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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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It’s Shark Week! Meet Marine Biologist Eugenie Clark, Also Known As The “Shark Lady”

June 27, 2016 by

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]

From To Myopia To NoMoPhobia… Watch How The Cell Phone Is Changing Us In Body And Brain

From Myopia To NoMoPhobia… Watch How The Cell Phone Is Changing Us In Body And Brain

June 6, 2016 by

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]

The Fascinating Story Of Marie Curie: The First Woman To Win A Nobel Prize

The Fascinating Story Of Marie Curie: The First Woman To Win A Nobel Prize

June 2, 2016 by

This short illustrated video of the fascinating life of Marie Sklodowska Curie (1867–1934) comes from Your Life, an industry-led and government supported campaign out of the UK that “aims to show the dynamic career opportunities available to young people by studying math and science.” Marie Curie has an amazing, albeit tragic life story. ... [Read More]

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An Ode To Astronomer Nancy Roman By 16-Year-Old WriteGirl Marina Orozco

March 15, 2016 by

In 2014 we told you about WriteGirl, an innovative writing and mentoring program that gives teen girls the power of the pen, promotes creativity, critical thinking and leadership skills. For the 5th year in a row, WriteGirl is hosting their Poetry Drive to raise funds for the group’s next season of workshops. As a show of support, WYSK ordered ... [Read More]

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