Search Results: scientists
19 Feb 2009: Earth Scientists on Stamps
Human Fuzzies, Science: darwin, milankovitch, philately, richter, science in pop culture, stamps · 13 comments
... around a bit for existing stamps that feature earth scientists, I found the pickings to be surprisingly slim. Alfred Wegener has ... year of weather data in interior Greenland. Other earth scientists with stamps: Milankovitch. Zhang Heng, creator of the world's ...
14 Feb 2008: Love Songs for Geoscientists
Aimless: · 18 comments
I am frequently earwormed by the alt-country band Uncle Tupelo's song New Madrid, in which the narrator begs an intraplate seismic zone to somehow restore his lost love: Come on do what you did Roll me under New Madrid Shake my baby and please bring her ba ...
7 Mar 2006: Drawings of Scientists
Links, Science: kids drawings, science in pop culture · 5 comments
... Drawings of Scientists, and also their descriptions of what scientists are like, before: "Scientist Judy is wearing her white lab coat. ... . . simple clothes, simple house, simple personality." "Scientists live in their own world and the rest of society puts them ...
20 Jan 2006: Scientists, Not People
Science: literature, science in pop culture · 8 comments
... kids don't think scientists are normal human beings: Around 70% of the 11-15 year olds questioned said they did not picture scientists as "normal young and attractive men and women". ... Among those who said they would not like to be scientists, reasons included: "Because you would constantly be depressed and ...
Politics, Science: · 8 comments
... hazard in the region: The examples given for how the scientists' bad communication led to citizen deaths are all of people who felt ... (cf. New Madrid in 1990). So here we have a case where scientists communicated in a particular way about short-term risk, and as a ...
9 Mar 2009: Delicious Internet Noms
Links: blog carnivals, hydrology, resumes, sexual harassment, Wikipedia · 1 comment
... in Science carnivals, I note that Wikipedia's women earth scientists category is considered "underpopulated". And, bizarrely, there do ... be any categories devoted to highlighting minority earth scientists at all. I have absolutely no idea what it takes to get a new ...
Politics, Science: Pinatubo, US party politics, volcano monitoring, volcanoes · 32 comments
... spending as an economic stimulus to the nation's earth scientists, instrument manufacturers, etc., - even ignoring all that, volcano ...
7 Jan 2009: Volcano Geodesy 101
Aimless: · 6 comments
... data is very noisy, compared to the signals earth scientists are looking for. This is in large part due to fluctuations in ...
Aimless: · 3 comments
... geoblogosphere as we create a nation of budding young geoscientists, and the fabulous prizes you can win by donating (save your donation ...
24 Sep 2008: Carnival of Feminists #65
Aimless: · 9 comments
... zine Shocking Pink. Women in Science profiles the women scientists in this year's crop of MacArthur "genius grant" ...
12 Aug 2008: OMG AMNH PONIES!!1!
Aimless: · 9 comments
... for human use, a great number of video interviews with geoscientists that provide nice glimpses into what it's like to work in this field ...
Aimless: · 11 comments
... of us who hated the movie are just powerpoint-obsessed scientists who don't understand. It makes me wonder if anyone actually read my ... (these people love Marion because he interrupts the scientists interviews and stops the flow of information). I am accustomed to ...
15 Jul 2008: Sizzle… fo’ Shizzle?
Aimless: · 1 comment
... is initially conceived as a montage of talking head scientists, most of whom just so happen to be aged white men in button-down ... doesn't freak out. Otherwise I am sure many of these scientists would be wearing graph-paper shirts. **Stereotypical except for one ...
5 Jul 2008: Delicious Internet Noms
Links: · 6 comments
... melting ice caps? No. Andrew Revkin has a massive pile of scientists explain why ...
28 Jun 2008: Delicious Internet Noms
Links: · 1 comment
... writes - a transcript from a Stanford discussion. Blogging scientists should be able to relate: [A]nyone who does science, like nothing ... blogging, I've been meaning to plug two blogs by ag scientists, both of whom happen to be my uncles. Tom, a professor in the ...
19 Jun 2008: Carnival of Space #59
Links: · 2 comments
... and who now think astronomers are all squabbling, loony scientists, like the wild-haired "Doc Brown" in the Back to The Future films, ...
16 Apr 2008: RIP Ed Lorenz
Aimless: · 4 comments
... unpredictable results (play with this effect here!). Scientists in virtually every field of study have been banging their heads ...
