Feminism

Prominent Astronomer Named in Sexual Harassment Case, and We’re Not Gunna Take It Anymore

Sometime on Friday the news broke: famous astronomer and discoverer of exoplanets Geoff Marcy has been accused of sexually harassing female students for years. (See UPDATE below for how you …

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ActivismFeaturedScience

Stick to the Science! Or, Why I am Deeply Annoyed at Some Fellow Astronomers

All too often when a public (or semi-public) discourse involves many facets of a problem, someone is going to make a point to tell scientists to “stick to the science!” …

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Meta Stuff

It’s the Sundaylies, with a Little Scientology, a Pinch of Sexual Assault Prevention, and a Dash of Pink Robots

Sunday Funny: Schlub Actually (via Tree Lobsters!) Mad Art Lab Computing Venus: The Astronomy of Maria Mitchell Meet the woman who put American astronomy on the map. Mad Art Cast: …

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EventsScience

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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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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EventsScienceSkepticism

Auction: Hangout with an Astronomer and Group Astronomy Talk

Cross-posted with Skepchick Events. This week’s auctions to raise money for science education and outreach at SkepchickCon are auctions for science education and outreach. I know, it’s a bit meta, …

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Quickies

Quickies: FDA Fails and the Cost of Measles Outbreaks

Public misinformed about seal of approval from FDA – “Between 2005 and 2011, nearly half of all new drug formulations in the US were approved without companies having to demonstrate …

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