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Will Crowdfunding Propel Our Female Scientists?

Tweet Coral reefs everywhere are waiting for Alexis to meet the Zeiss. The Zeiss Ultra55 is an electron microscope and Alexis Weinnig is a 25-year old marine scientist specializing in coral conservation. They haven’t met yet, and that’s pretty bizarre because Alexis works on uncovering the elemental composition of corals, a procedure that relies on [...]
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High school girls like science, too.

TweetJunior year. It’s the time when some things are finally starting to settle down while others are being tipped on their heads, leaving students scrambling to figure out where everything is now. Choosing a future fits into this latter category. For years, my generation was allowed to drift along, struggling with problems in the “now”. [...]
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The Scientific Is Political: Why Opposition to Plan B Does Not Make Sense

Tweet A SYTYCB entry I once had a professor of psychology tell me that politics rarely ever adhere to science.  At the time I laughed.  I did not think of her statement  as anything which should make me feel threatened.  It was just another one of those harmless jokes about politicians.  Later, I saw it [...]
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A timeline of women in world computing

TweetI thought it might be interesting to compile–so to speak–a timeline of women in computing around the world. Hopefully this can be of use as historical research or even just inspiration. * 1800s: Ada Lovelace (1815–1852, British), was an analyst of Charles Babbage’s analytical engine (an early mechanical general-purpose computer) and is often described as [...]
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She’s a Harvard professor… but don’t worry, she can bake

TweetThere is an excellent profile of the scientist Elizabeth S. Spelke in the New York Times this week, written by Natalie Angier, that is worth a read. Dr. Spelke is a cognitive psychologist at Harvard where she researches babies and the way their minds work in order to better understand the brain’s innate capabilities and [...]
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