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Jane Goodall Shows John Oliver How To Eat A Banana Chimp-Style

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 11.03.2014 | Science

Having worked with chimps for over 50 years, Jane Goodall is more than comfortable hanging out with primates -- and it turns out she can hold her own ...


Heather Heenehan | Posted 10.08.2014 | Science
Heather Heenehan

In April I asked a group of sixth graders from Beaufort Middle School in North Carolina, "Do I look like a scientist to you?" A young boy sitting in the corner of the room loudly answered, "Uh, yeah. Why not?"

Paleontology Interview: Gettin' Zeigy With It

Amy Atwater | Posted 04.02.2014 | Science
Amy Atwater

"I want to be able to spread that message to as many young women as possible. Yes, you can do this, it is not that hard and do not let somebody tell you you cannot do it."

Pioneering Sex Researcher Dies At 88

AP | JIM SALTER | Posted 09.24.2013 | Science

ST. LOUIS -- In an era when even talking about sex was virtually taboo, Virginia Johnson had a way of putting research subjects at ease, persuading th...

Lady ScienCelebrities Wanted

Rachele M. Pojednic, Ed.M, M.S. | Posted 07.30.2013 | Women
Rachele M. Pojednic, Ed.M, M.S.

Sadly, while there are countless prolific scientists in the world, female or male, you probably couldn't name ten. In fact, you probably couldn't name five that are alive right now. Even if you could, how many of them would be women?

Astonishing 'Human Computer' Dies At 83

Posted 04.28.2013 | Science

By: Marc Lallanilla, Assistant Editor Published: 04/26/2013 12:46 PM EDT on LiveScience Quick: What's the cube root of 61,629,875? Stumped? Shaku...

What Exactly Is Drawing Young Women Away From STEM Fields?

Ming-Te Wang | Posted 10.01.2013 | Science
Ming-Te Wang

It is time to reframe the STEM gender debate. Instead of focusing on what girls don't have when it comes to mathematics, we need to focus on what they do have, and how to tap into it.

50 Of The Most Influential Women In Health

The Huffington Post | The Healthy Living Staff | Posted 03.19.2013 | Healthy Living

Clara Barton, Michelle Obama and others.

Five Reasons Women Trail Men In Science

Posted 08.15.2013 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 03/06/2013 01:05 PM EST on LiveScience Though women now receive half the doctorates in ...

So Many Exoplanets... So Few Women Scientists

Sara Seager | Posted 03.16.2013 | Science
Sara Seager

The paucity of impact-making announcements by female astronomers in general is dreadful. How can it be, that well over a century after the first women received PhDs in astronomy, women have failed to match their male peers in this and other aspects of STEM academia?

Gender Bias and the Sciences

James M. Gentile | Posted 01.01.2013 | Science
James M. Gentile

Two recent studies shed important empirical light on gender bias in the sciences and should be cause for great scrutiny and reflection by America's universities and colleges. If we are to continue to be preeminent in science and technology, we must engage women fully in that challenge.

Gender Bias and America's Science Preeminence

James M. Gentile | Posted 12.04.2012 | Science
James M. Gentile

Two events in September spoke in profound ways about the role of women in science, and together they hold an important lesson for America's challenge of maintaining its global science preeminence.

Women in Science

Rui Dai | Posted 12.02.2012 | Education
Rui Dai

Walk through any hospital, and in all probability, the majority of physicians honored on wooden panels will be men. When we think of scientists or physicians, we do not picture in our minds a woman, but instead the stereotypical white male.

MIT Makes Strides With Women Scientists: Report

AP | MARK PRATT | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

BOSTON — The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has succeeded in boosting the number of women on its science and engineering faculties and in...