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March 29, 2015

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1:36 PM | xmorbidcuriosityx: Death in a nutshellOur Forensics exhibition...
xmorbidcuriosityx: Death in a nutshellOur Forensics exhibition features an example of Frances Glessner Lee’s “Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death”, small models still used to train police investigators today. Taryn Cain tells us more about these macabre “dolls’ houses of death” and the woman who made them. Via Wellcome Collection
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8:48 AM | dead-men-talking:burdenedwithgloriousbooty:oneshortdamnfuse:princess-siddnttety: hazeldash: birdhea...
dead-men-talking:burdenedwithgloriousbooty:oneshortdamnfuse:princess-siddnttety: hazeldash: birdhead: pyrositshere: internetgoose: I’m gonna depress the hell out of all of you. ready? ok go so, that “stop devaluing feminized work post” nice idea and all but the thing is, as soon as a decent number of women enter any field, it becomes “feminized,” and it becomes devalued. as women enter a field in greater number, people become less willing to pay for it, […]

March 28, 2015

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11:12 PM | randdmag:Rice Univ. bioengineers are teaming with colleagues...
randdmag:Rice Univ. bioengineers are teaming with colleagues from Baylor College of Medicine and MD Anderson Cancer Center to apply the latest techniques in tissue engineering toward the study of one of the most common and deadly human illnesses: the stomach flu. The bacteria and viruses that cause acute gastroenteritis often come from contaminated food or water and result in cramps, nausea, diarrhea and vomiting.  Read More - […]
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6:24 PM | Developing world: The minority minority
Developing world: The minority minority: Women are under-represented in physical sciences and in science in the developing world. Meet three who beat both sets of odds.
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3:00 PM | Global Quickies: Attacks on Innocent Women, Giving Mom’s Their Names Back, Unchecked Privilege, and Elves
Categories: Anti-Science Feminism Quickies ReligionAFGHANISTAN The woman who was brutally killed by a mob last week after being falsely accused of burning pages of the Koran is said to have been arguing with a ...(Read more...)
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1:36 PM | archaeologyrocks101:Congratulations to the first female...
archaeologyrocks101:Congratulations to the first female graduates in archaeology from Zayed University in Abu Dhabi!Continue reading
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8:48 AM | talesofscienceandlove:Me using a Raman microscope to image and...
talesofscienceandlove:Me using a Raman microscope to image and map the trapping of gold nanoparticles in a nanofluidic device for a diagnostic biosensor. My PhD work!!The goal of this sensor is to detect very low levels of toxic proteins in the blood/ plasma/ and/or cerebrospinal fluid to diagnose things like heart disease, Alzheimer’s. and traumatic brain injury,

March 27, 2015

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11:12 PM | asthedaysgoby:Inspirational Woman of Science: Maggie...
asthedaysgoby:Inspirational Woman of Science: Maggie Aderin-Pocock. She is a research fellow in UCL Department of Science and Technology Studies and an Honorary Research Associate in UCL Department of Physics and Astronomy. She has designed a number of space instruments and now presents Sky At Night.She is also at number one in Debrett’s list of most influential people in Britain within science and medicine.  Despite suffering from dyslexia and being a woman of colour in a field […]
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6:24 PM | wefuckinglovescience: Five amazing women scientists you...
wefuckinglovescience: Five amazing women scientists you probably haven’t heard of.Check them out:  http://bit.ly/1x20Vy4
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1:42 PM | Quickies: Indiana, force fields, and poor womens’ access to family planning
Categories: QuickiesIndiana governor signs “religious freedom” bill in private – “His action followed two days of intense pressure from opponents — including technology company executives and convention organizers — who fear ...(Read more...)
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1:36 PM | sts-48: all this beauty and positivity is giving me so much...
sts-48: all this beauty and positivity is giving me so much life while i apply for this engineering research fellowship. thank you and happy #blackout day
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8:48 AM | alaynyala: nzingambande: I’m a Nerd and I’m a Diva I’m a...
alaynyala: nzingambande: I’m a Nerd and I’m a Diva I’m a scientist working on tackling the issue of global poverty… I’m an entrepreneur ensuring youth have the opportunity to make a future for themselves… I’m an engineer building the future… I’ve attended a HBCU and graduated from MIT… I’m a coder, a welder, a designer, and quirky at heart… I am the maker of tomorrow… I’M BLACK AND I’M
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4:02 AM | 10 Essential Relationship Lessons that Men Should Learn about Women
Men should know that… …being around an attractive woman can impair his cognitive ability (link). …women find humor attractive perhaps because it shows his cognitive sophistication and intelligence (link). …if they ask a woman for casual sex, she may perceive him as dangerous (link). …women were more in love actually initiated sex less often, perhaps as an invitation for seduction (link). …women are typically more picky about who they date than […]
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1:39 AM | Relational Savoring in Long Distance Relationships: Relationship Matters 45
Anyone that’s been in a long distance relationship knows how hard it can be to be geographically separated from somebody they care about. SAGE has released a new edition of the Relationship Matters podcast (hosted by Dr. Bjarne Holmes of Champlain College) in which Dr. Jessica Borelli (Pomona College) was interviewed regarding her research on strategies for successfully manage long distance relationships (the research team also included Hanna Rasmussen also of Pomona College, Margaret […]

