The Trump administration’s battle against environmental regulations and denial of climate change are terrifying, but the US isn’t the only nation that needs to do better by the planet, and fast. A scientist tells us what needs to be done, and where we can start.
On Earth Day, we marched for Science. We marched for space exploration and cures for disease, for electricity and for the planet, and for everything that science has a hand in which is, well, everything.
President Trump doesn’t set the budget; Congress does. And all 435 seats in the House and 34 out of 100 seats in the Senate will be up for midterm elections next year.
New evidence that the famous “two maidens” of Pompeii may have been male — but does that actually mean, as some have suggested, that they were a gay couple?
There is something about someone sitting across from you in dead silence without giving you the encouragement of a “right” or “mm-hmm” that makes people’s brain scramble for more words, and just like in the essay portion of a test, the more you talk the more apparent it becomes that you have no idea what you’re even saying.
“Yes, that’s right. This is literally the farthest place away from Earth that we know of. Pack your bags.”
This ’80s-style STEM PSA reminds us the patriarchy’s been lying to us and fueling our self-doubt our whole lives and sometimes we need to smash that shit with a hammer.
Did you know that the pioneer of graphic adventure games was a woman?
The danger of talking about science as a series of value-neutral truths is that it obscures the human decision making that took place at every stage along the way, as institutions were built up. It implies that the biases held by those decision makers are shared by everyone, and are therefore insignificant.
Let’s contemplate gender diversity in Star Trek together. Also: have you considered running for political office?
We will take down white supremacy like sulphuric acid on toilet paper.
If we allow gun violence to continue blighting communities of color, we have failed. But if we enact gun control measures that aid the police state in criminalizing Black and brown bodies, we have also failed.
Lab Girl by Hope Jahren is one of the most exquisite pieces of science writing I’ve ever read. As a researcher and professor of geobiology for the past 20 years, Jahren has earned accolades for her work. Here, she shares her passion.
For the first time in recorded history, wild female gorillas were observed engaging in a series of lesbian sex acts including but not limited to “genital rubbing,” “mating calls” and the classic “making out for male attention.”
Bacteria paintings, bravery vs. perfection, and drag depictions of famous scientists singing that song from Wicked that they did on Glee.
Working for four and a half years in the quality department at a kitchen gadget company has left me with some strong opinions about proper cooking prep.
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How do we learn from this and prevent it from happening again?
I’ve been reading quite a few fan theories and Poe/Finn pairings recently, but I won’t subject you to that (unless you want to talk in out in the comments, in which case, hello). Instead, I wanted to share with you some top notch nerd speculation on the science of Star Wars.
You have no idea how long it took me to figure out that this was the only definitive takeaway from this particular data analysis.