UPDATES
a blog in the works to be centered around science and art and a combination of the two
newts and cool lizards
"Despite this cautionary tale [of Prometheus], I believe we can and should try to understand
the universe" -Stephen Hawking, The Universe in a Nutshell
ACcioloki
  • 22 Jul  2660
  • permalink
  • via |
  • 19 Jul  153521
  • permalink
  • via | source
  • 15 Jul  116627
  • permalink
  • via |
  • 15 Jul  147
  • permalink
  • via |
  • 15 Jul  2369
  • permalink
  • via | source
  • 15 Jul  398
  • permalink
  • via | source
  • 15 Jul  3187
  • permalink
  • via | source
  • 13 Jul  23973
  • permalink
  • via |
  • 13 Jul  25997
  • permalink
  • via | source

  • Anonymous  whispered: Hey Shychemist. I've been following your blog for awhile and I want to bring up something that seems dated but nonetheless holds to be accurate today. I feel like the girls who consider themselves to be on the science side of tumblr to be horribly mistaken. It's statistically proven that women applicants struggle to get into stem doctorate programs, and rightfully so, they don't belong there. examples- atomic-o-licious, brainsx , adventuresinchemistry, i can't fit anymore but you get it

    muchtoofullofsand:

    hannahoort:

    astropheminism:

    nonlinearfluctuations:

    chemistry-of-chaos:

    dinostuck:

    scientistsarepeopletoo:

    adventuresinchemistry:

    smilesandvials:

    shychemist:

    It doesn’t seem dated, your attitude is dated. This is the 21st century.

    Women deserve to be in STEM programs just as much as men. I’d wager they deserve to succeed in the Sciences even more than men because of the sexism and misogyny they experience.

    They struggle to get in because they’re the minority, and a lot of people who could admit them are sexist (regardless of gender) because of the society they grew up in. Its not through any intellectual weakness. These women are amazing and just as smart as the men in their fields.

    You have no right to say these things to these amazing women, many of whom I consider to be friends.

    image
    Wow. That seems like really fucking wrong. And offensive.
    And I would love to take some more time out of my day to be pissed about it.
    But…
    image

    It seems that I have a lot of fucking science to do. 
    So, uh, screw that.
    If anybody needs me, me and my lady bits will be getting some fucking science done.

    image

    I’m oddly excited to have been name checked by this shitty anon. Because it means that the very fact that I got into an Ivy League, top 15 science PhD program (where I fucking belong) is a giant fuck you to shitty anon. Also, shitty anons make Lewis sad. Because Lewis is a feminists science hippo.

    image

    imageBest way for me to deal with shitty nonnies who think women can’t do science? DO MORE SCIENCE!!!! MWAHAHAHA

    image

    Crap, I’m a woman biologist. I’d go get another career but I have a groundbreaking thesis on rapid evolution of reproductive isolation between seed beetle populations to finish. 

    I’m not a well-known tumblr scientist…but I am a scientist all the same. And while I could probably obtain a more gender-appropriate occupation… I’m pretty content with the fact I’m an atmospheric chemist Additionally, I am also one of the few women who have managed to be selected to intern at NASA’s airborne research program. 

    image

    image

    image

    Do I not deserve a place in the STEM fields, anon? 

    Hey ladies! Mind if some physicists join in?

    At the CERN visiting the CMS part of the LHC where were were working for 8 months on both computational and experimental work:

    image

    Presenting our research at a conference on Physics of Living Systems:
    image

    And visiting the Wind Tunnel experiment after presenting our research at Max Planck Institute at a Advances in Cardiac Dynamics Workshop

    image

    Oh, me? What do I do? I try to understand why superbursts happen in neutron stars! This is important because: they shouldn’t happen but they do. And the implications could be astoundingly helpful for things like, oh I don’t know, nuclear fusion.

    image

    Oh, just me, at a conference after presenting this:

    image

    "don’t belong there"?! excuse you! 
    Im not a science tumblr but i am a girl and a geologist so i kinda prove you wrong…?

    In the Sorbas Basin finding fossilised bird trackways and fossilised rain drops
    image

    Using HCl to dissolve solnhofen plattenkalk (limestones) to make plastic copies of exceptional fossils  

    image

    On board the HMS Discovery, a state of the art scientific ship which anchors at the NOC (national oceanography centre Southampton)

    image

    Doing some geological mapping and fieldwork in Ingleton Yorkshire

    image

    So yeh anon, you’re wrong and very very very outdated in your opinions 

    image

    Sorry, anon:  I’d love to stay and chat, but I’m afraid I’m too busy living in the future.

  • 12 Jul  529
  • permalink
  • via | source