Articles tagged with: science

Flossie Wong-Staal

Flossie Wong-Staal

A Chinese-American virologist and molecular biologist. She was the first scientist to clone HIV and determine the function of its genes, a major step in proving that HIV is the cause of AIDS. From 1990 to 2002, she held the Florence Riford Chair in AIDS Research at the University of California at San Diego (UCSD).

August 27, 1947 Tags medicine science

48 women who changed the world

48 women who changed the world

The Nobel Prize and Prize in Economic Sciences have been awarded to women 49 times between 1901 and 2015. Only one woman, Marie Curie, has been honored twice, with the 1903 Nobel Prize in Physics and the 1911 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. This means that 48 women in total have been awarded the Nobel Prize between 1901 and 2015.

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Should math and evolution be taught in school? Hmmmm. Tough question.

Miss USA on Math


I stumbled on a 2011 video that shocked me.

It purported to be of Miss USA contestants answering the question “Should math be taught in schools?”

I watched in horror as the first few young women gave their answers:



It didn’t take me long to realize it was a parody – a satirical piece poking fun at somthing else. "But at what?” I wondered. Where was the original?

I looked for more information.

Ah. A video by @mackenzief, @kevgot, Leslie Collins, @gracehelbig, @lorrainecink, @jencurran, @risasarachan, @FarynEinhorn, Corinne Donly, @sarajanetaylor, @ericmpearson, Elias Altman, @mclendaniel

They were dissing this:



The answers shook me. Evolution is a "theory" that should NOT be taught in schools?

Oh. My. God. 

Tags biology creationism education evolution math religion science

Rosalind Franklin (Biophysicist/Physicist/Chemist/Biologist)

rosalind-franklin.jpgRosalind Elsie Franklin (25 July 1920 – 16 April 1958) was a British biophysicist, physicist, chemist, biologist and X-ray crystallographer who made critical contributions to the understanding of the fine molecular structures of DNA, RNA, viruses, coal and graphite.

Franklin is still best known for her work on the X-ray diffraction images of DNA.

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