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Erin Kane has been at 11 events

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STEM Women on G+172,788We've reached over 100,000 members on STEM Women! To celebrate, we'll discuss how we manage STEM Women, including some of our favourite posts and videos, as well as some of the best comments from you, our followers! We'll talk about what it's like to be women moderators of online science communities. We'll share some tips for other women who want to use social media to communicate their passion for science, and what makes Google+ a special place to share science. This HOA will be hosted by our moderation team: Dr @108510686109338749229, Dr @110756968351492254645 and Professor @114601143134471609087. You can tune in on Sunday 7th Sep at 2.30 PM Pacific or 10.30 PM UK/ Monday 8th 7.30 AM AUS. The hangout will be available for viewing on our YouTube channel after the event: http://www.youtube.com/stemwomen #stemwomen #hangoutsonair #hoa100K Celebration: Behind the Scenes of STEM Women2014-09-07 23:30:0022  
STEM Women on G+172,788Join us for a STEM Women HOA as we speak to *Professor Chad Forbes* about stereotype threat and its impact on women and minorities in STEM. Chad is a Social Neuroscientist who uses electroencephalography (EEG), functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and other tools to research the impact of negative stereotypes on individuals. Research shows that girls and boys perform similarly well on maths and other aptitude tests in early schooling. The same goes for minority groups. But because society constantly produces stereotypes such as "girls aren't good at maths" and "people of colour can't succeed in science," some youth internalise this and their confidence is undermined. In experiments, reminding individuals about their minority status leads to a poor test result in comparison to people who aren't primed about stereotypes. Chad's research identifies how stereotypes affect motivation and memory, as well as other biases. Chad will explain how stereotypes may impact on the "leaky pipeline," where girls and minorities drop out of STEM careers. We'll also tackle how to combat stereotype threat. Read more about Chad's research and download some of his scientific articles: http://goo.gl/PCGMWu Learn about his ongoing research into women in STEM: http://goo.gl/2TuHbu This HOA will be hosted by Dr @108510686109338749229 and Dr @110756968351492254645. You can tune in on Sunday 17th Aug at 2.30 PM Pacific or 10.30PM UK/ Monday 18th 7.30 AM AUS. The hangout will be available for viewing on our YouTube channel after the event: http://www.youtube.com/stemwomen #stemwomen   #hangoutsonair   #hoa   #neuroscience   #psychology  Stereotype Threat & the Leaky Pipeline: Prof. Chad Forbes2014-08-17 23:30:0018  
STEM Women on G+172,788Join us for a STEM Women HOA as we speak to Professors @104666293301534036293 and @114601143134471609087 on how professional societies can advance STEM careers for women. They will describe their work with the Committee on Professional Opportunities for Women (CPOW), as part of the Biophysical Society. We'll discuss strategies and tools that promote women scientists and safeguard against gender bias. What are some common pitfalls they encountered and did they receive any pushback? You'll find their approaches are readily transplanted into other STEM fields so be sure to watch and ask questions!  This HOA will be hosted by Dr @108510686109338749229  and Dr @110756968351492254645  and you can tune in on Sunday 3rd August at 5.30 PM Eastern or 10.30PM UK/ Monday 4th 7.30 AM AUS. The hangout will be available for viewing on our YouTube channel (http://www.youtube.com/stemwomen) after the event. #stemwomen   #hangoutsonair   #hoa   #womeninstem   #stem   #science  Finding Solutions: Prof. Gabriela Popescu & Prof. Rajini Rao on Professional Opportunities for Women2014-08-03 23:30:009  
STEM Women on G+172,788Dr @110202052475754664683 is the Director of Research Training at the *Australian National University* (http://goo.gl/sx3ZeE). Her background was in architecture, but she's specialised in education research since 2006. We will discuss Inger's research on the gender experiences of PhD students as they negotiate their relationships with their supervisors and administration. She will also discuss her popular blog, *The Thesis Whisperer,* which provides practical advice for students across STEM fields (http://thesiswhisperer.com/). Inger will share insights for women research students and also tell us about her career, and provide tips for navigating a successful path in academia. Join us on Sunday 6th July at 2.30 PM Pacific/ 10.30PM UK/ Monday 7th of July 7.30AM Australia EST. This HOA will be hosted by Dr @108510686109338749229  and Dr @110756968351492254645 . The hangout will be available for viewing on our YouTube channel (http://www.youtube.com/stemwomen) after the event. Post your questions and comments on our #stemwomen  Event page!Finding Solutions with Dr Inger Mewburn "The Thesis Whisperer"2014-07-06 23:30:0021  
