If the last few months have shown us anything, they’ve shown us that the great moral divide is growing in this country. The hot button issues – gay marriage, gun control, abortion, to name a few – are the main ingredients in a messy soup of political discourse that is more reminiscent of a schoolyard [...]
I have been an admirer of Sheril Kirshenbaum since friend and Broad Side Contributor David Wescott introduced us via E-mail. I haven’t yet met Sheril in person, but I love her work, so for Valentine’s Day, I thought as long as we were talking about the science of love, it only made sense to also [...]
How to celebrate Valentine’s Day here at The Broad Side? We’re not a mush-gushy bunch, at least when it comes to our writing. But how about a look at the science of love? This video explains why and how we experience love — it’s all about the brain, not the heart! Even with all this [...]
The New York Times recently ran an article entitled, They’re, Like, Way Ahead of the Linguistic Currrrve, about how new studies have found that girls and women direct language for the rest of the population. The article is slightly condescending in tone, in that, well, just look at the title yourself. Then look at the little cartoon [...]
Look at Allie Wilkinson and you may not immediately realize that she’s a scientist. And that’s her point. She’s the founder of a fabulous new Tumblr called “This Is What a Scientist Looks Like,” designed to shatter the stereotypes people have toward scientists. Allie and her colleagues asked scientists everywhere to share pictures of [...]
Earlier this year the contestants of the Miss USA 2011 Pageant were asked a simple question – “Should evolution be taught in schools?” Their responses were posted on YouTube and viewed by roughly a million people. For supporters of science education, the answers from most contestants were disappointing. Here were some prominent female role models, [...]
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education is something I think about on a daily basis. After all, I currently work as a science curriculum designer and I am a former high school science teacher, with hopes to return to the classroom. I come from a long line of physicists and engineers and I am [...]
At first glance, Darlene Cavalier is the type of woman many feminists view as a role model for their daughters. Darlene is a senior adviser and contributor to Discover Magazine. She earned a master’s degree from an Ivy League school. She’s the principal investigator on a project from the National Science Foundation. She has been [...]
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