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STEM: science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and the social ramifications thereof
We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology. ~Carl Sagan
Science is wonderfully equipped to answer the question “How?” but it gets terribly confused when you ask the question “Why?” ~ Erwin Chargaff
By tigtog on May 1, 2013
Last week’s news of plans to clear up humanity’s space-junk, aka orbital debris, currently cluttering up Low Earth Orbit, alarmed quite a few folks. In better space news, the many non-junk bits and bobs we’ve got floating around up there are busy gathering data so that we can learn more about our planetary and stellar neighbours.
By tigtog on May 1, 2013
With the (non)efficacy of homeopathy making the news again (with rumblings that the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) is considering delisting various homeopathic remedies), I was reminded – after I wondered how in hell they got listed by the TGA in the first place – of a post I first published four years ago:
By tigtog on March 14, 2013
By tigtog on March 12, 2013
We seem to have lost the last few days of posts/comments, at least for the moment (thus the choice of ‘meh’ image to accompany this post). So if something you said recently is still moving you, by all means repeat it here.
By Mindy on February 19, 2013
Fat bellies and men’s health. Does correlation really equal causation?
By tigtog on February 12, 2013
Charles Darwin was born 204 years ago today, and the International Darwin Day Foundation uses February 12th each year to celebrate Darwin, Science and Humanity. In November it will be 154 years since the publication of his paradigm-shattering work, On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life.
By Mindy on February 10, 2013
Fun and games with a Nook.
By tigtog on January 24, 2013
Hippieses, I hatesssss them.
By Helen on January 9, 2013
A couple of young Melbourne women are setting up a feminist tumblr, She Blinded Me With Science. Here’s the mission statement: “Welcome to She Blinded Me With Science! We are young women in science who want to see better conversations about science, and have those conversations include women.” Blogger Hilaroar, via FB: Would anyone be [...]
By tigtog on December 31, 2012
Social hierarchies exist, but the idea that status is clear-cut, obvious and carries across all social interactions in a social grouping is a myth.
By Helen on December 28, 2012
Here she is bonding with her Dad over the Christmas break by doing a little gadget construction. Bonding with your daughters doing electronics, woodwork, mechanics or baking: A very feminist thing to do over the holidays and there should be a lot more of it.