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  • by Karli June Cerankowski on Monday, June 3, 2013 - 8:56am
    Cancer. It is a word that can instill fear, despair, shame, and sadness. It is also a word that can call up hope and survival. It is a word that tarries simultaneously in worlds of illness, death,...
  • by Lily Bixler Clausen on Monday, May 6, 2013 - 9:43am
    When a Spanish-language newspaper interviewed Londa Schiebinger a few years ago, she ran the story through Google Translate. There was one problem: The Stanford professor was repeatedly referred to...
  • by Karli June Cerankowski on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - 11:23am
    Imagine you are walking down the street on a clear, sunny day. Your body feels well. You enjoy the fresh air and the ability to stroll about on foot.  But you must stay ever alert as you scan...
  • by Lindsey B. Trimble on Monday, January 21, 2013 - 11:38am
    Most of us are familiar with "work-life" conflict, but we may be surprised to hear that workers in certain professions actually report "work-work" conflict. The average day for an academic medical...
  • by Susan Fisk on Tuesday, September 25, 2012 - 11:41pm
    A smile, sigh, or glare would never influence anything important, like a woman’s math scores or her decision to become an engineer, right? Wrong. According to new research by Stanford psychologist...
  • by Arghavan Salles on Friday, June 29, 2012 - 8:30am
    When do women first realize we are not supposed to be good at math and science? For me, it was during high school calculus class when my classmates begrudged me my position as the best student in the...
  • by Susan Fisk on Tuesday, June 12, 2012 - 12:08pm
    What really determines sex? A look back in history reveals that scientific advances keep changing the answer. In the 16th century, scientists believed that differences in blood were the cause. The...
  • by Erin Cech on Wednesday, May 23, 2012 - 9:15am
    Parallels between perceived human gender behavior and animal sex differences are deeply embedded in our popular lexicon: men “crow like roosters;” women “guard their young like lionesses.” In many...
  • by Admin on Monday, March 26, 2012 - 9:54pm
    Gendered Innovations in Science, Health & Medicine, and Engineering has attracted over 12,000 visitors from 137 countries since its launch November 2011. The project, a new framework for gender-...
  • by Susan Fisk on Wednesday, November 9, 2011 - 12:32pm

    We have all heard that women are from Venus and men from Mars, with brains from equally distant galaxies. You may have heard that in comparison to men, women have smaller, inferior brains ruled by...

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