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The pill.  IUDs.  Spermicides.  Diaphragms.  There are many, many forms of contraception.  And, let’s be honest, they can be a total pain.  Lucky for us, even the current anti-contraceptive political climate hasn’t stopped researchers from continuing to pursue an effective, easy, and worry-free form of birth control.  MicroCHIPS is working to develop a contraceptive chip which can be activated, deactivated, and reactivated using a remote. Read More
Stephanie Kwolek, the inventor of Kevlar, passed away on June 18th at the age of 90. Born to a pair of Polish immigrants, Kwolek attributes her fascination with science to her parents. After graduating from college in 1946, she went on to be a chemist at DuPont, the third largest chemical company in the entire world. In addition to being an all-around STEM badass, Kwolek blazed trails for women in the science world by following her calling. Read More
Isn’t it so annoying when you’re in a museum and you can’t simply admire the artwork without Beethoven’s 5th  surging your auditory canal? Or how about when you can’t focus on your Philosophy lecture because the taste of blueberry pie invades your taste buds every time your professor says ‘Sophocles’? Ugh, the worst. Read More
Apparently, cell phones can do more harm to us than simply getting us in trouble for playing Candy Crush and perusing Twitter in class. Grrreat.  What is actually great, though, is that this scientific discovery was made by none other than a group of ninth grade girls. Go young women in STEM! According to a new experiment carried out by five ninth graders at Hjallerup School in Denmark, the radiation emitted by cell phones can have a detrimental effect on life itself. Read More
  Female-named hurricanes have statistically inflicted higher death tolls than male-named hurricanes, and according to one researcher, the reason is clear.  The research of Kiju Jung at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign suggests that sexist stereotypes associated with women’s names are a possible explanation for why female hurricanes have double the average fatalities. Read More
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