2015

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11:12 PM | doctorswithoutborders:Photo by Anna SurinyachDecember 2014, Bo,...
doctorswithoutborders:Photo by Anna SurinyachDecember 2014, Bo, Sierra Leone: Bentu Sandy contracted Ebola and survived. After being discharged from MSF’s center in Bo, she was hired by MSF as a mental health counselor to provide support to patients in the high-risk zone. “I was infected, then I was treated by MSF, so I know exactly how the patients feel,” she says. The response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa began one year ago. Since then, more than 1,300 MSF […]
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6:46 PM | A Unique Date Night in L.A. for Fans of ScienceOfRelationships.com (sponsored)
Love Lab LIVE! is the first-of-its-kind interactive show that puts science to the test on everyone's favorite subjects: love and sex. Want to know how a six becomes a ten on the mating market? Can your nose choose a better partner than your eyes? Find out if your marriage passes the divorce predictor test! Whether you are single, married, or in between, don't miss this live social experiment hosted by America's Relationship Expert, Dr. Wendy Walsh (CNN’s Human Behavior […]
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6:24 PM | scienceyoucanlove: INVESTING IN EDUCATIONYesterday, Lewa and...
scienceyoucanlove: INVESTING IN EDUCATIONYesterday, Lewa and Lewa Downs Primary School held a ceremony to officially open the school’s new and beautiful library! The library was sponsored by the Rita and Charles Field-Marsham Foundation through the Lewa Education Programme.While this may not be news in many parts of the world, in Kenya, 80% of schools have no library, making Lewa School one of the few to own this crucial learning resource. The impact of libraries on learning is […]
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