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April 15, 2015

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10:01 PM | 45, 57, 70.
45. Favorite Dinosaur? Fossil? whatever…When I was a kid my grandparents lived on Lake Michigan, so we would collect lots of Petoskey stones.57. White latex gloves or blue ones?I’ve only used blue ones!  But I’m about to order myself a pack of purple extra smalls…70. How much science is too much science?Not possible.
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7:28 PM | Physicians Speak Out Against Dr. Oz’s Position on Columbia Medical School Faculty
Categories: Science SkepticismTags: Dr OzGenetic engineeringmedicineDr. Oz is America’s trusted television doctor. Though his expertise is cardiac surgery, the Dr. Oz Show covers myriad subjects and tops ratings, with millions tuning in daily to heed ...(Read more...)
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1:00 PM | Quickies: Creationists and Aliens, Asexual and Intersex TV Characters, and Bill Maher’s Understanding of Vaccines
Categories: QuickiesModcloth Spotlights Transgender Comedian Rye Silverman – “When asked to name one thing that people should know about the trans community, or about her experiences as a trans-identified person, and ...(Read more...)
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10:01 AM | ‘Come As You Are': Book Explores Old Lies And New Science On Women And Sex
‘Come As You Are': Book Explores Old Lies And New Science On Women And Sex: A new book, ‘Come As You are,’ explores the new science on female sexuality – some of it developed during the hunt for a 'female Viagra’ – and highlights the incorrect expectations that may hinder women’s sex lives.
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4:01 AM | Face It, Recover the Self to Recover from Break-Up
Break-ups are tough. Your world changes and you may be left feeling sad, confused, and lonely; When you lose a relationship, you not only lose your partner, you also lose part of your self.1 In fact, after breaking-up, people have fewer responses to provide to the question “Who am I?”, and they generally feel more unsure about who they are as a person. Given the potential damage to one’s self-concept, recovery from break-up should go more smoothly when individuals focus on […]

April 14, 2015

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10:01 PM | 34, 15, 32, 62, 68, 67
15.  Ever tasted an experiment?I hope not.32. Why are biology majors so….you know..Wouldn’t know, I wasn’t a bio major…I didn’t hang out with those kinds of people…34. Do you like being supervised?At the start of a new lab I tend to be nervous and have low confidence, so knowing a supervisor is close by to answer questions is very helpful.  However, once I get the hang of it I don’t like lots of hovering.62. What would you do a […]
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8:22 PM | Rapist Darren Sharper’s Magical Penis Monitoring Machine
Categories: Anti-Science SkepticismSupport more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Sort of transcript: Darren Sharper is a former NFL player for the New Orleans Saints who was recently found guilty of drugging, sexually ...(Read more...)
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4:02 PM | Riding Out Rejection
Riding Out Rejection: dead-men-talking: How to navigate the choppy waters of scientific publication.
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4:00 PM | Cross-Post: Star Trek and Humanism – The Novels Part One
Categories: ReligionTags: chi-fihumanismKirkNomadPrime DirectiveSpockSpock's WorldStar TrekEditor’s Note: This cross-post originally appeared at Grounded Parents and is written by Lou Doench. ***** At last month’s panel on The Humanism of Star Trek at the Chi-Fi convention, moderated ...(Read more...)
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2:28 PM | Quickies: Health disparities, conflicts of interest at the FDA, and mystery radio signals
Categories: QuickiesGenes don’t cause racial-health disparities, society does – “Researchers are looking in the wrong place: White people live longer not because of their DNA but because of inequality.” From Will. ...(Read more...)
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10:01 AM | humanoidhistory:WAVING GOODBYE — The crew of mission STS-51L on...
humanoidhistory:WAVING GOODBYE — The crew of mission STS-51L on the way to board the Space Shuttle Challenger on January 28, 1986. The flight would end in tragedy shortly after liftoff. Front to back: Commander Francis R. (Dick) Scobee; Mission Specialists Judith A. Resnik and Ronald E. McNair; Pilot Michael J. Smith; Payload specialist Christa McAuliffe; Mission Specialist Ellison Onizuka; and Payload specialist Gregory Jarvis. (NASA)

