Kendall Teufel

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After Shutdown Ends, Effects Continue to Stymie Science

The U.S. government shutdown's impact on science will last for a while.<p><b>A U.S. government shutdown that sent home federal workers for 16 days has ended, but its impact on science continues. The furloughs included as many as one million federal employees, many of whom carry out or provide support for</b> …

We need to talk about sexism in science

The events that culminated in the resignation of Bora Zivkovic from Scientific American last week demonstrate that women in science face a long struggle to root out sexism<p>Martin Luther King once said, "On some positions, Cowardice asks the question: 'Is it safe?' Expediency asks the question: 'Is …

The Overnight Skin Solution: How to Get 8 Hours of Sleep—or at Least Look Like You Did

You know tossing and turning leaves you bleary, unfocused, and irritable—but have you considered how it's making you look?<p>To those who find making their bed a chore, I submit: Try <i>making</i> your bed. As in, actually constructing it. There's a great deal of extremely detail-oriented work …

Skin Care

Can 'Grace From Outer Space' Kickstart Girls' Love for Science?

Currently, less than a quarter of all jobs in STEM — that is, science, technology, engineering and math — are held by women. It's a gender gap that …

Top 25 Scariest Science Fiction and Fantasy TV Episodes of All Time

People Are Wondering If Economics Is Really A 'Science'

Since then, some thinkers have questioned whether economics deserves to be called a "science".<p>Here is a round-up of their arguments:<p><b>Liam Halligan (Telegraph UK): "Time to stop this pretence - economics is not science"</b><p>Economics isn't a science, and as a field, doesn't deserve a Nobel along with the …

Economics

Happify Trains You to Be Happier, Using Games Backed by Science

Happiness is both a skill you can control and a habit you can develop. Happify, created by scientists and game developers, is an awesome webapp that …

Science Weekly podcast: female fertility and ageing

Professor Mary Herbert explains the mechanism of the female biological clock. Also this week we discuss the recently announced XPrize for ways to combat ocean acidification, and new research into the genetics of obesity<p>This week on Science Weekly with <b>Alok Jha</b> we hear from leading reproductive …

My best science lesson: dissecting cow brains to explore intelligence

Seeing my year 4s, dressed in white lab coats, scalpels in hand was quite an unforgettable experience – for me and them, writes Thomas Henley<p>My year 4 children at the British Embassy School in Ankara, Turkey, recently learnt first-hand about the brain's composition, layout and how people learn by …

Halloween costumes inspired by science

Halloween costumes are often based on the occult or supernatural. But if you're a rational scientist type, there are still many scary things you can dress as that are even more terrifying because they're real<p>Halloween is upon us. But what if you're someone who has dedicated their life to science? …