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Anonymous asked: Hey Shychemist. I've been following your blog for awhile and I want to bring up something that seems dated but nonetheless holds to be accurate today. I feel like the girls who consider themselves to be on the science side of tumblr to be horribly mistaken. It's statistically proven that women applicants struggle to get into stem doctorate programs, and rightfully so, they don't belong there. examples- atomic-o-licious, brainsx , adventuresinchemistry, i can't fit anymore but you get it

scorponis:

semehammer:

polymath4ever:

drkrislynn:

muchtoofullofsand:

hannahoort:

astropheminism:

nonlinearfluctuations:

chemistry-of-chaos:

dinostuck:

scientistsarepeopletoo:

adventuresinchemistry:

smilesandvials:

shychemist:

It doesn’t seem dated, your attitude is dated. This is the 21st century.

Women deserve to be in STEM programs just as much as men. I’d wager they deserve to succeed in the Sciences even more than men because of the sexism and misogyny they experience.

They struggle to get in because they’re the minority, and a lot of people who could admit them are sexist (regardless of gender) because of the society they grew up in. Its not through any intellectual weakness. These women are amazing and just as smart as the men in their fields.

You have no right to say these things to these amazing women, many of whom I consider to be friends.

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Wow. That seems like really fucking wrong. And offensive.
And I would love to take some more time out of my day to be pissed about it.
But…
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It seems that I have a lot of fucking science to do. 
So, uh, screw that.
If anybody needs me, me and my lady bits will be getting some fucking science done.

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I’m oddly excited to have been name checked by this shitty anon. Because it means that the very fact that I got into an Ivy League, top 15 science PhD program (where I fucking belong) is a giant fuck you to shitty anon. Also, shitty anons make Lewis sad. Because Lewis is a feminists science hippo.

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imageBest way for me to deal with shitty nonnies who think women can’t do science? DO MORE SCIENCE!!!! MWAHAHAHA

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Crap, I’m a woman biologist. I’d go get another career but I have a groundbreaking thesis on rapid evolution of reproductive isolation between seed beetle populations to finish. 

I’m not a well-known tumblr scientist…but I am a scientist all the same. And while I could probably obtain a more gender-appropriate occupation… I’m pretty content with the fact I’m an atmospheric chemist Additionally, I am also one of the few women who have managed to be selected to intern at NASA’s airborne research program. 

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Do I not deserve a place in the STEM fields, anon? 

Hey ladies! Mind if some physicists join in?

At the CERN visiting the CMS part of the LHC where were were working for 8 months on both computational and experimental work:

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Presenting our research at a conference on Physics of Living Systems:
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And visiting the Wind Tunnel experiment after presenting our research at Max Planck Institute at a Advances in Cardiac Dynamics Workshop

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Oh, me? What do I do? I try to understand why superbursts happen in neutron stars! This is important because: they shouldn’t happen but they do. And the implications could be astoundingly helpful for things like, oh I don’t know, nuclear fusion.

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Oh, just me, at a conference after presenting this:

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"don’t belong there"?! excuse you! 
Im not a science tumblr but i am a girl and a geologist so i kinda prove you wrong…?

In the Sorbas Basin finding fossilised bird trackways and fossilised rain drops
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Using HCl to dissolve solnhofen plattenkalk (limestones) to make plastic copies of exceptional fossils  

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On board the HMS Discovery, a state of the art scientific ship which anchors at the NOC (national oceanography centre Southampton)

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Doing some geological mapping and fieldwork in Ingleton Yorkshire

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So yeh anon, you’re wrong and very very very outdated in your opinions 

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Sorry, anon:  I’d love to stay and chat, but I’m afraid I’m too busy living in the future.

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Dang anon by the time I was 22 I had already worked for a geology department at a museum, a lab at a university, and was a lab technician for a hospital.

Oh and my girlfriend interned for a cancer research facility before graduating from high school.

^ Said girlfriend. I also interned at a bioprocessing lab in high school, and I am going study biochemistry/molecular biology at a top liberal arts college.

I wanna do this!

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I graduated Summa Cum Laude last year with a BS in Biochem and now I’m a grad student in Genetics at one of the top med schools in the country, currently working in a stem cell lab.

