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Monthly Archive: February 2012

Feb 29 2012

Why We Need Sex Ed NOW

I was sent this infographic by a new group called Public Health Resources. According to their website, the group’s purpose is to provide a source of information and resources for people who are interested in pursuing a degree in public health. The infographic is called Why We Need Sex Ed Now. Here’s what the creators …

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Feb 29 2012

Women Deliver 50

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This is exciting. Women Deliver is a global advocacy group that works to enable safe motherhood, gender equality, girls’ education, poverty reduction, combating HIV/AIDS, maternal and newborn health, and other issues that are related to helping women lead healthy, happy, fulfilling lives. Women Deliver has been hosting a contest called Women Deliver 50, in which they …

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Feb 28 2012

Buccaneer’s Ball in Photos

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Finally! Last Wednesday a bunch of friends and I went to the Science Museum of Minnesota’s Social Science event, Buccaneer’s Ball. Social Science is a quarterly event that SMM holds on a weeknight after normal business hours. The event is restricted to people who are at least 21 years old. The museum brings in cash …

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Feb 27 2012

All About the Duggars

“I understand that we have this thing called “freedom of religion” in our country, but I also believe that children have a right to an education, and teaching children one side of everything becomes indoctrination rather than education.” Isn’t that a great sentiment? I have never watched the Duggar’s TV show. The only things that …

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Feb 27 2012

Cross-Country Connections: Homemade

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Cross-Country Connections is a Biodork weekly blog entry dedicated to telling stories in pictures of three family members – me, my sister and Mom – living in very different locations across the country. Every week we choose a different theme and then take or contribute a personal photo that fits the theme. This week’s theme …

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Feb 26 2012

Reader Question: Same Sex Marriage

I received this email from a reader: Here in Minnesota, people will be voting on an amendment to ban same-sex marriage in November. Considering the fact that most voters are religious, isn’t voting on how other people have sex, or who other people can marry, an instance of forcing people to obey religious tenets that …

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Feb 24 2012

Welcome, Newly Gay Brethren!

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Well, crap. I got stuck in the lab until 8:30pm last night and then selfishly slept an entire eight hours, so I didn’t finish photo editing and writing up the Pirates at the Museum post. But I did get a few minutes to chip away at Google Reader, and in doing so I found this …

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Feb 23 2012

I Love Lamp

Dammit, Google Reader! Stop being so entertaining! When I first saw the clip of Romney “loving everything”, it sounded familiar, but I didn’t make the connection until I saw this. Seen over at Joe.My.God Okay, I’m really, really going to work now.

Feb 23 2012

Social Science Preview

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Unfortunately I must be away to work this morning, but I have fabulous stories to tell from last night’s Social Science event, Buccaneer’s Ball, at the Minnesota Science Museum. I’ve just whipped though all of the pictures I took yesterday, and I think that this photo captures the mood of the evening – dinosaurs, drinks …

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Feb 22 2012

What A Scientist Looks Like

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Have you guys seen this website? I love stories, and the website This Is What A Scientist Looks Like is chock full of ‘em. This description of the project is from the “Stereotypes” section. This website is dedicated to changing the overwhelming stereotype that science is conducted behind closed doors by unapproachable old, white men. …

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