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madscipanda:

anachoretique:

Walk through a giant 115 feet tall replica of the human body at the Corpus Science Museum in the Netherlands. Your Fantastic Voyage through the museum starts with an escalator ride into an open sore on your giant victim’s leg and ends among the pulsing neurons in his brain.  Explore the ventricles of the heart….

I want to go! :D 
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Field trip to the Netherlands! 

scientific-women:

madscipanda:

anachoretique:

Walk through a giant 115 feet tall replica of the human body at the Corpus Science Museum in the Netherlands. Your Fantastic Voyage through the museum starts with an escalator ride into an open sore on your giant victim’s leg and ends among the pulsing neurons in his brain.  Explore the ventricles of the heart….

I want to go! :D 

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Field trip to the Netherlands! 

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Permalink | 58,005 notes | July 21, 2014
therandomactorg:

Want to join our team? We’ll you’re in luck! We’re looking for an amazing graphic designer, an awesome multimedia officer, and a brilliant developmental officer.
If you’d like to join us in making the world a better place one random act of kindness at a time, just drop by our website.  You can email our HR Manager if you have questions at HR@theRandomAct.org.
The last date to apply is July 27. So tell your friends!
P.S. Sock money hats and kale mustaches are not required, but they are certainly a lot of fun.

therandomactorg:

Want to join our team? We’ll you’re in luck! We’re looking for an amazing graphic designer, an awesome multimedia officer, and a brilliant developmental officer.

If you’d like to join us in making the world a better place one random act of kindness at a time, just drop by our website.  You can email our HR Manager if you have questions at HR@theRandomAct.org.

The last date to apply is July 27. So tell your friends!

P.S. Sock money hats and kale mustaches are not required, but they are certainly a lot of fun.

Permalink | 43 notes | July 21, 2014

heythereuniverse:

Meet the electric life forms that live on pure energy | NewScientist

Stick an electrode in the ground, pump electrons down it, and they will come: living cells that eat electricity. We have known bacteria to survive on a variety of energy sources, but none as weird as this. Think of Frankenstein’s monster, brought to life by galvanic energy, except these “electric bacteria” are very real and are popping up all over the place.

Unlike any other living thing on Earth, electric bacteria use energy in its purest form – naked electricity in the shape of electrons harvested from rocks and metals. We already knew about two types, Shewanella and Geobacter. Now, biologists are showing that they can entice many more out of rocks and marine mud by tempting them with a bit of electrical juice. Experiments growing bacteria on battery electrodes demonstrate that these novel, mind-boggling forms of life are essentially eating and excreting electricity.

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Permalink | 516 notes | July 20, 2014
Reblog if you believe Roleplaying forms Friendships

anon-loki:

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georgetakei:

Rarely drop the F-bomb, but this warrants one. Stay tuned for a blog piece on this later today, posted on That Blog Is So Takei.

georgetakei:

Rarely drop the F-bomb, but this warrants one. Stay tuned for a blog piece on this later today, posted on That Blog Is So Takei.

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tastefullyoffensive:

Creations from French Girls, an iPhone app where people draw portraits based on selfies of others. [via]

Related: Subway Snapchat Art

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mymodernmet:

Writer and illustrator October Jones delights with these hilarious motivational post-it notes that he leaves on the train and in other random places. The upbeat doodles, which star the adorable Peppy the Inspirational Cat, convey positive and funny messages meant to encourage daily commuters.

Permalink | 4,138 notes | July 15, 2014
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"

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.

Permalink | 25,543 notes | July 15, 2014

mymodernmet:

FINCHandHARE’s Etsy shop specializes in these dual-meaning greeting cards, which have rude messages on the outside but unfold to reveal sweet sentiments on the inside.. 

Permalink | 440 notes | July 14, 2014
Anonymous asked "How does one find internships? Unfortunately, many of my peers are having trouble finding science-related internships, mainly ones relating to lab work, and I myself don't know where to start."

ucresearch:

sciencesoup:

Google is your friend. Get intimate with it. There are a lot of databases/lists of internships floating around, but you usually have to dig a bit to find them.

Here’s an incomplete list of ones I’ve personally taken note of. Most are in the US or the UK, and they’re mostly available to international students. There are MANY more programs open to US and EU citizens; you guys have a lot more options.

LISTS of STEM internships/programs in all fields:

Specific STEM fields:

Astronomy and Physics

Environmental Science

Australian Programs

LISTS of Science Writing Internships:

Specific Science Writing Internships

Basically, do your research, because this is a hugely incomplete list, but hopefully this gets you started.

Spread this around! My extensive Googling skills have to be good for something.

This is a great list of resources and we wanted to add the list of research opportunities available across the University of California system (although there are a few listed above.)

*Research opportunities cover both STEM fields as well as the social sciences and humanities:

Another way to go about it would be to identify research topics that interest you and then find faculty members at a university who are conducting research in those areas. After familiarizing yourself a bit with their work, send them an email or schedule a meeting to learn more about what they do.  They may be able to offer you more specific guidance in your field of interest or have research projects that you could potentially work on.

Or there may be more informal ways to gain research experience. You may be able to work under the guidance of a faculty member, even if the professor is not an official research program mentor. Some professors may be willing to supervise an independent research project.

Permalink | 2,068 notes | July 8, 2014

biomedicalephemera:

"Hey, has anyone seen my Snapple I left it here OH MY GOD IT’S F—-ING SMALLPOX"

We found some forgotten variola (smallpox) at the FDA laboratories in Bethesda, Maryland! They were fully sealed and there’s no evidence of tampering, and are now located at the secure BSL-4 CDC laboratory in Atlanta, Georgia, where the rest of the US stockpile is located.

The last naturally-occurring Variola major case was in a Bangladeshi girl in 1975, and the last Variola minor case was in a hospital cook in Somalia, in 1977. Eradication was complete by early 1978, and was formally declared in 1980.

In late 1978, a medical photographer became infected by a smallpox sample kept at the University of Birmingham, and subsequently died from the disease. One other person also became infected, but survived. The researcher who was overseeing the photography operation was distraught and committed suicide soon after the photographer’s death. After this, the WHO strongly encouraged all countries to destroy their stockpiles of smallpox.

There was significant resistance to the recommendation and pressure by both Russia and the United States, and today there are two formally declared laboratories that have the live virus - the CDC in Atlanta, Georgia, and VECTOR in Koltsovo, Russia.

Having worked in several labs, there’s this fear of throwing things out that people might one day come back and need, or want to use again. Even samples that we can hardly identify, waaaaay back in the -80C freezers, get kept around unless we know what they are and who was using them and that they wish to destroy the sample or declare it unsuitable for future research. Stuff gets shoved to the back, and you don’t look at it for years or sometimes decades. There are some truly bizarre things to be found when cleaning old freezers…but hopefully I never come across something like this.

There are probably more smallpox samples out there, in former Soviet states, and in the US. Hopefully they’re all as well-sealed and safe as this one was.

Via The Mary Sue/@pourmecoffee

Permalink | 1,169 notes | July 8, 2014
stoymilk:

bongsucker:

okjol:

Black Hole bending light.

this is fucking terrifying

its awesome

stoymilk:

bongsucker:

okjol:

Black Hole bending light.

this is fucking terrifying

its awesome

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doublenegativemeansyes:

and when!?

doublenegativemeansyes:

and when!?

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