Finalmente quel suono tanto fastidioso quanto atteso, raccolgo i miei libri ed esco dall'aula, come al solito sono l'ultima, la vita universitaria mi annoia, non fa per me, è monotona, come tutto del resto...
L'aria d'ottobre mi fa rabbrividire, mi rinchiudo nella mia felpa e lascio che il fumo di una sigaretta appena accesa mi entri nei polmoni, intanto mi fermo ad osservare attentamente ciò che succede attorno a me, mi piace passare inosservata ma nonostante ciò sono molto attenta all'ambiente che mi circonda... Ci sono ragazzi felici di poter baciare le proprie fidanzate dopo una lunga giornata, ragazzi che salgono di fretta nelle proprie auto, altri che si dirigono in stazione e altri ancora intenti a parlare con il proprio gruppetto, poi ci sono coloro che vengono un po' considerate le protagoniste in questo periodo: le foglie che si tingono di mille colori per poi cadere e lasciare l'albero che per tutti quei mesi le aveva ospitate totalmente spoglio, l'autunno mi mette una malinconia allucinante, non che di solito sia la persona più felice del mondo, ma penso che se una giornata viene illuminata da un raggio di sole diventa automaticamente più serena... Bah sarò strana io!
Butto la cicca ed entro nella mia 500 bianca, vado verso mia seconda casa: il bar di famiglia della mia migliore amica, purtroppo abbiamo preso strade diverse, non perché non parliamo più, ma lei ha deciso di continuare i suoi studi a Milano, mentre io sono rimasta nella buon vecchia Roma... Apro la porta e mi accoglie la Pina, ovvero la mamma di Francesca, che è anche un po' la mia di mamma... Prendo la mia solita cioccolata calda, la mia unica consolazione in questo periodo e poi torno sulla mia auto e solo ora mi rendo conto di aver quasi esaurito la benzina...
Scrivetemi sotto cosa ne pensate❤️👇🏻
Which means our Spotify playlist, "Building a Monster" has been updated for the week!
We have ONE song remaining from our 2nd CD "Dead to Me", which will go live on our YouTube channel tomorrow!
Sorry I am a bit late this week in posting-I has been a busy few weeks with thesis hand in, and starting the new job!
But here are 4 more awesome accounts that you should definitely be following!
@mylifeinthelab Tayler is a PhD researcher in glycobiology, and has a fab Instagram which I think really shows what science life is like! I love that her and her colleagues always are always having a blast, and it's just a great account to follow!
@biohazardwoman has perfected the art of taking photos down a microscope (which is not a easy task!) And the images are just so interesting!
@science_by_emelie is a postdoc researching geology and her account is a fab insight into the world of field reaearch- something I have little to do with as a lab based scientist! Seeing some of the places she gets to work makes me a little envious!
And finally @dariabidopsis is a scientist and artist. She does some really lovely and fun science cartoons and is generally inspiring for communicating science via art!
Make sure you check out these amazing scientists, and please do leave a comment below of accounts you want people to know about! I love hearing all your recommendations, and it's a great way to hear about scientists not on our radar!
Here's an old school STEMM pic from 2002. The @ufc flew us out to NJ to witness our 1st UFC fight & Sat us ringside. It was a weekend to remember as the UFC gave us full rockstar treatment at @trump_plaza_jc and throughout the fights. This is us standing on The Boardwalk in Atlantic City. #STEMM#FACETHEPAIN#TrumpPlaza#atlanticcity#Throwback
Here's an old school @stemmband pic from 2002. The @ufc flew us out to NJ to witness our 1st #UFC fight & Sat us ringside. It was a weekend to remember as the UFC gave us full #rockstar treatment at the @trump_plaza_jc and throughout the fights. This is us standing on The Boardwalk in Atlantic City. #STEMM#Throwback#atlanticcity#facethepain
If you look up the full version of "Bum Rushed" from our 2001 'Dead to Me' album you will hear a very real and delusional voice mail actually left to 1 of the members of the band from his mother. This song is also heard on @ufc programming. In the light of our friend @markhunterphoto from @chimairaband who just released an incredible documentary in regard to mental illness & music called "Down Again" we want Mark & the world to know that you are not alone dealing & coping with these issues. Enjoy! #Stemm#bumrushed#DeadtoMe#chimaira#downagain#Music#ThrowbackThursday#HeavyMetal#UFC
"Say something about this photo"....
All I can say is THANK YOU!
Thank you to everyone who is helping do this!
Next stop 47,000!
AND! The Music Modernization Act was signed TODAY!
