Hello Folks

 

Its the fourth show with Rob and my goodself

We’re going with a science theme today:

Let’s start with

Did viruses invent DNA?
http://www.3quarksdaily.com/3quarksdaily/2011/02/did-viruses-invent-dna.html

Psych-Out Sexism
The innocent, unconscious bias that discourages girls from math and science.
http://www.slate.com/id/2286671/

And some fun ways to fight the bias, first up is Architect Barbie
http://www.good.is/post/architecture-is-tough-will-architect-barbie-help-more-women-become-designers/

And then there’s the Smithsonian’s Women of Science comics (alas video is not viewable outside USA – bah, humbug)
http://www.comicsalliance.com/2011/03/02/smithsonian-women-of-science-comics-video/

But how do you know if you have an unconscious bias in the first place?
Are you racist/sexist/dumb-assist? These handy tests will help you figure out if you’re Manyi…
https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/demo/takeatest.html

Other neat stuff:
Polar bear swimmers playing underwater ice-hockey. Or is that under-ice water hockey?
http://www.boingboing.net/2011/03/01/polar-bear-swimmers.html

3D printed food-sculptures
http://www.boingboing.net/2011/03/02/3d-printed-food-scul.html

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