BY Intern Kerishma in Feminizzle on Mar 14, 2012 |
For of you who don’t know, today is Pi Day – the holiday celebrating the mathematical constant π (fun fact: it’s also the birthday of Albert Einstein!).
Pi Day is celebrated a number of ways across the United States: discussions on the relevance of π, festivities honoring Einstein, and my personal favorite, excessive consumption of pie. But since I can’t give you all pie through the computer (though I wish I could – get on that ... Read More
Bjork makes me believe in music. Since my first listen of Venus as a Boy, I have been entranced by what she can do with her voice, ingeniously combining it with unconventional instruments, sounds and collaborators. The genius mega-artist has released her eighth album, Biophilia, to breach the gap between nature, science, technology, and music. Not only does Biophilia feature Tesla coil instruments, it is accompanied by an education program for middle ... Read More
Apparently no one really knows why women seem to have a harder time getting into the mathematical and scientific fields-- but University of Missouri researcher David Geary and his University of Leeds colleague Gijsbert Stoet want to find out. The University of Missouri reports that they're trying to get to understand the gender gap-- and correct it for the future.In 1999, a study published in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology ... Read More
BY shannon carlin in General on Nov 04, 2011 |
How are you feeling? A recent study revealed that 53 percent of women say their overall health is in poor shape, so it might be safe to assume you're not feeling so hot.
A study called A Fragile Nation in Poor Health conducted by the health communications firm TeleVox, recently polled 1,015 American across the country about how they feel about their health. More than half of the women polled say they feel unhealthy and one in five nationwide say they ... Read More
BY Intern Candice in Artsy on Oct 28, 2011 |
The weather is getting colder and the ultimate cuddle buddy is primed for its comeback: a book! Sometimes, a girl wants one to stretch the horizons of her brain (and not just her heartstrings--I'm talking about you Harper Collins Romance!), so it's great that books like New Art/Science Affinities exist.
The book, co-published by Carnegie Mellon University's Miller Gallery and the STUDIO for Creative Inquiry, is 190 pages of contemporary art focusing on ... Read More
BY Erina Davidson in General on Aug 31, 2011 |
Apparently, zebra finches (above) understand that it's not about the coloring or the shape of a potential mate's tail feather, but how one shakes it.
A research conducted by a team from University of Exeter, Carleton University, Royal Veterinary College, and University of London has found that adventurous female zebra finches choose mates with similar personalities, regardless of the birds' size or physical features. This is the first study to show that the ... Read More
BY Gabi in Boob Tube on Mar 02, 2011 |
For all of March, The Smithsonian Channel is putting the spotlight on some of the world’s greatest female scientists. On the channel’s interactive website, they’ve turned stories of inspiring scientists into short comics for your nerdy enjoyment. The comics are just a preview of the shows that will be airing throughout the month of March. These scientists tackle the question of immortality, run with wolves, and travel around the world to learn ... Read More
BY Larissa Dzegar in Feminizzle on Nov 08, 2010 |
With our Science Issue currently on newsstands, we are excited about a new play, Photograph 51, that tells the story of Rosalind Franklin, the incredible scientist who played a crucial- and widely unacknowledged- part in he discovery of DNA's double helix. Presented by the Ensemble Studio Theatre and The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, in a motion to enhance our understanding of science and technology, the play is written by Anna Ziegler and directed by Linsay ... Read More
Over the past five years, doctor’s have made many breakthroughs in the battle to preserve and prolong women’s fertility.
And while I think we’re all familiar with invitro at this point, you may not know much about ovarian transplantation.
The first successful ovarian tissue transplant was performed back in 2004 between two sisters. Only a handful have been performed around the world since then, mainly due to the high cost and ... Read More