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CRASH COURSE HAS A MILLION SUBSCRIBERS! Congratulation!
Woohoo! Thank you! -Meredith
Congratulations to Crash Course and welcome to the Million Subscribers Club! We’ll see you at the club house later, right?
Happy Ada Lovelace Day!
Today, October 15, Ada Byron, Countess of Lovelace is celebrated as the first female computer programmer (she programmed Charles Babbage’s “Analytical Engine” in the mid-19th century). Nearly a century after her work, she inspired Alan Turing’s research and generations of women to go forth into the sciences.
Today, Lovelace Day celebrants are holding a Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon to increase the number and detail of female STEM entries in Wikipedia. Of course, you don’t have to just do that today. You could do it any day of the year. Or every day of the year, for that matter. In fact, instead of editing Wikipedia to add more women, maybe one day we’ll just edit Wikipedia and it will, I dunno, just happen?
Finally, Ada Lovelace Day is about more than just Ada. It’s about all women in science, past and present.
Ladies and gents, who is the female science role model you’d like to celebrate today?
I want to celebrate all of the fantastic female researchers and scientists and biologists and anthropologists at The Field Museum! Many of them have had personal and positive impacts on my life and career, like
Anna Goldman for pursuing her interests with a fiery passion and being a strong role model for many people in her preparation lab,
Corrie Moreau as the Assistant Curator of insects for the people she inspires in her ant lab and her devotion to promoting women in science,
Janet Voight as Assistant Curator of Invertebrates for the many years she has committed to pursuing expertise and innovation in her field,
and all of the other incredible women researchers, staff, volunteers and interns at our Museum who touch lives every day!
Ada Lovelace got the SciShow treatment a few months ago - revisit our video here!
I’m going to shoot an “Ask Joe” episode of It’s Okay To Be Smart this week! Ask me questions about science, past episodes of the show, what it’s like making videos to teach people stuff, what it’s like to be Joe … anything but politics.
You can reply here, send me an ask, email me, or tweet them to me (maybe include #askjoe in your tweets), take an Instagram of the question drawn on a piece of paper NOT ON YOUR BODY and tag me, or send a carrier pigeon.
Whaddya wanna know?
Leave it to someone in vertebrate paleontology to hatch baby lizards in the geology department. This is Spotty (Tupinambis rufescens/merianae hybrid).
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Hank and Stan the Skeleton say “hi” from the studio!
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WHY DID SCIENTISTS MAKE RATS GLOW?
Hank explains why scientists spend so much time and brain power making animals that glow. Well, first thing is, they don’t really glow. And second thing is: Scientists are just like the rest of us in that they don’t believe some things until they see them. Details inside.
Vitrelladonella richardiWe have just confirmed with Senior Scientist Bruce H. Robison, from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, that the translucent octopus discovered in the DeepSee Submersible last week (April 10 2012) was in fact a very rare deep water pelagic octopus know as Vitrelladonella richardi.While there is no confirmed common name for the octopus Dr. Robison believes that they are found primarily in tropical and subtropical waters around the world and are very rarely seen. This is largely because they tend to be a deep water octopus and the DeepSee just happened to catch this little guy (80cm/2.6ft) shallower than usual at 180m/590ft. While Dr. Robison points out that not much is known about these translucent octopus he did tell us this…