Search Results: study
Meta, Personal: academia, Announcements · 11 comments
It's official, signed, sealed, and if not quite delivered, at least dropped in the mailbox: I'm off to UC Berkeley next fall for a Ph.D. from the Department of Earth and Planetary Science. Do not hesitate to fail to withold your applause! Topics to be c ...
Human Fuzzies: · 1 comment
this is not the world in which we live. few things are more obvious than good incubators these ideal husbands are small and fat: well equipped females and males of a single species exploit the environment covered with liver spots and lacking real teeth ...
Food, Science: Apiaceae, birth control, hormones, peer-reviewed research, poison hemlock, poisonous lookalikes, wild carrot · 5 comments
... summer I leveled up in foraging by carefully studying poison hemlock (Conium maculatum) and Queen Anne's lace (Daucus ... is no pregnancy. This mechanism seems to be confirmed by a study where either carrot seed extract alone, or carrot seed extract and ...
23 Jun 2013: Osoberry Ossobucco
Food: Indian plum, jam, lamb, meat, osoberries, recipes, Rosaceae · 1 comment
... I would've expected to meet at least one person during the study who was actually bothered by them. Instead I met people who told me how ...
11 May 2011: Car Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Trunk
Politics: bicycles, cars, lifestyles of the privileged minority, privilege · 4 comments
When I started riding my bike again two years ago, I expected to have a few scary traffic moments and a little bit of awkwardness changing out of sweaty clothes at work. What I did not expect was that people would start complaining to me about other bicycl ...
Politics, Science: climate change, environmentalism, sustainability, unfinished drafts · 6 comments
... processed foodstuffs there is. According to this study, unless you have a super-efficient gas oven that you load with several ...
18 Dec 2008: California is Safe?
Aimless: · 10 comments
... to a study of deaths from natural hazard "events"* across the U.S., earthquakes, ... events like heat waves, floods, and thunderstorms. The study was published in the open-access International Journal of Health ... California is mostly safe, and ran with that angle. The study's authors looked at county-level data on natural fatality hazards during ...
9 Oct 2008: Papers I Haven’t Been Reading Lately
Aimless: · 3 comments
... BERENDSEN (2008). (U-Th)/He dating of kimberlites--A case study from north-eastern Kansas Earth and Planetary Science Letters DOI: ...
6 Oct 2008: Drill, Baby, Drill… for Geothermal!
Aimless: · 11 comments
... continues to work out as well as expected, the new study estimates that the equivalent of 50% of the nation's current electricity ...
24 Sep 2008: Carnival of Feminists #65
Aimless: · 9 comments
... of passion" defenses to intimate partner violence: Polk's study revealed the 'crime of passion' to be a fiction. Rather than spontaneous, ...
14 Sep 2008: The Rusty King of All Metals
Aimless: · 2 comments
... but as it expands the mind, being a matter of fact study, this alone, is sufficient to recommend it more generally. -- Issachar ...
8 Aug 2008: Shirts Belonging to the
Aimless: · 12 comments
... an Australian researcher who has spent two decades studying male contraceptives, including an implant-injection system that ...
Aimless: · 6 comments
... Nature paywall, the original article is here. A similar study was published sixteen years ago, not in Nature but in Science. The first ... author on this week's Nature paper. While the recent study measured stress changes along a fault using precise instrumentation ...
19 Jun 2008: Carnival of Space #59
Links: · 2 comments
... Bad Astronomer asks: Are we aliens?: [S]cientists studying the Murchison meteorite have determined that the purines and ...
18 Jun 2008: Advice for a Mathphobe?
Aimless: · 25 comments
... obsessed as I am with geology, I'm terrified of actually studying it. I'm great with concepts, and applying things I've studied to real ... screwed? Do you have any advice for someone who plans on studying geology as an undergrad? At this point, let me note that my ...
17 Jun 2008: Another Lusi Update
Aimless: · 4 comments
... that the burst came from the drilling well is based on a study that used the wrong data and assumption," Edy Sutriono, drilling expert ...
Aimless: · 7 comments
... mud used to be. Chris Rowan has already blogged about that study, so I'll not summarize it again here. However, there's another paper due ... - and by "we" I mean Richard Davies (also an author on the study documenting the big hole in the ground), myself, Michael Manga, Rudi ...
5 May 2008: Tag Clouds for my Papers
Aimless: · 7 comments
... shown sierra significant smith snow spring stable station study surface temperature total value variations water years created at ...
Aimless: · 16 comments
... mother emails me, just in case I want to move back home to study it. So that's how I heard about yesterday morning's earthquake in ...
16 Apr 2008: RIP Ed Lorenz
Aimless: · 4 comments
... this effect here!). Scientists in virtually every field of study have been banging their heads against this fact in utter frustration for ...
6 Apr 2008: Giving the Lie: Blogs and Scientific Criticism
Aimless: · 10 comments
... wading through A Social History of Truth, Steven Shapin's study of how early modern English gentleman's etiquette was appropriated for ...
