MIA: Female Math Professors
"Why aren't there more women math professors? Or engineering professors, or physics professors, or professors of computer science or economics?" Is motherhood be to blame?
"Why aren't there more women math professors? Or engineering professors, or physics professors, or professors of computer science or economics?" Why aren't there more women tech entrepreneurs?" "Some people say it's discrimination, others say socialization and few, including a former Harvard university president, have said ability has something to do with it." "But there's another more sinister force at work. Motherhood. Many women do not choose to pursue a tenure-track position right after their PhDs because they are procreating." "Ceci and Williams believe that the solution lies in changing the way tenure is attained."
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China's Chang'e 4 biosphere experiment marks a first for humankind.
- China's Chang'e 4 lunar lander touched down on the far side of the moon on January 3.
- In addition to a lunar rover, the lander carried a biosphere experiment that contains five sets of plants and some insects.
- The experiment is designed to test how astronauts might someday grow plants in space to sustain long-term settlements.
She met mere mortals with and without the Vatican's approval.
- For centuries, the Virgin Mary has appeared to the faithful, requesting devotion and promising comfort.
- These maps show the geography of Marian apparitions – the handful approved by the Vatican, and many others.
- Historically, Europe is where most apparitions have been reported, but the U.S. is pretty fertile ground too.
Arranged marriages and Western romantic practices have more in common than we might think.
In his book In Praise of Love (2009), the French communist philosopher Alain Badiou attacks the notion of 'risk-free love', which he sees written in the commercial language of dating services that promise their customers 'love, without falling in love'.
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