Science News: 12/20/13

It’s time for one last quick dose of science news before the holidays. 

LadyGhosts of TV Past

Mad Men: New Amsterdam – Populated by WASPs, Fantastic Lingerie, At Least One Psychokiller in Training

Last time on Mad Men: Peggy had a one-nighter with a soon-to-be-married man and all she got was this stupid stolen postcard and a Kanye shrug; Joan went there, saw that, did him, and all she got was a dog-eared copy of Lady Chatterley’s Lover and a great big chip on her shoulder; Betty made […]

Open Thread

We <3 our Lurkers, Hate Bugs in this Open Thread

We’re all done with Tuesday and turning the place over to you all to chat it up in the open threads.  I don’t want to speak too soon, but I think the registration bug is fixed now, I’ve been getting notifications of new members again.  So if you’ve been hesitating or got the Blank Screen […]


Badass Ladies of History: WWII WASPs

This post introduces a new, periodic series on the awesome women who walked the world before we did.  Today’s Badass Ladies of History are the brave women who were trained to fly transport, testing, training and cargo missions during the last years of World War II.

Public Service

Greetings and Salutations

Starting a wee bit late today, but we’re going to make up for it with some fantastic stuff for you to read today.  We’re refreshed and inspired after the weekend and we hope you are too!