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The Grant Tour: Following the Money in Science Research

Understanding where research comes from and how it’s funded is a big part of thinking critically about science. Read more »

The Lab is Not Neutral: Why We Need Scientific Literacy

Contrary to popular belief, science isn’t performed in a vacuum. Read more »

Unnatural Selection: How Racism Warps Scientific Truths

Why are traditional Native American ecologists, botanists, geneticists, and more cast aside as “mystics”? Read more »

This is Your Brain on Drugs: Women lead the field in psychedelic psychotherapy

We now know that the U.S.-led “War on Drugs” has failed to stop people from using drugs. But one thing prohibitionists did succeed in halting, for decades, was scientific psychedelics research. Read more »

No Two Sides About It: Being Anti-choice is Anti-Science

Antiabortion activists would have us believe abortion is a two-sided issue, but science says otherwise. Read more »

Popaganda: Radical Science

Behold! Using the power of science to interrogate societal assumptions around race and gender! We talk with theoretical astrophysicist Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein about her article “The Physics of Melanin” and how scientific research is always shaped by our human backgrounds. Then, we talk with... Read more »

Science is Sexist: Slaying Male Superiority in “Inferior”

Inferior challenges the idea that there are fundamental differences between the way men and women’s brains are “wired.” Read more »

Meet the Martians: Five women from the Mars One space program share their thoughts on leaving earth forever

When we look beyond space tourism to a permanent settlement on another planet, who do we see there? Read more »

Stars Within Our Reach: Dava Sobel's Latest Book Honors the women of the Harvard College Observatory

The Glass Universe reads like a series of biographies linked by science and women’s rights, and its stories span more than a century. Read more »

Translating the Universe: Remembering Trailblazing Astronomer Vera Rubin

In a field known for arrogance, Rubin was hungry for answers, not adulation. Read more »

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Mad Science: Deconstructing Bunk Reporting in 5 Easy Steps

British scientists have uncovered the truth behind one of modern culture's greatest mysteries: why little girls play with pink toys. Is it...

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