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“Inspire! Engage! Empower!” An Interview with Darlene Cavalier, Founder of Science Cheerleader and SciStarter

December 5, 2016 by

By Julia Travers - At first glance, science and cheerleading may not seem like fields that overlap very often. But thanks to Science Cheerleader Founder Darlene Cavalier, NFL and NBA cheerleaders pursuing STEM careers are being celebrated and are leading the way for other young women in the sciences. ... [Read More]

The Real Reason Thanksgiving Makes You Sleepy… It’s Not The Turkey [Video]

The Real Reason Thanksgiving Makes You Sleepy… It’s Not The Turkey [Video]

November 23, 2016 by

"Every year, many of us gather around a Thanksgiving table and stuff our faces with food before ducking out of awkward conversations with distant relatives by blaming our post-feast food coma on 'too much turkey.' It’s true that there is no slumber quite like that of a Thanksgiving nap, but it’s time we faced what’s ... [Read More]

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Happy Birthday Dr. Mae Jemison: Five Facts You May Not Know About The Trailblazer

October 17, 2016 by

Today we celebrate Dr. Mae Jemison on her 60th birthday! By Allison Lantero - Dr. Jemison became the first African American woman to travel in space when she went into orbit aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour on September 12, 1992. She is also a trained medical doctor, ... [Read More]

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Before There was Sagan: How Helen Sawyer Hogg Brought Astronomy to the People

October 10, 2016 by

By Dale DeBakcsy - Before, “The cosmos is all there is, all there ever was, all there ever will be,” there was, “The stars belong to everyone,” the watch-phrase of a woman who spent three decades in energizing the wider world, through her newspaper columns and television appearances, ... [Read More]

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Women in Science: The Card Game

August 8, 2016 by

By Dale DeBakcsy - Creating a research lab is tough. You’ve got to recruit people of complementary talents, give them the resources to be successful, and keep them just happy enough to not want to leave but, you know, not too happy. That dynamic of recruitment and opportunistic head-hunting is at the core of Luana Games‘s latest educational card game: Women in Science. ... [Read More]

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Women In Space: A Few Things About Those Who Helped The Men Get There

July 28, 2016 by

Last week was the 47th anniversary of Neil Armstrong's walk on the moon. To celebrate this historic moment, our friends at I Fucking Love Science put together this great video of a “few things you might not have known about the women who helped the men get there.” "An enormous number of women made huge contributions to the development ... [Read More]

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Meet Some Of The Leading Pioneers Of Pain Science

July 20, 2016 by

By Hayley Leake - The path of pain science has been paved by many notable figures – Patrick Wall, Ron Melzack, Rene Descartes, Max Von Frey, the list goes on. As these names spring to mind, a palpable absence becomes apparent. Where are all the ladies!? A gender gap in scientific contributions still remains today. Some suggest that science may be built on the shoulders of women ... [Read More]

The Fascinating Story Of Rosalind Franklin, The Unsung Hero Of DNA

The Fascinating Story Of Rosalind Franklin, The Unsung Hero Of DNA

July 18, 2016 by

The discovery of the structure of DNA was one of the most important scientific achievements in human history. The now-famous double helix is almost synonymous with Watson and Crick, two of the scientists who won the Nobel prize for figuring it out. But there’s another name you may not know: Rosalind Franklin. ... [Read More]

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