STEM Women on G+172,788Join us for a STEM Women HOA panel discussion as we speak to @103499800132840025436 and @102427914709882798650 about Google's Information Technology Residency Program (ITRP). ITRP is an opportunity for new graduates to jumpstart their careers in IT, and the program is making tremendous strides for women in IT (http://www.google.com/jobs/students/ITRP). We will discuss how the ITRP creates opportunities for women in Tech, and hear first-hand how being a part of ITRP has benefited our panellists.  This HOA will be hosted by Dr @108510686109338749229  and Dr @110756968351492254645   and you can tune in on Sunday June 8th at 2.30 PM PDT/ 10.30 PM BST (UK). The hangout will be available for viewing on our YouTube channel (http://www.youtube.com/stemwomen) after the event.Finding Solutions: Google's IT Residency Program2014-06-08 23:30:0091  
STEM Women on G+172,788Join us for a STEM Women HOA as we speak to  @112565301103246592411 on her career as a primatologist. Erin is a graduate student in physical anthropology who recently returned to Ohio after an extended field trip. She will talk to us about her recent experiences in the field working with Diana monkeys, her exciting career path as a woman in STEM, what inspires her, and why supporting women in STEM is important.  This HOA will be hosted by Dr @108510686109338749229  and Dr @110756968351492254645   and you can tune in on Sunday May 25th at 4.30 PM Central/ 10.30PM UK. The hangout will be available for viewing on our YouTube channel (http://www.youtube.com/stemwomen) after the event.In The Spotlight, With Erin Kane2014-05-25 23:30:0053  
STEM Women on G+172,788Join us for a STEM Women HOA panel discussion as we speak to Professor @114601143134471609087, Dr @111479647230213565874 and Dr @115510485336217794615 about the impact of everyday sexism in academia.  We will discuss the sometimes subtle role that gender plays in academia, and discuss situations that might not be obviously sexist, but can in fact be damaging to female academics. This HOA will be hosted by Dr @108510686109338749229 and Dr @110756968351492254645  and you can tune in on Sunday March 30th at 1 PM Pacific/ 9 PM BST (UK). The hangout will be available for viewing on our YouTube channel (http://www.youtube.com/stemwomen) after the event.Everyday Sexism: A STEM Women Conversation2014-03-30 22:00:0047  
The White House3,008,268This Friday at 2pm ET, the White House will host a "We The Geeks" Google+ Hangout on asteroids with experts including NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver, former astronaut Ed Lu, and Bill Nye the Science Guy: http://at.wh.gov/lvjzd Tune in to find out how experts are working to find asteroids before they find us—and other potential opportunities these space rocks present. Ask your questions using #WeTheGeeks and we'll answer some during the hangout.We the Geeks: Asteroids2013-05-31 20:00:00725  
Isabelle Fortin27,210Some of us ladies wanted to show our support for   #movember  and as we cannot grow _Moustaches_ we thought maybe we can post our pictures with fake ones. This event will be open for the month so please stop by anytime & don't be shy to post your pics, We also encourage anyone who would like to post encouraging messages to those affected by cancer. thanks so much ❤ Lastly, #fckcancer   !Ladies Of Movember2012-11-02 00:00:00136  
Science on Google+663,343We will be updating and sharing this General Science Page Circle (see http://goo.gl/9muuE) on Tuesday (10/9) at 9:00 PM (EST). Please add your Science Page to this database (http://goo.gl/WCohT) if you would like to add your page to the circle. Here's the form: http://goo.gl/bfqHa. You do not have to fill out the form if you are already in the database. Here's the link to the updated Science Page circle, http://goo.gl/aGQPB.Science Page Circle2012-10-10 03:00:00134  
Zoo Atlanta1,979,432We’re excited to announce a very special Hangout On Air for Wednesday, September 26 at 10 a.m. Eastern. This hangout will feature the veterinary research collaboration with *The Great Ape Heart Project*, based at +Zoo Atlanta. We’ll be featuring a live demo of a *gorilla voluntary heart echo* procedure. To coincide with the heart echo we’ll have commentary and Q&A from our panel: Hayley Western Murphy, DVM, Director of Veterinary Services at Zoo Atlanta, Marietta Dindo, PhD, and Project and Database Manager for the +Great Ape Heart Project. The echo will be administered by Jodi Carrigan, primate keeper at Zoo Atlanta, and Bobbie Boyd, RN, RDMS, RDCS. Bobbie is one of four volunteer cardiac sonographers from +Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. The Great Ape Heart Project is a multi-institutional collaboration that seeks to understand, diagnose, and treat cardiac disease across all four non-human great ape taxa (gorillas, orangutans, chimpanzees and bonobos). Find out more at: www.zooatlanta.org/great_ape_heart_project #hangoutsonair  The Great Ape Heart Project Hangout2012-09-26 16:00:0029  

