Women in Science

Scientists hail DNA breakthrough that can detect if people are likely to have heart attacks

Over five million Britons are three times more likely than their peers to have a heart attack, a ground-breaking study has found - as scientists said their discovery could lead to nationwide screening to save their lives.<p>American scientists identified genetic variants in the DNA of patients that …

Medicine

The Art of Science draws beauty from medical research

Stem Cells

The book that fights sexism with science

When young men and women come up against sexist stereotypes masquerading as science, Angela Saini wants them to be armed with the facts. “I call my book ammunition,” she says of her 288-page prize-winning work <i>Inferior: The True Power of Women and the Science that Shows It</i>. “There are people out …

Science

Meet Safiyyah Iqbal, a Functional Morphologist specialised in digital analysis!

<b>What is your scientific background?</b><p>Zoology, Ecology and Palaeontology<p><b>Why did you choose to become a scientist?</b><p>I really enjoyed the specific topics …

Paleontology

Inspiring the Next Generation of Girls to Pursue STEAM Careers

Girl Up – a global leadership initiative of the United Nations Foundation – partnered with the U.S. State Department, Google, NASA and others to …

United Nations

AI Is Helping to Identify Overlooked Women in Science

Time for equal representation, starting with Wikipedia.<p>Yes, artificial intelligence (AI) cab perpetuate bias. But it turns out it can also help us …

Artificial Intelligence

Camps attract record numbers

Owl pellets, flame throwers and chemical reactions in a cup were just a few of the things children were doing at Science North’s Summer Camp this …

Thunder Bay

Marie Curie Has Been Named The Woman With The Most Influential Impact On World History

The poll includes activists, scientists and the first person to win two Nobel prizes<p>Pioneering scientist and double-Nobel prize winner Marie Curie has been voted the woman with the most significant impact on world history.<p><i>BBC History</i> magazine created a list of '100 women who changed the world' as …

World History

Could arsenic be a miracle cure for cancer? Scientists say it had astonishing results when added to a leukemia drug

Arsenic - one of the most deadly poisons - has been found to have a new use as a drug to kill cancer.<p>The discovery has been prompted by studies that …

Health (UK)

The West is way behind Iran and Saudi Arabia when it comes to women in science

In Iran, nearly 70% of university graduates in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) are women—a higher percentage than in any other country. Nearby Oman, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are close, each boasting over 60% female graduates in science, still more of …

Saudi Arabia

From Stem to Table: Stemless Presents a Cannabis Infused Dinner with Purpose

On Thursday, July 26, 2018, a gathering of largely young adult cannabis aficionados gathered at Tillamook Station in North Portland for an cannabis …

Cannabis Industry

Lack of physics teachers blamed for gender gap

Teacher shortages and unconscious cultural bias have been blamed for the continued under-representation of girls in A-level physics classes.<p>According …

Education (UK)

The Element in the Room

For National Science Week 2018, experience a radioactive musical comedy about the death and life of Marie Curie. Marie Curie lived an extraordinary …

Science

Physicist highlighting female scientists, one Wikipedia entry at a time

Anyone can edit Wikipedia — and one physicist is wielding that power to give underrepresented scientists their due.<p>Jess Wade, a postdoctoral research …

Race & Ethnicity

Ice Box Derby champions talk about women in engineering

https://vcl.abcotv.net/video/wls/080818-wcl-ice-box-derby-vid.mp4Winners of the 2018 Ice Box Derby discussed the importance of women in engineering.

Women in Tech

Ships set sail from Seattle on a NASA mission to trace the carbon trail of tiny sea creatures

After seven years of preparation, two research vessels are heading out of Seattle to begin a 40-day voyage to track how tiny organisms in the ocean …

Exports

Salk Institute settles two of three gender discrimination lawsuits

The Salk Institute for Biological Studies in San Diego and two of three female scientists who sued it for gender discrimination last summer announced …

Science

An Inconvenient Panel: The Climate Change Is Very Real, the "Al Gore" Is Not

This one goes out to everyone on the dang planet earth, y'all — 2019 SXSW panel picker<p>Al Gore has been trying to make climate change sexy for almost …

Al Gore

Washington-area appointments and promotions for Aug. 6

COMPANIES<p><b>Exostar</b> of Herndon named <b>Mike Castle</b> vice president for sales and marketing.<p><b>Grant Thornton</b> of Alexandria appointed <b>Aurpon Bhattacharya</b>, <b>Rob Buhrman</b> and <b>Cal Bassford</b> principals, <b>Mike Elder</b>, <b>Jeff Johnson</b>, <b>Jeff Lawton</b> and <b>Wei Tang</b> managing directors and <b>Jamila Webb</b> partner.<p><b>Hoffman Architects</b> of the …

Business

Should I stay or should I go?

I see a lot of people changing institutions after they finish their PhD degrees and a few more times before they get a permanent position either in …

Mental Health

Uncovering Hidden Figures

<i>Can you help me know her?</i><p>When an illustrator recently posted a blurry, black-and-white photo (below) of a group of scientists attending a 1971 whale …

Archives

Recognizing Women in Manufacturing with the STEP Ahead Awards

The National Association of Manufacturers’ Manufacturing Institute is now accepting nominations for the 2019 STEP Ahead Awards to honor outstanding …

Manufacturing

Women in Science, with Summer Ash and Emily Rice (Repeat) by StarTalk All-Stars - Listen to music

Science

SAP brings #sheinnovates festival to SA

#Sheinnovates aims to gender equality a normality in technology & education. German software maker S...

Cape Town

Caucher Birkar Website

Research interests:<p>Algebraic geometry (higher dimensional, birational, minimal model program).<p>Conferences, events:<p>Videos:<p>Slides:<p>Address:<p>DPMMS, Centre …

University of Cambridge

The Case Against Screening For Thyroid Cancer

The bad news first: Thyroid cancer incidence in the U.S. has tripled since the mid-1990s, and although the number of deaths remains very low, …

Cancer

Is Your Extra X Chromosome Holding You Back? An Insight into Female Education and Academic Careers in STEMM

Open access peer-reviewed chapter<p>By Aziza Alibhai, Mariam Moiz Saigar, Emilia Harding and Catrin Sian Rutland<p>Submitted: August 2nd 2017Reviewed: …

Career Development

How one woman helped pioneering female scientists to reclaim the spotlight

Jess Wade, a British physicists, has made it her mission to increase the information about female scientist on the internet. So every year she writes …

Physics

Groundbreakings: Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Los Medanos College, Lehigh University

Mon, 08/20/2018From UB MagazineAt Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science’s Innovation and Research Park in Chicago, the first building …

College & University

Sustainable Conferences — It is a Diversity Issue

I’m just back from the World Conference on Computational Mechanics, held in New York City. The conference drew together 3,500 folk interested in …

Codes of Conduct