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  • Move over, princesses. These girls’ clothing brands glorify science 17 Jan 2020 14:47 Co.Design As the mother of a 4-year-old girl—as well as a card-carrying feminist with a PhD in women’s studies—I find myself struggling with exactly what it means to raise a daughter in 2020. When Ella was born, my husband and I wanted to make her feel free from the …
  • Brazilian Antarctica base reopened from its ashes after eight years 16 Jan 2020 19:21 MercoPress Thursday, January 16th 2020 - 19:15 UTC The new station cost about US$ 100 million. Brazil Wednesday reopened its scientific Comandante Ferraz base in Antarctica, which had been destroyed in a fire in 2012. In the incident two soldiers died and more than …
  • Earth Science Has a Whiteness Problem 23 Dec 2019 12:09 International Herald Tribune When Arianna Varuolo-Clarke was growing up, her favorite evenings were spent watching the Weather Channel with her grandfather. She wanted to “chase thunderstorms” and understand where tornadoes came from, she said. She decided to become an atmospheric …
  • The science of Star Wars: How filmmakers made alien creatures believable 19 Dec 2019 18:15 CNN Instantly he knew the island, called Ahch-To in the film, would also be home to the Star Wars version of puffins, called porgs. It's the great not-so secret sauce behind the appeal of creatures in Star Wars. The alien species on the screen intrigue but …
  • Researchers and scholars at the top of their fields elected 20 Nov 2019 23:34 Scoop Nineteen new Ngā Ahurei a Te Apārangi Fellows and Ngā Ahurei Honore a Te Apārangi Honorary Fellows have been elected to the Academy of the Royal Society Te Apārangi for their distinction in research and advancement of science, technology or the humanities. …

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