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Science and feminism: the holy grail for nasty comments?

Science and feminism: the holy grail for nasty comments?

Just recently, Popular Science shut off their comments in a move they report here. An interesting post came up on Scientific American about this, with a pretty hilarious graphic to start it off (including a great line: “I can science!”). It seems that comments on posts about, especially, climate change...

Philosophers Got Beards, Scientists Got Crazy Hair? Thinking Feminist Across Disciplines

Philosophers Got Beards, Scientists Got Crazy Hair? Thinking Feminist Across Disciplines

Here might be one thing we scientists have in common with us philosophers. As Sally Haslanger describes: people imagine philosophers as old men with beards. If you replace the beards with crazy hair a la Van de Graaff-generator, you’ve basically got a visual of how a number of people imagine...

It’s a Revolution! It’s a Lego Female Scientist! No… it’s a Female Scientist Lady Lab Technician?

It’s a Revolution! It’s a Lego Female Scientist! No… it’s a Female Scientist Lady Lab Technician?

Like many of you, I was kind of excited to see the news that there was a new Lego figure: a scientist who is a woman. On one hand, there has been some really thoughtful criticism of Lego on a number of fronts, including its specialized line for girls (sexist...

The Transparency Project: The Science story we tell ourselves, and the science we actually do

The Transparency Project: The Science story we tell ourselves, and the science we actually do

Let me start this by saying that I don’t think Science is ‘just’ a story. First off, I don’t think stories are ‘just’ stories – they have a lot of power. Second, I think each approach to knowledge, including science, is uniquely valuable. But any working scientist would have to...

CHARMing in Physics Today: Why are his eyes trying to bore into our SOULS?

CHARMing in Physics Today: Why are his eyes trying to bore into our SOULS?

Every month or so, I end up perusing Physics Today (I’m not a physicist but I am around their magazines pretty often). I’ve been really impressed by their apparent commitment to diversity along racial/ethnic, gender, and sexuality lines. Which is why I was so surprised to see this advertisement, just...

Welcome beta-testers!

Welcome beta-testers!

Gap Junction Science is undergoing beta-testing with some dedicated and supportive colleagues. Thanks for your help and time, folks!

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Do you have a photo for Gap Junction Science to use? We’re looking to populate the site with great visuals from our community. The photo/image should be visually interesting, and somehow evocative of what Gap Junction Science is all about. Even just cool science pics are welcome (let’s be honest...