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Keeping science in schools

The US is falling behind


In the past the United States was known for being a leader in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) education. Indeed, the U.S. was the world leader in these fields of innovation and development. But the times have changed, and the world has caught up and surpassed the U.S. The National Science Foundation found the U.S. ranked 20 among all nations in in the world in 2008 for the proportion of 24-year-olds with degrees in STEM fields. That figure is not a bright one, and does not seem to be…(Read More)


Fake geek girls

An awful idea

fake geek girlsThe stories are endless; male sci-fi fans who berate girls despite a woman being the first to write science fiction; “gamer girls” avoiding playing games like “Call of Duty” with the mics on for fear of harassment; a woman being told, “I bet you don’t even know the ending” of a game before she reveals that she, in fact, wrote it; an angry anon commenting on how “the picture of that stupid hipster chick in the Star Wars shirt needs to stop she probably hasn’t even seen all the movies” when the “stupid hipster chick” wearing the Stop Wars shirt was, in fact, Natalie Portman. . . who was kind of in the movies….(Read More)

RANTIES                               DR SILAS


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