6 Apr 2008: Giving the Lie: Blogs and Scientific Criticism
Aimless: · 10 comments
... and may be without burden of him unto whom it is spoken. Scientists do not fight duels, but the care with which we phrase our criticism ... true"). We also have obligations of courtesy to the fellow scientists whose work we are discussing. What's the mannerly way to say ...
29 Feb 2008: Friday Rock Blogging: Desert Varnish
Aimless: · 5 comments
... are from a paper in the latest issue of Geology. Three scientists at Arizona State took a careful look at some sections of desert ...
19 Feb 2008: Are We Baking with Volcanic Ash?
Aimless: · 10 comments
... into crops. So a month after the eruption, USGS scientists sampled wheat and soil from fields that had been ashed on. The ...
10 Dec 2007: AGU Geobloggers’ Meetup
Science: geoblogosphere, meetups · 2 comments
... sufficiently rare color at a serious convention of serious scientists that silly hats shouldn't be necessary. If things get really ...
Science, Whimsy: american geophysical union, Friday random ten, iTunes iChing, science journalism · 20 comments
... it'd be fun to see how well the informed judgment of scientists compares to the inscrutable mutterings of a modern divination ...
Links, Politics, Science: blog carnivals, feminism, gender, impostor syndrome, scientiae, sexism, zombies · 15 comments
... much evidence we have to the contrary. Mother of All Scientists also has a touch of the old imposter syndrome. And while Amanda ...
26 Oct 2007: Friday iTunes iChing: Panspermia?
Human Fuzzies, Science: Friday random ten, iTunes iChing, meteorites, panspermia · 2 comments
Alas, A Blog linked to this BBC report of a wacky space experiment: Transformed into the size of bowler hat, [a rock] was then attached to the side of the European Space Agency's Foton M3 mission, which launched from Kazakhstan last month. Professor ...
20 Oct 2007: The Spinning Dancer and the Brain
Science: debunking, neuroscience, optical illusions · 77 comments
... any given set of signals. Artists and sundry neuroscientists, however, can consciously exploit the assumptions your brain makes ...
5 Oct 2007: Friday Rock Blogging: Berea Sandstone
Science: rock blogging, sedimentary rocks · 2 comments
... marketing team. As a result, it's a popular choice for scientists who just want to fracture, deform, drown, thump, poison, or ...
3 Oct 2007: November Scientiae Call for Posts
Politics, Science: blog carnivals, scientiae · 3 comments
... like to invite all you progressive, equality-minded men scientists to join the fun this time around. To submit a post to the ...
Human Fuzzies, Politics, Science: feminism, feminisms, history, psychology, racism, rape, sexism, trashy novels, white studies · 3 comments
... in science, "HR issues" and discrimination against female scientists, and the influence of gender and gender stereotypes on the form and ...
28 Jun 2007: Science World Heritage
Science: dead white men, history of science, world heritage · 1 comment
... World Heritage proposals that celebrate science. Earth scientists are at an advantage here, because our work is so closely tied to ...
11 Apr 2007: Looking for New Earth
Science: extrasolar planets, telescopes · 6 comments
... or gravitational field. In today's issue of Nature, scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory report on a lab prototype ...
20 Mar 2007: Link Tuesday
Links: anti-racism, blog carnivals, gadgets, scientiae · 1 comment
Belated as usual... More women in science goodness at Scientiae #2 Gasoline-powered shoes! Russia is apparently the new Acme. A case study in recruiting - and retaining - minority scientists. ...
18 Mar 2007: Iconic Figures: Energy Release by Earthquakes
Science: earthquakes · 10 comments
Scientists like stories with lots of pictures. In fact, an awful lot of what goes ...
30 Jan 2007: What’s the Good News of Geology?
Politics, Science: fund my research or San Francisco gets it, lay science, philosophy of science · 16 comments
... together. Even with that in mind, though, most of what scientists think is tremendously exciting and interesting and utterly essential ... this discussion is always framed as a one-way endeavor, scientists reaching out to correct an ignorant public. Sometimes when I see ...
6 Nov 2006: Which Mitochondrial DNA Has the Superpowers?
Science: genetic engineering, mad science, supervillainy · 4 comments
... escape from your secret underground laboratory. Mad scientists these days. They don't even have funny ...
11 Aug 2006: Predicting Volcanic Eruptions Months in Advance
Science: hazard mitigation, volcanoes · 12 comments
... has a nice perspectives article written about it as well. Scientists from the Italian National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology ...
2 Aug 2006: Shorter Responses to Ben Barres
Politics: academia, gender, sexism, snark, women in science · 12 comments
... say that I believe women are predisposed not to be scientists is a distortion of my position (that women are predisposed not to be scientists, and also there's discrimination sometimes too). Ben Barres is a ...
