Delicious Internet Noms
- Thoughts on Tuli v. Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Inc., et al. « Feminist Law Professors — On the rewards of a sexual harassment lawsuit: “So, the bonus payoff here is, she gets to work in an environment where she is ostracized, despised, feared, and hated – barred from any leadership position – and will never be taken seriously as a decision-maker or policy-maker – for the rest of her professional life. And that’s because she WON!”
- The Open Laboratory 2008 is here! — Woot, I’m an author! Also, OpenLab 2009 submissions are now open. Quick, nominate all the fantastic science posts you’ve read in the past couple months before you forget them!
- Stop Wasting Time Formatting Your Resumes — Make sure there are no typos, then send it. No one cares about the font. Casual science says so!
- Honeybells are for eating — Using oranges to measure stream flow.
- Water Cycle, Meet Media Cycle — Events transpire -> Media reports condense -> Coverage precipitates thinking -> Ideas infiltrate society
- The Onion: San Francisco Historians Condemn 1906 Earthquake Deniers — via NOVA Geoblog
- Thus Spake Zuska : It’s Difficult To Talk About Diversity When You Feel Ignorant And Are Afraid To Give Offense — Do it anyway, otherwise you will never learn.
Carnivals, and a suggestion for a 2-minute women in science Internet activism task, below the fold.
- The first Diversity in Science carnival is out, celebrating Black History Month. See especially Sciencewoman’s profile of chemical oceanographer Ashanti Pyrtle.
- Call for Entries: Diversity in Science – Women’s History Month Edition — hosted by Thus Spake Zuska
- March Scientiae: Role Models
- Carnival of the Arid #2
In the spirit of the Diversity in Science carnivals, I note that Wikipedia’s women earth scientists category is considered “underpopulated”. And, bizarrely, there do not appear to be any categories devoted to highlighting minority earth scientists at all.
I have absolutely no idea what it takes to get a new category past the relevant Wikipedia throng; I suspect it’s not hard. And it is definitely dead simple to add articles to an existing category – I just did it for about a dozen women earth scientists. All you have to do is copy and paste a little code snippet. Frankly, Wikipedia has a much bigger audience than the science blogosphere. So even if you don’t have time to write a fullblown profile of your own for the carnival, why not take a couple minutes to flag one or two existing Wikipedia profiles?