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Why I won't speak at women-only events

I am often invited to attend events and speaking engagements with titles like "Women in Tech" or "Bridging the Tech Gender Gap''. Having the …

In Fish Brains, A Clue To Why We Talk With Our Hands

In fish, the part of the brain that controls the pectoral muscles also controls the muscles required for producing sound, researchers have found.<p>We use hand gestures almost without thinking--even while talking on the phone, despite that the person on the other end can't see our wild gesticulations. …

Would A Human Head Transplant Be Ethical?

A couple professors sound off about the ethics of transplanting one human's head onto another human's body.<p>Two days ago, we reported on a controversial paper by Italian neurosurgeon Sergio Canaveri about human head transplants. The paper, entitled "HEAVEN: The head anastomosis venture Project …

First-Ever Super-Slow-Motion Video Of Hummingbirds Hovering

How does a hummingbird hover? Let's point a $150,000 high-speed camera at one and find out.<p>In order to design and create better flying robots, a team at Stanford University needed to see things our pitiful human eyes can't--like, how exactly does a hummingbird hover? How does a swift dive? So they …

Your body language may shape who you are | Amy Cuddy

16-year-old turns algae into biofuel, makes rest of us feel unaccomplished

Evie Sobczak is a young science rock star who has already done more in her 16 years than most of us will in our entire lives (I KNOW, I should speak …

Biofuel

famouswomeninhistory:

<b>Isadora Duncan</b><p>This innovative woman is known to the world as the mother of modern dance. She founded the New System of interpretive dance. She put poetry, music and the rhythms of nature.<p>Isadora didn’t believe in the formality of conventional ballet. She gave birth to the more free form of dance. She danced barefoot and in simple Greek apparel. The viewers of her dancing recognized her for being a passionate dancer and became the most famous dancer of her time world wide.

Watch A Bunch Of Little Girls Sing A Power Ballad Shattering What Little Girls Are Supposed To Like

You should learn more about why they are awesome. I'm sharing this with my daughter as soon as she's old enough to get it. You could too. Totally up …

Entertainment

Afghan Woman Fights For Women's Education

In the United States, education is a right for all children. For Shabana Basij-Rasikh in Afghanistan, it was something she was willing to risk her life for. She speaks with host Michel Martin about her story, and a school she co-founded in Afghanistan that helps educate young women.<p>Transcript<p>MICHEL …

Students

Hillary Clinton: Why Women Must 'Dare To Compete' In Politics

Are female politicians doing enough to encourage other women to run for office?<p>In a conversation with a Toronto audience last week, Hillary Clinton ignited further speculation around a potential 2016 presidential run. “Hypothetically speaking, I really do hope that we have a woman president in my …

Prince William Has Indian Heritage? DNA Test Of Princess Diana's Lineage Indicates So: Report

The British royal family may have some explaining to do. If the results of a DNA test conducted by BritainsDNA are to be believed, the royal lineage has some unlikely roots -- in India.<p>The United Kingdom-based genetic ancestry testing company analyzed the mitochondrial DNA of two cousins of …

Toward a More Expansive Definition of 'Princess'

There should be options beyond tomboy (like Merida) and girly girl (like Cinderella).<p>Princesses are easy to hate. They don't save kingdoms. They don't fight dragons. They don't battle giants. They just dress up and look pretty and get saved and get married. They're passive and boring and so, …

A Motorized, Super-Detailed Robot Villain Made By A Doctor Who Fan

A DIY version of the sci-fi series' ultimate alien: the Dalek.<p>Despite his devotion to Daleks—those cruel, armor-clad extraterrestrials from the TV show Doctor Who, now in its 50th year—Jim Rossiter has no interest in annihilating other civilizations. The 57-year-old Australian just likes how the …

Exploring dinosaur growth

Using a combination of biomechanical analysis and bone histology, palaeontologists have shown how one of the best-known dinosaurs switched from four …

WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013 | WIRED

Jan. 19, 2014: Solar X-Flare<p>The largest sunspot group of the solar cycle unleashed a large (X1.2 class) flare just when it was facing right towards …

FYI: Does The Komodo Dragon Really Kill With A Bacteria-Filled Bite?

Surprising facts about the world's largest lizard.<p>Based on a single observational study from the 1970s, published in 1981 by biologist Walter Auffenberg, we've long assumed that Komodo dragons cause fatal infections in their prey by gifting prey with scary bacteria that lives in the mouths of the …

Zapping salt out of seawater

Chemists are hopeful their new energy-efficient method to desalinate water can be scaled up for personal or even municipal uses<p>The method, which …

Water

Why three-parent babies are the way forward

Three-parent babies will likely spark concerns over the creation of 'designer babies'. But Michael Rimington, a practising infertility specialist, explains that while there is DNA from three people in the child, the genetic characteristics of the baby are those of the natural mother and father.<p>The …

Pregnancy

Earth-like planets found in star's habitable zone - Futurity

U. WASHINGTON (US) — A nearby star is orbited by six or seven planets, including …

Habitable Zone

Glowing Bacteria Control Squid Hosts

<b>Being jolted awake every morning by an alarm clock is plenty annoying, but at least that alarm doesn’t actually live in your body.</b><p>The Hawaiian bobtail squid (<i>Euprymna scolopes</i>) has an internal alarm clock that’s run by a species of glowing bacteria known as <i>Vibrio fischeri</i>. This bacterium and the …

10 Awesome Accidental Discoveries

Oops.<p>As Plato said, "science is nothing but perception," and these 10 accidental acts of discovery embody the sentiment. Of course, it helps to be a leading scientist in the field—devoting your life to the pursuit of one cure, invention, or innovation—but a little luck goes a long way, too.

Mouse Cloned From A Mere Drop Of Blood

Scientists in Japan have been able, for the first time, to successfully clone a mouse from a blood sample drawn from a living donor's tail.<p>Scientists at the Riken BioResource Center in Japan have managed to clone a mouse from a minuscule, peripheral blood sample for the first time. The method …

Starburst Galaxy Could Illuminate Early Universe

This massive starburst galaxy was pumping out stars way before thought possible.<p><b>A newfound primordialgalaxy nearly 13 billion light-years away is breaking distance records and may unlock the secrets of how and when some of the most massive star factories were born in the early universe, according</b> …