Quickies: Gravitational wave detecting, NASA engaging women in data science, and the mistrust of science
- Prepare for an explosion of gravitational wave detections – “One of the first things this black hole census can do is rewrite the textbook version of stellar evolution.” From Amy.
- Enhancing the United State of Women through data science – “The program included discussions and presentations on the role of data science at NASA, opportunities for women and girls in data science, and information about NASA initiatives that aim to engage women and girls in STEM through data science.” From Chris.
- The mistrust of science – “Bad science has a pattern, and helping people recognize the pattern arms them to come to more scientific beliefs themselves. Having a scientific understanding of the world is fundamentally about how you judge which information to trust. It doesn’t mean poring through the evidence on every question yourself. You can’t.”
- WHO: Coffee itself isn’t cancerous but watch out for “very hot beverages” – Damnit, I’m still screwed.
- Cute Animal Friday! Poor kitty can’t figure out why he’s not getting cleaner. Slide, puppy, slide!
Well, I always remember, there’s a sliding scale of certainty, and very few things most definitely do not cause cancer. (I think besides this there’s…rayon.) It’s nice to see coffee added to the list, though.
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