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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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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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Happy Holidays! And a Roundup, with some Science-themed Media and a Few Jokes

Happy holidays, everyone! There isn’t going to be a post next week, so this one’s going to have to count for both Christmas and New Years. I’ll try to include some funny stuff. First up, this one should be appreciated … Continue reading

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Clarke’s Law: Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic

I wasn’t going to use any more Agents of SHIELD examples to talk about science, but this show just keeps giving me fodder. I’m ignoring a lot of it, actually. This week, the Science Cannot Comprehend Phlebotinum trope showed up. … Continue reading

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