Posted on October 8, 2010 by AmoebaMike
After a slew of business trips and a broken piece of software, I’ve finally got the latest–and last*???–science cards for you!
First up is Marie Curie, the first person honored with two Nobel Prizes! Best known for her work as a pioneer in radioactivity, Curie had a distinguished career that included isolating radioactive isotopes, discovering two chemical elements (she even had one named after her!) and working to cure cancer with radiation. (more…)
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Posted on September 3, 2010 by AmoebaMike
I spent 8 out of 9 days on the road since the last time I posted a science card. So you’ll have to give me a bit of a break on the lack of a catchy subtitle. Feel free to come up with one of your own and make me feel bad for how easy it was for you to think of.
(If this is your first experience with my science cards, here’s the brief synopsis: cards that include a “legend” are made up by me. In most cases, the current scientists are providing their own info to me. When reading a star rating, 1 star is indicative of the level in which normal mortals reside.) (more…)
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Posted on August 20, 2010 by AmoebaMike
While the other big name reputable science bloggers are writing about poop today, I present a new pair of science cards.
Actually one of the most famous people in the world at one point, our first scientist had hermit tendencies–especially later in life. [src] Nikola Tesla didn’t invent electricity–that was nature–but he certainly found new ways to use it. An engineer, physicist, and prolific inventor, Tesla has his name on a unit of measure, museum, currency, car–just about everything short of a pair of Nike! (more…)
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Posted on August 6, 2010 by AmoebaMike
With a little help from Bora, the first iteration of my new science cards did wonderfully last week. So this week, I cover my eyes and hope to have even more luck:
First up is Galileo. What did he do? Oh well, just looked at the Milky Way through a telescope and said that objects of the same size and shape (but different masses) fall to Earth at the same rate. You know, and a bunch of other important stuff… enough that he’s considered by many to be the father of modern science. (more…)
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Posted on July 19, 2010 by AmoebaMike
‘Round the blogosphere the past few days there has been an interesting dialogue about sex in science and more to the point, sexism in society.
Seems a guy named Luke who runs an atheism blog, put together a list of “sexy scientists.” I first heard about it when well-known, respected–and yes, beautiful–scientist Sheril Kirshenbaum tweeted, “Should I be offended? Would you be? Hmmmm…” when she was included on the list.
Ms. Kirshenbaum promised a response on Monday (today) and over the weekend hundreds of comments were made on various blogs and via twitter about the sexy scientist list. In the meantime, I asked or read the thoughts of a few other women.
The only other woman on the list I heard from, commented on the original post. Abigail Smith, who blogs over at scienceblogs, only had 1 unapproving remark to make, “thats a crappy pic of me, LOL!” (more…)
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