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March 24, 2015

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3:25 PM | Hello there. This is a wonderful idea for a blog. I wish I had happened upon this sooner. If it's alright to ask, are there any scientists listed on here from the Davis/Sacramento area?
Thank you!  We’ve only been around for a year now, so you haven’t missed much. ;)Any lady scientists in this area?
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3:06 PM | Your Guide to the Worst Anti-Racism Campaign Ever
Categories: SkepticismTags: raceracismstarbucksYou may have about a week ago about Starbucks amazing new plan to deal with race problems in America. It’s called “Race Together” and involves a barista writing those words ...(Read more...)
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1:36 PM | wefuckinglovescience: ‪#‎WomenYouShouldHaveHeardOf‬...
wefuckinglovescience: ‪#‎WomenYouShouldHaveHeardOf‬ ‪#‎InternationalWomensDay‬
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1:28 PM | Quickies: Evo psych, women in Star Trek, and the Intolerant Jackass Act
Categories: QuickiesEvolutionary psych is neither – “It’s presumably better than creationist psychology, but nobody practices creationist psychology – so presumably the word “evolutionary” is doing a bit more work here than ...(Read more...)
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8:48 AM | dead-men-talking: dead-men-talking: Psssst anthropologistconfessions pass it on. Two submissions...
dead-men-talking: dead-men-talking: Psssst anthropologistconfessions pass it on. Two submissions so far…c’mon, I know ya’ll got more than that!
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2:03 AM | Don’t forget about THE LIST!
Check out our list of Lady Scientists on Tumblr, and add yourself if you haven’t yet!(Also, feel free to message me if your entry needs an update.)

March 23, 2015

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11:12 PM | sweetteascience: thebrainscoop: michaelaranda:joshuafletchor: ...
sweetteascience: thebrainscoop: michaelaranda:joshuafletchor: Here we explore the “True Facts” about the Emily Graslie,The Woman,The Legend,The Brain Scoop.Ok, maybe not legend. I mean, she’s no Rosa Parks, but she’s still a cool person.https://www.youtube.com/user/thebrainscoop Well, Rosa Parks never baked me low-carb coconut cupcakes for my birthday, soooo… Those cupcakes were pretty good, too.  Emily Graslie and Co. always have a spot in Motivation […]
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6:24 PM | ucresearch: Adventures in the Nature of MatterDr. Darleane...
ucresearch: Adventures in the Nature of MatterDr. Darleane Hoffman is among the researchers who confirmed the existence of Seaborgium — aka element 106. She also made a key discovery about nuclear fission.In the 1950s, women were often faced with stark choices: “At that time, women teachers in the U.S. at all levels were expected to resign if they married, so I proclaimed boldly that I would never teach,” she said. “I vowed to follow Marie Curie’s model, to marry […]
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4:00 PM | The Big Bang Theory Tests “The Intimacy Acceleration” Procedure
In a recent episode of Big Bang Theory called “The Intimacy Acceleration”, the gang came across a technique that “makes people fall in love”. Sheldon, the perpetual skeptic, agreed to test the technique out with his best friend’s fiancé, Penny. Though this doesn’t sound like something a friend would typically do, given Sheldon’s “unique” people skills, no one-- including Penny and Sheldon’s respective romantic partners-- were […]
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1:36 PM | sciencefriday:No, this isn’t the prologue to a dark science...
sciencefriday:No, this isn’t the prologue to a dark science fiction film. These two roboticists are using bacteria to power their very tiny machines. 
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1:00 PM | Quickies: Women in the Work Force, Police Dogs and Racial Bias, and Breastfeeding Skepticism
Categories: QuickiesKeeping Women Out Of The Work Force Is Economic Nonsense – “Women who want to work get a bum deal in many parts of the world. A World Bank study ...(Read more...)
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8:48 AM | sciencefriday:The recent discovery of a Homo habilis fossil had...
sciencefriday:The recent discovery of a Homo habilis fossil had some asking if we’ve found the missing link – but anthropologists bristle at the term. Last Friday, a caller asked Brian Villmoare and Fred Spoor why they don’t like it.
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12:28 AM | I’m in the Choir. Preach to Me.
Categories: Activism Random AsidesTags: chi-fiChicagochifichoirpreachWe hear this piece of complaint, or advice, or admonishment, depending on the circumstances, quite a bit: “Don’t just preach to the choir.” It’s a bit ironic particularly in skeptical ...(Read more...)

