sexism in science
Physicist Wins $3 Million Prize for Discovering Pulsars, Donates it All to Promoting Diversity in STEM
Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell says she has battled “imposter syndrome” at many points in her career as a physicist.
Recent Nobel Prize Winner Is 'Profoundly Sorry' for 'Degrading' Video of Women
2018 Nobel Prize winner Gerard Mourou made a music video where female dancers tear off their lab coats.
Donna Strickland Wins Nobel Prize for Pioneering Work That Led to Development of Laser Tools
Strickland and Gérard Mourou discovered a way to stretch and amplify laser beams in the 1980s.
For the First Time in 55 Years, a Woman Wins the Nobel Prize in Physics
Dr. Donna Strickland, a self-described "laser jock," is the third woman to ever win a Nobel Prize in physics, following in the footsteps of Marie Curie.
The 2018 Ig Nobels Honor Discoveries About Cannibalism, Voodoo, and DIY Colonoscopies
The annual parody of the Nobel Prize also celebrated studies about human saliva as a cleaning agent, the effect of roller-coasters of kidney stones, and the use of postage stamps as erection detectors.
In Major Breakthrough, Scientists Observe Higgs Boson Decay into Bottom Quarks
After years of attempts, the particle’s most common decay pattern has finally been observed at the Large Hadron Collider.
Science Solved It
To Solve a Medical Mystery, This Doctor Drank Live Bacteria
Dr. Barry Marshall swallowed helicobacter pylori to prove it was the cause of a common ailment.
Wikipedia’s Science Articles Are Elitist
Maybe Wikipedia readers shouldn’t need science degrees to digest articles about basic topics. Just an idea.
Nobel Winner Kazuo Ishiguro's ‘Never Let Me Go’ Predicted the Gene Editing Debate
On Thursday, Ishiguro won the Nobel Prize in Literature.
ripples in spacetime
Nobel Prize in Physics Recognizes the Dawn of a Whole New Kind of Astronomy
Rainer Weiss, Kip Thorne, and Barry Barish are named for leading the effort to detect gravitational waves.
Violent Crisis in Myanmar Prompts Petition to Revoke Leader's Nobel Peace Prize
As violence plagues the Rakhine state, over 370,000 people have signed a Change.org petition calling for Aung San Suu Kyi's prize to be revoked.
the vice reader
The Forgotten Female Sniper Who Killed 75 Nazis
Read an excerpt from Nobel Prize winner Svetlana Alexievich's breathtaking new book, 'The Unwomanly Face of War: An Oral History of Women in World War II.'