A few weeks ago, the internet exploded after Nobel laurate Tim Hunt allegedly made some rather sexist comments about the place of women scientists in the laboratory. The details are sprinkled all over the internet and aren’t particularly difficult to find, so I’m not going to summarize it here. Louise Mensch has…
I think this is one of the worst fauxpologies I’ve seen in a while.
In 2007, Dr. Jill Pruetz reported an extraordinary discovery: chimpanzees in southeastern Senegal were using spears to hunt their food. And slightly stranger still, it seemed like the females were doing a lot of the spearing.
I love this. May Britt Moser accepted her Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (shared with Edvard Moser and John O'Keefe) in a dress inspired by her work. Designer Matthew Hubble incorporated neurons in a way that was still pretty and not too costume-y. (More info and an interview w/ the designer over at SciAm).
The whole mess of inappropriate work clothing shadowing the Philae landing makes me more sad than outraged, so I didn't want to write about it. But then Elly Zupko started getting series out turning her visual joke-reply into a reality, and now I'm excited for a shirt celebrating the diversity of women in science.
Great interview on Slate with Oyungerel Tsedevdamba, the minister of culture, sports and tourism who has worked to convince her fellow Mongolians to finally care about (and put an end to) the long-running poaching of Mongolia's dinosaur fossils.
A 12-year-old Florida girl's science fair project on invasive lionfish has surprised even seasoned ecologists, and led to the first published paper on lionfish freshwater tolerance.
This is not a good news week for women.
China is home to some of the richest fossil deposits in the world, and has been the source of many of the exciting recent discoveries in paleontology. But the country is having trouble attracting new paleontology students. This "group photo of one" represents the entire paleontology graduating class at China's #1…