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Watch Amy Poehler's Smart Girls Talk Science and Climate Change

Watch Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls welcome leading voices in science and climate change in a BUILD Series discu ion. Panelists included Tiernan Sittenfel... Read More »

This 17 Year Old Might Have Just Made a Major Breakthrough in Brain Injury Surgery

Seventeen-year-old Indrani Das may have just transformed the future of brain surgery. Das, a senior at the Academy for Medical Science Technology in H... Read More »

Lab Candy Allows Girls to Imagine Themselves as Scientists

Lab Candy, founded by 22-year-old scientist, Olivia Pavco-Giacci, aims to enable young girls aged from kindergarten to third grade to imagine themselv... Read More »

These March for Science Posters Are Perfect for Women's History Month and Beyond

With the intention of bringing the momentum from the Women's March into March and beyond, Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya has created six customized posters... Read More »

6 Incredible Female Founders Making a Difference in STEM

Getting down to the nitty gritty shows that while women have become increasingly likely to get an education and a job, censuses continue to prove that... Read More »

Did You Know Marie Curie Got Her Start at a Secret Women's University?

Scientist Marie Curie would have absolutely been a MAKER — her scientific research in the 19th century has forever changed the way we see the world. B... Read More »

Intersex Traits Are Not All That Uncommon, Says Science

While many of us are brought up to believe there are only two sexes and therefore two genders, our society is quickly becoming non-binary. Nothing is... Read More »

Tags: Gender, Science

Meet Nettie Stevens: The Genetics Pioneer Who Discovered That Sex Is Determined By Chromosomes

Born 155 years ago today in Vermont, biologist Nettie Stevens was a pioneer in modern genetics and an activist who sought to bring female scientists t... Read More »

What You Need to Know About the Woman Who Ignited the Environmental Movement

American marine biologist Rachel Carson challenged the patriarchal world of postwar science and the nation's chemical industry with her unprecedented... Read More »

Oprah to Star in HBO Film About Henrietta Lacks Whose Cells Changed Medical History

MAKER Oprah Winfrey will be starring in a new HBO film she describes as a "pa ion project" that was recently green lighted for production by Deadline.... Read More »