6 Feb 2008: Delicious Internet Noms
Links: · 4 comments
... biochemical reactions to fight malaria. The chimps in this study were eating mainly kaolinite - I wonder if they would display a ...
18 Dec 2007: Grading Codes I Want to Give
Teaching: funny, grading, students say the darndest things · 1 comment
... the world - what's your excuse? S: This is science, the study of the natural world of reality. You're not allowed to just make shit up. ...
Links, Politics, Science: blog carnivals, feminism, gender, impostor syndrome, scientiae, sexism, zombies · 15 comments
... Notes from an Evolutionary Psychologist has some study tips. Last but not least, Mad Hatter has a three-part series on ...
2 Sep 2007: Why I’m a Geophysicist
Personal, Science, Teaching: college education, turning to the dark side · 5 comments
... and the theme is what the hell is wrong with us why we study geology. I don't have much time to write today - I have a few errands to ...
13 Jul 2007: Friday Fun Poll: Planetary Warming
Politics, Science, Whimsy: climate change, planetary science · 1 comment
... big earth science news this week is another study concluding that global warming has nothing to do with the Sun. The press is full of optimistic quotes from the study authors, but I'm far too cynical to believe that "climate skeptics", like ...
1 Jul 2007: Leaving the Ivory Tower
Human Fuzzies, Politics, Science: academia, book reviews, grad school, Phi Delta Qoppa · 3 comments
... her third try, she completed a dissertation in sociology - studying people who drop out of Ph.D. programs. Then she turned her ... networks are essential. Lovitts doesn't really focus her study on gender, race, class, or sexual orientation, but she briefly invokes ...
10 Apr 2007: Another Earthquake Prediction Failure
Science: earthquake prediction · 4 comments
... wrongheaded. Based on a 37-year-long record of seismicity, study author Tom Parsons of the USGS was able to rule out the possibility that ...
20 Mar 2007: Link Tuesday
Links: anti-racism, blog carnivals, gadgets, scientiae · 1 comment
... shoes! Russia is apparently the new Acme. A case study in recruiting - and retaining - minority ...
Politics: gender, Hillary Clinton, lazy journalism, sexism · 6 comments
... Sybilla Merian. In 1685, she left her husband and began to study South American insects; eventually she took her youngest daughter with ...
25 Aug 2006: Am I an Old Fart?
Teaching, Whimsy: college mindset, old fogeyism · 9 comments
... "dissed" what they don't like. The U.S. has always been studying global warming to confirm its existence. Richard M. Daley has always ...
11 Aug 2006: Predicting Volcanic Eruptions Months in Advance
Science: hazard mitigation, volcanoes · 12 comments
... to predict future volcanic eruptions. The first study was performed on the volcanic island of Montserrat. Researchers from the ... however, is able to tell the difference. Although the study used a catalog of old earthquakes, the authors used techniques that can ...
2 Aug 2006: Shorter Responses to Ben Barres
Politics: academia, gender, sexism, snark, women in science · 12 comments
... McCarthy: We are only now ridding the scientific study of sex differences of its sexist roots. But I also believe in some ...
27 Jul 2006: Coming Down from the Link Rush
Links, Meta: anti-racism, blog carnivals, doing science, erase racism, NASA, panta rei, race in science, racism · 1 comment
... mission statement: yes, they really are slighting the study of Earth. Don't make me rhapsodize about the value of satellite data - ...
15 Jul 2006: Call for Interviewees: Women in STEMM
Politics, Science: women in science · 29 comments
... schools, and all-female institutions women who live and study and work all over the country women of all ages, races, and ...
18 Apr 2006: There Goes $14,000
Politics: academia, money, sexism · 14 comments
... funding, etc., but it does take those factors into account studywide - and yes, Virginia, there is a pay gap. Via Alas, who has a good ...
19 Jan 2006: Go Grey Lady Go!
Politics, Science: evolutionary psychology, lazy journalism · 2 comments
... and contrast: [A] study released Wednesday, bolstered by magnetic resonance imaging, suggests ... leads highlight the gender differences found in the study, which, whatever - gender disparities uncovered by such studies are often greatly exaggerated*, but I can't find the actual study to check. But only one lead** manages to conflate the presence of a ...
13 Jan 2006: Rehydrated AGU
Science, Teaching: american geophysical union, conference blogging, mass communication, science journalism · no comments
... things that make scientists excited. One would need to study articles that made it to the mainstream media via active promotion, vs. ...
26 Nov 2005: My Neighbors Are Penis Zombies
Politics: Berzerkeley, rape, sexism · 4 comments
... and (3) are more likely to have unprotected sex. The study, incidentally, was done on undergrads here at Cal, so the results will be ... behaviors of their attackers. And you can say "our study can't be generalized to women" without adding a 345-character digression ...
11 Oct 2005: I’m Crushed
Links, Science: dinosaurs, feathers, paleontology · 3 comments
... al., say it ain't so! I'm not equipped to deal with the study of stuff that's alive... perhaps we can get ace public biologist PZ Myers ...
