Kids are starting to picture scientists as women

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Kids are starting to picture scientists as women

Science NewsMar. 20, 2018
#WOMENINSCIENCE On average, 55 percent of girls and 95 percent of boys drew scientists as male in surveys since the 1980s. That’s progress compared with the 0.6 percent (all girls) who depicted a female scientist between 1966 and 1977. Courtesy of Richard Jones and Lori Fulton/Univ. of Hawaii …

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Teacher Q&A: Integrating technology in Science classrooms

Teacher Magazine15 hours ago
The science department at Craigslea had initially purchased a spectrophotometer in 2015 and this was the first year I worked with the technology. This was our introduction to the resource as there had previously not been a spectrophotometer within the school as these are quite expensive, therefore only …

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US science agencies set to win big in budget deal

Nature.com21 hours ago
Nearly all US science agencies would see their budgets grow in 2018, under a US$1.3-trillion spending deal announced on 21 March. For the second year in a row, lawmakers in Congress seem set to ignore the steep cuts sought by President Donald Trump. The legislation would boost funding for the …

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Science mourns Stephen Hawking’s death

Nature.comMar. 15, 2018
Stephen Hawking, one of the most influential physicists of the twentieth century and perhaps the most celebrated icon of contemporary science, has died at the age of 76. The University of Cambridge confirmed that the physicist died in the early hours of 14 March at his home in Cambridge, England.

More science articles by Schindler, please

Arizona Daily SunFeb. 28, 2018
Perhaps Mr. Schindler could be encouraged to write other articles about the discoveries made by Flagstaff scientists. He is knowledgeable and he is a good writer. The story of Flagstaff’s contributions to science and technology deserves to be told. Mr. Schindler’s writing make it easy to understand.

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Journalists aren’t quoting women in science articles. Diverse …

Student Press Law CenterMar. 19, 2018
Mollie Bloudoff-Indelicato, a freelance science journalist based out of Washington, D.C., published a series of articles on a tight deadline in 2017 when she realized something — all of her sources were white men. So she created a tool to connect journalists with diverse scientists. Diverse Sources was …

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Why ‘rapid-onset gender dysphoria’ is bad science

The Conversation CA13 hours ago
Alexandre Baril does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organization that would benefit from this article, and has … the idea of rapid-onset gender dysphoria misrepresent the quality and extent of available science and the structure of gender-affirmative therapies.

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AHS students share science fun with LSI, LSLC

Ashland Daily Press9 hours ago
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Science needs to redefine excellence

Nature.comFeb. 21, 2018
Excellence is everywhere in science. Or that seems to be the plan: to make excellence ubiquitous in research. This month, the University of the West Indies in Kingston, Jamaica, became the latest academic institution to encourage its scientists to excel, setting up a Regional Centre for Research Excellence …

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Car Companies Are Arguing Against Basic Science On Climate …

Jalopnik15 hours ago
“Those quotes are accurate, but they are selective and do not accurately represent the entirety of the news story,” Paul Voosen, the author of the Science article, said in an email. Any uncertainty in climate modeling, he said, “is about the speed of warming — how fast sea level and temperature will rise …

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