This summer, I reviewed Suffering Succotash: A Picky Eater’s Quest to Understand Why We Hate the Foods We Hate by Stephanie V. W. Lucianovic. This month, with the approach of the holiday season (prime time for picky eaters to sit with non-picky eaters at meal time), Stephanie and I sat down for lunch at Evvia in Palo Alto to talk about pickiness while sampling foods that had previously been in our "no go" categories...
For many, this time of year is the height of hectic, whether due to holiday preparations or grade-filing deadlines at the end of the semester (or, for some of us, both of those together)...
Here's a thought experiment. While it was prompted by intertubes discussions of evolutionary psychology and some of its practitioners, I take it the ethical issues are not limited to that field...
On December 6, 1989, in Montreal, fourteen women were murdered for being women in what their murderer perceived to be a space that rightly belonged to men:Geneviève Bergeron (born 1968), civil engineering studentHélène Colgan (born 1966), mechanical engineering studentNathalie Croteau (born 1966), mechanical engineering studentBarbara Daigneault (born 1967), mechanical engineering studentAnne-Marie Edward (born 1968), chemical engineering studentMaud Haviernick (born 1960), materials engineering studentMaryse Laganière (born 1964), budget clerk in the École Polytechnique’s finance departmentMaryse Leclair (born 1966), materials engineering studentAnne-Marie Lemay (born 1967), mechanical engineering studentSonia Pelletier (born 1961), mechanical engineering studentMichèle Richard (born 1968), materials engineering studentAnnie St-Arneault (born 1966), mechanical engineering studentAnnie Turcotte (born 1969), materials engineering studentBarbara Klucznik-Widajewicz (born 1958), nursing studentThey were murdered because their killer was disgruntled that he been denied admission to the École Polytechnique, the site of the massacre, and because he blamed women occupying positions that were traditionally occupied by men for this disappointment, among others...
Cooking for Geeks: Real Science, Great Hacks, and Good Foodby Jeff PotterO'Reilly Media, 2010We have entered the time of year during which finding The Perfect Gift for family members and friends can become something of an obsession...
We're less than four days from the end of this year's Science Bloggers for Students drive, the last moments of Friday, November 9. And, I wanted to bring you up to date on the little post-Sandy challenge I issued last week...
In my blogging career (and even before), I've spent a fair bit of time bemoaning the low level of scientific education/literacy/competence among the American public.
DonorsChoose Science Bloggers for Students 2012: helping classrooms in the aftermath of Super-storm Sandy.
Super-storm Sandy did major damage to the East Coast, especially New Jersey and New York City. The offices of DonorsChoose are in New York City. Their fabulous staff is safe (and mostly dry) and their computer servers are up, which means the Science Bloggers for Students drive has been operational and ready to receive your donations...
We're coming into the home stretch of our annual DonorsChoose Science Bloggers for Students drive: Science Bloggers for Students: No Apocalypse in Sight (Transcript below) And, now until the end of the drive, you can get your donations matched (up to $100 per donor) thanks to the generosity of the DonorsChoose.org Board of Directors...
There has been a lot of discussion of Dario Maestripieri's disappointment at the unattractiveness of his female colleagues in the neuroscience community.
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