April 13, 2015

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10:01 PM | anthrocentric:Jane Goodall Is Still Wild at HeartHalf a century...
anthrocentric:Jane Goodall Is Still Wild at HeartHalf a century ago, she journeyed into the Tanzanian jungle to change how the world saw chimpanzees. Today the world’s most famous conservationist is on a mission to save their lives.By PAUL TULLISJane Goodall was already on a London dock in March 1957 when she realized that her passport was missing. In just a few hours, she was due to depart on her first trip to Africa. A school friend had moved to a farm outside Nairobi and, knowing […]
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6:20 PM | 2015 Susan Niebur LPSC Networking Event Summary
Photo by Heather Dalton Many thanks to all the participants (120!), volunteers, and supporters, especially LPI and DPS, for making the annual Susan Niebur Women in Planetary Science Networking Event at LPSC a great success! The format of table discussions enabled us to cover a wide variety of topics in a short amount of time […]
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5:35 PM | Apple’s New Racially Diverse Emojis Are Aliens in Disguise
Categories: Random AsidesApple just released a new OS featuring an option to change the skin color of their emojis, which previously were all white. That’s great, right? What could possibly be secretly ...(Read more...)
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4:02 PM | dead-men-talking: ktsaurusr3x: sweetteascience: cosmo-nautic: If you post lots of cool science,...
dead-men-talking: ktsaurusr3x: sweetteascience: cosmo-nautic: If you post lots of cool science, technology, math or just general awesomeness related to learning and the pursuit of knowledge reblog this post so I can check out your blog :) That’s pretty much our thing. I think that’s me? Theres a lot of animals and women in stem sooooo Yooooooo
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1:00 PM | Quickies: Toni Morrison, White America’s Silence on Police Brutality, and Synesthesia
Categories: QuickiesThe Radical Vision of Toni Morrison – ” ‘What I’m interested in is writing without the gaze, without the white gaze,’ she told me. ‘In so many earlier books by ...(Read more...)
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10:01 AM | "Two-thirds of the women interviewed, and two-thirds of the women surveyed, reported having to prove..."
“Two-thirds of the women interviewed, and two-thirds of the women surveyed, reported having to prove themselves over and over again – their successes discounted, their expertise questioned. “People just assume you’re not going to be able to cut it,” a statistician told us, in a typical comment. Black women were considerably more likely than other women to report having to deal with this type of bias; three-fourths of black women did. (And few Asian-American women […]
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4:02 AM | I (Don’t) Want 2 B w/ U: Texting, Sexting, and Avoidant Attachment
We’ve written a lot about avoidant attachment (see here and here for more on attachment), but here’s a quick summary: Those who are high in avoidance tend to be uncomfortable with intimacy, want less closeness in their relationships, and distrust others more. And when it comes to electronic communication with partners, it turns out that avoidance also is related texting and sexting behaviors, but in different ways. 

