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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 »

A Female Codebreaker Finally Gets Fame in "The Imitation Game."

The Imitation Game, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley, opened last weekend in limited release, and is already generating Oscar-talk.  Read more »

Born This Way?: Why an evidence-based stance on sex and gender is good for science and for feminism

Scarcely a week goes by without a study on gender differences in the brain making headlines. “Female brains really ARE different to male minds,” reported the Mail Online on July 28, while a day later Salon framed the same research as “Women are getting smarter faster than men.... 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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