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Mathematics+Motherhood: An Interview with Constance Leidy

Mathematics+Motherhood: An Interview with Constance Leidy

This is a guest post from Lillian Pierce, who has been doing an interview series for the Association for Women in Mathematics. Her series has focused on women who are balancing motherhood with their mathematical careers.

September 10, 2013 — Evelyn Lamb

Bill Bryson: A Champion of Science and Science Communication

The popular author embarked a decade ago on his eye-opening journey of research for the acclaimed science book A Short History of Nearly Everything. At that time, he could never have envisaged the popularity and esteem his book would be held in today

May 8, 2014 — Alex Jackson and SoapboxScience

Largest Flying Bird Ever?

With a wingspan of 20 to 24 feet, Pelagornis sandersi may have been the largest flying bird ever to grace the skies of the Earth. Gone now for some 25 million years, the current living contender for that title belongs to the Royal Albatross – at less than half that wingspan.

July 7, 2014 — Brian Malow

Neil deGrasse Tyson at 85% the Speed of Light

This video made me laugh harder than anything I’ve seen in a long time. Okay, except for some Louis CK videos. But for a non-comedian (allegedly)… this is hard to beat.

April 2, 2014 — Brian Malow

Olinguito: New Kid on the Block

The olinguito has become a science media darling this past week. And why not? It’s small and furry and doesn’t look quite like anything you’ve seen before.

August 20, 2013 — Brian Malow

Interview with a Cicada (Expert)

In North Carolina, this was a big year for cicadas. Our 17-year cicadas, after biding their time underground for so very long, finally emerged in the spring.

August 1, 2013 — Brian Malow

Mathematics, Live: A Conversation with Victoria Booth and Trachette Jackson

This is the second in a series of interviews I have been doing for the Association for Women in Mathematics. (You can read my first interview, with dynamicists Laura DeMarco and Amie Wilkinson, here.) In my interviews, I’m “listening in” on a conversation between two women mathematicians.

October 9, 2013 — Evelyn Lamb
Mathematics, Live: A Conversation with Amal Fahad and Rasha Osman, Part I

Mathematics, Live: A Conversation with Amal Fahad and Rasha Osman, Part I

I had the pleasure of attending the 2nd annual Heidelberg Laureate Forum in September. Modeled after the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings, it brings together recipients of prestigious awards in mathematics and computer science and young researchers in those areas.

January 12, 2015 — Evelyn Lamb

Annalee Newitz: Where did io9 get its name?

Today is Annalee Newitz‘s birthday (well, it’s still today in the most relevant time zone – uh, hers not mine). Annalee has been writing about the intersection of science and technology and culture for many years.

May 8, 2014 — Brian Malow
Mathematics+Fatherhood: an Interview with Darren Glass

Mathematics+Fatherhood: an Interview with Darren Glass

Back in September, I published an interview with mathematician and mom Constance Leidy by mathematician and mom Lillian Pierce. It was part of a series of interviews for the Association for Women in Mathematics about how women balance motherhood with their mathematical careers.

December 9, 2013 — Evelyn Lamb
Mathematics, Live: A Conversation with Amal Fahad and Rasha Osman, Part II

Mathematics, Live: A Conversation with Amal Fahad and Rasha Osman, Part II

I had the pleasure of attending the 2nd annual Heidelberg Laureate Forum in September. Modeled after the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings, it brings together recipients of prestigious awards in mathematics and computer science and young researchers in those areas.

January 19, 2015 — Evelyn Lamb

Linda Avey on Open Access and 23andMe

With 23andMe in the news this week, I thought it was a good time to share something I’d never published before. It’s a short interview with Linda Avey, co-founder of 23andMe.

November 27, 2013 — Brian Malow

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