At the QT
Activism

A Day in Ferguson, MO

I’m writing this post on Sunday night as chaos has just erupted once again in Ferguson, Missouri. And I’m sick to my stomach because I spent most of Saturday afternoon …

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Party with the Stars

And by stars, I mean the REAL stars. Like those ones full of hydrogen and helium and a little bit of everything else? We’ll be partying with those astronomical bodies …

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Science

When Citizen Science Works

The democratizing of science is already happening. Once the hobby of mostly wealthy men, then the career field for professional investigators, science is more open than ever when “citizen scientists” …

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FeminismRandom Asides

Disappointed Feminists

I still consider myself relatively new to feminism. At least, I’ve only in the last few years begun to realize that I am one. And I’m finding out, sadly, that …

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Feminism

The Price of Silence

Juggling life as a woman and a scientist and a professional is hard. I’m currently flailing at it pretty badly. But that’s life, right? Live and learn. Well there’s an …

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FeminismScience

Lady Astronomers Can’t Get a Break

We talk a lot about the kinds of sexist issues that women have to deal with, especially in the sciences. I’ve seen over the last few years some pretty, eh, …

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ScienceSkepticism

Is Mercury in Retrograde AGAIN?!

Computer giving you trouble? Must be Mercury in retrograde. Or at least that’s what SO many people say, jokingly or otherwise, when some piece of technology is going haywire. How …

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Feminism

When Doubt is a Poison

Stories of sexual harassment in the science and skeptic communities are nothing new around here, despite the efforts of far too many people to dismiss them. To understand the impact …

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