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Anonymity Online
Manatee discusses the reasons for online anonymity.

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Primal Screams: Sophie Germain’s Mathematical Labors (Women in Science 55)
Dale tells the story of Sophie Germain, whose incredible contributions to mathematics were ignored and belittled.

Armouring for Cosplay 6 – Adding Some Flare
In this episode, Ryan teaches us how to add strength to our armor and make it look a little nicer in the process.

Odilon Redon’s Dark Musings on Evolution
Julie discusses the way science influenced Odilon Redon’s art.


Want to Lose your Holiday Weight? Try Acupuncture (en español)
Nuskis tells us about what serious research says about the efficacy of acupuncture. Pro tip: you’re better off watching what you eat and exercising.

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  1. January 17, 2016 at 3:33 pm —

    One easy example is stalking. Say you’re an abuse survivor on the run from your ex. And he starts looking for your name on Facebook, on Pinterest, on Instagram, on Yelp…That won’t do everything (I know a woman who was doxxed once, but they had the wrong person of the same name! LOL Maybe if they included “retired Lieutenant Colonel” when Googling her, it would’ve been easier?), but it will make his job a lot easier.

    And that’s why I couldn’t understand why some people were saying “The way to get rid of online harassment is to get rid of online anonymity.”

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