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Why are there so few published female scientists?

Why are there so few published female scientists?

"Publish or perish" is tattooed on the mind of every academic. Like it or loathe it, publishing in high-profile journals is the fast track to positions in prestigious universities with illustrious
Link About It: This Week's Picks: Secret lives of tattoos, the underbelly of an iceberg, celebrating women artists and more in our look around the web

Link About It: This Week's Picks: Secret lives of tattoos, the underbelly of an iceberg, celebrating women artists and more in our look around the web

1. Celebrating Artists on International Women's Day While we shouldn't only celebrate women artists one day of the year, It's Nice That is showcasing the work (and thoughts) of an all-star-cast of
These storms on Jupiter are way better than any hurricane on Earth

These storms on Jupiter are way better than any hurricane on Earth

We all know about Jupiter's Great Red Spot, the extreme, Earth-sized storm that's been swirling on the huge planet for decades. But what about the world's other, less well known tempests? A series of
Scientists found a new type of water in diamonds, holy crap

Scientists found a new type of water in diamonds, holy crap

Scientists have found a new type of water known as Ice-VII from diamonds deep in the Earth's crust. This type of ice is about 1.5 times as dense as what we're used to (Ice I), with a different atomic
Zoos are rating animals online and it's too good

Zoos are rating animals online and it's too good

Zoos are giving animals Amazon-esque species ratings, and it's honestly kind of great. The trend started Friday with the Oregon Zoo in a tweet hashtagged #rateaspecies. Other animal conservancies got
Is Russia Using the GMO Debate to Troll Americans?

Is Russia Using the GMO Debate to Troll Americans?

Genetically modified foods remain controversial for many reasons, but at this point, the majority of scientists view them as safe to eat. The rest of Americans aren’t so sure: According to a major
Hangovers Are Good

Hangovers Are Good

A few months ago, I got a package containing four bottles of Never Too Hungover, one of those hangover remedies that you’re supposed to drink the night before, and another you’re supposed to take the
Tesla is seeking a valet mastermind to solve its office parking nightmare

Tesla is seeking a valet mastermind to solve its office parking nightmare

If you’ve dreamed about working at a high-end car company and have a knack for life-sized Tetris, Tesla has the job for you. On Friday…
John Kelly reportedly feared Pruitt’s climate debate would be a huge embarrassment

John Kelly reportedly feared Pruitt’s climate debate would be a huge embarrassment

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt hasn’t made much of an effort to hide the fact that he rejects the overwhelming scientific consensus on climate change. Over the past year,
What to Read This Weekend: Balance of Power

What to Read This Weekend: Balance of Power

It’s the weekend! Kick back with this roundup of some of our best stories you might have missed, and a few new ones too.
Bad news: Omega 3s don't confer any significant health benefits; good news: They're mostly harmless

Bad news: Omega 3s don't confer any significant health benefits; good news: They're mostly harmless

40+ years ago a pair of Danish scientists acquired the mistaken belief that Greenlanders had a very low incidence of heart disease (turned out that people who live in extremely rural conditions
Hangovers Are Good

Hangovers Are Good

A few months ago, I got a package containing four bottles of Never Too Hungover, one of those hangover remedies that you’re supposed to drink the night before, and another you’re supposed to take the

Why so many diamonds are making science headlines this week

They’re windows into the heart of the Earth. … of the planet. Petra Diamonds Diamonds have been in the news quite a lot this week, and not because of any celebrity engagement news. Instead, it’s
Elon Musk drops epic Falcon Heavy launch trailers made by 'Westworld' co-creator

Elon Musk drops epic Falcon Heavy launch trailers made by 'Westworld' co-creator

Attendees of the the Westworld panel at SXSW got a surprise visit from Elon Musk. The Tesla and SpaceX CEO used the panel to not only inspire a new generation on space exploration, but also drop two

U.K. Government Seeks Public's Advice on Cutting Plastic Use

U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond will seek the public’s view on how the country can be a leader in reducing plastic waste.

Can Machine Learning Find Meaning in a Mess of Genes?

The computer scientist Barbara Engelhardt develops machine-learning models and methods to scour human genomes for the elusive causes and mechanisms of disease.
Your iPhone may be driving Apple to desperate measures in a race that’s bad for the planet

Your iPhone may be driving Apple to desperate measures in a race that’s bad for the planet

The work is not easy at the Kamoto Underground Mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where laborers — some of them children — spend long hours each day retrieving copper and separate it from

Elon Musk debuted a trailer “for the next part of the human story” at SXSW

People arrived excited about a giant marketing installation; they left looking to the stars.

Could This Bold New Technique Boost Gravitational-Wave Detection?

Slashdot reader astroengine writes: One of the most expensive, complex and problematic components in gravitational wave detectors like the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) —
SpaceX made a Falcon Heavy launch video with Westworld creators

SpaceX made a Falcon Heavy launch video with Westworld creators

At this year’s SXSW event, a panel for HBO’s Westworld saw the show’s co-creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy bring out their good friend Elon Musk of SpaceX and Tesla to offer a few words. While