Today is Thanksgiving – a day to relax, take a step back, and honestly express gratitude. Gratitude. By definition, it is the state of being grateful or thankful.
Dear Ed, It seems you are upset at the torrent of outrage your Futures piece has caused. You're "dumbfounded" that anyone could read so much into your frivolous little tale, and honestly didn't mean for your short story to harm or offend anyone.
I am one of the people who reacted strongly to a science fiction story sexist piece of crap published by Nature in their Futures section titled Womanspace .
If you skim the twitter hashtag #mencallmethings, it's clear that there are plenty of blatant misogynists to go around. As a woman, it's impossible to ignore this kind of clear and dangerous language.
Last year, I entered this $10,000 blogging scholarship on a whim. After all, why not? $10,000 is a lot of money, money that as a poor grad student, I could definitely use.
This is the first in a series of post of mine about Evolution that I started posting in January of 2010. I'll be reposting the series over the next two months, culminating in a brand new post for the set in Jan 2012!
Brian Switek destroys the lovely image of an artistic Kraken, and Kevin Zelnio rightfully calls him out for it. Carl gushes over the world’s biggest virus.
“The purpose of man's life...is to become an abject zombie who serves a purpose he does not know, for reasons he is not to question.” - Ayn Rand Of all the cryptic, creepy and cruel creatures that emerge each Halloween, few captivate our imaginations like the living dead.
I know I'm not physically hurt. Though it feels like I've been kicked in the stomach with steel-toed boots, my abdomen isn't bruised. Spiking cortisol levels are causing my muscles to tense and diverting blood away from my gut, leading to this twisting, gnawing agony that I cannot stop thinking about.
Yesterday, I talked to Brian Lehrer about social media use by scientists - check out the video! Spreading the Science Message from Brian Lehrer on Vimeo
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