Sexist comments from astronomer sparks #GirlsWithToys

In response to sexist comments from a male astronomer calling scientists “boys with toys”, twitter has ERUPTED  with #GirlsWithToys.  This is not the first time male scientists have been sexist, and it probably won’t be the last.  Shrinivas Kulkarni, astronomer from … Continue reading

Welcome to the future! Where we can land a spaceship on a comet… but still think its ok to wear a horribly sexist shirt on TV #shirtgate #cometlanding

The ESA has truly made science history!!! Twitter and everyone else is celebrating the successful landing of Philae on Comet #67P from the Rosetta Spacecraft! ! Unfortunately, the ESA also made science history today for having poor and sexist garment … Continue reading

Correspondence rips apart Nature’s coverage over Tim Hunt’s remarks – in Nature #distractinglysexy

Check out the somewhat scathing correspondence from Rebecca Williams Jackson in Nature over Nature’s publication of remarks not the sexist remarks of Nobel Laureate Tim Hunt. Whether or not Hunt was joking and whether or not he apologized satisfactorily are … Continue reading

More sexism in science… Nobel Laureate #TimHunt thinks female scientists cause trouble for men in labs #WTF

More sexist comments in the world of science (unfortunately this has been happening frequently).  At the World Conference of Science Journalists this week, Nobel Laureate Tim Hunt is reported to have said, “Let me tell you about my trouble with … Continue reading

The WEAK case against double-blind peer review – highlighting why we need it!! #science @NatureNews

NATURE this week feature a correspondence from Thomas E. DeCoursey reasoning against double-blind peer review. In my humble opinion his reasoning is flawed…. not unlike the current peer-review structure. To air out my laundry, I support a completely open or double-blind system … Continue reading

@ScienceMagazine publishes the first #science reports from @ESA_Rosetta Mission about Comet 67P!!!

Science has a special issue this week with the first published data from the ESA Rosetta mission! Check out the introduction to the special issue with a great synopsis of the papers and the Rosetta mission science completed thus far. The … Continue reading