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We got off to a strong start in the Sciencewomen Reader Challenge 2008. In the first 48 hours, we attracted 9 donors who gave a total of almost $400 to our DonorsChoose projects that fund impoverished public school science classrooms. And then we plateaued and our ticker hasn’t budged a milimeter in the last few…

RBOC: New Scientiae edition!

OMG, has it been a busy few days. I’m just starting the second shift of working today, after an 8-5:30 day of back-to-back meetings, and tomorrow will be all day in a workshop, but I need to share some updatey things, including a belated announcement for the October Scientiae (yay!) below the fold.

Race for the Cure

Very early one Saturday morning in October, Minnow and I will be congregating in the heart of Mystery City with thousands of other women and men, girls and boys. And many of us will be wearing pink. Then we’ll run or walk five kilometers in honor of the 1 in 8 women who will be…

Via BitchPh.D. comes this story of a 7 year old who jumped in front of her mother’s murderous ex-boyfriend to save her mother’s life. The little girl was shot six times (and her mother twice) before the police finally showed up. Child and mama both miraculously survived, but they are going to need some help.…

Thanksgiving thoughts

1. Happy Thanskgiving everyone. Minnow, Fish, and I are enjoying a mini-Thanksgiving meal of turkey, wild rice, and apple pie. Minnow will be getting her first taste of turkey. Photos will be taken. 2. On this day of feasting and family, take a moment to think of those who are less fortunate than you. This…