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Top posts in the last 50 posts

Most comments: 28

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2014-07-04 15:14:31 (28 comments, 5 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

"On Tuesday, the Court indicated that its ruling applies to for-profit employers who object to all twenty forms of birth control included in the Affordable Care Act's contraceptive mandate, not just the four methods at issue in the two cases decided on Monday.

"In light of its ruling on Hobby Lobby and a related suit, the Supreme Court ordered three appeals courts to reconsider cases in which they had rejected challenges from corporations that object to providing insurance that covers any contraceptive services at all."

"The plaintiffs in all three cases are Catholics who own businesses in the Midwest, including Michigan-based organic food company Eden Foods. Meanwhile, the High Court declined to review petitions from the government seeking to overturn lower court rulings that upheld religiously based challenges to all preventative services under the... more »

Most reshares: 20

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2014-07-17 18:01:19 (24 comments, 20 reshares, 34 +1s)Open 

"Make no mistake: this is a really, really, really big deal. This is the first downing of a civilian jetliner in this conflict and, if it were the rebels who brought it down, all kinds of ugly things follow. For one thing, what seemed to be gelling into a frozen local conflict has now broken into a new phase, one that directly threatens European security. The plane, let's recall, was flying from Amsterdam."

Most plusones: 98

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2014-08-02 13:50:06 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 98 +1s)Open 

It has been a week to end all weeks. I'm glad I have a ballet class to go to this morning.

Latest 50 posts

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2015-03-29 19:44:33 (5 comments, 4 reshares, 28 +1s)Open 

Stone the Allen's Swamp Monkey gets really into his enrichment at the St. Louis Zoo.

Stone the Allen's Swamp Monkey gets really into his enrichment at the St. Louis Zoo.___

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2015-02-13 12:36:02 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

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2014-12-01 15:37:15 (7 comments, 4 reshares, 38 +1s)Open 

Great Blue Heron at the Sarah Duke Gardens

Great Blue Heron at the Sarah Duke Gardens___

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2014-09-10 15:07:06 (2 comments, 5 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

All sorts of amazing camera trap finds!

All sorts of amazing camera trap finds!___

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2014-09-09 02:32:26 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

I miss these sounds!
This is from the dissertation research of one of my really good friends, +Dara Adams! If you want to find out more about her project, looking at predator-prey interactions in the Peruvian rainforest, check out www.TheRiskyMonkey.com!

I miss these sounds!
This is from the dissertation research of one of my really good friends, +Dara Adams! If you want to find out more about her project, looking at predator-prey interactions in the Peruvian rainforest, check out www.TheRiskyMonkey.com!___

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2014-09-02 17:35:49 (4 comments, 6 reshares, 86 +1s)Open 

I love all these things.

I love all these things.___

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2014-08-30 12:09:59 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

"St Louis was grieving long before the tragedy of Ferguson - or, at least, parts of it were. Like everything else in St Louis, grief is unequally allocated. This is a city where people live their whole lives seeing certain neighbourhoods only on TV."

#ferguson  

"St Louis was grieving long before the tragedy of Ferguson - or, at least, parts of it were. Like everything else in St Louis, grief is unequally allocated. This is a city where people live their whole lives seeing certain neighbourhoods only on TV."

#ferguson  ___

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2014-08-27 14:21:00 (8 comments, 1 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

Triceratops' new toy.

Triceratops' new toy.___

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2014-08-27 14:20:24 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

Sadie and Triceratops love eachother, until they really don't.

Sadie and Triceratops love eachother, until they really don't.___

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2014-08-27 00:06:21 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

Happy 94th birthday, 19th Amendment!

Happy 94th birthday, 19th Amendment!___

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2014-08-15 17:17:08 (6 comments, 5 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

"Let’s talk about an active role for white people in the fight against racism because racism burdens all of us and is destroying our communities. And, quite frankly, because white people have a role in undoing racism because white people created and, for the most part, currently maintain (whether they want to or not) the racist system that benefits white people to the detriment of people of color. My white friends who’ve spoken out harshly against the murder of Michael Brown end with a similar refrain: What can I do that will matter in the fight against racism?

White people who are sick and tired of racism should work hard to become white allies."

"Let’s talk about an active role for white people in the fight against racism because racism burdens all of us and is destroying our communities. And, quite frankly, because white people have a role in undoing racism because white people created and, for the most part, currently maintain (whether they want to or not) the racist system that benefits white people to the detriment of people of color. My white friends who’ve spoken out harshly against the murder of Michael Brown end with a similar refrain: What can I do that will matter in the fight against racism?

White people who are sick and tired of racism should work hard to become white allies."___

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2014-08-15 13:27:07 (5 comments, 10 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

How To Be Polite

"People silently struggle from all kinds of terrible things. They suffer from depression, ambition, substance abuse, and pretension. They suffer from family tragedy, Ivy-League educations, and self-loathing. They suffer from failing marriages, physical pain, and publishing.
The good thing about politeness is that you can treat these people exactly the same. And then wait to see what happens. You don’t have to have an opinion. You don’t need to make a judgment."

How To Be Polite

"People silently struggle from all kinds of terrible things. They suffer from depression, ambition, substance abuse, and pretension. They suffer from family tragedy, Ivy-League educations, and self-loathing. They suffer from failing marriages, physical pain, and publishing.
The good thing about politeness is that you can treat these people exactly the same. And then wait to see what happens. You don’t have to have an opinion. You don’t need to make a judgment."___

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2014-08-14 15:36:28 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

Crashing the Mosquito Population to Thwart Malaria

A new genetic technique, which artificially inflates the mosquito sex ratio in favor of males, could lead to dramatic reductions in mosquito populations - a major win in the battle against malaria (a disease which kills around a million people a year and infects millions more. And let me tell you - it sucks!).

