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Expert Tips on Getting Girls Into STEM

's no secret that girls lag behind boys when it comes to an interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) or that jobs relating to STEM disciplines are the fastest-growing segment of the US economy.<p>Many were surprised to learn that 2014 marked the first year in its 78-year …

US2020 STEM Mentoring Effort Gathers Momentum

The call was answered. Last month 52 cities self-organized to compete in a nation-wide competition designed to address one of our nation's great challenges. I am honored today to announce the finalists of the US2020 STEM Mentoring City Competition.<p>What is our challenge? By 2018 there will be a …

What's Wrong With STEM Education?

Technology is changing our lives and is redefining the landscape of our economy. An increasing share of jobs will require a background in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM), and those with strong experience will find themselves at the center of our new economy. The U.S. government …

Are Data Scientists Earning Their Salaries?

STEM Education Is a Civil-Rights Issue

New data show­ing that Google’s pool of em­ploy­ees is 2 per­cent black, 3 per­cent His­pan­ic, and 30 per­cent fe­male are get­ting lots of …

Getting Lean in Education -- By Getting Out of the Classroom

This week the National Science Foundation goes Lean on education by providing $1.2 million to educators who want to bring their classroom innovations to a wider audience.<p>The I-Corps program started when the U.S. National Science Foundation adopted my Lean LaunchPad class. Their goal was to train …

10 Interior Design Lessons That Everyone Should Know

Think of this as a little 101 in decorating. While we all cannot possess the eye for exquisite design and detail — we can decorate our homes as …

Cooking Off the Cuff: A Fresher Way With Eggplant Parmigiana

When tomatoes are as good as they are at the height of summer, purity is a great asset.<p>Eggplant (aubergine) parmigiana is almost always made with some kind of tomato sauce, and it is great that way, especially if the sauce, even if made with canned tomatoes, comes out of your kitchen rather than a …

Tomatoes

The Ultimate Way To Grill Shrimp

Don’t miss this crucial step when cooking the shellfish<p>Of all the grilling tools—tongs, spatulas, steak forks—there’s one that too often goes neglected.<p>For most grillers, the season passes without them ever breaking out the basting brush. It’s understandable, considering that the basting brush can …

12 Frozen Fruit Desserts

Let’s set aside the soul-revealing debate of chocolate versus vanilla ice cream for a moment and turn to fruit instead. And what better way to enjoy summer fruit than by creating a delicious frozen treat out of it? Sure, pies, crumbles, and everything in between are great for showcasing sweet …

Recipes

The Essential Techniques That Every Home Cook Should Know

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: We're going back to basics with the essential cooking techniques -- think of this as Cooking 101.</i><p>The problem with cooking basics is that people often …

Chocolate Chip Cookies

5 Tips for Making Small Batches of Tomato Sauce

When it comes to preserving tomatoes, most people think that you have to go big. And while it’s true that during late summer it’s easy to get your …

Michael Ruhlman's Pasta with Tomato Water, Basil, and Garlic

<i>Every week -- often with your help -- Food52's Executive Editor Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that are nothing short of genius.</i><p><i>Today: Tomatoes do double duty in the summer's best pasta -- and it all comes together in the time it takes to set the table.</i><p>Spaghetti with fresh tomatoes, basil, …

Spices

27 of the Best Chrome Extensions You Should Check out Today

We love the Web. Seriously, we do. But sometimes, achieving what you want is a little harder and takes a little longer than you’d really want. It’s for that reason that we’ve put together a list of 27 of the best Chrome extensions you can find around.<p>We’ve broken them down into groups of a few per …

A Glowing Conference Room Made From Paper

The surfaces are snow white. Soft, diffused light floats through the space. And every edge is curved with precision. If it were plastic, the space might look like a gaudy alien spaceship. But rendered in paper, it’s ethereal, delicate, and gorgeous.<p>This is the Paper Cave, a concept by the Japanese …

30 Health Apps to Keep Your Resolutions Beyond January

You’ve almost done it. You’ve almost made it through the entire month of January. The next few weeks are crucial for keeping those resolutions alive for the next 11 months. And we’re here to help. Now that you’ve got your high-tech water bottle and your gym-ready headphones, check out these …

Popular Science Blogs

Nexus Media News<p>Inside America’s largest collection of stuffed endangered animals<p>A warehouse in Denver became a repository of contraband to raise awareness against illegal poaching.<p>The National Wildlife Property Repository in Denver, CO is trying to raise awareness of, and stop, the black market …

New Jersey

Why 2014 could be the most interesting year in technology in a long time

<i>Join Quartz technology, science and health editor Christopher Mims, Re/code co-executive editor Kara Swisher, and Wall Street Journal technology columnist Farhad Manjoo in a video chat this Wednesday January 8 at 1 p.m. ET. You can submit questions on Twitter with the hashtag #techin2014, on our</i> …

The Man Who Thinks He Never Has to Eat Again Is Probably Going to Be a Billionaire Soon

Rob Rhinehart's hobby of <a href=http://www.vice.com/read/rob-rhinehart-no-longer-requires-food>eating nothing but a smoothie that looks like semen</a> has become a career thanks to a crowd-funded campaign that gave him $800,000 to produce his product...<p>Remember Rob Rhinehart? I'm sure you do …

A New Species of Fish!

The latest from Peleg Design’s pack of wildlife-inspired designs, the YolkFish is the most fun and functional way to separate your yolks and egg …

Classic Half-Erased Charcoal Drawings of Celebrities

<b>Charlize Theron</b><p>British artist Ileana Hunter draws unique portraits of celebrities that are minimal, but still easily recognizable. Most of the women Hunter features in her charcoal drawings are iconic, and she often deletes part of the image to make an impressive alteration to a familiar subject. …

22 Animated GIFs That Are Up For Their Own Version Of The Oscars

If the ultimate signifier of a medium’s acceptance into popular culture is a lavish awards ceremony, then the animated GIF has finally arrived. They’re called the .GIFYs — it stands for GIF of the Year, and it should be pronounced ‘jiffies’ according to .GIF creator Steven Wilhite — and they are …

My dear deer - Paper craft

We are constantly featuring paper craft work from people from all over the world and today we want to share with you a incredible project created by …

14 Calendars for 2014

According to the Chinese zodiac, the year of the wood horse promises opportunities and victories, adventures and even surprising romances—if you're willing to take chances like the free-spirited, spontaneous animal. Although the Standard Hotel's 2014 calendar has set the bar high in terms of …

15 Whimsically Surreal GIFs To Get Lost In

These amazing GIFs, created by artist Romain Laurent, will definitely bring a smile to your face.

GIF Animations

13 Apps to Inspire Creativity

If you haven’t fallen off the resolutions wagon yet… congrats. If as soon as week one ended, so did your good intentions, we totally hear you. But one resolution that’s always worth keeping is continually trying to bring creativity to your life every day. In our obsession with doing just that, …

Creativity

16 Slow-Cooking Recipes for a Slow Weekend

There are the nights when dinner can't come fast enough—when we need a hot meal on the table in less time than it takes to watch an episode of TV in our pajamas (and when we proceed to watch 5 episodes after that). On such nights, we pat ourselves on the back for the fact that we cooked at all.<p>And …

Slow Cookers

Grains Of Sand Magnified x300 Reveal Dazzling Images

A grain of sand is so small and finite that our eyes are unable to render any significant detail.<p>It often just looks like a shiny or dark grain of …