science http://kalw.org en Women in STEM: Interview with Stanford math education researcher Jo Boaler http://kalw.org/post/women-stem-interview-stanford-math-education-researcher-jo-boaler <p></p> Thu, 01 May 2014 02:30:00 +0000 Jen Chien 43121 at http://kalw.org Women in STEM: Interview with Stanford math education researcher Jo Boaler Kick off Women's History Month with "Science and Gender" on Philosophy Talk http://kalw.org/post/kick-womens-history-month-science-and-gender-philosophy-talk <p>What does gender have to do with science? The obvious answer is ‘nothing.’ Science is the epitome of an objective, rational, and disinterested enterprise. But has male dominance in science contributed certain unfounded assumptions or cognitive biases to the ‘objectivity’ of scientific inquiry? Is there any possibility of achieving a gender-neutral science, and if so, what would that look like? Thu, 27 Feb 2014 17:42:28 +0000 Devon Strolovitch 40297 at http://kalw.org Kick off Women's History Month with "Science and Gender" on Philosophy Talk Philosophy Talk Live at the Marsh Berkeley 2/16 http://kalw.org/post/philosophy-talk-live-marsh-berkeley-216 <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBJQuadr1d0</p><p>This Sunday, join John Perry and Ken Taylor, along with Ian Shoales&nbsp;the Sixty-Second Philosopher, the Roving Philosophical Reporter, and musical guests The Plāto'nes, for two brand-new live recordings of <em><a href="http://philosophytalk.org/events/live-marsh-berkeley-february-16">Philosophy Talk</a>.</em></p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 18:56:19 +0000 Devon Strolovitch 39765 at http://kalw.org Exhibit examines the social evolution of mental health http://kalw.org/post/exhibit-examines-social-evolution-mental-health <p></p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" mozallowfullscreen="" src="http://www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/26511880" style="border:1px solid #CCC;border-width:1px 1px 0;margin-bottom:5px" webkitallowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="511" scrolling="no" width="479"></iframe></p><div style="margin-bottom:5px"><strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/apenny/the-26511880" target="_blank" title="The Changing Face of What is Normal">The Changing Face of What is Normal</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="http://www.slideshare.net/apenny" target="_blank">Angela Penny</a></strong></div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">What is the definition of normal? Over </span><a href="http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/the-numbers-count-mental-disorders-in-america/" style="line-height: 1.5;">25 percent</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> of the US population over age 18 suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder.</span></p><p> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 00:40:20 +0000 Angela Penny 33510 at http://kalw.org Biohacking project a glowing controversy http://kalw.org/post/biohacking-project-glowing-controversy <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When we think of garage scientists, eccentric, gray-haired Dr. Emmett Brown from Back to the Future might come to mind. But these days, garages seem a little old-fashioned -- especially when you can work in a tricked out DIY Bio Lab. DIY, or Do It Yourself, labs are for citizen scientists to collaborate. Rather than for profit, the projects are for learning -- things like building robots and printing live cells from 3-D printers. Collective membership dues make the fancy lab equipment affordable. And that’s the goal: make science more accessible, and less intimidating.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 00:22:12 +0000 Holly J. McDede 33522 at http://kalw.org Biohacking project a glowing controversy