Good Evening! Another Throwback song from @stemmband 'Dead to Me' 2001 album! Funny thing about this song. I don't like it! Why you ask? It came to a point where I was being encouraged to sing more than just hook / chorus sections in STEMM and I was 100% against it. While we were working on 'Part of Each' @louisjpenque kept insisting that I sing verse parts as well as the chorus. I was not comfortable doing this as I enjoyed my part of being the guitarist while backing up the singer. I wanted STEMM to go into a heavier direction. So, lyrics & chorus were penned in @watchmenstudios last minute because what we had was not working & our producer Doug White himself insisted that melodic lyrics were needed for this song. I felt like a square peg in a round hole in the vocal booth. Other fans seemed to like the outcome & it did boost my confidence a bit which later led to songs with Louis & I sharing full vocal duties like 'Fallen', 'Take Her Away' & 'Inside'... By the time songs like that were written, STEMM had moved into the sound which created 'Face the Pain', 'Monster' and so on... So I guess you can say that this song 'sparked' the new direction of the band... But I still hate THIS song ;-) #TheMoreYouKNow#STEMM#History#DeadToMe#Throwback#UFC#numetalmusic#numetal#HeavyMetal
IT'S MUSIC MONDAY!
It's truly incredible that the listeners, streams, and followers on our Spotify page are still going up!
Our Spotify Playlist "Building a Monster" has once again been updated for the week!
We have a few tracks and videos left from our 2nd CD "Dead to Me"!
If you stream your music, please check out the STEMM profiles!
You can also, if you haven't already, subscribe to our YouTube channel,
After a break from blogging for thesis writing I am back with an interview from a truly inspiring #womaninscience
Say hello to Dr Jaclyn Bell (@drjackiebell)
Jackie is a physicist, mathematician and aspiring astronaut 👩🚀 She is now the Space and Physics Project manager for the UK association for Science and Discovery centre (ASDC), where she is heading some amazing STEM programmes focusing on physics, maths and space science.
If you recognise her face, it may be from her appearance on the BBC's 'Astronauts: Do you have what it takes?' Where she undertook some of the tests used in astronaut selection processes.
The work those like Jackie are doing to inspire a new generation of scientists is amazing!! Check out the ASDC website (sciencecentres.org) for more info about some of the national STEM projects happening across the UK!
As always link to the full article is in my bio so make sure you check it out! •
Happy #WorldTeachersDay to all those awesome teachers out there! We're welcoming #Norfolk teachers to our special #NorwichSciFest TeachMeet on Fri 12 Oct - including free pizza and drinks! Come along for some motivational keynote speakers, including @DevelopingExperts , science communicator and comedian Simon Watt and more, plus stands from @YouthStemmAward, Teacher Scientist Network and others. Book via https://norwichsciencefestival.co.uk #NorfolkTeachers#STEMM#Schools
Smart people believe weird things because they are skilled at defending beliefs they arrived at for non-smart reasons (Michael Shermer).
🔬The new academic year is fully underway bringing new research projects & motivated research students eager to start. One of the first things I talk to my research students about is bias and beliefs – how a person’s interests, preferences & beliefs can impact bias in experimental design, data interpretation or dissemination of results.
🔬Bias is increasingly recognized as a serious problem in medical research but also a big deal on social media. Nutrition can appear to replace religion & belief systems, giving pretty much any Joe on social a platform to transmit bias wrapped-up in supportive ‘evidence’ or by gathering information selectively, or interpreting info with bias & ignoring information to the contrary. The effect is stronger for emotionally charged issues & for deeply entrenched beliefs. E.g. zealots who are proponents of specific diets based on anecdotes & select studies.
🔬Social media is like an army of Trojan Horses & an endless espionage missiles of bias & belief from people perceived to be authoritative. This is sometimes trivial but also devastating. Simply encountering an idea on social media can make you more agreeable to believing it later -even if your initial conscious reaction to it was that it was wrong or untrue. The Dunning-Kruger effect - Ignorance of our ignorance leads us to believe pseudo-experts, select evidence & anecdotes abound. Unfortunately, we are terrible at recognizing the limitations of our knowledge (or that of perceived experts). The human condition leaves us often with a love of getting along & we can put ourselves at risk of surrendering ration and reason to accommodate a natural desire to be part of the tribe.
🔬Stay critical & challenge any idea striving to set up camp inside your head, ask yourself how it might be pushing your emotional buttons at the expense of reasoning. One piece of evidence, isn’t the totality of truth. Critique the source, consider motivations, think before believe, stay humble
TEAM WORK & the NOBEL PRIZE 🏆
Do you play a team sport? I've always been in love with Volleyball. I really appreciate many other sports now as well, but it has always been my favorite😍.
In Volleyball, as in other team sports, you cannot survive in the game, or even play in an official league without your group of 6.
This week is Nobel Prize week! A big week for science - yay! ? 🎉 Or... maybe not ? Thanks to other great scicommers, I realized how misleading the image can be, that this prize represents. It is the "Oscar" of Scientists. And it is absolutely amazing that this week we celebrate the incredible discoveries and improvements that these researchers brought to their fields!! So.. where's the downside? 🤔
Like in a team sport, science cannot be done by one genius person. Science is a big group-effort and there is no achievement without lots of people working together. Even if a new discovery is made by one group, it won't be of the value of a Nobel price before several other groups in different labs around the world follow up on it, reproduce the finding (!) and look at it in all the angles.