"But wait!" I hear you say! "ECOSYSTEM HEALTH?!?" 

Don't worry:

Yet in many cases, scientists acknowledge that the ecological scar left by a missing mosquito would heal quickly as the niche was filled by other organisms. Life would continue as before — or even better. When it comes to the major disease vectors, "it's difficult to see what the downside would be to removal, except for collateral damage", says insect ecologist Steven Juliano, of IllinoisSt... more »

Crashing the Mosquito Population to Thwart Malaria

A new genetic technique, which artificially inflates the mosquito sex ratio in favor of males, could lead to dramatic reductions in mosquito populations - a major win in the battle against malaria (a disease which kills around a million people a year and infects millions more. And let me tell you - it sucks!).

"But wait!" I hear you say! "ECOSYSTEM HEALTH?!?" 

Don't worry:

Yet in many cases, scientists acknowledge that the ecological scar left by a missing mosquito would heal quickly as the niche was filled by other organisms. Life would continue as before — or even better. When it comes to the major disease vectors, "it's difficult to see what the downside would be to removal, except for collateral damage", says insect ecologist Steven Juliano, of Illinois State University in Normal. A world without mosquitoes would be "more secure for us", says medical entomologist Carlos Brisola Marcondes from the Federal University of Santa Catarina in Brazil. "The elimination of Anopheles would be very significant for mankind."
(http://www.nature.com/news/2010/100721/full/466432a.html)


Via +Bob Blasdel 

#scienceeveryday  ___

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2014-08-14 15:21:53 (3 comments, 4 reshares, 31 +1s)Open 

What transpired in the streets appeared to be a kind of municipal version of shock and awe; the first wave of flash grenades and tear gas had played as a prelude to the appearance of an unusually large armored vehicle, carrying a military-style rifle mounted on a tripod. The message of all of this was something beyond the mere maintenance of law and order: it’s difficult to imagine how armored officers with what looked like a mobile military sniper’s nest could quell the anxieties of a community outraged by allegations regarding the excessive use of force. It revealed itself as a raw matter of public intimidation.

#mikebrown   #ferguson   #stlouis  

What transpired in the streets appeared to be a kind of municipal version of shock and awe; the first wave of flash grenades and tear gas had played as a prelude to the appearance of an unusually large armored vehicle, carrying a military-style rifle mounted on a tripod. The message of all of this was something beyond the mere maintenance of law and order: it’s difficult to imagine how armored officers with what looked like a mobile military sniper’s nest could quell the anxieties of a community outraged by allegations regarding the excessive use of force. It revealed itself as a raw matter of public intimidation.

#mikebrown   #ferguson   #stlouis  ___

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2014-08-12 20:01:18 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

"Justice for Renisha would have looked like Michael Brown being able to attend college. Justice for Trayvon would have looked like Renisha McBride getting the help she needed the night of her accident. Justice for Oscar Grant would have looked like Trayvon Martin making it home to finish watching the NBA All-Star game, Skittles and iced tea in tow. And so on, and so on. Justice should be the affirmation of our existence."

"Justice for Renisha would have looked like Michael Brown being able to attend college. Justice for Trayvon would have looked like Renisha McBride getting the help she needed the night of her accident. Justice for Oscar Grant would have looked like Trayvon Martin making it home to finish watching the NBA All-Star game, Skittles and iced tea in tow. And so on, and so on. Justice should be the affirmation of our existence."___

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2014-08-12 14:16:11 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

A photo is an argument. What argument is the mainstream media making here about Mike Brown? 

A photo is an argument. What argument is the mainstream media making here about Mike Brown? ___

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2014-08-12 02:05:30 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

I'm incredibly sad to share the obituary of Tab Rasmussen, my undergraduate advisor who introduced me to the primates, let me do my work study by preparing fossils in his lab, took me all the way to Kenya to experience real fieldwork, and convinced one of his own grad students to take me to Peru with her to be a field assistant. I can't really overstate how much I owe him, and how sorry I am that nobody else will experience his boundless enthusiasm, support, and interest. But he's provided an excellent example for how I would like to interact with my own students in the future. 

This article from 2010 (http://artsci.wustl.edu/~anthnews/Archives/Fall2010/rasmussen.html) is a quintessential example of that. “Research is fascinating because people nowadays think primates are tucked away in corners of the world, like Madagascar,” he says. In the past, “We had a whole world oftropica... more »

I'm incredibly sad to share the obituary of Tab Rasmussen, my undergraduate advisor who introduced me to the primates, let me do my work study by preparing fossils in his lab, took me all the way to Kenya to experience real fieldwork, and convinced one of his own grad students to take me to Peru with her to be a field assistant. I can't really overstate how much I owe him, and how sorry I am that nobody else will experience his boundless enthusiasm, support, and interest. But he's provided an excellent example for how I would like to interact with my own students in the future. 

