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Monthly Archive: June 2012

Jun 17 2012

Ten awesome female scientists

A donor requested that I list the “top ten most awesome female scientists.” I probably should have done this earlier in the night when I still had some mental faculties left, but here’s an attempt for female scientists that I happen to like, in no particular order: Rosalind Franklin Jane Goodall Linda Buck Barbara McClintock …

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Jun 17 2012

It’s disco time

I just convinced Sean to put on disco music to keep me awake. I’m staying alive, staying alive, etc. …Not gonna lie, disco is a huge guilty pleasure for me. I love it. I blame my parents. When they were dating they would go disco dancing all the time, and their musical preferences were what …

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Jun 17 2012

Favorite thing about Seattle

Another donor asked me what was my favorite thing about Seattle. …It’s not Indiana. I mean, you’re making me pick one thing? How the hell am I supposed to choose? I spent my whole life trapped in Indiana, dreaming of a liberal paradise somewhere. I feel like I’ve found it. I don’t have to worry …

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Jun 17 2012

Cryogenics

One donor requested that I make a blog post about cryogenics! … *opens up the Wikipedia article for cryogenics* “Cryogenics is the study of the production of very low temperature (below −150 °C, −238 °F or 123 K) and the behavior of materials at those temperatures.” Welp, that was fun, on to the next post! …In case you …

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Jun 17 2012

Feminism and Sansa Stark

Warning: This post contains Game of Thrones spoilers, especially for the first book/season. There are vague spoilers for books 2 and 3, but I haven’t read past that yet. I recently read an interesting piece titled “In Defense of Sansa Stark” that viewed the character from a feminist perspective. The author argued that Sansa is …

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Jun 17 2012

Bible fanfiction?

Found this on r/atheism and it gave me a good chuckle: I’m not really chuckling at the blasphemy…more at the fact that it sounds eeriely like the fanfiction I wasted most of high school reading. Though come on, if we’re going to write Bible slash fiction, Jesus and his apostles OTP. Feel free to write …

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Jun 16 2012

The sleep deprivation induced delirium is starting

I just grabbed Red Bull #2 of the night. The previous Red Bull and the triple shot mocha have since worn off, and I needed the energy boost. The first thing that concerned me is that I’m actually starting to like the taste of Red Bull, which is a major red flag. I rationally know …

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Jun 16 2012

Depressing infographic of the night

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Click here to see a larger version: My initial reaction: Holy fuck is that biased. The only group that comes even close to a 50/50 gender split is Time Warner, and they’re at 67% men, 31% women. If there are any topics where women should be interviewed more often than men it’s abortion, birth control, …

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Jun 16 2012

I’m lucky

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My boyfriend was just barefoot and topless in the kitchen cooking me this delicious dinner: Now all I have to do is figure out how to make him pregnant. This is post 35 of 49 of Blogathon. Donate to the Secular Student Alliance here.

Jun 16 2012

Microbiology haikus

Commenter VeritasKnight requested a post full of haikus; Joe McKen asked for them to be microbiology themed. Peptidoglycan damn you, I am positive You blue my cover It was chilling there Before genomes went mainstream The retrovirus S. cerevisiae The brewer, not the screwer Fuck C. albicans Ten percent human The rest, essential strangers Am I …

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