So much good STEM news this week! Come and get your links.
Women scientists on an Antarctic mission to save the planet, a history of Black scientists, a call on Twitter to create positive, non-sexist, and diverse science gifs featuring women and more!
During the 1800s, most land creation in Boston was accomplished via sea walls (“dikes”) and infill.
How cryptography, human-centered design, and statistics can be used in support of our democracy.
Morning showers or night showers, fun facts about reindeers, a map of gender diverse cultures and more links!
You probably need to watch this video about creating an anti-burnout cocoon.
“That noise you hear is very excited science-y squealing.”
“Anything brown and round is fair game,” says Patricelli, who says she’s even seen Greater Sage-Grouses try to mate with dried cow poop when nothing more promising was around. “The bar is pretty low for us in trying to fool the males.”
“We got asked if we were sisters-in-law. Like we had brothers or something –”
“Like, no, we’re married to each other.”
“They really couldn’t wrap their heads around us.”
As we continue watching the response to Hurricane Maria unfold, those of us who care about sustainability should be mindful of who we’re enabling to gain figurative power as well as literal.
Where do birds go during a hurricane, the physics of cozy sweaters, free posters of women mathematicians, and more!
Did you know that you can avoid tangled headphones by winding the cord into figure eights? It’s true!
What I’m about to share isn’t a new idea, but times are hard, life is short, and dammit, we all deserve something good right now!
“Middle-earth’s got 99 problems, and mountains are basically 98 of them.”
On Sunday, Michael Phelps raced a great white shark. He lost.
Game of Thrones returns on Sunday, and from the looks of things, it’s going to be a delightful time for us all.
Making wine in space, modern medicine doesn’t take women seriously, a solar eclipse is coming up soon and so many more links!
Where to look for a “glory” and other small joys.
Crank up some mood music and let’s get into it!
I’d like to think that all of us are exactly where we’re supposed to be right now, doing exactly what we’re supposed to be doing. And if what’s required of you right now is to look at gifs of dancing robots, so be it.
“Calculate how many ‘free’ airline snacks you would need to eat to break even on the cost of your plane ticket.”