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According to another groundbreaking study on mate selection, men prefer good looking women. Who knew? Wait didn’t I touch on this in May? And we ladies apparently are trading off our attractiveness for ‘higher quality men’ or whathaveyou. Really? Before I comment (deep breath), I’ll start with the research to be fair. Out of this…

Well, we’ve gotten some creative entries so far… With two weeks left, Chris and I want to remind everyone about the The 1st Annual CRASH THE INTERSECTION Contest! Design an “Intersection” banner and have your art displayed atop our blog for at least one year where the world can be dazzled by your creativity and…

…or at least picked a B rate movie… In an apparent attempt to “sex up” a news program, the TV station has been caught passing off footage from the 1997 Hollywood blockbuster Titanic as a real-life report on the Kremlin’s recent attempt to stake its claim to the riches of the Arctic Ocean. While I’m…

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posted by Sheril R. Kirshenbaum Last week the National Academies reported that stereotypes affect women’s academic performance. Their report, Beyond Bias and Barriers: Fulfilling the Potential of Women in Academic Science and Engineering came out earlier this year concluding: Women are underrepresented at higher levels of science and engineering academics because of the influence of…

Cosmic Collisions

posted by Sheril R. Kirshenbaum Back soon with the review of Capitol Hill Oceans Week (CHOW), but in the mean time, a suggestion to keep you out of the heat.. At the moment, I’m still in the District where I happened upon Cosmic Collisions at the Air and Space Museum. A friend and I ducked…

Spinning Science On Its Head

It never ceases to amaze me how research may be portrayed through the lens of pop culture. Although I often argue that the right ‘spin’ in a science story allows it to appeal to broader audiences, certain efforts only leave me dizzy. Here’s an example.. The Research: Dr. Benjamin Hayden at the Centre for Neuroeconomic…

A Book Endorsement

I must say, I’m kinda proud of myself. The very first book that I’ve ever blurbed is now out. It’s by Cristina Page and it’s entitled, How the Pro-Choice Movement Saved America: Sex, Virtue, and the Way We Live Now. For me, Page’s book was a revealing look at what’s really driving the Christian right.…