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March 18, 2015

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11:12 PM | becauseofthiswoman: Found out about this awesome lady on...
becauseofthiswoman: Found out about this awesome lady on Twitter this morning! 
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6:24 PM | dead-men-talking: FELLOW RESEARCHERS!  I bring to you news of a wonderful discovery: the new (free)...
dead-men-talking: FELLOW RESEARCHERS!  I bring to you news of a wonderful discovery: the new (free) reference manager ReadCube!  I’ve been a loyal Mendeley user for years now, but ReadCube has a nice interface, AND an Android app so I can look through my articles on taphonomy and children’s skeletons in public without alerting authorities!I haven’t fully imported all (400) of my .pdfs yet, but so far my only complaint is that you can’t open your library in a […]
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1:36 PM | Sameera Moussa
importantwomensbirthdays: Nuclear scientist Sameera Moussa was born Gharbia Governorate, Egypt on March 3, 1917. She organized the Atomic Energy for Peace Conference, and vowed to make nuclear treatment, "as available and as cheap as aspirin". For her pioneering nuclear research, Moussa was granted access to US atomic facilities. In 1952, Sameera Moussa died in a mysterious accident at the age of 35.
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1:00 PM | Quickies: Starbucks and Race Relations, Amy Schumer’s Feminism, and the Mars One Scam
Categories: Quickies15 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Farts – “Admit it. You’ve always wanted to know whether farts can carry germs.” I mean, probably half of the reason I became ...(Read more...)
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8:48 AM | theolduvaigorge:Sex Estimation of the Modern Human Pubic Bone...
theolduvaigorge:Sex Estimation of the Modern Human Pubic Bone Using a 3D Geometric Morphometric Approachby Valda Black(Source: AAFS 67th Annual Meeting, Orlando FL 2015 via Academia.edu)
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4:01 AM | The Psychology of Attractiveness Podcast
We want to take a moment to turn you on to an awesome podcast produced by our colleague and fellow ScienceOfRelationships.com contributor, Dr. Robert Burriss. Rob is a research fellow at Northumbria University in Newcastle, UK, and we love his podcast, which is filled with sharp humor, tie-ins to current events, and most importantly, excellent sexy science. We'll be featuring new episodes when they are released, and you can check out some of the recent episodes below:  Beautiful Leaders: […]

March 17, 2015

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11:12 PM | peacecorps:We’re proud to announce our new girls’ education and...
peacecorps:We’re proud to announce our new girls’ education and empowerment initiative, Let Girls Learn.Across the globe, Peace Corps Volunteers become part of girls’ lives during their 27 months of service. These women and girls inspire us throughout our service. http://1.usa.gov/1BPE00k
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9:02 PM | New Video! Court Orders Measles Quack to Pay 100,000 Euros
Categories: SkepticismTo support more videos like this, visit patreon.com/rebecca! Sort of transcript: Following quickly on the heels of my video about Mike Cernovich, yet another HIV/AIDS denier is in the news. ...(Read more...)
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6:24 PM | scienceyoucanlove: 10-Year-Old Math Genius Studying for...
scienceyoucanlove: 10-Year-Old Math Genius Studying for University Degree On one hand, Esther Okade is like any other 10-year-old, crazy about Disney’s Frozen and playing with her dolls.On the other hand, The Telegraph reports, this math genius is also studying to complete a math degree from Open University despite her young age.According to the news site, Esther is one of the United Kingdom’s youngest university students, and she is already at the top of the class after three […]
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1:36 PM | Sweet Tea, Science: Questions to Ask when Choosing a Graduate Adviser
Sweet Tea, Science: Questions to Ask when Choosing a Graduate Adviser: sweetteascience: Even when you earn your degree, a prospective employer will still want to know what your mentor thought of you.  So, it’s crucial to choose a person who you feel will not only aid your academic growth, but who you are generally compatible with on a personal level.  You don’t need to be BFFs, but things like having drastically mismatched communication styles, academic expectations, or […]
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12:30 PM | Quickies: Yeti hair, Mike Huckabee, and GDC 2015
Categories: QuickiesYeti is probably just a brown bear, say scientists – Nor do they seem to be from an ancient breed of polar bears. Mike Huckabee pursues unconventional ways to finance ...(Read more...)
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8:48 AM | browngirlica-historia: Kalpana Chawla, was the first...
browngirlica-historia: Kalpana Chawla, was the first Indian-born woman in space. March 17, 1962 – February 1, 2003

