The Scientists of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey

  I’m sure I wasn’t the only scientist that was excited when it was announced Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson was going to host the new series Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey. I was excited that American homes everywhere were going to be filled with cutting-edge science that used engaging graphics. And it doesn’t hurt that Tyson already had a well established…

#GeologyPickupLines

This is the most magical thing I’ve ever stumbled upon on twitter. The twitter-gods have delivered! A special woman named @Elle_Heart (aka Anneka Thvndercvnt) started this ingenious (not igneous, yes I just dropped a geo-pun) hashtag in February 2012. And then a witty soul @AlexKummert brought it into 2014. So, let’s have some geo-FUN! I’m inviting…

Geosciences in the United States: The Stats

I’m sure most of you are wondering what this map of the United States of America is all about. You can see all the little rock hammers. But can you see the one little blue rock hammer inside? Well that lil blue rock hammer represents the 1% of all geoscientists that are black. That lil…

Colbert vs Suey: My hippie perspective

I might lose some supporters with this post. But I’m not going to hide who I am. I’m a geologist. Which means deep down inside I’m a hippie. Yes, a black hippie. #ITooAmHippie Brief recap for those of you who missed it…Monday night on the Colbert Report Stephen did a skit that was meant to shame…

Is “Racist” the new “N-word”?

My brain felt a little overloaded today, so I spent part of my morning putzing around the internets looking for light material to ease my sore overworked self. I visited Time Magazine Ideas website and got sucked into two opposing articles on the same issue: How do we talk about race?  What sparked this journalistic…