This article from 2010 (http://artsci.wustl.edu/~anthnews/Archives/Fall2010/rasmussen.html) is a quintessential example of that. “Research is fascinating because people nowadays think primates are tucked away in corners of the world, like Madagascar,” he says. In the past, “We had a whole world of tropical rainforests, and there were primates in Missouri. We don’t have fossils here because we didn’t get rocks at the right period, but there were primates zooming around the rainforest right here. Isn’t that cool?”

#anthropology  ___

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2014-08-04 12:42:37 (6 comments, 4 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

Recently, there’s been a video going around of cacao farmers in Côte d’Ivoire “tasting chocolate for the first time,” amazed by what they’re eating. Though the video touches on some aspects of the economics of the situation—closing with a “heartwarming” scene where the men enjoy their €2 bar of chocolate before heading back to work where, as the video notes, they’ll earn about €7 a day—it struck a nerve with me. The video offers a pretty uncritical picture of the way cacao production affects the laborers who give us our cheap chocolate.

Recently, there’s been a video going around of cacao farmers in Côte d’Ivoire “tasting chocolate for the first time,” amazed by what they’re eating. Though the video touches on some aspects of the economics of the situation—closing with a “heartwarming” scene where the men enjoy their €2 bar of chocolate before heading back to work where, as the video notes, they’ll earn about €7 a day—it struck a nerve with me. The video offers a pretty uncritical picture of the way cacao production affects the laborers who give us our cheap chocolate.___

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2014-08-02 13:50:06 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 98 +1s)Open 

It has been a week to end all weeks. I'm glad I have a ballet class to go to this morning.

It has been a week to end all weeks. I'm glad I have a ballet class to go to this morning.___

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2014-08-02 13:34:43 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

There's nothing immoral about taking care of your health. There's nothing immoral about making the decision to not become a parent before you want to become one.

Powerful stuff, from one of only two doctors providing abortion in the state of Mississippi.

"And I address this because if those people are getting inside your head and you're feeling conflicted, if you are not comfortable with what you're doing, you may be processing this far longer than you need to. There's nothing immoral about taking care of your health. There's nothing immoral about making the decision to not become a parent before you want to become one. There's more than one way to understand religion and spirituality and God. I do have belief in God. That's why I do this work. My belief in God tells me that the most important thing you can do for another human being is help... more »

There's nothing immoral about taking care of your health. There's nothing immoral about making the decision to not become a parent before you want to become one.

Powerful stuff, from one of only two doctors providing abortion in the state of Mississippi.

"And I address this because if those people are getting inside your head and you're feeling conflicted, if you are not comfortable with what you're doing, you may be processing this far longer than you need to. There's nothing immoral about taking care of your health. There's nothing immoral about making the decision to not become a parent before you want to become one. There's more than one way to understand religion and spirituality and God. I do have belief in God. That's why I do this work. My belief in God tells me that the most important thing you can do for another human being is help them in their time of need."

(comments have been pre-emptively turned off. Argue on your own space!)___

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2014-08-01 02:22:20 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

A Bear Text Adventure

You are a bear. You wake up in a dimly lit cave. Your eyes are adjusted to the low light, so you are able to see the textures of your surroundings. You are about to begin a new day as a bear. There will be many obstacles, mental and physical, for you to overcome. You might find something important. You might meet someone important. You might get hurt. You might eat something. It is up to you. As a bear.

A Bear Text Adventure

You are a bear. You wake up in a dimly lit cave. Your eyes are adjusted to the low light, so you are able to see the textures of your surroundings. You are about to begin a new day as a bear. There will be many obstacles, mental and physical, for you to overcome. You might find something important. You might meet someone important. You might get hurt. You might eat something. It is up to you. As a bear.___

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2014-07-30 21:39:46 (3 comments, 9 reshares, 39 +1s)Open 

Octopuses have the saddest life stories.

"For many a female octopus, laying eggs marks the beginning of the end. She needs to cover them and defend them against would-be predators. She needs to gently waft currents over them so they get a constant supply of fresh, oxygenated water. And she does this continuously, never leaving and never eating."

#scienceeveryday   #octopusfacts  

Octopuses have the saddest life stories.

"For many a female octopus, laying eggs marks the beginning of the end. She needs to cover them and defend them against would-be predators. She needs to gently waft currents over them so they get a constant supply of fresh, oxygenated water. And she does this continuously, never leaving and never eating."

#scienceeveryday   #octopusfacts  ___

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2014-07-24 19:55:34 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Ah, the good old days.

Ah, the good old days.___

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2014-07-24 15:47:30 (0 comments, 4 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Just a three dollar increase can make a living wage!

Just a three dollar increase can make a living wage!___

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2014-07-21 20:58:00 (14 comments, 3 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

June 2014 was full of climatic anomalies.

(http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/global/2014/6)

#scienceeveryday   #globalwarming   #noaa  

June 2014 was full of climatic anomalies.

