They think it makes them look weak, and avoiding that is evidently more important to them than demonstrating responsible behavior
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Boots or Heels: My Wardrobe Paradox as a Woman in STEM
A couple of weeks ago a wonderful hashtag was making its way around Twitter, with female scientists all over the world sharing photos of their feet to show a day #InMyShoes.
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The history of hyperbolic geometry is filled with hyperbolic quotes, and I came across a beautiful one earlier this semester in my math history class.
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One of the coolest—and most stressful–moments of my career took place November 7, 1996, when I was a staff writer for Scientific American.
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This year, I've been very fortunate to be a part of the inaugural class of the Presidential Leadership Scholars (PLS) program, which brings together 60 leaders from around the country to work on projects designed to create significant social impact and change...
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My lowest point as a science journalist came before I even knew what a science journalist was. I was a young punk in an eighth-grade science class at Northwood Middle School in Greenville, South Carolina...
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The Cantor set is huge, but there isn't very much there.
The Science of TED 2015
What I love about the annual TED gathering in Vancouver is the way science coexists along with art, social justice, popular song and the rest of TED's eclectic mix.
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