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12 women leading the life sciences movement in Silicon Valley

Breakthroughs in genetic engineering, 3D printing, cloud-based science experiments, A.I. and machine learning technology have created a weird and cool new kind of cutting-edge biotech that goes beyond pharma into what just a few decades ago seemed like magical thinking.<p>And women are leading the …

How People Learn to Become Resilient

Norman Garmezy, a developmental psychologist and clinician at the University of Minnesota, met thousands of children in his four decades of research. But one boy in particular stuck with him. He was nine years old, with an alcoholic mother and an absent father. Each day, he would arrive at school …

Think You Stink at Math? Amazon Wants to Change That.

The initiative, called "With Math I Can," hopes to change the mind-set around learning math.<p>“I stink at math.”<p>If you have kids, you’ve probably heard that phrase — or maybe you’ve even uttered some variant of it yourself. But in a world where good jobs increasingly require good math skills, that …

Girls in STEM: These figures show why we need more women in science, tech, engineering and maths

Women are still chronically under-represented across all fields of science, making up just 14.4% of the science, tech, engineering and maths (STEM) …

17 Teeny Tiny Necklaces For Your Inner Scientist

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Jewelry

Meet The Woman Who Discovered 3 Of The 4 New Elements

Dawn Shaughnessy and her team at the Heavy Element group are working to make chemistry class even harder.<p>There is no element named after her (yet), but Dawn Shaughnessy–a relatively young chemist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory–is one of the more prolific researchers in the small world of …

Chemistry

There’s a good reason Americans are horrible at science

The United States of America has arguably done more to advance science in the modern world than any other country on earth. From the nimble ingenuity of Silicon Valley to the ascendency of US military technology, this nation has impeccable high-tech bona fides. Many of the world’s top engineering …

Critical Thinking

STEM Wars: Can the Force Awaken Change for More Women in Science?

It took less than a month for <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> to smash through the record books. The latest edition of the beloved epic series surpassed the $1.56 billion earnings mark and became the top-grossing film in North America.<p>With all eyes on when (not if) the film will take over the No. 1 …

Overview

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Storytelling Portraits Visualize the Imagination at Work in Slovak Poems

Photographer Michal Zahornacky aimed to tell a visual story with his latest series and collaborated with a group of Slovak poets to take on this expressive venture. Although it's plainly titled <i>Poems</i>, the resulting collection of photographs is anything but simple and uninvolved. Using the power of …

Poetry

This physicist has a groundbreaking idea about why life exists

Why does life exist?<p>Popular hypotheses credit a primordial soup, a bolt of lightning, and a colossal stroke of luck.<p>But if a provocative new theory is correct, luck may have little to do with it. Instead, according to the physicist proposing the idea, the origin and subsequent evolution of life …

Physics

The Science of Social Media Success

These two moms created a book after three years of testing out their material on social media. And guess what? They nailed it.<p>Over the holidays I was watching <i>Gremlins</i> with my eight-year-old nephew. It was my favorite movie as a kid and I thought he might also enjoy the ridiculous antics of those …

11 TED Talks on Photography Worth Watching

Need some inspiration to start off the new year? Try these 11 TED talks on photography.<p><b>1. Anastasia Taylor-Lind: Fighters and Mourners of the</b> …

Women who changed science in 2015

<p dir="ltr" class="heading intro"><p><p dir="ltr" class="heading intro">2015 has been full of scientific and technological innovation. From …

Your Turn! Pick The Best Science Visualizations Of The Year

Select the People's Choice winners for the 2016 Vizzies<p>Announcing the finalists in the 2016 Vizzies competition! Engaging interactives, amusing videos, eye-catching photography—we winnowed a huge field of entrants to these 50 finalists. It was very hard to choose 50, and we don't envy you your task …

Apple Sponsoring 2016 'Fashion in an Age of Technology' Met Gala

The Metropolitan Museum of Art today shared details on its annual 2016 Gala and Costume Institute exhibition, which will be sponsored by Apple with Jony Ive serving as a co-chair. The theme for the 2016 event, which will take place on May 2, is "Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology."<p>The …

Met Gala

Unsere Favoriten für den Wirtschaftsnobelpreis

Vor Preisvergabe Unsere Favoriten für den Wirtschaftsnobelpreis<p>Aktualisiert am 12.10.2015-08:47<p>Heute wird der Wirtschaftsnobelpreis verliehen. Hier …

Die heißesten Nobelpreis-Kandidaten

<b>Chemie:</b> Emmanuelle Charpentier ist aus deutscher Sicht eine interessante Nennung, da die französische Mikrobiologin die Infektionsbiologie bis 2015 …

Enter The 2016 Invention Awards Now

Got a world-changing creation? You may be featured in the Popular Science inventions issue.<p>Welcome to the tenth annual Invention Awards! In the May 2016 issue, <i>Popular Science</i> will celebrate garage tinkerers and backyard builders, the makers and DIY enthusiasts who are turning their ideas into …

The 2015 Macarthur Foundation 'Genius' Scientists Have Been Announced

Meet a stem-cell transforming biologist, a synthetic leaf creator, and the other scientists awarded a 2015 Macarthur fellowship<p>Every year the MacArthur Foundation gives out its famous "genius grants" to talented people whose work shows promise to make the future a better, more interesting place. …

Portraits of Celebrities in the Iconic Styles of Famous Photographers

Photographer Lucian Hunziker wants to give you a whirlwind tour of the history of portrait photography. For his new photo project and book titled</i> …

Top science book prize won by woman for first time

Adventures in the Anthropocene, a study of human plundering of Earth’s resources, makes Gaia Vince first female outright winner of Royal Society Winton prize in award’s 28-year history<p>The most prestigious science book prize in Britain has been won by a solo female writer for the first time in its …

Books

"Es wäre schade, das Potenzial nicht zu nutzen"

Unter den vielen Flüchtlingen aus Syrien müssten auch Forscher sein, vermutet eine BWL-Professorin aus Leipzig. Und will sie mit deutschen …

Winners: Foam Talent 2015 - Photographs courtesy of Foam Amsterdam | LensCulture

Every year, across the world, new photographic talents emerge, while previously emerging talents establish themselves in the field. For the past nine years, a key platform in this process has been the Foam Talent Call. Since 2006, Foam has identified hundreds of talented photographers, from all …

Amsterdam

„In Deutschland wird das Negative stärker betont“

Forschungsministerin Wanka „In Deutschland wird das Negative stärker betont“<p>Von<p>-Aktualisiert am 20.07.2015-13:34<p>Debatten um Risiken, Ethik und …

Iris Van Herpen: fashion’s hi-tech priestess

Iris Van Herpen is a fashion pioneer. One part couturier, one part scientist, her high-voltage, high-concept collections bridge the gap between the lab and the catwalk, fearlessly fusing cutting-edge technology with age-old artisan crafts. After training with Alexander McQueen, she launched her own …

Jewelry

Faking the Look of Super Slow Motion by Animating Still Photos

Here’s a 1-minute video titled “Revolution,” created by Dubai-based photographer Sherif Mokbel “to support all the free people fighting for their …