(http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/global/2014/6)

#scienceeveryday   #globalwarming   #noaa  ___

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2014-07-21 17:54:15 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Eating Fig Newtons makes me feel a little like a chimpanzee.

How to Eat Like a Chimpanzee:
http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/2012/08/02/how-to-eat-like-a-chimpanzee/

#monkeymonday  

Eating Fig Newtons makes me feel a little like a chimpanzee.

How to Eat Like a Chimpanzee:
http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/2012/08/02/how-to-eat-like-a-chimpanzee/

#monkeymonday  ___

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2014-07-20 14:20:21 (20 comments, 2 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

Hares going prematurely white

Climate change is causing a mismatch between animals' adaptations and their environments - as seasonal climates shift their timing.

#sciencesunday   #badpun  

Hares going prematurely white

Climate change is causing a mismatch between animals' adaptations and their environments - as seasonal climates shift their timing.

#sciencesunday   #badpun  ___

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2014-07-19 22:02:30 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 39 +1s)Open 

For  #caturday , Triceratops frolicking in a roll of paper towels.

For  #caturday , Triceratops frolicking in a roll of paper towels.___

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2014-07-18 18:04:22 (3 comments, 11 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

Making a home for child immigrants has been part of American history for a long, long time. 

Making a home for child immigrants has been part of American history for a long, long time. ___

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2014-07-18 02:13:54 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

On why saying "Yay, thanks" really doesn't cut it.

(or, why "But Thor's a woman!" doesn't make up for Hobby Lobby, etc.)

"In this country, every barometer by which female worth is measured—from the superficial to the life-altering, the appreciative to the punitive—has long been calibrated to “dude,” whether or not those measurements are actually being taken by dudes."

On why saying "Yay, thanks" really doesn't cut it.

(or, why "But Thor's a woman!" doesn't make up for Hobby Lobby, etc.)

"In this country, every barometer by which female worth is measured—from the superficial to the life-altering, the appreciative to the punitive—has long been calibrated to “dude,” whether or not those measurements are actually being taken by dudes."___

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2014-07-18 01:26:14 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

The United States: Now With Exciting Tropical Diseases

"The infection causes joint and muscle pain that persists for weeks. In rare circumstances the pain can remain for years. Currently, no vaccines or therapies exist for the virus (except pain killers). "

The United States: Now With Exciting Tropical Diseases

"The infection causes joint and muscle pain that persists for weeks. In rare circumstances the pain can remain for years. Currently, no vaccines or therapies exist for the virus (except pain killers). "___

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2014-07-17 18:01:19 (24 comments, 20 reshares, 34 +1s)Open 

"Make no mistake: this is a really, really, really big deal. This is the first downing of a civilian jetliner in this conflict and, if it were the rebels who brought it down, all kinds of ugly things follow. For one thing, what seemed to be gelling into a frozen local conflict has now broken into a new phase, one that directly threatens European security. The plane, let's recall, was flying from Amsterdam."

"Make no mistake: this is a really, really, really big deal. This is the first downing of a civilian jetliner in this conflict and, if it were the rebels who brought it down, all kinds of ugly things follow. For one thing, what seemed to be gelling into a frozen local conflict has now broken into a new phase, one that directly threatens European security. The plane, let's recall, was flying from Amsterdam."___

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2014-07-17 13:50:25 (5 comments, 6 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

It's been a good couple of days

+Andrew David Thaler tells the truth:

"So, in the last week, we’ve been asked to ignore the profoundly misogynistic behavior of one long-departed scientist because his contributions to the field are too important; a graduate student is suing her former university for what appears to be systematic sexual harassment by her superiors; 1 in 5 researchers in the field report being victims of sexual assault; and one of the leading scientific journals thinks is perfectly appropriate to feature a dehumanizing image of sex workers on their cover.

This bullshit doesn’t happen in a vacuum. These things are related."

It's been a good couple of days

+Andrew David Thaler tells the truth:

"So, in the last week, we’ve been asked to ignore the profoundly misogynistic behavior of one long-departed scientist because his contributions to the field are too important; a graduate student is suing her former university for what appears to be systematic sexual harassment by her superiors; 1 in 5 researchers in the field report being victims of sexual assault; and one of the leading scientific journals thinks is perfectly appropriate to feature a dehumanizing image of sex workers on their cover.

This bullshit doesn’t happen in a vacuum. These things are related."___

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2014-07-17 03:15:49 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Some more data on the paper on sexual harassment in fieldwork I spoke about during the #hoa  with +Buddhini Samarasinghe and +Zuleyka Zevallos - 71% of women who do fieldwork reported experiencing sexual harassment; 20% reported experiencing sexual assault in the field.

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0102172
#opensource   #stemwomen   #scienceeveryday   #yesallwomen  

Some more data on the paper on sexual harassment in fieldwork I spoke about during the #hoa  with +Buddhini Samarasinghe and +Zuleyka Zevallos - 71% of women who do fieldwork reported experiencing sexual harassment; 20% reported experiencing sexual assault in the field.

