Category Archives: Science

Science in Media (or lack thereof): 12 Monkeys

Confession. I only managed to force myself to watch the first half of the first episode of 12 Monkeys–which sucks, because I was really looking forward to two STEM female characters in a show (given how I kinda relate to … Continue reading

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Roundup on Diversity and Equality in Sci-fi and Science

Somehow, this turned into an equality roundup. Here’s an interesting essay that won a Hugo this year: “We Have Always Fought: Challenging the Women, Cattle and Slaves Narrative” by Kameron Hurley, at A Dribble of Ink. I like it because … Continue reading

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Science in Media: Multiple PhDs

In Agents of SHIELD, Coulson informs us that Simmons has two PhDs in fields he can’t even pronounce. In another example, Tess from Eureka has three PhDs (why would anyone do that to themselves?) I’m sure there are more. For some reason, … Continue reading

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Neurobiologist Comments on ‘Lucy’, and Volume Three of Thalia’s Musings is Impending

Ask and you shall receive? Remember when I was happy that an actual doctor commented on Game of Thrones? Now a neurobiologist has commented on the science in the movie Lucy. Here’s the article, up at World Science Festival. I haven’t actually … Continue reading

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Article Discussing Scientist Comments on Use of Terminology

10 Scientific Ideas That Scientists Wish You Would Stop Misusing An article came out on i09 featuring quotes from scientists, explaining often misunderstood concepts. Some of these explanations are a little technical–which makes sense, since technical terminology is very familiar … Continue reading

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Weird Science in Black Bullet, and Parasitic Wasps

Black Bullet, an anime which I will absolutely not continue watching, is worth mentioning to muse a bit about the biology of its premise. Premise: 10 years ago, a parasitic virus nearly wipes out humanity, before people discover a metal called … Continue reading

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Science Round-up! Captain America’s Shield, Time Travel, and Spotting Bad Science

Just sharing a few interesting science and science in the media links: Why Captain America’s Shield Is Basically a Star-Spangled Supercapacitor. “The Stuff We Don’t Do,” by Marissa Lingen This story is too short for me to give too much away, but … Continue reading

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