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Over at Uncertain Principles, Chad frets about committing physics heresy via a reading of Goldilocks and the Three Bears to his young offspring. The story may convey a useful moral message, but it’s way off base on the physics. After all, the Papa Bear, being the biggest, presumably has the largest bowl of porridge. Here,…

It’s here! The second edition of the Diversity in Science Carnival! But it wouldn’t be here today without the help of Dr. Free-ride and Dr. Isis. With all the time I have had to devote to my mother and her issues the past two weeks, there is no way I could have gotten the carnival…

Why Can’t Women Do Anything Great?

Yeah, I should be asleep, restoring strength for spending another day with mom. But I’m catching up on email and blogs and preparing for the upcoming Diversity in Science Carnival WHICH YOU SHOULD TOTALLY BE WRITING SOMETHING FOR – GET BUSY, NOW! And in the course of all that I read this post by Stephanie…

Barbara Liskov Wins ACM Turing Award

Just in time for Women’s History Month and the second edition of the Diversity in Science Carnival, the Association for Computing Machinery has announced that the 2008 Turing Award goes to Barbara Liskov! Here’s all the info from the press release: ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, has named Barbara Liskov of the Massachusetts Institute…

Happy Anniversary, Seneca Falls!

This weekend is the 160th anniversary of the first (US) women’s rights convention at Seneca Falls, July 19 and 20, 1848. At Seneca Falls, Elizabeth Cady Stanton rewrote the Declaration of Independence as the Declaration of Women’s Rights, beginning, of course, with “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men and women are…