March 22, 2015

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11:12 PM | pantheonbooks:HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMAN’S DAY!So sorry I’m a day...
pantheonbooks:HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMAN’S DAY!So sorry I’m a day late, friends, but I need to at least acknowledge one of the most amazing women I know of, ADA LOVELACE. I wish I knew more about her (and women like her) when I was growing up. She is good for history and good for STEM studies. I first learned about her in Sydney Padua’s new book. Please read it, it is worth your while. Due 4/21/15.
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6:24 PM | d-o-r-ia-n:belleblogs:moosefeels:gharibafisabilillah:"Oppressed"...
d-o-r-ia-n:belleblogs:moosefeels:gharibafisabilillah:"Oppressed" Muslim Women This images are so important because when people (esp. people who identify vocally as feminists) say that the veil prevents women from doing things, that it is an instrument of oppression, we make that veil an instrument of oppression. Islam does not say that veiled women cannot be pilots or doctors or teachers. Bad feminists do. Islamaphobes do. Thank you. I love this so much.
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5:30 PM | Skepchick Sundaylies! Surprise Evangelism, Cellular Galaxy, Mrs. Man’s Name, and Making a Science Fair Worth It
Categories: Meta StuffTags: #everydaysexismAnna AtkinsBarbara McClintockbiologycell biologycovertureEscepticaevangelismfeminismFrida Kahlogradinggrounded parentshelicopter parentInternet Meme Demolition DerbyMad Art LabmarriageParentingphysicsreadingschool of doubtSciencescience fairteachingTeen Skepchickwomen in STEMSunday Funny: Why is the sky blue? (via SMBC) Teen Skepchick The Physics Philes, lesson 131: Popcorn Physics Mindy continues trudging through heat and energy by studying the first […]
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1:36 PM | Podcast Recommendation: Paleocast
loudenoughtohear:Paleocast is an awesome podcast dealing with everything to do with fossils. They have live podcasts, and pre-recorded ones, that delve into a topic dealing with fossils. Sometimes the host will simply talk about the topic, and other times they have notable scholars in the field to interview. A very interesting podcast. The website is separated into different time periods, and the podcasts pertaining to those time periods, which is convenient for anyone interested in a […]
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8:48 AM | exchangealumni: Scrolling through Tumblr on your mobile phone...
exchangealumni: Scrolling through Tumblr on your mobile phone right now? You can thank actress and inventor Hedy Lamarr for that! In 1942, Hedy Lamarr, with composer George Antheil, patented the concept of “frequency-hopping” which later helped create cell phones. "Frequency-hopping" was the basis for spread spectrum radio systems which are used in products ranging from cell phones to wireless networking systems. And just think, when she wasn’t developing technology that […]

