Being a scientist (by Maya)

Last post by Azzuri was about person-concerned a Japanese female scientist.
She is early 30’s and I heard too young to ignore by older scientists because her phenomenal discover and the thesis but also they are jealous too.

Press conference
Yesterday she talked about the fact using wrong pictures in the thesis at the press conference.
She said “It’s just small mistake choosing wrong pictures but the contents are all right and she’d succeeded the STAP cell more than 200 times. I won’t drop the thesis because this mean, I admit this theory wasn’t correct to the world ”

I am so proud of her attitude.
She has belief and I think her discovery is distorted by the media too. I can’t say anything scientifically and she might need more explains but she wasn’t only scientist to relate to this research so this mistake isn’t only her fault.

Please check the following BBC article if you are interested in.
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Video game in job hunting(by Maya)

Have you ever played video game in employment test?
Some companies let the job applicants play games to measure what type of person they would be and what kind of job would be best suited to them.

According to recruiters, they can see applicants in different way by the game result too and GPA isn’t only measure.
This is interesting. I might have been hired by better company than my present company.
But some of these tests can lead to discrimination and there’s the question of social back ground. People who are from sociocultural groups where they’ve been to exposed to game,technology,puzzles,problem solving will better than people who are from sociocultural backgrounds where that was not part of their experience when they were growing up. Sometimes that’s unfair.
You know, everyone is working on job hunting so hard nowadays.
Company see resume and give people opportunity to take an interview.
Diversity is very important so video game might be good function and might lead talented people to company.