Opportunities Then and Now

Marta Ramos and Gail Evans, from NY Times story

The New York Times’ story, To Understand Rising Inequality, Consider the Janitors at Two Top Companies, Then and Now highlights the staggering difference in opportunities between jobs today and jobs of the past. From the story, The $16.60 per hour…

Lynda Barry, Artist Who Loves Science Too

Lynda Barry and Lynda Barry

Lynda Barry is a funny and insightful cartoonist, writer, and professor at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She goes by the name Professor Skeletor. You can learn how to draw comics (and other things) from her at The Near-Sighted Monkey. OnWisconsin…

Peggy Whitson, Astronaut

Peggy Whitson, Astronaut

Ars Technica’s article, America’s new ironman is headed home from space—it’s Peggy Whitson, offers a few highlights about this hard working space biochemist. In part, Without much fanfare, NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson will return to Earth on Saturday night—it will…

Idella and Sandi: On the Road Again

Idella and Sandi, from NPR StoryCorps

Sometimes we get started early and like what we find. NPR’s StoryCorps has this story about Idella and Sandi, two semi-truck drivers. Idella got started in 1968 when she was 18. Sandi started later, in 1979. From NPR: “[t]ogether, Idella…

Nina Paley

This post contains MATURE CONTENT. God-Mother is artist Nina Paley‘s latest video. Paley calls herself “a cynical cartoonist.” She’s the creator of the widely watched and shared Copying Is Not Theft and Sita Sings the Blues. Both Paley and Gwenn…

Girls Don’t?

Girls learning in the lab.

We’d be remiss if we didn’t add a few comments about the Google MAN-ifesto, so we draw your attention to two outstanding responses: In ‘Dear Mr. Google Manifesto’: Epic Response From Chemical Engineer, Corp VP, Mom Of 5, Melissa Aquino…

Cheryl De Ciantis’ Women of Note

four portraits from the Women of Note collection

Gwenn pointed me to this collection of women of note by artist Cheryl De Ciantis. Cheryl describes this group as: Women of Note is a growing collection of small portraits of women who fascinate me. Among them are artists, scientists,…