Sean Patrick Connor

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Opinion: The big reason women drop out of engineering isn’t in class

The number of women enrolling in engineering school has increased steadily over the past four decades but the number of women working as engineers …

womenstudents

The Deafening (((Echoes))) of Marked Language

((())). What do a bunch of parentheses have to do with hate speech?<p>Well, nothing—if you aren’t privy to the significance of this shadowy code. …

Linguistics

How gun culture permeates our everyday language

Have you ever found yourself "sweating bullets" because you were "under the gun" at work? Ever hatched a "bulletproof" plan? Or taken a "shot in the dark?" Told a joke that totally "misfired?" Ever had an idea that was "shot down" right on the spot? If you have, did you "stick to your guns?"<p>By …

The Harvard Library That Protects The World's Rarest Colors

The most unusual colors from Harvard’s storied pigment library include beetle extracts, poisonous metals, and human mummies.<p>Today, every color imaginable is at your fingertips. You can peruse paint swatches at hardware stores, flip through Pantone books, and fuss with the color finder that comes …

Jackson Pollock

Opinion: Another lesson from Prince’s death: You may want to bank your DNA

The death of Prince in April — and the hundreds of people who claimed subsequently to be related to the music legend — shows the degree to which …

Genetics

Jay Flatley created a market for DNA sequencing from scratch — and the result is the largest genetics company you've never heard of

How often do you think about your genes?<p>While the answer may be "rarely" or "never," these tiny chunks of DNA can reveal a lot about us, from where we come from to what diseases we may be predisposed to.<p>And there's another aspect of your genes you probably also rarely think of: Who owns the tech …

10 Red Flags Not to Hire That Promising Candidate

Forget that great resume. If a candidate does these things in an interview, don't hire her.<p>Sometimes it's crystal clear that someone you brought in for a job interview just isn't the right fit for the role. Maybe he doesn't have the skills, for example, or perhaps she's a certified grade-A jerk. …

Employment

How Science Is Resurrecting the Religious Imagination

As far as we know, there is no cure for death, no ingenious algorithm that can program the mysterious breath which at first gives life its form and then corrodes and withers it. It is in this breathing space between womb and tomb that we love, long and become human.<p>Advances on the frontiers of …

How to Make the Perfect First Impression, According to Science

You only get one chance for a first impression -- make sure science is on your side.<p>Positive first impressions can link you to all kinds of crazy-good friendships and securities, so the more of them you can make, the better your odds often are for achieving personal and business goals. On the …

Public Speaking

Why we need to lose biased words like 'mistress' for good | Jessica Valenti

Our language should reflect the world we want, not antiquated attitudes towards women<p>As mother to a young daughter, I find myself correcting my own word usage quite frequently: I try to say “firefighter” instead of “fireman”, “police officer” instead of “policeman”. It’s a small thing, but knowing …

Body Language and Emotional Intelligence are Overrated. Here's What Really Matters

Shrugs, eye rolls, getting a vibe, reading the clues. All important. This is even more important.<p>The clerk used a word I won't repeat here.<p>I was buying a pair of jeans, and I will admit it was a chaotic day in the store. I had a credit card I've used way to often, and the magnetic strip is a bit …

Emotional Intelligence