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    Quickies: Legos, Geese, Sheep Eyes, and Y’all…

    Hello, all! It’s been quiet around here… I don’t know about everyone else, but I’m already behind on grading and it’s week 2 of the semester. Hooray? Okay, here are some stories that have very little to do with anything big actually happening right now, but I do need a break so… The “Florence Y’all’s” is my favorite new baseball…

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    Quickies: Too many bad apples, pooping LEGOs, Aboriginal star names, …

    Welcome to the LATE edition of Friday Quickies and Cute Animal Friday! Apparently my body decided it needed all the sleep after my trip to Puerto Rico. I’m pretty sure I still have grease from the Arecibo Telescope somewhere on me. But that’s a topic for another post!

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    Playing with Legos at Work!

    Over the last few weeks we’ve been spending a lot of time here at the University of Oslo putting together a Lego model of the ATLAS detector. The ATLAS detector is one of the four main particle detectors sitting on the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN in Geneva. The ATLAS experiment was one of the two main experiments involved…

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    ICYMI: June 9 – June 15 on the Skepchick Network

    Hello again! You can delay your responsibilities for just a little bit so you can catch up on Skepchick Network posts, right? I’m pretty sure that’s what Mondays are for. Teen Skepchick Weddings: I Have to Do What? Katie did some research on marriage traditions. She did not like what she found. Ken Ham: Children are Belongings Despite what a…

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    Skepchick Quickies 4.29

    A Women in Science and Engineering group takes an analytical approach to unconscious gender bias in research. {via Andrew} Tatyana Fazlalizadeh is fed up. And she’s using her art to talk back to street harassers. Check out Tatyana’s blog and her website for her work. {via Gigi Chickee} Speaking of street harassment, LEGO really gets it wrong. {via Bug Girl}…

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