March 26, 2015

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11:12 PM | sciencesoup:Badass Scientist of the Week: Dr. Aprille...
sciencesoup:Badass Scientist of the Week: Dr. Aprille Ericsson Aprille Ericsson (1963–) is an aerospace engineer and the first African American woman to receive a Ph.D. in Engineering at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. Ericsson spent her childhood in Brooklyn, New York, where she cultivated an interest in science and mathematics. She attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) where she received a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, and […]
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6:24 PM | humanoidhistory:In 1993, the year after Dr. Mae Jemison rocketed...
humanoidhistory:In 1993, the year after Dr. Mae Jemison rocketed into history as the first black woman in space, she was named one of People magazine’s 50 Most Beautiful People. But physical looks aren’t what matter to the astronaut. “I don’t put a lot of stock in how people look,” she told People. Jemison is more interested in beauty on a much grander scale: “The earth was gorgeous. There was a blue iridescent glow about the planet that was […]
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1:39 PM | Quickies: Not reading white male authors, Disability Summit failure, and doctor fired for saying shot protestor was too skinny
Categories: QuickiesIs it time to stop reading books by white men? – Excellent piece by Heina on all of the debate over this. Egyptian doctor fired after saying shot woman was ...(Read more...)
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1:36 PM | womenrockscience: Happy International Women’s Day everyone....
womenrockscience: Happy International Women’s Day everyone. Here we are celebrating lesser known women who have dramatically advanced science and humanity as a whole. Instagram///Twitter///Facebok Sources: UNESCO, Scientific American, The Smithsonian, NLM, Stephan, HoF , NWHM
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10:54 AM | Borinqueña Global: A Conversation with Dr. Dianne Chong
Dr. Dianne Chong In this especial edition for Borinqueña we interview Dr. Dianne Chong, a mentor of many engineers, managers and executives, an outstanding role model and one of the stars at the Boeing Company. It is impossible to measure the impact of someone like Dr. Chong in a career devoted to the advancement of the aerospace industry because her visionary ideas are not only found in the products, they are also found […]
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8:48 AM | wefuckinglovescience: Today is International Women’s Day, and...
wefuckinglovescience: Today is International Women’s Day, and we’re going to spend it commemorating all of the amazing women in science that you should have heard of, but may not have. ‪#‎womenyoushouldhaveheardof‬

March 25, 2015

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11:12 PM | colchrishadfield:Happy International Women’s Day! (especially to...
colchrishadfield:Happy International Women’s Day! (especially to Elena and Samantha, the most international women of us all)
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9:41 PM | New Video! The Jinx: How Misogyny Helped Free a Murderer
Categories: FeminismSupport more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Sorta transcript: On Sunday, HBO aired the final episode of The Jinx, a 6-part documentary about multi-millionaire Robert Durst. Durst was suspected but ...(Read more...)
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