STEM

5.15.19

Teen Who Allegedly Opened Fire on Denver-Area School Charged with Murder and Arson

Devon Erickson, 18, has been charged with 48 criminal offenses, including for first-degree murder, arson, and theft.

5.7.19

1 Dead, 8 Shot After 2 Students Open Fire on Denver School Just Miles from Columbine

The shooting took place at the middle school of STEM School Highlands Ranch in Douglas County, near Denver, Colorado.

4.16.19

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.

1.4.19

These scientists just got sworn in to Congress — and they're ready for a fight

“Guess what? Now we have scientists. Now we have people who understand looking at data,” said Democrat Rep. Kim Schrier.

12.5.18

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.

11.12.18

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.

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10.10.18

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?

10.2.18

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.

10.2.18

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.

10.1.18

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."

9.4.18

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.

7.25.18

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.

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