America Has a Long History of Pitting Politics Against Public Health

It's not just Planned Parenthood—birth control and women’s access to healthcare have been targets of the toxic environment of American political discourse. Read more »

What "The Golden Girls" Taught Me About Bioethics

From HIV stigma to a mansplaining doctor, The Golden Girls discussed it all. Read more »

A Misleading Viral Video Picks a Bad Target: Women Who Donate Fetal Tissue

A deceptive new video accusing Planned Parenthood of “selling baby parts” has gone viral. Read more »

The Best Thing About "Tomorrowland" Is the Spunky Teen Girl Genius

Disney’s Tomorrowland is a feel-good film built around a simple, optimistic idea: If all the dreamers, artists, and geniuses truly pitched in, we humans could work our way out of this current mess of climate change, constant war, and global inequality. Read more »

The Thrilling Adventures of Ada Lovelace Are Now a Lovely Science Comic

Ada Lovelace was a brilliant mathematician. Her mind raced with big ideas on abstract mathematics—in 1843, she wrote what historians regard as the first paper on... Read more »

The 20-Week Abortion Ban Shows How Little Politicians Care About Science

Photo by Sylvia McFadden. On Wednesday, the House passed a bill that would ban abortion 20 weeks after conception across the United States.  Read more »

Popaganda Episode: Women of Science

  The world has a long history of excluding women from science and—when women have been able to bust into the male-dominated halls of science—of overlooking their work.  But against all odds, women have made astounding contributions to the fields of science, technology,... Read more »

Oh Joy Sex Toy: A New Book About the Science of Sex

Oh Joy Sex Toy is a weekly comics series that graphically explores sex  and sexuality. This week, Erika Moen recommends a book about the science of sex.  Read more »

A New Book Profiles Female Scientists Who Changed the World

How many female scientists can you name? In a survey a few years ago, 65 percent of Americans couldn’t name a single female scientist. Ouch. A new book will hopefully help fix that... Read more »

Women of Color Working in STEM Fields Are Frequently Mistaken for Janitors

Teenage scientist Alexa Dantzler works in a chemisty lab at Emory University. Photo by Isabelle Saldana. Almost half of Black and Latina women working as scientists have been mistaken for... Read more »


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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