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Science kits ... for girls.

Via a tweet from Ed Yong, I discovered this weekend (not that I couldn't have guessed) that purveyors of science kits for kids are still gendering the heck out of them.

November 28, 2011 — Janet D. Stemwedel

Stephen Colbert Interviews Neil DeGrasse Tyson

Stephen Colbert is a smart science fan and often features great science book authors and scientists on his show, The Colbert Report. I also appreciate his funny takes on scientific topics such as tissue engineered meat, the LHC and more!Astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson has appeared on The Colbert Report six times...

November 28, 2011 — Joanne Manaster

Curiosity Across the Stars

This is not a comet, it's Curiosity on its way to Mars This, I guarantee, is a view of NASA's Curiosity rover embarking on its 250 day trip to Mars that you may not have seen before...

November 28, 2011 — Caleb A. Scharf

Monday Music Video: The Glamorous Platypus

I'll start by saying that I love my fellow biologists. We are a quirky crowd that has a strong passion for our subject matter, and our subjects. For example, I've been in love with nudibranch gastropods for as long as I can remember...

November 28, 2011 — Carin Bondar

Glaciers from Mars

" No one would have believed in the last years of the nineteenth century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man's and yet as mortal as his own; that as men busied themselves about their various concerns they were scrutinised and studied, perhaps almost as narrowly as a man with a microscope might scrutinise the transient creatures that swarm and multiply in a drop of water...

November 28, 2011 — David Bressan

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