March 21, 2015

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11:12 PM | scienceyoucanlove:NASA’s Pioneer WomenBY ANNETTE HEISTSometimes...
scienceyoucanlove:NASA’s Pioneer WomenBY ANNETTE HEISTSometimes on a rainy workday you need a little inspiration. Or maybe you just need a website other than TMZ from which to do a little extracurricular web surfing. Either way, I offer you GRIN: Great Images In NASA. It’s all here: Hubble images, Skylab, and even a few cosmonauts. The archive is massive, searchable, and easy to get lost in.I clicked on the “women” subhead a couple pages in and came across this image of […]
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6:24 PM | rtamerica:New Hubble Telescope images show star exploding 4...
rtamerica:New Hubble Telescope images show star exploding 4 times
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3:00 PM | Global Quickies: Whooping Cough, Breastfeeding, and Don Quixote
Categories: Feminism Quickies ReligionAUSTRALIA A 4-week-old baby died of whooping cough. The family hopes this will raise awareness on the importance of getting vaccinated. CANADA The TV show Marketplace gets a fake natural ...(Read more...)
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1:36 PM | shirleywritesabit:You are not just studying for your future.You are studying to save those...
shirleywritesabit:You are not just studying for your future.You are studying to save those patients.You are studying to save that family’s mother from a lengthy jail sentence.You are studying to teach us all.You are studying to improve global communication.You are studying to improve the environment.You are studying so we learn from the past.You are studying so technology progresses.Who ever you are and whatever your goals are.Your decision to study will change the world. Literally.
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8:48 AM | "Shit can be traced back to the Old English verb scitan (which meant exactly what it does today), and..."
“Shit can be traced back to the Old English verb scitan (which meant exactly what it does today), and further back to Proto-Germanic skit (the Germans still say scheisse), and all the way back to the Proto-Indo-European word (c. 4000 BC) skhei, which meant to separate or divide, presumably on the basis that you separated yourself from your faeces. Shed (as in shed your skin) comes from the same root, and so does schism. An odd little aspect of this etymology is that when […]

March 20, 2015

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11:12 PM | rejectedprincesses:In 1975, Dr. Vera Peters stood fast in front...
rejectedprincesses:In 1975, Dr. Vera Peters stood fast in front of 400 medical professionals and painstakingly proved them wrong.This talk, in which she argued that breast cancer should be treated with removing merely the cancerous area and treating with radiation (instead of the borderline mutilation that was the standard treatment of the day), was not received well. Despite the overwhelming amount of evidence Peters presented — she had meticulously conducted a study of over 8,000 cases […]
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6:24 PM | The weaker sex
The weaker sex: “IT’S all to do with their brains and bodies and chemicals,” says Sir Anthony Seldon, the master of Wellington College, a posh English boarding school.   “There’s a mentality that it’s not cool for them to perform, that it’s not cool to be smart,” suggests Ivan Yip, principal of the Bronx Leadership Academy in New York. One school charges £25,000 ($38,000) a year and has a scuba-diving club; the other serves subsidised […]
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2:42 PM | Words and Images
As my last post said, I have been sitting on a lot of committees recently and consequently reading a lot of references. I am pleased to observe that it has been the men round the table who have been complaining … Continue reading →
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1:36 PM | Alice Hamilton
importantwomensbirthdays: Alice Hamilton was born in New York City on February 27, 1869. She was a pioneer in the fields of toxicology and occupational health, as well as the first woman to be appointed to the faculty at Harvard Medical School. In the early twentieth century, she produced a number of landmark reports on industrial lead poisoning, which led to important reforms in industrial safety laws. Alice Hamilton died in 1970 at the age of 101.
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8:48 AM | Grad School and Personal Finance
Grad School and Personal Finance: sweetteascience: Recently one of the things I have been focusing on is my own financial security. Having just finished my PhD in Ecology, I have only recently been cobbling together an understanding of how financial instruments like HSAs and IRAs work, mostly by searching the web when I have questions. I am investigating investment accounts and considering the value of real estate.It is complicated, but most of all I wish that I had known more about these […]
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4:01 AM | When Friends' "Help" Hurts
It has been well-documented that perceived support is associated with better health and well-being. Knowing that you’ll have someone there when you need them is a great comfort. However, the effects of actually getting help from others are mixed. When it works, support makes us feel good and can have tremendously positive effects on our lives. But other times it doesn’t help, and can even make us feel worse. So when is support from our loved ones well-received and when does […]

March 19, 2015

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11:12 PM | scienceyoucanlove: NASA and Integration During the Civil Rights...
scienceyoucanlove: NASA and Integration During the Civil Rights MovementMorgan Watson started working at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in 1964. He described it as “its own little world.” But the facility, located in Huntsville, Alabama, was mere hours from Selma and Montgomery—two prominent battlegrounds in the Civil Rights Movement. Watson himself contributed to a little known piece of Civil Rights era history: He was one of NASA’s first African American […]
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