29 January 2011


WOMEN IN SCIENCE. Andrea Kuszewski, a prolific science blogger and a frequent poster of science links on Facebook, recently shared something priceless -- Celebrating Female Science Bloggers, in which Ed Yong lists 18 of his favorite science bloggers who happen to be women, along with his reasons why, and links to representative writings for each. This list is a gold mine for anyone remotely interested in developments and controversial issues in science (and who could not be?), not to mention being an excellent resource for women science writers who might feel isolated in a field too long dominated by men.

WELFARE FOR THE WEALTHY. And not just any people of wealth, but those in particular who serve as senators and representatives in the U.S. Congress. You see, members of Congress enjoy, among many other benefits, free state of the art health care. Yet many of those same members, especially Republicans, are in the vanguard of a movement to repeal the healthcare reform laws passed in 2010. The breadth and depth of this conservative hypocrisy can hardly be overstated. In fact, several members of Congress are challenging the repeal by demanding that Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) own up to their duplicity by setting an example for other repeal advocates -- if they are going to practice what they preach, all repeal supporters should give up their government-sponsored healthcare. Fat bloody chance.

If you would like to send a message, here is a link to a petition calling upon McConnell, Boehner and other Republicans to walk the walk, if they're going to talk the talk.

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