TOBIAS FROM THE THIRD MOON OF CLASSTRON OMEGA IV

Camping trip

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kqedscience:

26 Percent of Women Scientists Say They’ve Been Sexually Assaulted Doing Fieldwork"On this week’s podcast, the four coauthors—Clancy, anthropologists Robin Nelson and Julienne Rutherford, and evolutionary biologist Katie Hinde—discuss their recently published survey of scientists who have worked in the field.Their results were eye-opening and immediately generated headlines. “Around 70 percent of women from our sample reported experiencing harassment and about 40 percent of men,” Clancy says. Additionally, 26 percent of women and 6 percent of men reported being sexually assaulted (defined as “unwanted physical contact”) while doing field research.”
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kqedscience:

26 Percent of Women Scientists Say They’ve Been Sexually Assaulted Doing Fieldwork

"On this week’s podcast, the four coauthors—Clancy, anthropologists Robin Nelson and Julienne Rutherford, and evolutionary biologist Katie Hinde—discuss their recently published survey of scientists who have worked in the field.

Their results were eye-opening and immediately generated headlines. “Around 70 percent of women from our sample reported experiencing harassment and about 40 percent of men,” Clancy says. Additionally, 26 percent of women and 6 percent of men reported being sexually assaulted (defined as “unwanted physical contact”) while doing field research.”

Listen to the podcast and learn more from motherjones.

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70sscifiart:

By Jack Kirby, for the Comic Art Convention, New York, 1971.

70sscifiart:

By Jack Kirby, for the Comic Art Convention, New York, 1971.

putthison:

The Beginning of the End of Government Suits?

Despite my advice in yesterday’s post, sometimes you can wear whatever the hell you want to a job interview. Wired calls attention to a the White House’s attempt to recruit IT talent to its new U.S. Digital Service—a project led by ex-Google engineer Mikey Dickerson. A point this video returns to over and over is the government’s accommodation of coders’ traditionally lax dress code: Dickerson seems to favor nondescript, untucked cotton button downs and khakis, while most of the President’s men are all suit all the time. In one segment Dickerson is wearing a jacket and tie—he jokes that it’s only because the President is in the room; Dickerson’s dress shirt appears to be made of denim.

The often-stereotyped uniform of the computer programmer/IT guy/coder is really the politician’s “can’t look like I care too much” uniform taken a step further: politicians won’t wear clothes that might be perceived as flashy because they could signify vanity, conspicuous wealth, or a lack of seriousness. They want you to know they have more important things to worry about. The Silicon Valley aesthetic’s rejection of, uh, aesthetics is more about, as Jesse put it, creating the facade of meritocracy: “Whoever hacks best wins.” Politicians want the approval of everyone, or at least 51% of everyone, and enough people still believe that SERIOUS BUSINESS requires a suit and tie to justify them. Tech guys’ attitude is a rejection of needing any approval at all. “This is what I feel like wearing. You need me. Take it or leave it.”

The implication of the video is great: that the government is worried its missing the opportunity to hire the best people for the job because those people wouldn’t even consider taking a job where they’d have to wear a suit.

-Pete

s-c-i-guy:

Bill Nye Fights Back
How a mild-mannered children’s celebrity plans to save science in America—or go down swinging.
Read the full article on Popular Science

s-c-i-guy:

Bill Nye Fights Back

How a mild-mannered children’s celebrity plans to save science in America—or go down swinging.

Read the full article on Popular Science

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astronautfashions:

Carol Calhoun of TWA Services poses with the recently erected Apollo CSM checkout vehicle at the KSC Visitors Center. Photo dated December 16, 1971.
Retro Space Images

 

astronautfashions:

Carol Calhoun of TWA Services poses with the recently erected Apollo CSM checkout vehicle at the KSC Visitors Center. Photo dated December 16, 1971.

Retro Space Images

amoebalanding:

My Grandparents in Love by bekahjan on Flickr

amoebalanding:

My Grandparents in Love by bekahjan on Flickr

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billbuttlicker-:

i’m a film student

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minorcutie:

such an honor to get this award…

minorcutie:

such an honor to get this award…

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