To degauss: to remove unwanted magnetism in order to correct some sort of disturbance.
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theolduvaigorge:

What will you do with a biology Ph.D.?
by P.Z. Meyers
"This chart of the distribution of the biology workforce is a bit complicated, but somehow dismaying and reassuring at the same time. As it points out, over half of all biology grad students hope for that tenure-track research position, but only a small fraction will get it. That’s the depressing part. But at the same time, it shows all the alternative career paths: getting a biology Ph.D. does not doom you to becoming a drunken hobo, and not getting a tenure-track position is not a mark of failure.
It’s also a little misleading. “Current non-tenure track academic positions” ought to be relabeled “Serfdom”.
(Source: Pharyngula)

theolduvaigorge:

What will you do with a biology Ph.D.?

  • by P.Z. Meyers

"This chart of the distribution of the biology workforce is a bit complicated, but somehow dismaying and reassuring at the same time. As it points out, over half of all biology grad students hope for that tenure-track research position, but only a small fraction will get it. That’s the depressing part. But at the same time, it shows all the alternative career paths: getting a biology Ph.D. does not doom you to becoming a drunken hobo, and not getting a tenure-track position is not a mark of failure.

It’s also a little misleading. “Current non-tenure track academic positions” ought to be relabeled “Serfdom”.

(Source: Pharyngula)

Wu-Tang Clan-associated rapper cuts off penis, jumps off building in suicide try: report

fuckyeahforensics:

whaaaat

theolduvaigorge:

Historical Convention Merch

  • from The Aporetic

"After the most recent OAH a friend a col­league, Adam Roth­man, suggested a line of T-shirts. We came up with a few ideas. Feel free to add your own.”

***I think this goes for all conferences.

(Source: The Aporetic via @AcademicsSay on Twitter)

I told myself I would never again submit an abstract to a conference when I had not yet finished the research.

Yet, I find myself staring at a receipt from the biggest national conference in my field of study about an abstract that I just submitted for a paper to present in December.

I am a glutton for punishment.

Teenager Arrested For Threatening Tweet To American Airlines - NBC News

fuckyeahforensics:

Here is a link to my earlier post regarding this idiot and her tweet to American Airlines.

She’s been arrested and her Twitter account has been suspended. Something tells me she’s more upset about her account suspension than anything else.