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Labor pains–Piper Harron’s mathematics thesis

I’ve recommended a lot of books to people over the years for their various merits. I’m recommending that everyone read Piper Harron’s PhD thesis for many of the same reasons. This piece is a primal scream of human struggle and is recognizable to anyone whose ambitions have ever been cut …

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The Women in Science Reading List: The Twenty Best (And Four Not Best) Books To Read and Own

When I first started collecting biographies of female scientists, I thought the genre, thanks to the historical and systemic neglect of the subject matter, would be fun to collect and relatively easy to complete.  Some Curie, some Meitner, a Franklin or two, and done.  Six years later, and my shelves …

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Scott Adams, Great Man or Greatest Man?

Some noble soul on the internet has paid everyone a service, taking the nuggets of immortal wisdom from the blog of celebrated cartoonist Scott Adams, creator of Dilbert, and placing them in Adams’ own comics. You can read them here: http://mradilbert.tumblr.com/ As a man, I have to celebrate Scott Adams. Without …

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Engineering is Actually Girly

About a month ago I checked something off my bucket list, I gave a TEDx Talk.  Queue the montage of months of practicing and nervous breakdowns.  Why did I want to do this again? Because this is my story and it is important for the world to hear it.  Engineering …

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Mad Art Cast — Nude on the Roof (plus Norm Chan interview!)

This week the Mad Art Cast crew talk about what makes art … art. Is a nude woman on the roof art? Are people art? Let’s find out together! Also, A’s Dragon*Con interview with Norm Chan! SHOW NOTES: Poppy Jackson‘s art Neil Degrasse Tyson loves Isaac Newton Nadia Berenstein – …

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A Case for Prince Zelda

I made a Prince Zelda costume this year. I think it’s pretty sweet and I am going to talk about how I made parts of it in other posts, but I first wanted to talk about the why of it. The Zelda series of games is about as iconic as …

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Mad Art Cast — Pamela Gay Interview!

This week, we talked with rockstar astronomer and the silkiest voice in science podcasting, Dr. Pamela Gay! Some links: If you haven’t yet, check out Astronomy Cast, hosted by Pamela Gay and Fraser Cain. It changed our lives. Bad news about the Chicago Botanic Gardens’ corpse flower Ashley was excited …

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Company Makes Awesome Swiss-Army Hair Clip, Also Makes Shittier Ladies’ Version

I’m not a huge shopper. I generally dislike spending money on non-essential things. But I’ll tell you that the one way you can turn this girl from a disinterested spendthrift into a drooling, drop-everything, “I don’t need that money for groceries, right?” shopper is if the item in question is …

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