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Picture of one of my induced pluripotent stem cell colonies I made, they are fucking cute.

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Picture of messy bench

Also my labmate Anna took the pic of me and she is also a badass science lady women make rad scientists and Anon is on crack

I graduated with a M.S. Plant Science degree where I focused on plant genetics and breeding.

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Here’s me presenting my data from my Masters research (My lovely friend on the far left is also a science lady!)

I’ve presented at a large national viticulture and enology conference with my data.

I would have been Magna Cum Laude if my graduate program had used that system.

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Funny, my group of friends seem to be okay with women in the sciences.

I’m currently working at one of the most progressive agriculture research companies researching effects of proteins on insects. I’m planning to move up in the ranks soon with more plant breeding-based work.

zerostatereflex:

Swarms of tiny robots the size of insects build things.

"SRI International, a government research institute, has created a swarm of tiny robots that can cooperate to build things on a small scale."

This is incredible. Welcome to the future kids. 

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jean-luc-gohard:

I was born in the wrong generation. This generation is still racist as fuck and I can’t download a pizza. Wake me up in the year 3019.

About that pizza…

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ariasdilaurentis:

i’ve waited so long to find this again. and I will reblog it 3895721273 times if it’s needed.

This reminded me of Bobby Gaylors contribution: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tfn5dlyOVo

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patrick42h:


flameblade7:

typette:

misterbunni:

sagansense:

Welcome to the United States of America.

What the actual fuck.

dude if you make bill nye scowl, you need to re-evaluate your relevance to this planet

hes thinking doing the math to see how much time he has to come over there and beat u

New rule: you must have a post graduate degree in science, math, or engineering and have contributed to at least 3 peer-reviewed articles before you can serve on any Congressional committee about science or technology.


The thing is, this guy is not completely wrong. Let’s examine his statements:

1. Wind is a finite resource.

False. Though we shouldn’t convert all wind (at a given moment) into electricity, since wind is an important part of our climate. Also while wind is renewable, it’s rate of renewal is finite [x]

2. harnessing windpower slows wind down

True: Energy cannot be lost, kinetic energy of the wind is converted to electric energy by windmills. If the wind has less kinetic energy wind slows down. This article (open, and also relevant for point 3) actually uses this change in kinetic energy to model the impact of large scale wind farms on the climate.

3. Windfarms cause the temperature to rise

True, This (peer reviewed nature group) article describes how windfarms likely warm up the local climate.Since it is behind a paywall (I couldn’t read it myself), here is an article describing the results. It is important to note that it is local and mostly at night. Also the researcher think there should be more research into the actual cause of the temperature rise and its impact on climate before actual firm conclusions could be drawn. This article (which is free) models the climate impact of configurations of wind farms. In the case were windmills deliver 10% of the world energy, there is a seasonal peak temperature change of ~0.5 K.

This is not an argument against windmills, but is an argument to take its effects into account. The authors of the last article even suggest that the global temperature change distribution of windfarms might counter this temperature change distribution of CO2 producing methods. But all this will need more research. These effects can have serious consequences (every energy harvesting method probably does), let us not fall into the same trap again and find problems with our prime energy method only after we’ve become dependent on it.

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patrick42h:

flameblade7:

typette:

misterbunni:

sagansense:

Welcome to the United States of America.

What the actual fuck.

dude if you make bill nye scowl, you need to re-evaluate your relevance to this planet

hes thinking doing the math to see how much time he has to come over there and beat u

New rule: you must have a post graduate degree in science, math, or engineering and have contributed to at least 3 peer-reviewed articles before you can serve on any Congressional committee about science or technology.

The thing is, this guy is not completely wrong. Let’s examine his statements:

1. Wind is a finite resource.

False. Though we shouldn’t convert all wind (at a given moment) into electricity, since wind is an important part of our climate. Also while wind is renewable, it’s rate of renewal is finite [x]

2. harnessing windpower slows wind down

True: Energy cannot be lost, kinetic energy of the wind is converted to electric energy by windmills. If the wind has less kinetic energy wind slows down. This article (open, and also relevant for point 3) actually uses this change in kinetic energy to model the impact of large scale wind farms on the climate.

