Tagged: women

Women in Chemistry - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds Nov 06, 2011

A recent article in Chemical and Engineering News (October 31st, 2011) has revealed that women make up, on average, 17% of the chemistry faculty in American universities. As this is just an average, there are some universities with a much higher percentage of women on staff, for example, 32% at the University of Puerto Rico. I thought it would be … Read More

Magical Magnetic Thinking Strikes Again - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds Oct 12, 2011

A new magnetic “device” is being sold in New Zealand, targeting women. Apparently the mn8 device will assist with everything from period pain and water retention to gaining stronger nails and more energy. This “device” can be purchased online at PharmacyNZ for $76 – not exactly cheap. As one skeptic has already pointed out – wouldn’t it be … Read More

Women in Science - A Measure of Science

Shaun Hendy Aug 19, 2011

The recent 2011 snapshot of women in science in New Zealand (you can get it here from the The New Zealand Association of Women in the Sciences) makes for sobering reading.  Peter Griffin has reproduced some of the stats in his blog. In a nutshell, the report shows that there is a large gap … Read More

Sienna Latham on Alchemy, Women and Data Visualisation - Seeing Data

Chris McDowall Nov 10, 2010

This evening’s post is a guest contribution from my wife, Sienna Latham. She writes below about the role of data visualisation in her historical research. — I recently submitted my master’s thesis on English women’s chymical activities during the reign of Elizabeth I (1558-1603), exploring the intersecting histories of science, medicine, magic, women and religion. ‘Chymistry’ is a composite term … Read More

Spam Journalism #59 - MacDoctor

Jim McVeagh Sep 24, 2009

Spam Journalism: The spurious use of sensational headlines to add spice to an otherwise pointless article. This is what happens when legitimate studies are reported sensationally: Bad doctors most likely to be men, report shows Women make safer doctors than men, Britain’s largest study of medical performance has found. They are less likely to be investigated over concerns about [...] … Read More