Sex Differences in Math-Intensive Fields

submitted by: stevececi
Despite impressive employment gains in many fields of science, women remain underrepresented in fields requiring intensive use of mathematics. Here we discuss three potential explanations for women’s underrepresentation: (a) male–female mathematical and spatial ability gaps, (b) sex discrimination, and (c) sex differences in career preferences and lifestyle choices. Synthesizing findings from psychology, endocrinology, sociology, economics, and education leads to the conclusion that,...
Authors: Stephen Ceci, Wendy Williams

Welcome Session of the 2010 OBFS Conference

submitted by: kkwaiser

Dr. Ian Billick - President of the OBFS and Director of the Rocky Mountain Biological Station - and Dr. Knute Nadelhoffer - Director of the University of Michigan Biological Station - open the Annual Meeting of the Organization of Biological Field Stations (OBFS). Video is from the 2010 Annual Meeting of the Organization of Biological Field Stations (OBFS) hosted by the University of Michigan Biological Station (UMBS).

Science Digest - The Lost Episode - Astronaut

submitted by: galileoplayers

Quirky Science Digest Host Mathew Arden interviews Astronaut Chuck Malone in this Lost Pilot episode.

We dug up the lost pilot episode of Science Digest from 1981! Check out Mathew Arden's insightful and hilarious interview with Astronaut Chuck Malone about the moon, space travel, gravity, fame and coming
home. Enjoy!

Science Digest Episode 4 - Particle Guy

submitted by: galileoplayers

Quirky Science Digest Host Mathew Arden interviews Particle Physicist Dr. Geoffrey Yale.

Galileo Players latest episode of Science
Digest features Galileo founder and Second City's own Matt Hovde and Second City alumnus John Hildreth. Enjoy!

Science Digest Episode 3 - Astronomy Lady

submitted by: galileoplayers

Quirky Science Digest Host Mathew Arden interviews Astronomer Rhoda Hartleib.

Galileo Players latest episode was written by Galileo founder and new SNL writer, Tom Flanigan and features Galileo founder and Second City's own Matt Hovde and Broadway & film star and Second City alum Jackie Hoffman. Enjoy!

U.S. President's Science Advisor John P. Holdren on Climate Change

submitted by: The Kavli Foundation

U.S. President Barack Obama's science advisor discusses the current state of climate-change science and policy. This address was given Sept, 6, 2010 at the Kavli Prize Science Forum in Oslo, Norway, and provides a succinct overview of "global climate disruption," and what future actions are needed to mitigate, and adapt to, its effects.