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STEM of Desire: Queer Theories in Science Education

Editors: Will Letts, Charles Sturt University & Steve Fifield, The Franklin Institute

This edited volume will investigate and incite the tangled relations of STEM education, sexuality, and manifold desires using queer theories to advance constructive critique, creative world-making, and (com)passionate advocacy. 1,065 more words

Queer Theory

A Cultural Backlash

There seems to be a cultural backlash against science. Some of my liberal friends blame science for the evils of neonicotinoids, GMOs, and vaccines. They are wrong, of course. 445 more words

History

On the relativity of science and nature

This week, Science magazine published a piece listing the top 50 scientist ‘stars’ on Twitter. The list contained only 6 biologists and not a single ecologist. 668 more words

Nature

Geeking out with Symphony of Science founder John Boswell

Five years ago, Symphony of Science introduced me to a bizarre world of science, philosophy and auto-tune. I found myself learning interesting science facts while singing along with the likes of Carl Sagan and… 601 more words

Got Music?

A bookish coincidence

Sadly, as I am preening the Albatross I have almost no time to write about science: such posts are much, much harder than posts on politics and atheism. 260 more words

Books

More Science Video Resources

It’s been a while since I’ve posted, but I’ve stumbled across some valuable resources this morning – I shared them via Twitter – and they inspired me to share some more science-y things. 199 more words

Biology

What science is

I particularly enjoy this description of what science is:

In a Kim Hill panel discussion on Radio New Zealand, Paul Callaghan explains: “…Science has a particular way of operating. 82 more words

Science Education