Why ignoring women has been bad for science

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Angela Saini knows what it’s like to be the only woman in the room, especially when that room is a science lab. In college, she was the only female in her engineering class. Before that, she’d been the only girl in her math class and her chemistry class. She went on to get two masters degrees, one in engineering and the other in science and security. Now an award-winning journalist, Saini is shining a light on the history of science, a field which, for all its good, has done a disservice to women‘and to research’by largely dismissing them.

  • Publisher: Science & Innovation
  • Date: 2018-12-05T07:00:00-0500
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Women have been written out of science history ‘ time to put them back

Claire Jones receives funding from AHRC (2013-14 networking grant for Women in Science Research Network).

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Can you name a female scientist from history? Chances are you are shouting out Marie Curie. The twice Nobel Prize-winning Curie and mathematician Ada Lovelace are two of the few women within Western science to receive lasting popular recognition.

One reason women tend to be absent from narratives of science is because it’s not as easy to find female scientists on the public record. Even today, the numbers of women entering science remain below those of men, especially in certain disciplines. A-level figures show only 12% of candidates in computing and 22% in physics in 2018 were girls.

  • Publisher: The Conversation
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Beyond Riot Games: The Problem of Discrimination Against Women in Video Games

This article is a reproduction, and has been modified for this site. The original article, and many more, can be found at RemptonGames.com

If you pay attention to news in the video game industry, you are probably already familiar with the current situation surrounding Riot Games. If you don’t, there are many articles already explaining the situation. For those who don’t want to read through any of those articles, the very brief recap is this: Riot games is currently facing a lawsuit for gender-based discrimination from some of their female employees, both current and former. This lawsuit alleges that not only did Riot violate the California Equal Pay act, but it also created a sexually hostile environment for its female employees.

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Friends: 20 Things Wrong With Ross Geller We All Choose To Ignore

The hit sitcom Friends aired from 1994 to 2004 for 10 seasons. The’six best friends made fans laugh, cry and smile, but sometimes Ross did rub people the wrong way. He was a central part of the show. Indeed, his love story with Rachel had fans on the edge of their seat. In his defense, he’s smart, funny and caring. He’s a good father and a great friend. On the other hand, he has done some very strange things. David Schwimmer portrayed Ross on the series for all 10 seasons. He became a world famous star for playing the show’s most polarizing character.

In fact, some fans love’Ross’while others can’t stand him. He had many ups and downs throughout the show. He divorced three times and dealt with many career setbacks. At the same time, he drove viewers crazy with his choices and attitude. He’s not a bad guy but certainly isn’t perfect. However, some of these flaws are tough to look past. It’s time to take a closer look at Dr. Ross Geller.

Florida Citizens’ Alliance Is Brainwashing Kids to Think Climate Science Is Fake

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On a bright afternoon in September, as Hurricane Florence was lashing the shores of states just a few hundred miles north, Vernon, a retired IBM contracts negotiator and Marine Corps veteran, answered his door barefoot, wearing shorts and a green T-shirt. He had joined the Florida Citizens’ Alliance as a board member in 2012, initially inspired by the organization’s gun-rights advocacy. In fidelity to the IBM corporate ethos, Vernon and others in the Alliance recognized that the group wasn’t optimizing its potential appeal to the Florida citizenry, so they commissioned a team of consultants to evaluate the group’s strategy for obtaining new members.

  • Publisher: The Daily Beast
  • Date: 2018-11-02T08:15:26.000Z
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10 Things to Ponder on Hurricane Florence

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Over the last 180 decades nuclear power has been in use for space flights and powering equipment, just never to Hurricane Florence recommended extent.
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NASA has recorded some spooky sounds coming from space: Keep your volume soft for this one, it’s very noisy, Hurricane Florence here. As they put it, “Sounds from the souring depths of the Universe.”
For any of Hurricane Florence music producers, some of these make for interesting sounds for EDM Trance, Dubstep, Trap and Glitch tracks.

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