March 16, 2015

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11:12 PM | scienceyoucanlove: We don’t need more STEM majors. We need more...
scienceyoucanlove: We don’t need more STEM majors. We need more STEM majors with liberal arts training.The ability to draw from other disciplines produces better scientists.In business and at every level of government, we hear how important it is to graduate more students majoring in science, technology, engineering and math, as our nation’s competitiveness depends on it. The Obama administration has set a goal of increasing STEM graduates by one million by 2022, and the […]
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6:24 PM | scienceyoucanlove:In 1981 Alexa Canady was the first African-...
scienceyoucanlove:In 1981 Alexa Canady was the first African- American female to become a neurosurgeon.source 
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2:34 PM | Insights Into Menopause Come from Killer Whales
Categories: Feminism ScienceTags: menopauseorcasA fun fact about human people with uteruses is that we are one of the very few species in which menopause happens and the person can continue living a long ...(Read more...)
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1:36 PM | Stable Isotopes in Forensics
Stable Isotopes in Forensics: dead-men-talking: Investigators use elemental variations to unearth new leads.Went to a lecture on this case (Saltair Sally) last week - it blew my mind.
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1:00 PM | Quickies: Haunted Dolls, the Amazing Tig Notaro, and Racist Frats
Categories: QuickiesHaunted Dolls Are A Thing, And They’re Not Cheap, Either – Ummm brb, I need to go out and get some dolls for my new business venture. Disabled and Fighting ...(Read more...)
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8:48 AM | thejunglenook: An Example Of What Research Primates Really Look...
thejunglenook: An Example Of What Research Primates Really Look LikeWhile this video is from an Primate Breeding Facility in England, you can find similar set ups (both in and outdoor enclosures) in Europe and the United States. The past few decades have seen drastic changes in the understanding if animal behavior (Ethology) and the importance of environmental and social enrichment for our NHP cousins. Side note: While I love the calm caretaker / primate interaction at 4:37 , it also […]
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4:01 AM | “Please Forgive Me”: The Upside of Guilt
Along with all the great things that result from close relationships, the bond between two people also makes partners vulnerable to each other. Even in the closest of relationships, people may accidentally or intentionally do things that hurt each other’s feelings, whether it’s forgetting a birthday, making a snide remark, or committing a more serious transgression like infidelity. If a relationship is going to persist following a hurtful act, it’s important that the […]

March 15, 2015

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11:12 PM | PSA for everyone writing term research papers right now
dynastylnoire:carryonteamfreewill: Mendeley is the greatest program ever I want to weep with joy every time I use it Just click a button when you pull up an article and it will automatically save it to your library And cite it for you And you can use it on your mobile devices And it’s free Just download it and you won’t have so many urges to kill everyone in sight while writing a research paper Thank you so much! I use this and it’s great!
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8:00 PM | On Madison, Tony Robinson, and White Liberal Defensiveness
Categories: ActivismTags: Fergusonracismwhite privilegewhite supremacyLast weekend Tony Robinson, 19, was shot five times by a police officer and killed. This happened just blocks from where I live. The last week has been a flurry ...(Read more...)
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6:24 PM | neuromorphogenesis: The Incredible True Tale Of “The Queen Of...
neuromorphogenesis: The Incredible True Tale Of “The Queen Of Neuroscience” And Her Nobel Prize A little girl raised on a faraway island. Her town is small, deeply religious. Dancing is forbidden; family members speak of spirits, and superstitions abound. Her parents are not well-off, do not attend university. But her mother, who once dreamed of being a doctor, wants better for her daughter. She insists the girl study hard. She reads her fairy tales in which heroes overcome […]
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5:30 PM | Skepchick Sundaylies! Hilbert’s Tenth Problem, Animal Superpowers, and Dating a Feminist
Categories: Meta StuffTags: animal superpowersartEscepticafeminismgrounded parentsJulia RobinsonMad Art CastMad Art LabmoldParentingpetspodcastPop culturepseudoscienceTeen Skepchicktungsten cubewomen in scienceSunday Funny: Terry Pratchett (via xkcd) Teen Skepchick Ignorance Embraced with Neither Shame nor Gloating There’s nothing necessarily virtuous about knowing or not knowing about pop culture. Mad Art Lab ...(Read more...)
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1:36 PM | s-c-i-guy:A User’s Guide to the Human Body: The Muscle...
s-c-i-guy:A User’s Guide to the Human Body: The Muscle Edition This infographic describes skeletal muscles, which are structurally different from heart muscle and the smooth muscle that controls digestion. Unlike heart and smooth muscle, skeletal muscle can be voluntarily controlled. source
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8:48 AM | "I had to accept that when I’m in a group of people I think of as above me, better than me, or..."
“I had to accept that when I’m in a group of people I think of as above me, better than me, or smarter than me, I’m still in the damn room.” - Ashley Ford on imposter syndrome (via nickdouglas)

March 14, 2015

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11:12 PM | Gestalt belief systems: Hardline GMO Opponents
biodiverseed: When researching a controversial topic, and trying to figure out who the players are in the discourse, it’s important to read everything in a context. This is a practice I cultivated in my social science background, but also one I employ day-to-day, as a committed skeptic.I’m not “pro-GMO,” but I’m not “anti-GMO” either: there are crops that I think are excellent (especially those that are nutritionally-enhanced, virus-resistant, and […]
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9:00 PM | Join Skepchick in Chicago next Week for Chi-Fi
Categories: EventsTags: chi-fichifiNext week Skepchick will be running a bunch of events during geek con Chi-Fi at the historic Palmer House in downtown Chicago. All of your favorite Skepchick, Mad Art Lab, ...(Read more...)
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8:10 PM | Kavin Can’t Even Quickie: Food Babe, Did You Know that “Indian” Isn’t a Language?
Categories: Quickies SkepticismTags: food babeFood Babe WayindiaKavin Can't EvenThis will be an extremely short edition of “Kavin Can’t Even.” I have been taking one for the team and reading Vani Hari’s book, “Food Babe Way,” a New York ...(Read more...)
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6:24 PM | oupacademic:The work of the late Anne Grete Byskov on primordial...
oupacademic:The work of the late Anne Grete Byskov on primordial germ cells and fetal gonads revised many long-held views and assertions on the topic, and provided a rigorous frame of microanatomical, histological, biochemical, and endocrinological data. Photo courtesy of Claus Yding Andersen. Used with permission.
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3:00 PM | Global Quickies: Antivaxxer Has to Pay, Armored Protest, and Forced Reincarnations
Categories: Anti-Science Feminism Quickies Religion SkepticismGERMANY “A German biologist who offered €100,000 (£71,350; $106,300) to anyone who could prove that measles is a virus has been ordered by a court to pay up.” INDIA “Indian ...(Read more...)
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