Also, as the many great scicommers today prove, science is not one old grey- bearded white male! Science is diversity, because everyone can science! .
This year's physics and chemistry Nobel prizes both go partially to women, making it the third and fifth women, respectively, receiving this honor, out of over 360 prizes awarded between the two categories. Accounting for all PhDs earned by women, the likelihood of this happening is close to zero. Hopefully a step towards the right direction! .
The same problem accounts for underrepesentation of most countries of this world. 83 % of Nobel laureates have come from "Western countries" (Western Europe, US, Canada, Australia, NZ), which is definitely highly influenced by education systems, but also biases towards specific institutions.
Let's celebrate science, let's celebrate our achievements! But let's do it in a fair way and also celebrate diversity and equality! ❤ Transparency and communication will hopefully help to change the image of the "typical" scientist genius - cause there is none !
Gender inequity is a difficult cycle to break. Tackling this national issue, @sydney_uni sat down with female staff, students and alumni to hear their opinions and words of advice for women seeking success in success in male-dominated fields, including areas of medicine and health. Sneak peek of the discussion is in our stories! Watch the full video via our bio link.
Announcing our ninth and final on-board faculty member for #TeamHB3 , Christiana Figueres. Christiana is a Costa Rican citizen and was the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change 2010 – 2016. During her tenure at the UNFCCC, Christiana brought together national and sub-national governments, corporations and activists, financial institutions and NGOs to jointly deliver the historic Paris Agreement on climate change, in which 195 sovereign nations agreed on a collaborative path forward to limit future global warming to well below 2°C. To learn more about Christiana visit https://lnkd.in/gyj9BBk. @cfigueres
IT'S FACE THE PAIN WEDNESDAY!
First, another thanks to @sonsofman.ph & @nofearz_official for rocking our song & doing it very well!
Today's cover, comes from a band called The Helldnecks. We think they're from Brazil?
We couldn't find any profiles on social media to tag them, but still will thank them for doing this! :)
If you are or were part of this band, or know someone who is or was, please tag them! #STEMM#UFC#brazil#Music#HeavyMetal#FACETHEPAIN#HELLDNECKS#Worldwide
A fantastic half-term challenge event for ages 8–18 from @step_into_tech, the #Techathon gets children being creative, designing, inventing and working as a team. Book now via norwichsciencefestival.co.uk #STEMM @YoutheSTEMMAward #TechYouth#coding#problemsolving
caro De Martino mio,
sono passati 29 anni da quel lontano 1989 e più "invecchi" e più sei bono.
ti volevo fare gli auguri di buon compleanno perché nonostante tutto, sei stata una parte importante della mia vita.
tutte le volte che volevo farmi una risata o che volevo ritornare felice, ascoltavo il tuo buffo e adorabile accento napoletano o guardavo un tuo balletto.
tutte le volte che volevo vedere qualcosa di bello, stalkeravo il tuo profilo, perché sei bono , dio se sei bono.
oggi le cose sono cambiate, io mi sono allontanata un po' da te, ma nonostante tu mi faccia impazzire, incazzare e disperare per alcune tue scelte e alcuni tuoi comportamenti, non posso fare a meno di dirti che ti voglio bene e che sei comunque speciale.
non sei perfetto, nessuno di noi lo è, ma vai bene così, con le tue imperfezioni CARATTERIALI, perché fisiche non ne hai ahahahah.
ti meriti il meglio e spero che tu sia veramente felice, spero che tu possa trasmettere tutto quello che sei al tuo meraviglioso bambino, spero che tu possa trovare la donna che sappia renderti felice e ti auguro di non smettere mai di ballare, perché sei magia.
Con questo, buon compleanno De Martain ❤️
STORY TIME: I would have to say that this song would have never been written had it not been for @thesoulflytribe & @rageagainsthemachine - The brutal, raw heavy sounds that #MaxCavalera creates and the incredible sounds that @tommorello came up with on his guitar were mesmerizing to me. By this time in the writing process, I was fully in love with my @digitechfx #whammypedal that I bought 2 (still own both to this day!) I also had a pedal board full of other pedals that made me look like I was tap dancing onstage if I wasn't jumping off a drum riser or swinging my guitar in circles on stage ;-) The moral to this story was that we were getting a TON of support from our #niagarafalls fan base & promoters were calling us again to play big national shows due to our home shows... Now of course, when anyone, in ANY business starts rising to the top, you get friction from your haters... All we cared about at this point in our lives was our music, & the fans that loved our music... We responded to the friction by saying "Bitch Please!" The rest is history ;-) #Throwback#STEMM#DeadtoMe#numetalmusic#numetal#HeavyMetal#downloadmusic#streamingmusic