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Do Infertitlity Treatments Increase the Risk of Birth Defects?

According to a study released Monday, the answer is a firm yes. In the first study done to date on the link between infertility treatments and birth defects, it was found that children resulting from such treatments were two to four times more likel...

We need girls to be good at math

In this country, sadly, we don't encourage advanced studies anywhere near as much as we should. In fact, it seems almost the opposite -- those who are passionate about hard science are the target of ridicule at best and victims of institutionalized p...

Lack of confidence keeps girls from studying math and science

For a long time, STEM careers -- Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math -- have been viewed as the province of boys while girls were told not to worry their pretty little heads about such matters. In reality, anyone who can perform the complex, r...

Movies for geek kids (or kids of geeks)

Wired Magazine is offering up a list of ten films that will help you raise your kids as geeks. First on the list is Star Wars, one of the most significant space movies in history. What geek in the seventies didn't dream of being Luke Skywalker and sa...

Bill Nye returns to television

Remember Bill Nye the Science Guy? Sort of a cross between Pee-Wee Herman and Mr. Wizard? Well, it's been about ten years since his TV show ended, but now he's set to return to the small screen in a new show called Stuff Happens, on a new channel ded...

Girls are just as good at math as boys

When I was a senior in high school, I told my high school counselor that I wanted to take Journalism (goof around with my friends while publishing the school paper) and Child Development (goof around with my friends while helping out a local kinderga...

Science gets the boot in Louisiana schools

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal -- surprisingly, a biology major in college -- has signed into law a bill that allows school boards in Louisiana to select materials to be used in science classes in order to critique scientific theories. The law is su...

Biology teachers teaching creationism

You'd think that after the well-publicized trouncing the Dover school board was handed after they tried to sneak creationism into their science classrooms under the guise of Intelligent Design, everyone would know that you're supposed to stick with e...

Pregnancy fact or fiction: making baby

Based on my own personal experience, I've decided that getting pregnant is more of an art than a science. Those who've spent some quality time getting pregnant, and perhaps even those who got pregnant after only one attempt (and I find myself in bot...

Biblically Correct Tours

What do you do if you are homeschooling your children (or even, I suppose, if you're not) and want to take a field trip to the natural history museum, but don't want your kids indoctrinated by all that made-up fantasy nonsense they call science? Well...

Too much phun

If you've got kids, go and download this program right now. Go ahead, I'll wait. What's that? You want to know what it is first? Well, okay. It's a two-dimensional physics lab in your computer. Check out this description and demo video. Basically, it...

Teen scientist disproves goldfish memory myth

I am not an expert on pet fish, but apparently goldfish are thought to have extremely short memory spans. Like three seconds short. Because of this, swimming around and around in a tiny bowl day after day is not a problem for them. At least that was ...

Discovery buys "How Stuff Works" web site

Discovery Communications (the nice people behind the Discovery Channel) is inching closer toward their goal of making homework and special projects less stressful for parents everywhere. Okay, maybe that's not exactly what their mission statement sa...

Teen's science project may cure cancer in dogs

While other kids were making papier mache volcanoes for their school science fair, Allison Reed was trying to find the cure for cancer in dogs. It stated with Sassy, the family's Golden Retriever, who died at age three from bladder cancer. Determin...

Pep rallies for Pascal?

I got an e-mail pointing me to this particular Luann comic strip. It raises an interesting question, especially in light of some of the comments on the recent story about the football coach who ran into a child and left the boy to go to dinner. The L...

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