Chessboxing For Science

What does chessboxing have to do with science? Let me tell you a little story...It all started...

A New School Of Thought

How do we learn best? It depends on the individual! In the video below, Salman Khan is demonstrating...

Citizen Scientist 2.0

What does the future of science look like? About a year ago, I was asked this same question...

The Open Science Summit Is Almost Here! (And I Need Your Help!)

“The sweetest and most inoffensive path of life leads through the avenues of science and learning...

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Andrea is a Behavior Therapist and Consultant for children on the autism spectrum, residing in the state of FL; her background is in cognitive neuroscience and psychology, with expertise in Asperger’s

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While Christmas shopping today with my sister and little 3 year old niece, I noticed something that rather disturbed me. And as difficult as it is for me to say this—it was Barbie.

Claire and Barbies
OMG. So many Barbies!
The Humanity + @ Caltech conference kicked off this morning in Pasadena with a dynamic group of speakers, discussing how humanity is being defined by technology, media, and by us, the active participants. People were inquiring about Twitter handles and web addresses, so I thought I would compile a list, and add to it as I find them.

(I'll be blogging about the content a bit later today.)

You can find me on Twitter @AndreaKuszewski and on facebook.

Follow Humanity + on Twitter @humanityplus (Official hashtag is #hplus)

In light of today's *way* over-hyped reporting of "new alien life" discovered by NASA-funded research (GFAJ-1, the arsenic microbe), I thought this song would be appropriate.

By the way, find out the scoop on the NASA announcement here.
A few weeks ago, The Science Cheerleaders grabbed headlines with their appearance at the USA Science and Engineering Festival, where they cheered for citizen science and science literacy, as well as served to provide a new kind of role model for young girls, showing them they can be both cheerleaders AND scientists.

Following this public appearance, were two very strong reactions. One was overwhelmingly positive. The other was overwhelmingly negative and critical—and a lot of it came from scientists and science bloggers. 

I'm going to be honest here. I have a bone to pick with science.

A week or so ago on Twitter, I tweeted this:

Based on some of the responses I got, I decided to probe a little further. I wanted to see if I was in the minority in my opinion, or if others felt the same way. Apparently, I'm not alone.
It's that time of year again... for Donors Choose!

What is Donor's Choose? is an online charity that allows needy classrooms from all over the country hook up with potential donors via the web. Teachers post their wish lists, with photos and descriptions of what they need, and you get to donate to specific projects, so you see exactly where your contribution is going.