This morning, dear Reader, I surveyed my oak-lined rooms and thought, il me manque quelque chose.
This is why I found myself silently opening the door of my colleague Dr Fflloyd’s office a few minutes later. 247 more words
Depending on whom you ask, the introduction of technology into the classroom is either a blessing or a curse. The proliferation of technology has provoked some good discussions, in addition to expletives involving use (abuse?) of Powerpoint slides in lecture. 548 more words
A senior scientist on the Rosetta/Philae mission (a stunning success, brilliant and audacious, thrilling!) decided to show up for work on perhaps the most important day of the mission, the most important day in spaceflight since Curiosity landed on Mars, wearing a crappy bowling shirt covered in cartoonish images of half-naked women. 454 more words
[caption id="attachment_858" align="alignright" width="249"] Photo from the ESA news stream, via @RoseVeleth's Twitter feed[/caption] Last week, the European Space Agency landed a space probe on a comet. The Rosetta mission’s project scientist, Matt Taylor, went on international television to talk about the success. He wore a shirt covered in drawings of scantily clad women with big boobs and big guns. This was inappropriate, unprofessional, and sexist. Infactorium wrote an excellent summary of why this shirt was wrong, wrong, wrong: