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How To Help Your Kids Avoid Sports Injuries

With the summer months in full swing, kids are outside playing in organized and unorganized sports. Playing any kind of sport is good for children as it gets them outside and moving, but it also teaches them how to work as a team and can boost their self-esteem. But each of these comes with the …

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Meet 12 Badass Scientists…Who Also Happen to be Women

What do you see when you picture a scientist? Is it a white man in a lab coat? This portrait will smash that stereotype to bits.<p>Everywhere you look, …

To get girls into STEM, let them "play"—and show them the money

Megan Smith, chief technology officer for the U.S., credits her engineering career to a supportive trigonometry teacher and the school science …

Malala Yousafzai

This Is Not Your Father's STEM Job

Instead of following traditional paths, women are using their science, technology, engineering, and math degrees to create new careers.<p>Much has been written about the need to encourage women to embark on careers in STEM—science, technology, engineering, and math—and fill the demand for future STEM …

What fewer women in STEM means for their mental health

“You’re in engineering!?! Wow, you must be super-smart…”<p>It has been over 10 years since I was a first-year engineering undergraduate student; but …

Have Your Say: How can we encourage more girls into science careers?

<i>Craig and Marc Kielburger founded Free The Children, Me to We and We Day. Find out more about them at we.org. Their biweekly Brain Storm column taps experts and readers for solutions to social issues.</i><p>Following the lab-coat tails of <i>The Big Bang Theory</i>'s popular character, Dr. Amy Farrah Fowler …

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How a single-gender environment can lead girls to choose a STEM career

It's a call heard from academia to business: More women are needed in the STEM fields: science, technology, engineering and math. But how best to encourage girls to consider careers in STEM?<p>It turns out simply encouraging them to take risks and be the best they can in any subject leads many to …

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67% of Europeans don't believe women have the skills to be scientists

A new survey from L’Oreal looks at the public’s perception of female scientists with shocking results. Particularly if you live in China<p>If you ask a kid to draw a scientist, they will draw a “mad scientist” with sticking up hair in a white lab coat, probably holding a test tube containing some …

Nobel Prize

Episode 576: When Women Stopped Coding

Mark Zuckerberg. Bill Gates. Steve Jobs. Most of the big names in technology are men.<p>But a lot of computing pioneers, the ones who programmed the first digital computers, were women. And for decades, the number of women in computer science was growing.<p>But in 1984, something changed. The number of …

Why It's Crucial to Get More Women Into Science

Amid growing signs that gender bias has affected research outcomes and damaged women's health, there’s a new push to make science more relevant to them.<p><i>This story was updated on January 21, 2015, to include a video of the author addressing the Rosalind Franklin Society, a women's leadership group,</i> …

Patient or family, women pay more for Alzheimer's - Futurity

Women bear six times the cost of Alzheimer's disease care, per capita, that men do—largely due to informal care for family members with the disease.