7 Jun 2006: A Brief Discussion of Other People’s Politics
Politics: climate change, plumbers, rhetorical tactics · 5 comments
... I can immediately leap from "What about all the other scientists who think it's hogwash?" to Aha! We should talk about scientific ...
24 Apr 2006: Brains in Jars Have Needs Too
Politics, Science: academia, mentoring, science studies · no comments
... umm, I forget, d'oh! Do contrarians make bad scientists? - it's important not to confuse contrarianism as in "likes to ...
21 Mar 2006: Thomas Kuhn and Big Historiography
Science: Berzerkeley, Big History, Kuhn, Lacan, Marxism, paradigms, philosophy of science · 4 comments
... Marxism. Because so what if we're ostensibly apolitical scientists who would never dream of constructing knowledge*, we're at Berkeley! ... a good Brief History of Historiography for Dummies and Scientists? Today's lecture was about historical contingency again, and ...
13 Mar 2006: Quickies
Aimless, Links, Politics, Science: better living through science, mystery rocks, scientific culture, sexism · 9 comments
... University. "I kept wondering if there wasn't something we scientists could do about global poverty." [...] In most parts of the world, ... explicitly acknowledged social consciousness among earth scientists is... discomfiting. Lots of use variations on the theme of "we can ...
13 Jan 2006: Rehydrated AGU
Science, Teaching: american geophysical union, conference blogging, mass communication, science journalism · no comments
... aren't just twigging to the same things that make scientists excited. One would need to study articles that made it to the ... sensationalizable, Suleski seemed to think that if we scientists merely package our research in an attractive manner, it will be ...
2 Dec 2005: For Shame, Beeboid!
Science: Berzerkeley · 4 comments
... approach, or that one ought to attribute the opinions of scientists to the journal in which they are published. Also, claiming that Paul ...
23 Nov 2005: Own Your Own Conditional Penultimate Paragraphs
Human Fuzzies, Politics, Science: feminism, rhetorical tactics, scientific culture · 2 comments
... physics community is not an attractive option for female scientists. I won't make this claim, as the widely recognized, severe ...
18 Aug 2005: A Book and Two Movies
Human Fuzzies: bears, book reviews, charles darwin, movie reviews, penguins, pirates · 2 comments
... Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists - No title has ever been more cunningly concieved, more able to ... before I can blink. And quite right, too! Pirates! And scientists! The book itself, once you get beyond the excitement of the mere ...
16 Jun 2005: Garbage Day
Links, Politics, Science: Caltech, classism, Dianne Feinstein, earthquakes, feminism, flag-burning, rape, welfare · 4 comments
... than the original despite the involvement of fancy scientists. But I can't wait to see the young earthers pile on to the idea of ...
21 Apr 2005: Brain Asplode
Links: Caltech, compost, grad school, sexism · 4 comments
... around like an amœba. PZ Myers (and some French scientists writing in Nature) on public outreach in the sciences. Does Friday ...
30 Mar 2005: Pharmaceuticals
Politics: pharmacists · 7 comments
... commitment to religious freedom that we allow Christian Scientists to perform community service web-surfing, rather than conscripting ...
23 Mar 2005: Cyclic Extinctions?
Science: data mining, mass extinctions, statistics · no comments
... And somewhere in the chaos of multiple tabs of earth scientists I found a parade on which I would really like to pee: With ... extinction every 62 million years, say two UC Berkeley scientists who discovered the pattern after a painstaking computer study of ...
15 Sep 2004: California Performance Review for Geologists
Politics: California politics, environmentalism, urban planning · no comments
... - the BGG governs professional licensing for earth scientists; the SMGB represents the state's interest in geologic hazards, ...
Human Fuzzies, Science: · 5 comments
... If it's not, this is at least partially the fault of scientists, who don't appear to have an effective mechanism for earning ...
8 Apr 2004: In the End, I Still Really Like Maps
Personal: · 2 comments
... with humanities dropouts. To put it bluntly, dropout scientists are still fundamentally employable. This cuts out a lot of angst ...
24 Jun 2003: Am I an Ex-Academic?
Personal: · 3 comments
... have a humanities-specific basis. Which is nonsense; scientists have feelings too, and lots of them are feelings of inadequacy. I'm ...
7 Oct 2001: Suckers!
Personal: government gravy trains, Sweden, the scientific lifestyle, utter glee · no comments
... my chosen career path - I mean, who other than the earth scientists can get government money to go snorkeling in the South Pacific, ...