This is a cross-post from Bryan Gruneberg, shared here with permission. __________________________________________________________________________ Our Sunday morning was a rush. My wife needed to get to work and I had offered to drive with her. If you are thinking that because she has to work on a Sunday she must work a fairly entry level job, possibly in front-of-house […]Read more "Sexist Salespeople in South African Tech Stores"
I’m tempted to start this post by saying something along the usual lines of, “You wouldn’t think this would have to be explained in the year 2015,” but really, really, this shouldn’t even have to be explained in the 1900s to anyone except fringe doctors and psychiatrists. So a bit of background: The MEC for […]Read more "Time for an 1840s science lesson, folks!"
This image was was released in 2010 (I know, not a strong start for a 2014 blog post) but I only discovered it this year when it went viral again thanks to a recent Reddit post. The plucky little Mars Curiosity rover was very busy again this year. This was of course the year that […]Read more "My Favourite Space Pics of 2014"
The I Fucking Love Science Facebook page shared this image from the Scientific Illustration for the Research Scientist page. The maths behind this image is incorrect and I just need to have a little rant about it. According to Interstellar, 1 hour on the water planet = 7 Earth years There are 8,760 Earth hours in […]Read more "“Those aren’t mountains!”"
I’m sure most of us were saddened to hear of the passing of Robin Williams today. Here are just a few of my favourite scenes from a few of my favourite movies with Robin Williams. He was one of my favourite actors and will always be a legend. He’s survived by his son, daughter, and […]Read more "My Favourite Robin Williams’ Clips"
It wasn’t until I read this article by the creator of the Everyday Sexism project about her own feminist wedding that I realised that what my partner and I have planned for our own wedding also has a uniquely feminist bent. Our relationship, engagement, wedding, and ultimately our marriage have seen us both on equal […]Read more "Our Feminist Wedding"
A lot of people online seem to be taking issue with this picture based on what they call “common sense” or the fact that “it just doesn’t feel right.” If you break it down though, the maths checks out. Let’s start with the distance of the moon from Earth. This varies greatly. The average distance […]Read more "Every planet in our solar system could fit between Earth and the Moon"