Posts

March 14, 2015

+
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 […]
+
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...)
+
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...)
+
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.
+
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...)
+
1:36 PM | brains-and-bodies: Attention to all interested in and/or...
brains-and-bodies: Attention to all interested in and/or participating in science, I ask that you join the #sciencewoman movement and make a short video talking about women in science who inspire you.More info at:http://amysmartgirls.com/2015/02/sciencewoman/
+
8:48 AM | jtotheizzoe:Science needs women, and we need YOUR help.I’m...
jtotheizzoe:Science needs women, and we need YOUR help.I’m teaming up with Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls for an awesome project to celebrate women in science. But we can’t do it without YOUR help!We want you to make a short video telling us which female scientist inspires you, and why. Grab your phone, turn on your webcam, or fire up your vlog and tell us why that #ScienceWoman means so much to you. We’ve got something really special planned for all your […]
+
4:01 AM | Tinderella: A Modern Take on a Classic Tale
(warning...a bit of this video may be NSFW) Read more about the science of Tinder here.

March 13, 2015

+
11:12 PM | wefuckinglovescience: Researchers say they’ve found a way to...
wefuckinglovescience: Researchers say they’ve found a way to preserve data in the form of DNA encased in silica. Learn more: http://bit.ly/1zOJDoa
+
6:24 PM | I have accepted my offer to join the Anthropology Department at Texas State University!
dead-men-talking: I am delirious with excitement.  World’s largest “body farm.”  Micro-CT down the hall.  A great professor and happy students.  Roughly two years from now I will have an MA in biological anthropology!Initially I only considered going to a school that did both master’s and PhD, because I am a creature of habit and I really loathe the idea of applying and moving all over again, especially when I’ll be writing my thesis. […]
+
3:30 PM | Tractors for Africa: Will a Rental Model Transform Reality for Farmers in Tanzania?
Categories: Feminism SkepticismTags: skeptechCrowdfunding campaigns for various charitable initiatives (as well as even more dubious religious ones) are a dime a dozen these days. Many of them come nowhere near their goals, quite ...(Read more...)
+
2:07 PM | Quickies: Terry Pratchett, Uber, and feminist books for kids
Categories: QuickiesSir Terry Pratchett has died – “DON’T THINK OF IT AS DYING,” said Death. “JUST THINK OF IT AS LEAVING EARLY TO AVOID THE RUSH.” Uber tries to improve reputation ...(Read more...)
+
1:57 PM | Science For The People talks women in STEM
Categories: Feminism Science SkepticismTags: Sciencestemwomen in STEMScience For The People brought together four women working in STEM – Colgate University Professor of Psychology Jessica Cundiff, Ph.D., Physics Professor Dr. Shohini Ghose, Director of the Wilfrid Laurier University Centre for Women in ...(Read more...)
+
1:36 PM | thejunglenook: jojoshura:Brianna Wu is Risking Her Life Standing Up to GamergateThis weekend, a man...
thejunglenook: jojoshura:Brianna Wu is Risking Her Life Standing Up to GamergateThis weekend, a man wearing a skull mask posted a video on YouTube outlining his plans to murder me. I know his real name. I documented it and sent it to law enforcement, praying something is finally done. I have received these death threats and 43 others in the last five months. This experience is the basis of a Law & Order episode airing Wednesday called the […]
+
8:48 AM | Sweet Briar College announced its closure on March 3, 2015 - Atomic Insights
Sweet Briar College announced its closure on March 3, 2015 - Atomic Insights: engineeringworldhealth: You might be wondering why I’ve chosen to write about an announcement that a small, but historic women’s liberal arts college is planning to close. What doAn engineer’s perspective on Sweet Briar College’s importance.
+
8:13 AM | 10 Things to Make You a Better Committee Member
I seem to have been sitting through a lot of committee meetings recently, of diverse kinds. Every committee meeting has its own dynamic – a grant-awarding meeting is very different in form from that of some sort of a departmental … Continue reading →
+
4:01 AM | Stay In Your Own Lane
Did mama ever tell you to mind your own business or Stay in your own lane? For decades, musicians have been reminding us of the importance of a lesson that often falls on deaf ears. As a matter of fact, in 1949, Hank Williams began swooning about the topic when he sang the lyrics “If the wife and I are fussin', brother that's our right'Cause me and that sweet woman's got a license to fightWhy don't you mind your own business(Mind your own business)‘Cause if you mind your […]
+
2:48 AM | What about Mary Kenneth Keller?!?!
Again, sorry, I didn’t get a notification!  (Not sure if you’re referencing a post but) I see that this lady scientist was pretty incredible!
+
2:46 AM | Can you point me in the direction of anyone who is adept when it comes to stat analysis because I have questions youtube and Google can't answer o.O
Oops, sorry I missed your question jennysaysno!  Apparently the notification didn’t show…Anyway, I would check out Khan Academy - he’s super helpful!  I’m sure people around here who have used stats more recently can give you more sources.
+
2:10 AM | exchangealumni: Are you an aspiring innovator? The GIST Tech-I...
exchangealumni: Are you an aspiring innovator? The GIST Tech-I Competition is an annual competition for science and technology entrepreneurs. Innovators submit their ideas via an application consisting of an executive summary and promotional video. Thirty finalists receive an all-expense paid trip to the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) to showcase their ventures and to receive intensive training. Tech-I winners, selected by experts at the GES, win mini-grants, and receive one-on-one […]
+
12:32 AM | Only Organic Promotes Chemophobia in #NewMacDonald Delusional Utopia, Throws Itself a Failed Twitter Party
Categories: Science SkepticismTags: GMOsNew MacDonaldorganicScience“Old MacDonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O, and on that farm he sprayed some crops, E-I-E-I-O, with some GMOs here and a pesticide there, here a spray there a spray, everywhere ...(Read more...)

