Many Female Scientists Of Color Say They Have Been Mistaken For Janitors

A new study on gender bias against women of color in science has found that "100 percent of the 60 scientists interviewed reported experiencing bias and discrimination." Incredibly, it gets worse; 48 percent of African-Americans and 46.9 percent of Latinas also reported being "mistaken for administrative or custodial… » 2/14/15 1:00pm 2/14/15 1:00pm

May Britt Moser looks great in her Nobel neuron dress

I love this. May Britt Moser accepted her Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (shared with Edvard Moser and John O'Keefe) in a dress inspired by her work. Designer Matthew Hubble incorporated neurons in a way that was still pretty and not too costume-y. (More info and an interview w/ the designer over at SciAm). » 12/11/14 3:50pm 12/11/14 3:50pm

You Can Help Bring Even More Female Scientists To Lego

The Lego designer that brought us the fabulous Lego Research Institute earlier this year has returned to Lego's crowdsourced set creation project Lego Ideas with another trio of awesome Lego scientists - and you can help get it suggested to be turned into a real Lego set! » 12/06/14 1:00pm 12/06/14 1:00pm

These Women Have Done Incredible Things For Science In Canada

On December 6th, 1989, women were targeted, shot, and killed for being engineering students. Today is a day to honour women scientists and engineers living and working in Canada. » 12/06/14 6:00pm 12/06/14 6:00pm

Thanks To That Shirt, We May Get a Shirt Celebrating Women In Science

It is an incredible day for science when a tiny robot manages to land on a comet. It is an irritating day for science when that gets overshadowed by a poor wardrobe choice. It is a good day for science when that mistake is quickly addressed, and even better when it results in a fantastic new shirt design. » 11/14/14 9:00am 11/14/14 9:00am

The Lady-Scientist Lego Set Is Now Available!

After much anticipation, and more than a little prodding, Lego has added three female researchers to its cadre of scientific minifigs. The "Reseach Institute" playset features an astronomer, a paleontologist and a chemist, and a range of badass accoutrements (like Lego dinosaur fossils!) specific to each specialty. » 8/02/14 11:00am 8/02/14 11:00am

"One of the most influential sixth-grade science projects ever…

A 12-year-old Florida girl's science fair project on invasive lionfish has surprised even seasoned ecologists, and led to the first published paper on lionfish freshwater tolerance. » 7/13/14 2:47pm 7/13/14 2:47pm

This is Every New Paleontologist from China's Top Research School

China is home to some of the richest fossil deposits in the world, and has been the source of many of the exciting recent discoveries in paleontology. But the country is having trouble attracting new paleontology students. This "group photo of one" represents the entire paleontology graduating class at China's #1… » 6/19/14 7:33pm 6/19/14 7:33pm

Women in Science Are Coming to Lego This Summer

After far too long, Lego is finally acknowledging that lady scientists exist. We don't yet know which figures will be produced, but it looks like the solitary woman in science minifig will be getting some coworkers! » 6/04/14 5:00pm 6/04/14 5:00pm

Oh, this? Just some teenage girls from Africa who invented a…

How's this for an innovative startup: four African girls — the eldest of which is just fifteen years old — have worked together to invent a generator that's powered by urine. The group presented their creation at this year's Maker Faire Africa, and it's so freaking brilliant it makes me want travel back in time and… » 11/08/12 5:20pm 11/08/12 5:20pm

This "women in science" outreach video is so godawful it hurts

This video, released yesterday by the European Commission, is supposed to promote women in science... so why does it feel like a cosmetics commercial? (Seriously. Watch it. The male gaze is strong with this one.) » 6/22/12 11:40am 6/22/12 11:40am

Behind every great scientist are his two teenage daughters

This is one of many beautiful engravings made by Anna and Susanna Lister, the daughters of the renowned 17th century naturalist Martin Lister. These scientifically accurate illustrations created by two teenagers helped inspire Charles Darwin's work on natural selection. » 12/27/10 12:37pm 12/27/10 12:37pm