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Why corporate boards are still ruled by white men - Futurity

Even as more women and minorities serve as directors of corporate boards, few have attained …

Nobel Winners Decoded How Neurons And Cells Talk To Each Other

The three scientists who shared this year's Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine all made discoveries that illuminate how the body's cells communicate.<p>The research has sweeping implications for our understanding of how nerves in the brain transmit signals, how the immune system attacks pathogens …

A Zoo For You

"Hey," says your mom. "Let's go to the zoo and see the animals," and right away, you know she's talking about monkeys swinging from ropes, lions and tigers pacing, seals diving into pools, stately giraffes, not animals with hats, coats, jackets and strollers who will be wandering the paths between …

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Why Women Might Be Giving Up On Math And Science

Science, math and engineering are still dominated by men, and few professors in those fields are women. Host Arun Rath talks to Eileen Pollack, who wrote about the bias that may keep women out for <i>The New York Times</i>.<p>Transcript<p>ARUN RATH, HOST:<p>The vast majority of professional scientists, …

Mathematics

Design An Anti-Poaching Drone And Win $25,000

Can you and four friends figure out how to catch poachers on the cheap?<p>Poachers tend to operate in places that are difficult to reach and far from law enforcement. For countries that want to protect their indigenous wildlife, especially the rare and endangered rhinos whose horns can sell for up to …

Male brain vs female brain: How do they differ?

Male and female brains differ in structure and function, but we don't know how these differences affect behaviour<p>Chapter 16 of my book, <i>50 Human Brain Ideas You Really Need to Know</i>. Here's the introduction to the book, the chapter about topographic mapping, the chapter about mirror neurons, and my …