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0102172
#opensource   #stemwomen   #scienceeveryday   #yesallwomen  ___

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2014-07-10 19:58:18 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

Now the STEM Women of Google+ can make ourselves into minifigs! 

Now the STEM Women of Google+ can make ourselves into minifigs! ___

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2014-07-10 12:43:40 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

Academic Minute: Pikas Adapting to Climate Change
Really good news for pikas, adorable lagomorphs of Rocky Mountain alpine meadows, who seemed to be prime targets for climate change. How are they surviving at low altitudes and higher temperatures? Moss!

http://academicminute.org/2014/07/denise-dearing-university-of-utah-pikas-adapting-to-climate-change/


#scienceeveryday   #pika   #climatechange   

Academic Minute: Pikas Adapting to Climate Change
Really good news for pikas, adorable lagomorphs of Rocky Mountain alpine meadows, who seemed to be prime targets for climate change. How are they surviving at low altitudes and higher temperatures? Moss!

http://academicminute.org/2014/07/denise-dearing-university-of-utah-pikas-adapting-to-climate-change/


#scienceeveryday   #pika   #climatechange   ___

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2014-07-10 11:48:41 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Thank Goodness for Allometric Scaling

"My gig, as a parent, is often to make fantasy less believable. And let me tell you, science is not a huge help in this department. Despite peer-reviewed research to the contrary, my five-year-old continues to believe that vegetables are not needed for growth, sleep is not needed for play, and that crying is the best way to find lost shoes."

"But she does admit that science is quite good at killing monsters."

#scienceeveryday   #scienceforkids   #parenting  

Thank Goodness for Allometric Scaling

"My gig, as a parent, is often to make fantasy less believable. And let me tell you, science is not a huge help in this department. Despite peer-reviewed research to the contrary, my five-year-old continues to believe that vegetables are not needed for growth, sleep is not needed for play, and that crying is the best way to find lost shoes."

"But she does admit that science is quite good at killing monsters."

#scienceeveryday   #scienceforkids   #parenting  ___

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2014-07-09 15:44:04 (9 comments, 13 reshares, 58 +1s)Open 

I missed this back last August.

I missed this back last August.___

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2014-07-08 18:06:51 (18 comments, 0 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

It is much harder to demonize women and their choices when you've got one in front of you talking about the ones she's made!

It is much harder to demonize women and their choices when you've got one in front of you talking about the ones she's made!___

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2014-07-08 00:07:08 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

"TrowelBlazers is a celebration of women archaeologists, palaeontologists and geologists who have been doing awesome work for far longer, and in far greater numbers, than most people realise.

"Because we think these women are awesome. We think you’ll think these women are awesome. And we want to keep on discovering more awesome trowel-wielding women."

#stemwomen   #scienceeveryday  

"TrowelBlazers is a celebration of women archaeologists, palaeontologists and geologists who have been doing awesome work for far longer, and in far greater numbers, than most people realise.

"Because we think these women are awesome. We think you’ll think these women are awesome. And we want to keep on discovering more awesome trowel-wielding women."

#stemwomen   #scienceeveryday  ___

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2014-07-07 13:33:26 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Preparing for Ebola to cross another border, with some help from human activity

"What is becoming clearer, however, is that human activity is playing a major role in the initial outbreaks of these zoonotic diseases—those that jump between animal and human—like Ebola. Humans are venturing farther and farther into forests, putting more and more pressure on local ecosystems through small-scale gold and diamond mining, deforestation, and conflict. In remote West Africa, where human populations meet the forests, people are increasingly coming into contact with animals, and that, combined with traditional hunting practices, is driving up the risk of a "spill-over" occurring, where Ebola can leap across species."

#scienceeveryday  

Preparing for Ebola to cross another border, with some help from human activity

"What is becoming clearer, however, is that human activity is playing a major role in the initial outbreaks of these zoonotic diseases—those that jump between animal and human—like Ebola. Humans are venturing farther and farther into forests, putting more and more pressure on local ecosystems through small-scale gold and diamond mining, deforestation, and conflict. In remote West Africa, where human populations meet the forests, people are increasingly coming into contact with animals, and that, combined with traditional hunting practices, is driving up the risk of a "spill-over" occurring, where Ebola can leap across species."

#scienceeveryday  ___

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2014-07-04 15:14:31 (28 comments, 5 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

"On Tuesday, the Court indicated that its ruling applies to for-profit employers who object to all twenty forms of birth control included in the Affordable Care Act's contraceptive mandate, not just the four methods at issue in the two cases decided on Monday.

"In light of its ruling on Hobby Lobby and a related suit, the Supreme Court ordered three appeals courts to reconsider cases in which they had rejected challenges from corporations that object to providing insurance that covers any contraceptive services at all."

