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]
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]
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]
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]
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 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]
It’s Shark Week! In celebration we’d like to introduce you to woman you should know Eugenie Clark, also known as the “Shark Lady”.
To give us the 4-1-1 on the renowned American ichthyologist, we’ve recruited Dale DeBakcsy, a math and science teacher, ... [Read More]
Consider this… when you're looking down at your cell phone the angle of your spine "is equivalent to that of an 8-year-old child sitting on your neck." And that's not the only physiological (or psychological) thing happening. From increases in myopia (or nearsightedness), to the creation of a "compulsion ... [Read More]