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February 19, 2015

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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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3:01 PM | Quickies: Discrimination in science, paying more to church-going foster parents, and inflammation treatment breakthrough
Categories: QuickiesBlack and Latina women scientists sometimes mistaken for janitors – “…a new report on women of color in science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, found that 100 percent of ...(Read more...)
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12:13 PM | Music and Disease
When one is the parent of a small child it is well-known one catches every bug going, as their own uninitiated immune systems succumb to one cold after another which they can transmit, often with more serious diseases mixed in. … Continue reading →
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11:01 AM | culturalandhistoricalvibes:"Mary Elizabest Mahoney, the first...
culturalandhistoricalvibes:"Mary Elizabest Mahoney, the first Black Registered Nurse in the United Stated in 1879."

February 16, 2015

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11:01 PM | afutureancient:African American woman chemists
afutureancient:African American woman chemists
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7:00 PM | 7 Ways Anti-Vaxxers Are Worse than You Ever Could Have Imagined
Categories: Anti-Science SkepticismTags: anti-vaccineanti-vaxxersI wrote the other day about how most parents that are not vaccinating are not senseless or stupid; They are just parents who have anxieties around vaccines and are not sure ...(Read more...)
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5:02 PM | Study: Black Girls Are Being Pushed Out of School
Study: Black Girls Are Being Pushed Out of School: Research suggests that punishment for African-American schoolgirls is more harsh than for other groups, and the racial disparities between punishment for girls are greater than those for boys.
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3:47 PM | Quickies: Food Babe Doesn’t Ingest Chemicals, Facebook and Native American Names, and Scams in the 1800s
Categories: QuickiesThe Food Babe is a Raving Lunatic – “Quick: what’s the most absurd thing you’ve ever heard a person say? That vaccines cause autism? That lizard people live under Los ...(Read more...)
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11:01 AM | valdanderthal:New York’s Chief Medical Examiner Seeks to Lead in...
valdanderthal:New York’s Chief Medical Examiner Seeks to Lead in DNA ResearchDr. Sampson, who had been acting chief since 2013, officially took the helm in December with the goal of pushing state-of-the-art research in DNA evidence collection and genetic investigations of mysterious deaths. But she does so at a time when the office is seeking to right itself after high-profile mistakes — a technician’s mishandling of rape evidence; a body that went missing — sparked city […]
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5:01 AM | Got a Cold? Think Hugs, Not Drugs
Getting sick isn’t fun. To see if social support helps combat illness, researchers interviewed 406 healthy adults each day for two weeks about whether they were hugged that day. Researchers then exposed participants to the common cold and assessed participants’ mucus secretions, congestion, and antibodies present in their blood over the next few weeks. Participants who received more hugs were less likely to become infected with the cold and experienced less nasal congestion. Hugs […]

February 15, 2015

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11:01 PM | Part 2: Money isn’t Everything or Breaking up with Science
Part 2: Money isn’t Everything or Breaking up with Science: sweetteascience: Ladies, gents… If you want to get inspired by someone who really made the hard choices to figure out how, when, and why she wanted to interact with and be a scientist, check out the new post at the STS Blog.  Chelsea (@chelseainjapan) has been Mer’s best friend from forever, and I’ve been particularly obsessed with her from the time she explained how stars were formed to me over […]
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8:06 PM | badndngirl:Famous NDNsMary G. Ross (1908-2008)EngineerMary G....
badndngirl:Famous NDNsMary G. Ross (1908-2008)EngineerMary G. Ross was the first Native American female engineer. She was known for her work on “preliminary design concepts for interplanetary space travel, manned and unmanned earth-orbiting flights, the earliest studies of orbiting satellites for both defense and civilian purposes.” She was also one of the authors of the NASA Planetary Flight Handbook Vol. III, concerning space travel to Mars and Venus.Most Notable award(s): Woman […]
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7:51 PM | STUDY ABROAD OPPORTUNITY!
thejunglenook: Hey there Undergrads!Are you a Biology, Environmental Science, or related major? Do you have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0?Do you want to get field research experience in the tropical rainforests of Cameroon? Do you want to have the opportunity to hear / see great apes in their natural habitat?!?!CABAlliance Workshop 2014 participants (Yaoundé, Cameroon)   Then check out Drexel’s Tropical Biodiversity and Conservation Study Abroad Program! This […]
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7:35 PM | Orlando bound!
dead-men-talking: Prepare for an onslaught of nerd squeals! Cause I will also be going to Harry Potter World. I will be in Orlando for the next week! The American Academy of Forensic Science conference starts tomorrow - if you want to hear how that’s going check in at my other blog! I’ll reblog the more interesting posts here next week.
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6:15 PM | Skepchick Sundaylies: 50 Shades of Fail, Food Babe “Haters,” Fighting Memes with Memes, and an Asgardian Breastplate
Categories: Meta StuffTags: 50 Shades of Greyacademic writingbook reviewcosplayEscepticafamilyfood babegrounded parentsLGBTQMad Art LabMarie Tharpmetalworkmovie reviewsoceanographyParentingQueerekaschool of doubtSciencesex edTeen Skepchickthe gameThe Science of Stupidvaccinationwomen in STEMSunday Funny: What would Jesus think about 50 Shades of Grey? (via Cyanide and Happiness) Teen Skepchick The Physics Philes, lesson 129: Return of Heat Capacities! Mindy finally explains why ...(Read […]
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