The Sexist Trolls Doubting Black Hole Researcher Katie Bouman Need to Learn to Code
The harassment campaign against one of the researchers who helped photograph a black hole isn't just sexist, it's technically simplistic and inaccurate.
We Asked 105 Experts What Scares and Inspires Them Most About the Future
Climate change, extremism, and artificial intelligence were among the top fears, and young people, technology, and equality were among the top hopes.
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.
A New Bill Vows to Combat STEM’s Sexual Harassment Problem
The “Combatting Sexual Harassment in Science Act” aims to remedy the causes of sexual misconduct in STEM, but can it?
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.
Top CERN Scientist Suspended for Presentation That Argued There Is No Sexism in Physics
CERN suspended theorist Alessandro Strumia on Monday after he gave a presentation at a conference about gender in high energy physics that argued "physics is not sexist against women."
Oh This? Just a Giant Starmap Made By a Hacked 80s Knitting Machine
Australian engineer Sarah Spencer unveiled “Stargazing: A knitted tapestry” over the weekend at the Electromagnetic Field Camp festival.
This DIY Headset Lets You Echolocate Like a Dolphin
Using bone conduction headphones and some drone parts, marine scientist Andrew Thaler crafted a pair of glasses that help you “see” like a dolphin would.
The All-Girl Afghan Robotics Team Was Banned from Entering the US. Now It's Inspiring a Revolution
This weekend, the Afghan Dreamers won the Rookie Inspiration Award at the FIRST Robotics World Championship in Detroit.
The Geoduck Diver
Hozoji Matheson-Margullis is widely recognized for her pummeling drum chops. But at 37, the emerging marine biologist is making waves at the forefront of Native American STEM in an age of climate change and Trump.
Silicon Valley Diversity
The Congressional Black Caucus Is Asking Silicon Valley Why It's So White
The political organization sent a letter to technology and telecommunications lobbying groups about diversity last month.