Karen James ❄️Feeling gratitude and concern for the scientists interviewed here, trepidation about entering the climate change research arena (my coping mechanism so far is #TeamMuskOx), and frustration. So much frustration.
Interplanetary travel is pitched to us as a good thing. Explorers will visit other planets, which settlers will then colonize. But colonization on our own planet led to the genocide and displacement of cultures and people, economic inequity, and...
Karen James ❄️All this talk about whether Elon Musk’s Moon/Mars switcheroo was intentional is contributing to the normalization of his continued colonialist framing of space travel.
Learn more about decolonizing space in this interview with @shaka_lulu & @IBJIYONGI
A 10-year look at more than 600,000 children comes at a time when anti-vaccine suspicion is on the rise again.
Karen James ❄️It is obscene, the amount of time and money we've had to spend debunking this terrible, deadly lie. Shame on Andrew Wakefield and every single person who has ever propagated it. 🙅🏻♀️ h/t @NaomiOreskes
The only way to reduce the risk of developing shingles is to get vaccinated. Learn more about Shingrix and Zostavax, both shingles vaccines.
Karen James ❄️Reminder: If you’re 50+, get vaccinated against shingles! A new vax came out in 2017 that is 90% effective. Even if you had a vaccination prior to that, you still need the new one. Shingles is super painful. You don’t want it. (No, I don’t have shingles.)
Katie Bouman, 29, has earned plaudits for helping develop the algorithm that made the photo possible.
Karen James ❄️To Dr. Bouman’s credit, she ‘insisted the team that helped her deserves equal credit. The effort…involved…>200 scientists. "No one of us could've done it alone,…it came together because of lots of different people from many different backgrounds."’
But chancellor may still reverse decision on BethAnn McLaughlin
Karen James ❄️“It dragged on for years. Three different committees voted yes, but the dean intervened—and it is impossible to think that BethAnn’s complaint about Aurelio Galli’s behavior…had nothing to do with this.” – @McLNeuro’s lawyer Ann Olivarius
Far more than a mouse fancier, Abbie Lathrop helped establish the standard mouse model and pioneered research into cancer inheritance
Karen James ❄️@edyong209 Wonderful! She’s not a programmer, but I have to take this oppo to mention Abbie Lathrop, mouse fancier. She bred the founder of the famous C57BL/6J ("Black 6") used in research worldwide. See by @leilasedai (w/ bonus origin story of @jacksonlab)
The vast majority of the senator's money at the end of 2018 came from outside of Maine.
Karen James ❄️Folks, we’re gonna be needing your help up here in Maine as we approach 2020. Susan Collins had the best fundraising quarter of her political career following her vote to confirm Kavanaugh, and most of it was from out of state.
Human Anatomy and Physiology is designed for the two-semester anatomy and physiology course taken by life science and allied health students. The textbook follows the scope and sequence of most Human Anatomy and Physiology courses, and its coverage...
I couldn’t figure out why small, straightforward tasks on my to-do list felt so impossible. The answer is both more complex and far simpler than I expected.
Karen James ❄️Been thinking about @annehelen’s excellent piece on burnout, and the “but, Gen-X too!” reaction I & others have had. If we defined “generation” by year of entry into the workforce rather than birth year, Gen-X-ers who did PhDs would be solid Millennials.