Ego > IQ?

Well, obviously. For guys, at least. I find this very unsurprising, to be honest. Sorry, but we still very much live in a society where women feel a definite pressure to dumb themselves down. This sort of study also lines up pretty nicely with the “girls are bad at science/math” attitude as well. Men think ...

Quick links for today

The periodic table of elements has never looked so tasty. The same sex marriage debate, greatly simplified. – Thank you, PZ. I laughed a lot. Reading Rogue – a series of blog entries by a man heroically taking the bullet and reading Going Rogue and blogging about it. Entertaining, yet I fear for his sanity.

"Get a new hobby" doesn’t even begin to cover it.

Denver voters will be asked to create UFO commission Oh yes, Peckman is back. In 2003 it was a plan to instate city-wide stress relief programs. Last year it was his utterly asinine “alien” video, which the Rocky Mountain Paranormal Society*** utterly demolished. And now, because not enough people think he’s crazy, or think that ...

Quite possibly the greatest thing you will ever watch

I apologize for the terribly late post. Today was utterly atrocious; I set my alarm to the wrong time, and just in case I somehow could have teleported myself to the bus stop in the necessary ten minutes it would have taken before my normal bus showed up, it was snowing. A light snow. A ...

And three nifty links

Before I go scooting out the door for school. Koreans make plastics without fossil fuel chemicals – I’m waiting for the E. coli strain that will vacuum my floor for me. Oh bacteria, is there anything you can’t do once properly tinkered with? Trailblazing: Three and a half centuries of Royal Society publishing – From ...

Women and geoscience degrees.

There are some new statistics from the AGI regarding women earning science degrees – and more specifically geoscience degrees. The general upward trend makes me quite happy, as far as geoscience degrees being conferred. There looks like there’s been a teeny dip in the percentage of undergraduate degrees over the past couple of years, but ...

A girl and her pet rock (4) 1

So I just realized that I owe a post for today. I spent my entire day working on my geology term paper, so I have nothing all that clever or interesting to say. So I guess instead of falling down on the job completely, I shall share the rough draft of my paper. Yay? Unfortunately ...

Beautiful… poop.

Lava Cave Minerals Actually Microbe Poop Actually, that’s the real title of the article, too. National Geographic tells it like it is, baby. My two main thoughts upon reading this: 1) So wait, we may be able to find evidence that life once existed on Mars by hunting down ancient lava tubes and scouring them ...

Cats are manipulative little brats. 2

But we already knew this. Cats ‘exploit’ humans by purring; apparently there is a particular sort of purr – or tone that can be put in a purr – that motivates humans to get moving and fill the food bowl because it’s just that annoying. It’s plausible, considering the “soliciting purr” does have similarities in ...

By the way

The world didn’t end yesterday. Next in big news: Sun STILL rising in the east!