@sciencemag 02018/06/15 highlights

This week was a less than typical issue for catching my interest.  The news blurb on NASA priorities was good – the Pew Research Center survey and the interview w/ Bridenstine (NASA Administrator).  The update on the status of the Baobab trees was sad:  Africa’s strange, old baobab trees are dying (a Nature article, highlighted by Science).  Update on the potential for the U.S. getting coordinated and funded for quantum research is hopeful.  The article and insight on machine learning for imagery was also interesting.

 

@NYTimes obits: 66 males, 26 females

Today, June 22, there were 1 male and 0 female featured obituaries in the New York Times. Yesterday, June 21, there were 3 male and 1 female featured obituaries in the New York Times. Since I started tracking it here, that is 66 males featured and 26 females featured.

(I started tracking the obits here on May 14, but I’ve missed days when on travel. This is the New Mexico version of the NYT – I don’t know if the obits published vary by region.)

@NYTimes obits: 51 males, 23 females

Today, June 17, there were 2 male and 1 female featured obituaries in the New York Times. Since I started tracking it here, that is 51 males featured and 23 females featured.

(I started tracking the obits here on May 14, but I’ve missed days when on travel.  This is the New Mexico version of the NYT – I don’t know if the obits published vary by region.)

@sciencemag 02018/06/08 highlights

As always, plenty of interesting stuff.  What struck my interest in this week’s Science Magazine:

Mars stuff!! Nasa Curiosity rover hits organic pay dirt on Mars (News/summary section), Organic molecules on Mars (insights), Background levels of methane in Mars’ atmosphere show strong seasonal variations (neat, and so tantalizing!), Organic matter preserved in 3-billion-year-old mudstones at Gale crater, Mars.

Bees understand zero!?!? WOW!  What a cool experimental design and interesting result!  Numerical ordering of zero in honey bees.  (“Bees demonstrated an understanding that parallels animals such as the African grey parrot, nonhuman primates, and even preschool children”)

Bonus: I have tracked male/female ratios in obituaries – something I take note of when I’m looking through.  I’ve started to write down and share.  This weeks obits in Science: 1 male, 0 female.