April 12, 2015

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10:01 PM | thesmileoctopus:moshlikearockstar:The last few weeks in...
thesmileoctopus:moshlikearockstar:The last few weeks in veterinary medicine have been hard.  The community lost two students, Whitney Engler of UC Davis class of 2015 and Kelly Smith of MSU class of 2015.  Today, vet schools across the country are standing together to honor these young women.  I am proud to have stood with my school today, wearing the colors of both UC Davis and MSU.   Whitney Engler’s tragedy happened a few blocks from my old house.  I have at […]
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6:28 PM | Leadership (Churchillian style) and Policy
Churchill is often seen as the supreme leader, a man whose very voice inspired a nation and who held the country’s nerve during the Battle of Britain. Less often discussed is his leadership and behaviour at other times, although increasingly … Continue reading →
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5:41 PM | HEYO it’s the Sundaylies with Whiplash, Radio Astronomy and Art, Grace Hopper, Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Cake, Mammoths and Male Privilege
Categories: Meta StuffTags: Skepchick SundayliesHello weekend warriors and friends near and far! It’s the best moment of the week on this here Skepchick network. It’s when I take a GIANT leaf blower and blow ...(Read more...)
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4:02 PM | npr:The high turnover rate of teachers affects schools’ ability...
npr:The high turnover rate of teachers affects schools’ ability to provide all students with skilled instructors and it costs the school districts billions of dollars. But professor Richard Ingersoll says schools can fix this constant problem without spending a dime. Revolving Door Of Teachers Costs Schools Billions Every YearIllustration credit: LA Johnson/NPR
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10:01 AM | theolduvaigorge: timothydelaghetto:problackgirl:I encourage everyone to do wider reading bcs whilst...
theolduvaigorge: timothydelaghetto:problackgirl:I encourage everyone to do wider reading bcs whilst tumblr can be a useful tool in introducing you to cool and interesting concepts.. its a microblogging site not an academic journal and important information will likely be missed out. There’s also a serious problem of misinformation on here… take the time to question and research things you see on here and always be critical with the way you read and interpret posts.YES. For […]

April 11, 2015

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10:01 PM | theladymarvel:Doctors are ‘failing to spot Asperger’s in girls’anidragon:magicmage: Expert says...
theladymarvel:Doctors are ‘failing to spot Asperger’s in girls’anidragon:magicmage: Expert says many more girls have autism than was thought, and failure to diagnose them can lead to miserySo, basically, what this article is saying is they discovered the way that boys present with autism, went “well that covers 100% of the population surely!” and then didn’t bother figuring out how autism presents in girls.Girls slip through the diagnostic net, said […]
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3:00 PM | Global Quickies: Not Just a Number, Red River Women, and Coding in the Slum
Categories: Anti-Science Feminism Quickies Religion SkepticismKENYA #147notjustanumber: “An open-source social media campaign has begun commemorating those who died in the al-Shabaab terror assault, tweet by tweet” GHANA Girls in a slum in the Ghanaian capital ...(Read more...)
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1:36 PM | sweetteascience: thejunglenook:birdandmoon:Here are a few of my...
sweetteascience: thejunglenook:birdandmoon:Here are a few of my favorite historical women naturalists.Niles wrote a book called Bog-trotting for Orchids, so I gave her some lady’s slippers. Traill is from Canada, so she’s looking at Canada wild ginger. Furbish is standing in front of the Furbish’s lousewort, a rare plant that bears her name.Original on my site | PatreonHeroes. Rachel, check it out! I can’t wait to get out for some summer hiking and join these women in […]
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8:48 AM | Dear Future Chief Curiosity Correspondents of the World:
thebrainscoop: Yesterday I gave a short presentation in front of the presidents and leaders of 12 of the top natural history museums in the world, including such reputable institutions as the Smithsonian NMNH, the NHM in London, Museum fur Naturkunde in Berlin, the Royal Ontario Museum. Et cetera. The Field is hosting these leaders in an effort to strengthen our global partnerships, to facilitate dialogue around the problems we face, and to help us create a shared vision for the future. It was […]

April 10, 2015

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11:12 PM | Engineering yeast
nationalsciencefoundation: Have you always been intrigued by the natural world? This is true of Stephanie Galanie, one of the people passionate about science who we’re highlighting for Women’s History Month. Here’s her story in her own words.I’m an NSF Graduate Research Fellow in chemistry and bioengineering. I’ve been interested in science for as long as I can remember – in this picture I’m about four years old and studying the behavior of […]
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7:30 PM | #AskAchemist: Poison. Not the band. Or the Bell Biv DeVoe song.
Categories: Science SkepticismTags: ask a chemistLD50poisonIn this installment of #AskAchemist, we’ll be talking about a favorite of mine… No, not Idris Elba. @DrRubidium What is a poison? How is it defined by chemists? #AskAChemist — ...(Read more...)
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