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Maker Faire 2015

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 10.28.2015 | Technology
Michael Nirenberg

I've struggled with writing about the Maker Faire for about a month (I'm press- not a journalist). It's easy to gush about the wonders of tech's open pastures, or tougher to diametrically write existentially about future doomsday scenarios, which I admit is much easier for me.

Visionary Women: Lessons Learned From 20 Female Luminaries

Angella Nazarian | Posted 10.15.2015 | Women
Angella Nazarian

Maya Angelou was an acclaimed author, poet, dancer, actress, singer, producer and activist. One of the lessons that we can learn from her life is the importance of saying "Yes". She discovered who she was and along the way by saying yes to various opportunities. "If I'm asked, 'Can you do this?' I think, if I don't do it, it'll be ten years before another black woman is asked to do it. And I say, 'Yes, yes, when do you want it?"

Einstein Once Wrote Marie Curie Telling Her To Ignore the Haters

The Huffington Post | Nadya Agrawal | Posted 10.02.2015 | Women

In 1911, science superstar and Nobel Prize winner Marie Curie was in the all-too-familiar position famous women often find themselves in -- her privat...

What These 3 Dead Physicists Can Teach You About Innovation

Harry Red | Posted 05.20.2015 | Small Business
Harry Red

You can argue. Discoveries in science, not business, made by people who are long dead. What could we possibly learn here? Plenty, in fact.

Women in Business Q&A: Molly Schmid, Vice President, Life Science Group, ieCrowd

Laura Dunn | Posted 04.18.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

Molly Schmid serves as the Vice President of the Life Science Business Group for Innovation Economy Corporation (ieCrowd). A passionate entrepreneur with close to two decades of experience successfully transforming scientific discoveries into stakeholder value.

Some Leaders Are Born Women

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 02.18.2015 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

Portraits in Leadership unveiled by Girl Scouts in December, features interviews of sitting members of Congress who discuss their thoughts on leadership. These Senators and Representatives vividly demonstrate that some leaders are born women.

Chemistry She-roes

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 08.26.2014 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

Learn about more she-roes and celebrate amazing women like these five women in science. As a practicing electrical engineer, I know that I benefited from the actions of these trailblazing women.

Kitsch, Cons and Cameras: Rescuing Paris' Panthéon

Frank Browning | Posted 05.03.2014 | Arts
Frank Browning

Now JR's gargantuan black and white snapshots, not unlike those in your high school yearbook, will "prove" that any French person can participate in the Republican restoration of France's temple of great (wo)men.

Marie Curie Did WHAT? 10 Fascinating Facts About Famous Physicist

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 11.07.2013 | Science

Happy Birthday, Madame Curie! Marie Curie was born this day in 1867. You might know her as a pioneering chemist and physicist -- the first woman in...

PHOTOS: 18 Science Greats When They Were Cute Kids

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.03.2013 | Science

Albert Einstein wasn't always the old guy with the bushy white hair. Once upon a time he was once just a cute little three-year-old -- and the same is...

PHOTOS: All 16 Nobel-Winning Women Scientists

The Huffington Post | Adam Toobin | Posted 08.20.2013 | Science

Women make up a bit more than half of the world’s population, yet even in the most developed countries, men hold the lion's share of jobs in STEM (s...

The Nobel Prize: Where Are the Women?

Anna Leahy | Posted 09.23.2013 | Science
Anna Leahy

The Nobel Prize is awarded in three science categories: physics, chemistry, and physiology or medicine. In 2012 each science prize was shared by a pair of researchers. Among this year's six laureates in these categories is the usual number of women: zero.

10 Real World Princesses Who Don't Need Disney Glitter

David Trumble | Posted 11.20.2013 | Parents
David Trumble


Where Have All The Role Models For Girls Gone?

Shelley Emling | Posted 05.04.2013 | Fifty
Shelley Emling

Celebrities in the United States typically include singers and film stars and sports heroes. They also usually include people like Kim Kardashian who are simply famous for being famous. But -- once upon a time -- scientists used to be celebrities as well.

Why Don't Girls And Science Mix?

Shelley Emling | Posted 08.27.2012 | Science
Shelley Emling

Sure, you're thinking, everyone has heard of Marie Curie. But what do you really know about her? Perhaps you vaguely recall that she was the first person to be honored with two Nobel Prizes -- or that she was the first to use the word "radioactivity."

Collaboration in Science and Art

David Galenson | Posted 09.22.2012 | Arts
David Galenson

Comparison of collaboration in the sciences and in the visual arts reveals some important differences.

Kids Have Summer Reading Lists. Here's One For Adults. [But With No Book Reports Due In September]

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 08.28.2012 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

A friend suggested I pull together a reading list for the summer. I had a hard time taking her seriously. She's one of the smartest, best-read people ...

Choose Your Intellectual Role Model

Nick Kolakowski | Posted 08.26.2012 | Education
Nick Kolakowski

For aspiring intellectuals, a role model proves all the pondering and toil can (against all odds) end in recognition, validation, and triumph.

Cara Santa Maria

WATCH: You Are Not Too Pretty To Do Math--Or Science! | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 04.06.2012 | Science

2012-02-08-jdjgidjfidjfidijfdfcnvmnmvcnvmcnvmcbvcvbmcbvmcbv.jpgWomen make up just about half of the American workforce, but we hold less than a quarter of the STEM jobs. Why is that?

Fur Will Fly at First Scientific Conference on Animal Consciousness

Carolyn Bucior | Posted 02.04.2012 | Science
Carolyn Bucior

Birds, dolphins, elephants, mice, pre-historic human beings... Do any creatures other than modern-day people possess what we call consciousness? Brain researchers from around the world are set to explore that question this summer.

In Love With Marie

Alan Alda | Posted 07.31.2011 | Technology
Alan Alda

It may seem frivolous to talk about loving Marie Curie, as though I insist on seeing her in a personal way. But for those of us who are not scientists, yet hunger to understand science more deeply, the personal, the human, is our doorway.

The Love Story of Marie & Pierre Curie Is Now a Beautiful Book (With A Spooky, Challenging Ending)

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

There are exciting, original books, and then there is Radioactive: Marie & Pierre Curie, A Tale of Love and Fallout -- a book so astonishingly inventive that the cover is both a joke and a metaphor.

Radioactive Artist Lauren Redniss Talks of Love, Science, and Finding Inspiration at the Library

The New York Public Library | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
The New York Public Library

When Lauren Redniss is asked why she created Radioactive: Marie & Pierre Curie, A Tale of Love and Fallout, her reply is as striking as her work: "I wanted to create a visual book about invisible forces."

Eureka! Science Belongs On Stage

Lauren Gunderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Lauren Gunderson

Science is built for the stage. The very act of scientific discovery is one of the most dramatic in the human experience. Dramatic because it changes everything.

Dumb Luck: Top 7 'Historical Tweets' From Inventors (PHOTOS, POLL)

Alec McNayr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Alec McNayr

Whether scientist or tinkerer, academic or technologist, the greatest inventors of all time had one thing in common--they divulged their innermost tho...