Science Small Plate (October 18, 2013)

Neon Open green by Justinc on Wikimedia Commons. Used under Creative Commons license. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Neon_Open_green.jpg

(Justinc/Wikimedia Commons)

This morning, I think I’ll have some science with my coffee.

And on a more serious note:

  • The effects of the sexual harassment revelations I wrote about yesterday have taken on a new intensity as women across the science communications community have started questioning their talents and creativity, asking, “Did I get that break because of my abilities, or my looks?” as well as the flip side, “Did I NOT get that break because of my abilities, or my looks?” Karen James, a scientist and writer at Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory in Maine, started collecting and curating the reactions across Twitter on a Storify page called Ripples of Doubt. I encourage you to read it, and to search the hashtag #ripplesofdoubt on Twitter.
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