Posted on August 20, 2010 by Michael Lombardi - 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! Continue reading
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Posted on July 19, 2010 by Michael Lombardi - 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!” Continue reading
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