Monthly Archives: October 2015

A Male Engineering Student Explains Why Female Classmates Aren’t His Equals

The areas of study recognized as STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) have long been dominated by males. According to the National Girls Collaborative Project,¹ males are six times more likely to take engineering courses than their female counterparts.  For the women who do manage to fulfill their dreams of making scientific discoveries and recording […]

How Simple Physics Takes This Roller Coaster to a New Extreme

If your kids are fans of roller coasters, knowing the physics it takes to make them so exciting might just lead your children to swap a video game controller for a research notebook. While most people tend to associate high speeds with strong motors, roller coasters rely heavily on physics alone, motor or not. Introducing […]

5 Greatest Achievements of Women in Science

Today, it isn’t such a big deal to see a woman carrying around her research notebook and to take her seriously. However, years ago it was unheard of, and many woman had to get creative in order to simply learn about science, much less be active in the field. Nevertheless, there were a few women […]

Scientists Plan to Resurrect 30,000 Year Old Virus

Scientists want to resurrect a recently unearthed 30,000 year old virus found in the frozen tundra of Siberia. For years, Siberia has been a frozen wasteland, with its secrets waiting to be discovered. With recent shifts in the climate and global warming, the frozen wasteland is starting to thaw, as temperatures remain warmer for longer […]