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Katie Mack
(a.k.a. Dr Katherine J Mack) astrophysicist/cosmologist, occasional freelance science writer, connoisseur of cosmic catastrophes
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Katie Mack 9m
Nothing says “free market economy” like somehow expecting that the government will step in to fix the elevators in private hotels because otherwise it is socialism 🤔
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Katie Mack 15m
Replying to @tkingdot
Yeah. It’s really frustrating.
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Katie Mack 51m
If you are passionate about the importance of female role models in science, let us be role models by simply being recognized as experts in our professional roles just like anyone else.
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Katie Mack 2h
Replying to @jtbetz @DrLucyRogers
Put another way: your daughter (& others) will get more good out of seeing you interact in a fully respectful and professional way with female scientists than she will seeing you treat them as people who are expected to serve as surrogate guides for everyone else’s kids
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Katie Mack 2h
Replying to @jtbetz @DrLucyRogers
Absolutely NEVER leap without invitation to questions like that if you’re interacting with an expert in a professional setting. There are INNUMERABLE organizations out there specifically set up to do STEM outreach for girls; check out some of those
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Katie Mack 2h
Replying to @DrLucyRogers
My “favorite” is when I’m answering physics questions in an interview and the interviewer suddenly pivots to asking me parenting advice because he has a daughter. 🙄
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Katie Mack 15h
Replying to @AndyRichter
This sounds great!
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Katie Mack 16h
Replying to @DebtNationUSA
Thanks for your feedback Kevin
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Katie Mack 17h
Replying to @ed_hawkins
As a reminder, here’s the temperature averaged over the whole globe, 1850-2018. . Via and
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Katie Mack 17h
This is a great tool for visualizing exactly how is happening where you are. Blue stripes are cooler than average years, red stripes are hotter. Click the images to see the trend, and use the link to generate the image for your own location.
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Katie Mack 18h
Replying to @cavaticat
The only cop I’ve ever gotten to know well was an uncle who, at Thanksgiving dinner once, said, “I work evictions. I love it.”
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Katie Mack 18h
Replying to @hausfath
Thank you!!
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Katie Mack 19h
Replying to @hausfath
Raleigh, NC?
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Katie Mack 19h
Replying to @ZerlinaMaxwell
Agreed. Also, I gave up a while ago about worrying about other people’s resentment:
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Katie Mack 19h
Oo maybe just awe? Or there’s a related thing, the Overview Effect, though I think that mostly applies to astronauts
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Michael L-A 24h
Her words still ring true. "When in orbit, one thinks of the whole of the earth, rather than of one's country, as one's home."
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Katie Mack 24h
Replying to @RafiLetzter
🔥💥🏍
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Katie Mack Jun 17
Replying to @CosmicRami
What did they ask?
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Katie Mack Jun 17
Replying to @drskyskull
Instead of mining for coin through computation, you do it by uploading embarrassing personal anecdotes and website passwords
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Katie Mack Jun 16
Replying to @lightfirerob
Nice!
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