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February 21, 2015

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11:01 PM | thebrainscoop:The Brain Scoop:Two Bats and a Spider Learning...
thebrainscoop:The Brain Scoop:Two Bats and a Spider Learning that the spider crawling up my arm could have been as old as I am now was one of the most mind-blowing points of this entire expedition. 
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7:50 PM | Cross-Post: Parking Space Atheists
Categories: ReligionThis post originally appeared on Mad Art Lab, Skepchick’s fantastic sister site that deals with the intersection of art & science!  Nearly two weeks ago, atheist Craig Hicks shot and ...(Read more...)
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5:02 PM | jelly-babe: The Importance of Kelp Sea otters are a keystone...
jelly-babe: The Importance of Kelp Sea otters are a keystone species. They play an important role in the health and stability of near shore marine ecosystems. They eat sea urchins and other invertebrates that eat vast quantities of giant kelp. In the absence of sea otters, these grazing animals can annihilate kelp forests and consequently the wide diversity of animals that depend upon kelp habitat for survival. Providing habitat is one of many services kelp offers to the marine ecosystem. In […]
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4:00 PM | Global Quickies: Strip Searches, Racists in the Subway, and Giant Salamanders
Categories: Anti-Science Feminism Quickies Religion SkepticismTANZANIA “ The abduction of an albino child in Tanzania sparked calls on Tuesday for greater action to enforce a newly-imposed ban on witch doctors to stop the killing of ...(Read more...)
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11:01 AM | festive-gundam-guts: merrybrickmas: *tsk* Gotta hate it when...
festive-gundam-guts: merrybrickmas: *tsk* Gotta hate it when you chip a nail. MAKES LOUD SHRIEKS AND GROANS OF FRUSTRATION AND ADMIRATION

February 20, 2015

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11:01 PM | "Are you dating anyone," the assistant asked me. "Yes, obviously," I said with irritation as I analyzed the remaining radioactive carbon in the ancient corpse before me. I am an archeologist
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5:02 PM | How Elementary School Teachers’ Biases Can Discourage Girls From Math and Science
How Elementary School Teachers’ Biases Can Discourage Girls From Math and Science
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3:00 PM | Top 10 Reasons Why Broad City is the Best Show on TV
Categories: Feminism Random AsidesTags: Abbi JacobsonBroad CitycomedyIlana GlazertelevisionHands down, Broad City is the best comedy show currently airing. I’m serious. I could have written 50 reasons why it is the best thing to happen to television but ...(Read more...)
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2:43 PM | Quickies: Women hermits, winter in Antarctica, and showy male feminists
Categories: QuickiesWhere are all the women hermits? – “…if the hermit is always a man, if there’s nobility in his solitude, then what’s left for women? Old maid. Hag. There must ...(Read more...)
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11:01 AM | Non-Fiction Films about Women in Science and Engineering
Non-Fiction Films about Women in Science and Engineering: "Women in Science" from http://www.hawkhill.com (800-422-4295) "The Double Helix" that showed Rosalind Franklin’s contribution to deciphering the structure of DNA"Gorillas in the Mist" about Dian Fossey "Jewles in a test tube" about Biochemist Lynda Jordan"Intellectual Parity" "Breaking Through: Women in Science" (1993) has interviews with women scientists "Asking Different Questions: Women in Science". Five women scientists […]
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5:02 AM | Stronger Relationships Make For A Stronger You
One thing that relationship research has taught us is that good relationships are good for us. Many studies have demonstrated that solid relationships are associated with better health and longer life. In fact, having strong relationships is a better predictor of mortality than any other healthy lifestyle behavior.1 But why are relationships so beneficial? A new review of the research by Brooke Feeney and Nancy Collins2 unlocks the secrets of how good relationships help us […]

February 19, 2015

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11:01 PM | do you think it's possible to work with marine mammals even if you're a zoologist and not a marine biologist?
Yes.Zoology simply means the study of animals. So careers with marine mammals (whether you are working with them as a keeper, researching them in the field, or anything in between) fall into the realms of Zoology and Marine Biology. A self-identifying Zoologist with the appropriate training / experience will have the same chance of working with marine mammals as a self-identifying Marine Biologist with the same training / experience. Check out these organizations for ways to gain some […]
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7:16 PM | Saudi Historian: Women Shouldn’t Drive Because They’ll Be Raped
Categories: FeminismTo support more videos like this, go to patreon.com/rebecca! Here’s the sort-of transcript: A Saudi historian has gone on record as saying that women shouldn’t be allowed to drive because ...(Read more...)
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5:11 PM | So This is What American Girls Were Like in the 60’s
Categories: Random AsidesThis look back in time via found American Girl magazines from the 1960’s was originally posted by the wonderful Ashley Hamer on our fabulous sister site Mad Art Lab. Enjoy! ...(Read more...)
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5:02 PM | 8 Accounts of Black People Being Used As Guinea Pigs
8 Accounts of Black People Being Used As Guinea Pigs: fitsmyfancy:blackaudacity:Gynecology Invented Through The Torture of Black Women In the 19th century, the father of modern gynecology, J. Marion Sims, conducted his research experiments on enslaved Black women. Sims performed the invasive and torturous procedures without anesthesia. J. Marion Sims’ justification for choosing not to anesthetize his test subjects was that he did not believe Black women felt pain at all. In an 1857 […]
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3:30 PM | National Anthropology Day
Categories: ScienceTags: anthropologyNational Anthropology DayThe American Anthropological Assocation has declared February 19 to be National Anthropology Day. From the AAA’s announcement: The American Anthropological Association is celebrating anthropology and anthropologists across the world through ...(Read more...)
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2:44 PM | Quickies: Video games about consent, who’s to blame for vaccine resistance, and revenge porn mogul pleads guilty
Categories: QuickiesWhat video games can teach us about consent and intimacy – “Consent is a prickly topic to navigate — in society, in sex, even in our own heads. But learning ...(Read more...)
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2:30 PM | Scientist shows shameless self-promotion
Categories: ScienceTags: Scienceshorty awardsWhich scientist?! ME. Myself. I. Skepchick’s Official Chemist*. What am I promoting? My nomination for a Shorty Award in Science. What the hell are the Shorty Awards? “The Shorty Awards ...(Read more...)
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11:01 AM | teachorg:#BlackHistoryMonth #tbt: Being the first African...
teachorg:#BlackHistoryMonth #tbt: Being the first African American woman to travel to space is one of Mae Jemison’s many accomplishments. A dancer, Peace Corps doctor, public speaker and astronaut, Mae went to college at age 16, holds 9 honorary doctorates and has founded many STEM-related programs for students.
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5:01 AM | Sharing A Room Before Sharing Vows? What You Should Know Before Cohabiting
Last August, exactly two years after my partner and I met, we got engaged. But unlike most soon-to-be newlyweds, we have not yet lived together. In fact, we will be engaged for almost a year before moving into our own place.  A few of my friends were surprised that my fiancé and I could commit to a life together without first sharing an apartment. In their eyes, cohabitation is important for allowing dating couples to “test drive” being married and identify lifestyle […]