"The plaintiffs in all three cases are Catholics who own businesses in the Midwest, including Michigan-based organic food company Eden Foods. Meanwhile, the High Court declined to review petitions from the government seeking to overturn lower court rulings that upheld religiously based challenges to all preventative services under the... more »

"On Tuesday, the Court indicated that its ruling applies to for-profit employers who object to all twenty forms of birth control included in the Affordable Care Act's contraceptive mandate, not just the four methods at issue in the two cases decided on Monday.

"In light of its ruling on Hobby Lobby and a related suit, the Supreme Court ordered three appeals courts to reconsider cases in which they had rejected challenges from corporations that object to providing insurance that covers any contraceptive services at all."

"The plaintiffs in all three cases are Catholics who own businesses in the Midwest, including Michigan-based organic food company Eden Foods. Meanwhile, the High Court declined to review petitions from the government seeking to overturn lower court rulings that upheld religiously based challenges to all preventative services under the mandate."

So much for 'it seems unlikely' that large corporations 'will often assert RFRA claims.'

#waragainstwomen   #happyfourthofjuly  ___

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2014-07-04 14:57:20 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Patriotism swells in the heart of the American Bear!

Happy Fourth of July!

Patriotism swells in the heart of the American Bear!

Happy Fourth of July!___

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2014-07-01 23:00:02 (5 comments, 10 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Ride, Sally, Ride!

""When it was announced Ride had been named to a space flight mission, her shuttle commander, Bob Crippen, who became a lifelong friend and colleague, introduced her as “undoubtedly the prettiest member of the crew.” At another press event, a reporter asked Ride how she would react to a problem on the shuttle: “Do you weep?""

#stemwomen  

Ride, Sally, Ride!

""When it was announced Ride had been named to a space flight mission, her shuttle commander, Bob Crippen, who became a lifelong friend and colleague, introduced her as “undoubtedly the prettiest member of the crew.” At another press event, a reporter asked Ride how she would react to a problem on the shuttle: “Do you weep?""

#stemwomen  ___

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2014-06-30 15:35:35 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

Worker on the oil rigs, taking the train home to western Montana from North Dakota just after a rainstorm.

(Out of frame: the tax law books he was studying)

Worker on the oil rigs, taking the train home to western Montana from North Dakota just after a rainstorm.

(Out of frame: the tax law books he was studying)___

2014-06-30 15:15:19 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

Experimenting with "Stories" after my 58 hour train ride from Chicago to Portland...

Experimenting with "Stories" after my 58 hour train ride from Chicago to Portland...___

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2014-06-30 14:50:51 (23 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Gross.

Gross.___

2014-06-30 14:10:50 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

The Thesis Whisperer + +STEM Women on G+!

Dr +Inger Mewburn is the Director of Research Training at the Australian National University (http://goo.gl/sx3ZeE). Her background was in architecture, but she's specialised in education research since 2006. We will discuss Inger's research on the gender experiences of PhD students as they negotiate their relationships with their supervisors and administration. She will also discuss her popular blog, The Thesis Whisperer, which provides practical advice for students across STEM fields (http://thesiswhisperer.com/). Inger will share insights for women research students and also tell us about her career, and provide tips for navigating a successful path in academia.

Join us on Sunday 6th July at 2.30 PM Pacific/ 10.30PM UK/ Monday 7th of July 7.30AM Australia EST. This HOA will be hosted by Dr +Buddhini Samarasinghe  and Dr +Zuleyka Zevallos . The hangout will be available for viewing on our YouTube channel (http://www.youtube.com/stemwomen) after the event.

Post your questions and comments on our #stemwomen  Event page!___The Thesis Whisperer + +STEM Women on G+!

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2014-06-23 13:16:52 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

 I'm off on a long train ride - taking the bus to Chicago and then tomorrow I leave for Portland on the Empire Builder - through Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, Montana, Idaho, Washington, and finally Oregon! Anyone know any particularly awesome Train Songs?
#musicmonday  

 I'm off on a long train ride - taking the bus to Chicago and then tomorrow I leave for Portland on the Empire Builder - through Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, Montana, Idaho, Washington, and finally Oregon! Anyone know any particularly awesome Train Songs?
#musicmonday  ___

2014-06-22 21:22:11 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Meet another one of the impressive #stemwomen  on Google+ tonight during this #hangoutsonair  with Dr. +Julia Greer and the +STEM Women on G+ team!

Join us for a STEM Women HOA as we speak to Professor +Julia Greer  on her career as a materials scientist. Julia works on 3D nanomaterials, and her research specialises in the creation of extremely strong yet ultra-light materials. She will talk to us about her fascinating career path and diverse interests, along with ways in which academia can be more supportive of STEM parents. 

This HOA will be hosted by Dr +Buddhini Samarasinghe  and Dr +Zuleyka Zevallos    and you can tune in on Sunday June 22nd at 2.30 PM Pacificl/ 10.30PM UK. The hangout will be available for viewing on our YouTube channel (http://www.youtube.com/stemwomen) after the event.___Meet another one of the impressive #stemwomen  on Google+ tonight during this #hangoutsonair  with Dr. +Julia Greer and the +STEM Women on G+ team!

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