The scarcity of female science professors is probably due to a combination of all the reasons above and others. It is essential, therefore, that we educate all academics about the equality of choice.
Animal research has helped conceive, optimize and now upgrade from human blood transfusions so facilitating a critical, lifesaving procedure for both humans and animals. Fresh new blood can often make the difference between life and death.
I always knew that I had a 'famous' relative who was a scientist from what my family told me, but Miss Bilderbeck was the first person that sparked my interest in science and widened my knowledge of Rosalind's work. Clearly her enthusiasm was infectious and has stuck with me ever since.
What drives us to become more motivated, creative, or intelligent? These questions have plagued philosophers and scientists for thousands of years and they continue to fuel scientific investigation. Especially now, as we are confronted with increasingly complex problems. However, these questions are just outcomes of something more core, curiosity.
From an early age girls and boys learn what jobs men do and what women do. Few kick against what is expected of them, and it's difficult for parents w...
1999! It's all of 16 years since The Matrix hit the big screen and fuelled the dreams of conspiracy theorists the world over. Everybody loves a good...
In a world where there's a competition for practically every single oddity, for some reason memory competitions (the one you might think to be the most relevant to the ordinary person) get no love. Why?
What does this mean to medical science today? Unfortunately, measuring quantum effects in a complex system like the human body in controlled laboratory conditions is near-impossible. It is also too involved to be fully accessible to mathematical proof.
I always had a very basic view of how infectious diseases work: our bodies are normally clean and free of 'bad bugs', then we touch a door handle with all of those brightly coloured rods on it (as beautifully demonstrated in those Dettol adverts) , then we get ill. But is it really as simple as this?
Many of us want to see a better world for animals. A world where animals are never cruelly and intentionally abused, where dogs are not pitted against...
Apparently spiders are good news, however intimidating they can look. Before you squish the next one to invade your home try to remember they eat pests such as clothes moths, flies and mosquitoes, and that can help curtail the spread of disease.
The Luddites were producers, crafts people, makers and tinkerers. The word luddite might be used negatively by the tech-savvy among us - but like the 19th century activists, we need to start thinking about our labour and makers rights in the new biotechnological era.
We grabbed a budget rental car and headed to the laid back beaches of Fort Myers, compared to the more hedonistic Miami where an overnight stay at Loews hotel gave us a glam glimpse of city, with a super safe family swimming pool and Nikki Beach's famous brunch just a stone's throw away.
So, what has happened in hurricane forecasting since Katrina? The single biggest improvement has been in the weather computer models used to predict the path of hurricanes and the associated hazards such as wind strength, rainfall amounts and storm surge.
It seems the stakes are genuinely this high in our quest to build super-intelligent machines. Utopia or Annihilation is not an exaggeration. How we go about creating Artificial Intelligence (AI) will have huge consequences for the future of humanity.
We are seeing the rise of a new technology era, which is changing our infrastructure and the way we usually engage with the world. This is creating a gap we have yet to understand, which will bring difficult challenges.