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Link Roundup #1

An amazing collection of Victorian Microscopic Slides. I look at it whenever I feel blue, and then I feel red and golden with embedded diatoms. This is what a Women’s Rights conference in Saudi Arabia looks like… On women, feelings … Continue reading

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Cognitive bias : Important topic, wrong example (a communication fail).

The Dean of my Institution frequently sends inspirational messages to the campus. It’s ususally nice, sometimes (unintendedly) funny. I always considered it a manifestation of this still-strange-to-me american way of being positive and motivational. Except this one time.  This time … Continue reading

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Recipe for a flawed conversation on sexism in STEM

I’m a little late (as usual) and the debate has been raging for a few days now over a new paper in PNAS showing a strong hiring bias at faculty level IN FAVOR of women. Even if they have – … Continue reading

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Seven Things Keeping Women Out Of Science

It’s been a while since Eileen Pollack had her piece “Why are there still so few women in science?” published in the NY Times, but not long enough for the things she said to become obsolete (It was october 2013. … Continue reading

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Dear Professor…

Another study found evidence of gender and ethnicity biases in academia. This time, the authors looked at the discriminations that might occur upon entry into academia, by studying the rejection rate of emails from fictional students asking for a “mentoring” … Continue reading

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