@NYTimes obits: 242 males, 118 females

Today, September 23, there were 2 male and 1 female featured obituaries in the New York Times. Since I started tracking it here, that is 242 males featured and 118 females featured.  #IfYouSeeSomethingSaySomething

(I started tracking the obits here on May 14 02017, but I’ve missed days when on travel. On travel, some of my stats are from the DC and Seattle versions of the NYT – I don’t know if the obits published vary by region.)

@sciencemag 02018/08/24 highlights


As always, a great read.  The “Interplanetary small satellites come of age” review of hopes for small sat planetary missions is very inspiring and hopeful – fanatstic!  More planetary science – the “Juno observations of spot structures and a split tail in Io-induced aurorae on Jupiter” look at Jovian aurora is just awesome! So cool.  There were a number of good material science pieces worth perusing.

@sciencemag 02018/09/14 highlights

  First, a nice overview of the recently launched ICESat-2 in “NASA Space Laser targets melting poles.”  The Perspective piece on Gaia 2.0 is a hopeful yet realistic framing of human’s responsibility to engage in Earth’s self-regulation (reminiscent of Stewart Brandt’s “we have become gods, we must get good at it.”)  Finally, a great look at remote sensing capabilities necessary to inform policy decisions around forest loss in the nice study of “Classifying drivers of global forest loss.

@sciencemag 02018/09/07 highlights

The review of notable new science books (“New books, fresh for fall“) was good – a few I really want to read.  I enjoyed the “Computational astrophysics for the future” which described that simulation and physics combination that is required for progress in many fields.  Very cool simulations on DOE/ORNL supercomputers.  The work on “All-optical machine learning using diffractive deep neural networks” is really impressive optical computing and cutting edge machine learning.  Great piece!

@NYTimes obits: 240 males, 117 females

Today, September 22, there were 0 male and 2 female featured obituaries in the New York Times. Since I started tracking it here, that is 240 males featured and 117 females featured.  #IfYouSeeSomethingSaySomething

(I started tracking the obits here on May 14, but I’ve missed days when on travel. On travel, some of my stats are from the DC and Seattle versions of the NYT – I don’t know if the obits published vary by region.)

@NYTimes obits: 240 males, 115 females

Today, September 21, there were 3 male and 3 female featured obituaries in the New York Times. Previously (catching up!), Sept 20, there were 2 male and 0 female featured obituaries in the NYT. Sept 19, there were 2 male and 2 female featured obituaries in the NYT. Since I started tracking it here, that is 240 males featured and 115 females featured.  #IfYouSeeSomethingSaySomething

(I started tracking the obits here on May 14, but I’ve missed days when on travel. On vacation, these are the DC and Seattle versions of the NYT – I don’t know if the obits published vary by region.)

@NYTimes obits: 233 males, 110 females

Today, September 18, there were 4 male and 0 female featured obituaries in the New York Times. Previously (catching up!), Sept 11, there were 3 male and 1 female featured obituaries in the NYT. Sept 10, there were 2 male and 2 female featured obituaries in the NYT. Sept 9, there were 1 male and 1 female featured obituaries in the NYT.  Since I started tracking it here, that is 233 males featured and 110 females featured.  #IfYouSeeSomethingSaySomething

(I started tracking the obits here on May 14, but I’ve missed days when on travel. On vacation, these are the DC and Seattle versions of the NYT – I don’t know if the obits published vary by region.)

@sciencemag 02018/08/31 highlights

August 31, 2018 was a good issue of Science.  Starting with the in brief news updates – Sacha Baron Cohen tried to prank Francis Collins (NIH) – Collins realized pretty quickly but continued to engage: “‘I was pretty irritated from having been misled.’  But ever the dutiful public servant, he decided to keep going — and get across whatever public health messages would stick.”  – if you are on your game and an expert, this is how you you engage..  The piece of “Can a transgenic chestnut restore a forest icon?” is a good look at work on an engineered American chestnut.  Lots of biotech – an interesting piece on using CRISPR to fix a muscular dystrophy in dogs – wow!  A really good analytic piece with big energy, climate, and policy implications: Global carbon intensity of crude oil production.  Really good work to quantify a critical aspect of energy production.  A great piece on a critical issue of geographic (lack of) diversity in S&T investment in the U.S. – Federal research funding aims to ease societal challenges (and fantastic work Kei Koizumi!!!).  The review on Emerging applications for DNA writers and molecular recorders was a good overview on key emerging tech in this area.  Finally, the comprehensive review of a large number of datasets for the spatial footprint of injections wells in a global compilation of induced earthquake sequences is impressive and good work.

@NYTimes obits: 223 males, 106 females

Today, September 8, there were 2 male and 0 female featured obituaries in the New York Times. Previously (catching up!), Sept 7, there were 5 male and 0 female featured obituaries in the NYT. Since I started tracking it here, that is 2223 males featured and 106 females featured.  #IfYouSeeSomethingSaySomething

(I started tracking the obits here on May 14, but I’ve missed days when on travel. On vacation, these are the DC and Seattle versions of the NYT – I don’t know if the obits published vary by region.)

@NYTimes obits: 216 males, 106 females

Today, September 6, there were 3 male and 1 female featured obituaries in the New York Times. Previously (catching up!), Sept 5, there were 0 male and 2 female featured obituaries in the NYT. Since I started tracking it here, that is 216 males featured and 106 females featured.  #IfYouSeeSomethingSaySomething

(I started tracking the obits here on May 14, but I’ve missed days when on travel. On vacation, these are the DC and Seattle versions of the NYT – I don’t know if the obits published vary by region.)