Science

Classic Episode: Women in Science: They Exist!

Why don't more women pursue science careers? Join Caroline and Cristen as they look at 4 female scientists you've probably never heard of, including Rita Levi-Montalcini and more.

Sexism and Science Communication LIVE

2015 was the year we started caring about sexism in science, WIRED magazine recently declared. In this live Stuff Mom Never Told You conversation at SxSW Interactive, Cristen and Caroline speak with astronomer and science communicator Nicole Cabrera about how harassment and discrimination affect scientific discovery, STEM online activism and why all of us have a vested interest in resolving these issues.

STEM Women Hall of Fame: Sci Fi Creatoress

In 1666, Lady Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle, penned one of this universe's earliest examples - if not the first - of science fiction.

Stargazers, Part 1

Women have been making critical contributions to the field of astronomy since ancient times, but once it became professionalized in the modern era, many women were shoved aside. Cristen and Caroline look at astronomy's evolution and share the contributions of some of the stargazing pioneers.

A Brief History of the Clitoris

A brief history of why the complete and anatomically complex female clitoris has only recently been fully revealed.

The Science of BFFs

What's the scientific function of best friendship? Cristen and Caroline put besties and bromances under the microscope to discover the pros and cons of how these influential relationships shape our lives.

The Science of Showing Off

STEM Women Hall of Fame: Marie Maynard Daly

The Science of Sex

Of all human activities, sex is possibly the ultimate mind-body experience. Which senses and body parts -- from head to toe -- does male and female sexual attraction engage?

Women in Tech

Why are fewer women than ever before pursuing computer science degrees? Lauren Vogelbaum of TechStuff stops by the show to discuss the tech industry's gender gap and whether the "brogrammer" culture is a sexist reality.