20 Sep 2005: Climate Change in Human Teeth
Science: climate change, stable isotopes, teeth · no comments
... you with subscriptions to Climatic Change): In order to study climate variations during the last 1700 years in eastern France, ...
16 Sep 2005: Friday Rock Blogging: Portland Cement
Science: cement, rock blogging · 5 comments
... turn Friday Rock Blogs into an actual structured way to study for my qualifying exams. Until that day, I'll be getting ideas from ...
1 Sep 2005: Lookit Me I’m So Privileged
Personal: army corps of engineers, Atchafalaya, dams, levees, Mississippi River · 1 comment
... weird to sit here in my co-op's little study room, worrying about the spatial variation of deuterium concentrations in ...
9 Jul 2005: Medical things I do not know answers to
Science: guest posts, medicine · 9 comments
... of mine (hi friend! I doubt you are reading this!) is studying medicine in Europe, and currently getting British citizenship so that ...
4 May 2005: California Senate Bill 5: Freedom is Coming!
Politics: academic freedom, California politics · 4 comments
... exception to the data or views offered in any course of study and to reserve judgment about matters of opinion. Free to take ...
18 Apr 2005: For Millennia, Google Has Spoken
Human Fuzzies, Whimsy: essay contests, googlefu · 3 comments
... the appointment of the new director of the Centre for the Study of the Public Domain is a term used to describe the same thing, the same ...
23 Mar 2005: Cyclic Extinctions?
Science: data mining, mass extinctions, statistics · no comments
... who discovered the pattern after a painstaking computer study of fossil records going back for more than 500 million ...
20 Nov 2004: Abortion Post Alpha
Politics: abortion, ethics, organ donation · 22 comments
... risks of marrow donation here, but couldn't find a similar study on the rate of serious complications from pregnancy and/or childbirth. So ...
13 Aug 2004: I Smell a Thesis
Science: · 1 comment
... we should pay seismologists luxurious sums of money to study the problem: The present study examines the assumptions and input parameters used by probabilistic ...
1 Mar 2004: hey look I’m trendy
Meta: · 3 comments
... my server every time they reload their own pages during study hall. I'm not wholly satisfied with my automagically generated ...
11 Dec 2003: Peer Review II
Politics, Science: peer review · no comments
... with a vested interest in picking apart a study, on the other hand, can always be trusted to pick it apart to the fullest ... is great if you're a scientist trying to improve your study, and you have the perspective necessary to see which criticisms are ...
16 May 2003: Kkore 1: the Stack
Personal: · 4 comments
... for no good reason, and watching them scrub their study-weary eyes in disbelief, was worth every minute I spent cursing my 6 AM ...
18 Nov 2002: Coherence is for Chumps
Personal, Whimsy: · 7 comments
... energy invested in moving things from hand to mouth as I study, you see, but if you're not trying to quit smoking, you can't just start ...
28 Oct 2002: My Kidneys Explode
Personal: · 2 comments
... designated midterms weekend, over which we are expected to study for and take our exams, while the week before we have problem sets as ...
9 Oct 2002: Modulo Alphabet Song
Human Fuzzies: alphabets, pronunciation · 4 comments
... a Canadian flatmate, a South African study partner and a Canadian professor who talks about Z transforms three hours ...
28 Jun 2002: sweeping clean
Meta: · no comments
... aid has not yet processed my request for summer workstudy, so I can't even do much job hunting) it's time to bid farewell to a ...
17 May 2002: Old Whippersnappers
Personal: · no comments
... show that you were smart enough to get good grades without studying, so no one studied until midnight, after bridge." "Gee, I'm glad we ...
23 Apr 2002: More Decision Theory
Personal: · 6 comments
... power of serendipity, I never knew until I started studying the economics of uncertainty. It seems that in order to make a ...
28 Dec 2001: Night of the Living Dead Mall
Human Fuzzies, Politics: Iowa City, Lord of the Rings, urban sprawl · no comments
... recently, though, I've been thinking of the place as a study in retail failure. You see, a few years ago they installed a giganto-huge ...
17 Dec 2001: Look! It’s the Internet!
Personal: · no comments
... The caffeine in my tea has finally worn off, I've given up studying (I won't be getting any useful credit from this class anyhow) and I'm ...
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... exam tomorrow morning that you really ought to be studying for instead. La la ...
6 Dec 2001: I Biblioteket
Science: disasters, libraries, licorice, serendipitous discoveries · no comments
... for free access to the abstract. In brief: a previous study found that eating licorice reduced salivary testosterone concentrations ... to snootily mocking the statistical methods of the first study. Science is ...
28 Nov 2001: I’ll take your course schedule and…
Personal: Caltech, course scheduling · no comments
... Fuck. **Ironically enough, this is what I really want to study, not all this seismic risk assessment crap - guess it'll have to wait ...
20 Sep 2001: incommunicando
Aimless, Whimsy: · no comments
... which is what we wrote during my very first ever calculus study group back in high school. The 10 Stages of Calculus Problem-Solving 1. ...