3. Windfarms cause the temperature to rise

True, This (peer reviewed nature group) article describes how windfarms likely warm up the local climate.Since it is behind a paywall (I couldn’t read it myself), here is an article describing the results. It is important to note that it is local and mostly at night. Also the researcher think there should be more research into the actual cause of the temperature rise and its impact on climate before actual firm conclusions could be drawn. This article (which is free) models the climate impact of configurations of wind farms. In the case were windmills deliver 10% of the world energy, there is a seasonal peak temperature change of ~0.5 K.

This is not an argument against windmills, but is an argument to take its effects into account. The authors of the last article even suggest that the global temperature change distribution of windfarms might counter this temperature change distribution of CO2 producing methods. But all this will need more research. These effects can have serious consequences (every energy harvesting method probably does), let us not fall into the same trap again and find problems with our prime energy method only after we’ve become dependent on it.

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womeninspace:

Fatima Dyczynski passed away in MH17 bombing
Fatima Dyczynski was the founder of Xoterra Space and a fellow student of mine at the space systems engineering departement of Delft University of Technology. I did not know Fatima personally, but it was clear to all she was an ambitious woman with a bright future ahead. Her mission was to make a difference and make space personal.
Fatima was flying to Perth to meet her parents and take on a job at IBM. My thought and condolences go out to her family and friends. I wish them strength in these terrible days.

womeninspace:

Fatima Dyczynski passed away in MH17 bombing

Fatima Dyczynski was the founder of Xoterra Space and a fellow student of mine at the space systems engineering departement of Delft University of Technology. I did not know Fatima personally, but it was clear to all she was an ambitious woman with a bright future ahead. Her mission was to make a difference and make space personal.

Fatima was flying to Perth to meet her parents and take on a job at IBM. My thought and condolences go out to her family and friends. I wish them strength in these terrible days.

kr-reed:

"Why would you schedule a 6 hour layover in Moscow?" they said. 
"Isn’t Russia really out of your way?" they asked.
WORTH IT.

kr-reed:

"Why would you schedule a 6 hour layover in Moscow?" they said. 

"Isn’t Russia really out of your way?" they asked.

WORTH IT.

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vivapalestine:

Sums up the disproportional use of force on Gaza & coverage of the media.

vivapalestine:

Sums up the disproportional use of force on Gaza & coverage of the media.

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christinetheastrophysicist:

A few days ago, we found out that comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko is a contact binary. Now we have rotating view of it. This gif uses 36 images each separated by 20 minutes to show a 360° view of the comet. It takes the comet 12.4 hours to complete one rotation.
Read more about the comet on the Rosetta Blog.

christinetheastrophysicist:

A few days ago, we found out that comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko is a contact binary. Now we have rotating view of it. This gif uses 36 images each separated by 20 minutes to show a 360° view of the comet. It takes the comet 12.4 hours to complete one rotation.

Read more about the comet on the Rosetta Blog.

(via spaceexp)

Rosetta Target Churyumov-Gerasimenko looks like a Contact Binary!
The Planetary Society reports that the asteroid Churyumov-Gerasimenko Rosetta is aiming for is likely a contact binary. This means that it consist of two bodies. This will be the first time a contact binary will be visited. That makes it extra exciting for the Rosetta team, but the Philae lander team will have a harder time.
The Planetary Society based their report on the image above, which has now been taken down from the CNES website, as it was an unplanned release. In reaction ESA reports that it will release more material tomorrow. So let see what more exciting material awaits us!
In the mean time, let me propose we name one of the nuclei Churyumov, and the other Gerasimenko.

Rosetta Target Churyumov-Gerasimenko looks like a Contact Binary!

The Planetary Society reports that the asteroid Churyumov-Gerasimenko Rosetta is aiming for is likely a contact binary. This means that it consist of two bodies. This will be the first time a contact binary will be visited. That makes it extra exciting for the Rosetta team, but the Philae lander team will have a harder time.

The Planetary Society based their report on the image above, which has now been taken down from the CNES website, as it was an unplanned release. In reaction ESA reports that it will release more material tomorrow. So let see what more exciting material awaits us!

In the mean time, let me propose we name one of the nuclei Churyumov, and the other Gerasimenko.