March 12, 2015

+
10:29 PM | sweetteascience: malferret:u ever procrastinate so hard u loop back around to being productivelike...
sweetteascience: malferret:u ever procrastinate so hard u loop back around to being productivelike u will do literally anything but homework so u like clean ur entire house or some shit The term for this is “Procrastocleaning.” And apparently I’ve typed that word often enough that my iPhone auto filled it. *sigh* Oh, I’ve coined the term “procrastibake.” Fresh cookies start magically appearing in my kitchen when a deadline looms…
+
9:46 PM | the-madscipanda: In fact, you’re awesome! ladieslovescience...
the-madscipanda: In fact, you’re awesome! ladieslovescience scientific-women scientistsarepeopletoo stemettes smartgirlsattheparty Aww, thanks! Right back atcha :)
+
4:02 PM | dead-men-talking:thebrainscoop:The Brain Scoop:MUMMY BRAINS!If...
dead-men-talking:thebrainscoop:The Brain Scoop:MUMMY BRAINS!If you’ve been following along with our updates from JP’s lab, you’ll remember a post from last week where I mentioned the discovery of unlikely brains found in the skull of this Late Period mummy. Here’s the interview and discussion with JP himself!These artifacts are being conserved to ensure their stability prior to joining the traveling exhibit, Mummies: Images of the Afterlife. Stay tuned to the […]
+
2:16 PM | Quickies: The woman behind Marvel’s heroines, Sarkeesian’s “What I couldn’t say,” and millenial’s racism
Categories: QuickiesThe woman behind Marvel’s newest team of heroines – “I think now more than ever, the voices of women in comics are really coming to the fore.” From mrmisconception. Anita ...(Read more...)
+
10:00 AM | "DEAR EMILY, It’s me, your pal Maggie. I wanted to write to you to tell you how my school year has..."
“DEAR EMILY, It’s me, your pal Maggie. I wanted to write to you to tell you how my school year has gone, so far. I just started kindergarten. When we visited the Field Museum last spring, I told you about being scared to start school. You told me to remember that I had lots of knowledge to share with the other kids and that for this reason I should be excited about going to school.  Well, I took your advice and I am now the class go-to-gal for science information. My teacher […]

March 11, 2015

+
10:01 PM | Practical guides : Statistics for Biologists
Practical guides : Statistics for Biologists: sweetteascience: A collection of articles from the publisher of Nature that discusses statistical issues biologists should be aware of and provides practical advice to improve the statistical rigor of their work.Check it out! My two favs together in one place. A bunch of these were written by Naomi Altman, a professor in my department. 
+
6:51 PM | New Video: Yes, Mike Cernovich, Straight Men Can Get AIDS
Categories: Anti-Science ScienceSupport more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Sorta transcript: Mike Cernovich is man currently famous for being one of the loudest and proudest voices of #Gamergate, the movement to terrorize ...(Read more...)
+
4:02 PM | theolduvaigorge:Trauma X-ray - Lower limbfrom Radiology...
theolduvaigorge:Trauma X-ray - Lower limbfrom Radiology Mastercourse"Fractures and dislocations of the forefoot (metatarsals and phalanges) are usually straightforward to identify, so long as the potentially injured bone is fully visible in 2 planes. The contour of the bone cortex of all bones must be checked carefully.Standard views:Dorsal-Plantar (DP) and Oblique - are standard projections of the forefoot. If only a phalangeal fracture is suspected then DP and oblique views of the toe(s) […]
+
1:00 PM | Quickies: Transgender Students, Scientology Secrets, and Sleater-Kinney Comedy
Categories: QuickiesTransgender Students Learn To Navigate School Halls – “In many ways, it seems like gender non-conformity awareness is at all-time high. Last week Congressman Mike Honda announced via Twitter that ...(Read more...)
1234567
199 Results