BY Emily Robinson in General on Jun 25, 2014 |
Stephanie Kwolek, the inventor of Kevlar, passed away on June 18th at the age of 90. Born to a pair of Polish immigrants, Kwolek attributes her fascination with science to her parents. After graduating from college in 1946, she went on to be a chemist at DuPont, the third largest chemical company in the entire world. In addition to being an all-around STEM badass, Kwolek blazed trails for women in the science world by following her calling. To celebrate her ... Read More
BY amanda in General on Jun 24, 2014 |
Isn’t it so annoying when you’re in a museum and you can’t simply admire the artwork without Beethoven’s 5th surging your auditory canal? Or how about when you can’t focus on your Philosophy lecture because the taste of blueberry pie invades your taste buds every time your professor says ‘Sophocles’? Ugh, the worst.
Wait what? You don’t know what I’m talking about? Not to worry, that means your part ... Read More
BY Paroma Zaman in General on Jun 19, 2014 |
Apparently, cell phones can do more harm to us than simply getting us in trouble for playing Candy Crush and perusing Twitter in class. Grrreat.
What is actually great, though, is that this scientific discovery was made by none other than a group of ninth grade girls. Go young women in STEM! According to a new experiment carried out by five ninth graders at Hjallerup School in Denmark, the radiation emitted by cell phones can have a detrimental effect on life ... Read More
BY Emily Robinson in General on Jun 03, 2014 |
Female-named hurricanes have statistically inflicted higher death tolls than male-named hurricanes, and according to one researcher, the reason is clear.
The research of Kiju Jung at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign suggests that sexist stereotypes associated with women’s names are a possible explanation for why female hurricanes have double the average fatalities.
According to Jung, a “Hurricane Alexandra” is seen as ... Read More
BY BUST Magazine in General on May 19, 2014 |
Have you heard the recent news that electrical brain stimulation can trigger lucid dreams? Super cool- but until someone Kickstarts a cheap frontotemporal transcranial alternating current, check out these tips for recognizing you're in the dream state!
What exactly is a lucid dream? It’s one in which you become aware that you’re asleep—a sudden epiphany of, “Wait a second...I’m dreaming!” While lucid dreaming, you can ... Read More