March 01, 2015

11:01 PM | wefuckinglovescience: Manipulating levels of a protein...
wefuckinglovescience: Manipulating levels of a protein associated with memory can stave off Alzheimer’s symptoms.Learn more:
10:25 PM | American Atheists’ Outreach at CPAC: Who’s Afraid of the Big, Bad Conservatives? I Am.
Categories: Activism Religion SkepticismTags: atheismFeaturedpoliticsI first connected with Jamila Bey because of Skepchick. Back in late 2005 or early 2006, months before working for the Center for Inquiry, I responded to a journalist’s request on a Black Freethinkers ...(Read more...)
8:29 PM | #SciArt is Beautiful, Smart and Inspiring
Categories: Random Asides ScienceTags: #sciartarttwitterThe brilliant mind of Glendon Mellow from the blog Symbiartic has instigated what may be the best Tweet-storm of all time. Starting today and running through March 7th. Glendon is ...(Read more...)
6:30 PM | Skepchick Sundaylies! The Dress, Dangers of Anti-Vaxxers, and High School Dating
Categories: Meta StuffTags: anti-vaccination movementbirth controlbook reviewcolorcraftingdatingEscepticafood allergiesgrounded parentsMad Art Labmargaret sangerParentingpick-up artistssexual assault mythsTeen Skepchickthe dresswomen in STEMSunday Funny: Embarrassing. (via Liz Climo) Teen Skepchick The Not So Beautiful Game, Step 11 and Last: In Which Our Narrator Dispenses Parting Cliches Elizabeth has finally finished the mostly-boring ...(Read more...)
5:02 PM | exchangealumni: This exchange alumni video made our day! Alumni...
exchangealumni: This exchange alumni video made our day! Alumni in Armenia warmly welcomed U.S. Ambassador Richard Mills with creativity and style. This isn’t the first Armenian alumni video to wow us— check out the exchange community’s “Happy Yerevan” video here. 
4:05 PM | Want to Increase Your Happiness? Science says…
On Friday I went to a great talk by Dr. Matthew Killingsworth wherein he gave us some data-based pro tips on how to increase happiness. The secret? Interacting frequently and deeply with other people. As part of his research project, Dr. Killingsworth developed a smartphone app called Track Your Happiness. At random moments during the day, the app will prompt a few simple questions about your activities (e.g., “How are you feeling?”; “What are you doing?”; […]
11:01 AM | scienceyoucanlove: ASM was founded in 1899 (as the Society of...
scienceyoucanlove: ASM was founded in 1899 (as the Society of American Bacteriologists.) During the first 77 years, only two women served as President: Alice Evans in 1928 and Rebecca Lancefield in 1943. Yet by 1991 these six women had served as President: (l. to r.) Helen Whiteley; 1976; Rita Colwell, 1985; Jean Brenchley, 1987; Barbara Iglewski, 1988; Alice Huang, 1989; and Joan Bennett, 1991Visit the Center for the History of Microbiology/ASM Archives at 
8:01 AM | The Sex Talk By Millennials
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February 28, 2015

11:01 PM | sweetteascience: tomandmarta:My kid is playing a paper piano. I...
sweetteascience: tomandmarta:My kid is playing a paper piano. I think I might be more wowed than anyone else in my house. Besides the nerdy factor of circuit completion and conductivity of graphite… It’s just kind of kickass that a paper piano that I drew can work just like a real one with minimal effort AND my kids can play it way easier than a real piano. Awesome!  Music plus science!
5:59 PM | How Sex Changes Across Stages in Relationships
Thursday during the sexuality preconference, Gurit Birnbaum and Eli Finkel gave a talk about how the functions of sexual cues and desire change across different phases of a relationship. People in relationships tend to think about sex as having several different functions. Sex feels good, helps us to intimately connect with our partners, and is necessary for reproduction--these are just a few examples. But the truth is that these functions matter more or less depending on how long a couple has […]
5:02 PM | scienceyoucanlove: A female scientist uses a gauge...
scienceyoucanlove: A female scientist uses a gauge interferometer to measure the length of light in wave-lengths at the Metrology Division of the National Physical Laboratory in Middlesex, England, 1944.Imperial War Museum Archivessource 
4:00 PM | Global Quickies: Men Showing Support in Skirts, IS Destroys Art, and Terrible Football Chants.
Categories: Feminism Quickies ReligionIRAQ Islamic State militants ransacked Mosul’s central museum, destroying priceless artifacts that are thousands of years old. Mosul’s central library has also been attacked by Isis and 100,000 books and ...(Read more...)
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