The 'female' brain: why damaging myths about women and science keep coming back in new forms

From having small brains to being better at reading, it is often argued that women aren't well suited to do science.

Gina Rippon, Professor Emeritus of Cognitive NeuroImaging, Aston University • conversation
Aug. 3, 2020 ~8 min

 neuroscience  feminism  women-in-science  rosalind-franklin

Five must-read novels on the environment and climate crisis

Eco-fiction to help you rethink your role in the climate crisis.

Ti-han Chang, Lecturer in Asia-Pacific Studies, University of Central Lancashire • conversation
July 9, 2020 ~7 min

climate-change environment feminism trees literature climate-crisis colonialism books novels tsunami meat-industry

7 lessons from 'Hidden Figures' NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson's life and career

NASA scientist Katherine Johnson was instrumental in getting people to the moon. Here are some of the lessons one mathematics professor believes she taught us all.

Della Dumbaugh, Professor of Mathematics, University of Richmond • conversation
Feb. 26, 2020 ~7 min

 mathematics  space  feminism  nasa  science  space-shuttle  apollo-11  moon-landing  race  racism  civil-rights  segregation  scientist  hidden-figures  katherine-johnson