February 18, 2015

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11:37 PM | A More Realistic Version of the Law & Order: SVU Episode “Intimidation Game”
Categories: FeminismThe long-running TV series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit is known for ripping stories from the headlines (which then are said to not resemble any person in fiction or ...(Read more...)
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11:01 PM | dynastylnoire:mayson2013:kateoplis:NASA Astronauts Stephanie...
dynastylnoire:mayson2013:kateoplis:NASA Astronauts Stephanie Wilson, Joan Higginbotham, Mae Jemison, Yvonne Cagle, and Sharon McDougle.Black Excellence!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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5:02 PM | scienceyoucanlove: In 1951 a poor woman’s cells were taken...
scienceyoucanlove: In 1951 a poor woman’s cells were taken without permission, and they revolutionised medicineHenrietta Lacks’ immortal cells are one of the most important and prolific tools in medicine, used in developing the polio vaccine, cloning and gene mapping.Henrietta Lacks was a 31-year-old mother of five when she died of cervical cancer on 4 October 1951. While the poor tobacco farmer was being treated at the John Hopkins Hospital, two samples of her cervix were removed […]
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2:00 PM | Quickies: Satanists and Religious Freedom, Homeschooling and People of Color, and Female Scientists in Nigeria
Categories: QuickiesOne Man’s Quest to Rid Wikipedia of Exactly One Grammatical Mistake – ” ‘I feel sometimes that this motivation feels a little bit fuzzy, or a little bit negative in ...(Read more...)
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11:01 AM | talesofscienceandlove: "Inspiring young scientists, engineers...
talesofscienceandlove: "Inspiring young scientists, engineers and techies, one experiment at a time." Females Excelling More in Math Engineering and the Sciences FEMMES is an outreach program at University of Michigan - Ann Arbor. The program provides engaging, hands-on activities that allow girls to learn in a fun, supportive environment and explore their potential in the STEM fields. They hope to build the participants’ curiosity about a variety of areas related to science, math, […]
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5:01 AM | An Amazing Race…Down the Aisle?
The producers of the Amazing Race have decided to shake things up: For the upcoming season, six of the teams racing around the world are existing romantic couples, and the other five teams are unacquainted dating hopefuls whom producers matched up for the “most extreme blind date ever.” Given the poor track record of reality shows designed to help contestants find love (the last Bachelorette contestant Andi Dorfman recently split from her fiancé Josh Murray, and in 28 […]

February 17, 2015

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11:01 PM | praduhhh:yomilewa:chocolavision: Model-Slash-Coder Shatters a...
praduhhh:yomilewa:chocolavision: Model-Slash-Coder Shatters a Dozen Tired Stereotypes If you have preconceived notions about models being dumb and coders being nerdy white dudes, prepare to abandon them. Lyndsey Scott has modeled for brands like DKNY, Victoria’s Secret, Gucci and Prada. But she also knows Python, Objective C, and iOS, and builds apps in her spare time. In a profile by Carmel Diamicis on Pando Daily, Scott explains that she graduated from Amherst […]
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8:18 PM | Your First Mammogram
Categories: Feminism Random Asides ScienceTags: boobsBreast CancermammogramWhy I was afraid to go and why you shouldn’t be. “No deodorant or lotion on the day of your appointment.” said the receptionist from the doctor’s office. “Oh good.” ...(Read more...)
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5:02 PM | darksilenceinsuburbia:Mae Jemison & Sharon Caples McDougle
darksilenceinsuburbia:Mae Jemison & Sharon Caples McDougle
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3:30 PM | Cross-Post: In Testosterone Veritas
Categories: ScienceTags: hormone therapyLGBT healthmasculinityTtestosteronetrans healthThe following post was written by Benny at Queereka. On Cracked yesterday a trans man named Roman Jones wrote about 6 Awful Lessons I Learned Transitioning from Female to Male. Some of ...(Read more...)
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